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.

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 is a bullish article on

Wendy's Arby's Group

(WEN) - Get Report

and a bearish piece on

Henry Schein

(HSIC) - Get Report

and

Patterson

(PDCO) - Get Report

.

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'Speaking of Dividends'

: This

Barron's

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

Darden Restaurants

(DRI) - Get Report

and

PetSmart

(PETM)

.

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

McMoRan Exploration

(MMR)

,

E*TRADE Financial

(ETFC) - Get Report

,

Livewire Mobile

( LVWR) and

Staples

(SPLS)

.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

Abercrombie & Fitch

(ANF) - Get Report

,

UTStarcom

(UTSI) - Get Report

and

STAAR Surgical

(STAA) - Get Report

.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

Juniper Networks

(JNPR) - Get Report

,

Walgreen

(WAG)

and

Republic Bancorp

(RBCAA) - Get Report

.

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