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This Week's Barron's Roundup

Stock picking with Sentinel's Elizabeth Bramwell, and bullish assessments of Middleby and McAfee.

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.

Growth Manager



interviews Elizabeth Bramwell, senior vice president and manager of the Sentinel Capital Growth Fund (BRGRX). Some of the names she currently favors are

Jacobs Engineering

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Peabody Energy

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Speaking Of Dividends

: This


column highlights the latest dividend increases, initiations and cutbacks. This week, there's information on

Tyco International



Kraft Foods



Bullish and Bearish

: 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


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Latest Activist Purchases

: Which companies are the top hedge funds chasing? This week's list includes

Flow International

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Virgin Media



DayStar Technologies


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Research Reports

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Melco Crown Entertainment



Live Nation

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PNC Financial Services

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Top Insider Purchases of the Week

: Insider purchases are a lot more predictive than insider selling.


lists companies where managers are buying stock, and we build a portfolio with those companies' stocks. There has been interesting activity in





(MBI) - Get MBIA Inc. Report


American Capital



Grubb & Ellis



At the time of publication, Altucher and/or his fund had no holdings of stocks mentioned, although positions may change at any time.

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and the author of

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Trade Like Warren Buffett



. Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. Altucher appreciates your feedback;

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