Editor's note: Welcome to Stockpickr's "Barron's Roundup." Each weekend, James Altucher presents Stockpickr portfolios related to articles in the latest issue of Barron's.
asked professional investors their picks for the world's most respected companies. Some of the names that made the list of this fourth annual survey include
column highlights the latest dividend increases, initiations and cutbacks. This week features
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
: Each week,
publishes bullish and bearish stories on a variety of stocks. We present summaries of those stories in this portfolio. This week, there are bullish stories on
Discover Financial Services
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Schnitzer Steel Industries
: Which companies are the top hedge funds chasing? This week's list includes names like
: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by
, including reports this week on
Energy Conversion Devices
: Insider purchases are a lot more predictive than insider selling.
companies where managers are buying stock, and we build a portfolio with those companies' stocks. There has been interesting activity in
Dick's Sporting Goods
J. Crew Group
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