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shares some top picks from big investors who attended a recent investment conference in Chicago. Among the names mentioned are
Core Mark Holding
Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold
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
: 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
United States Natural Gas Fund
, plus a bearish piece on
column highlights the latest dividend increases, initiations and cutbacks. This week there's information on
Simon Property Group
: 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' shares. There has been interesting activity in
Oculus Innovative Sciences
Air Transport Services Group
: Which companies are the top hedge funds chasing? This week's list includes names like
( TRA) and
: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by
, including reports this week on
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