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.

Bargains Under $10

:

Barron's

highlighted 11 profitable companies that trade for under $10 a share.

Barron's

says these companies are likely to increase earnings per share in 2009. Names they like include

Starbucks

(SBUX) - Get Report

,

Southwest Airlines

(LUV) - Get Report

and

Boston Scientific

(BSX) - Get Report

.

Speaking Of Dividends

: This

Barron's

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

Nucor

(NUE) - Get Report

and

Village Super Market

(VLGEA) - Get Report

.

Bullish and Bearish

: Each week,

Barron's

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

ASML Holdings

(ASML) - Get Report

and

Gaylord Entertainment Company

( GET).

Latest Activist Purchases

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

Yahoo!

(YHOO)

,

Empresas ICA

(ICA)

and

Telmex Internacional

( TII).

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

Broadcom

(BRCM)

,

Fuel-Tech

(FTEK) - Get Report

and

Yamana Gold

(AUY) - Get Report

.

Top Insider Purchases of the Week

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

Barron's

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

Akami Technologies

(AKAM) - Get Report

,

Visa

(V) - Get Report

,

Discovery Communications

(DISCA) - Get Report

and

Orexigen Therapeutics

(OREX)

.

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

James Altucher is president of

Stockpickr

LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of TheStreet.com and part of its network of Web properties, and a managing partner at Formula Capital, an alternative asset management firm that runs a fund of hedge funds. He is also a weekly columnist for the

Financial Times

and the author of

Trade Like a Hedge Fund

,

Trade Like Warren Buffett

and

SuperCa$h

. 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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