Editor's note: Welcome to Stockpickr's "Barron's Roundup." Each weekend, Stockpickr presents portfolios related to articles in the latest issue of Barron's.

Top Dog Stock Picks

:

Barron's

shares some top picks from big investors who attended a recent investment conference in Chicago. Among the names mentioned are

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Report

,

Core Mark Holding

(CORE) - Get Report

and

Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold

(FCX) - Get Report

.

Small-Cap Growth Manager

:

Barron's

talks with Ryan Crane, manager of the $44 million Houston-based

Stephens Small Cap Growth Fund

(STSGX). Currently, Crane sees opportunity in small-cap growth companies that operate in such areas as business services, health care and manufacturing. Among the stocks in his portfolio are

Cybersource

( CYBS),

VistaPrint

(VPRT)

and

EPIQ Systems

(EPIQ)

.

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

Allstate

(ALL) - Get Report

,

Home Depot

(HD) - Get Report

and the

United States Natural Gas Fund

(UNG) - Get Report

, plus a bearish piece on

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Report

.

'Speaking of Dividends'

: This

Barron's

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

Simon Property Group

(SPG) - 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' shares. There has been interesting activity in

Hewlett Packard

(HPQ) - Get Report

,

Brigham Exploration

( BEXP),

Oculus Innovative Sciences

(OCLS)

and

Air Transport Services Group

(ATSG) - Get Report

.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

PetSmart

(PETM)

,

Terra Industries

( TRA) and

Visteon

( VSTN).

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

Navistar

(NAV) - Get Report

,

American Express

(AXP) - Get Report

and

MasTec

(MTX) - Get Report

.

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