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

NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

12 Quality Blue-Chip Stocks

: This

Barron's

cover story argues that at a dozen blue-chip left out of the recent rally are worth buying and could rise 20% in the next year. Among the stocks mentioned are

Microsoft

(MSFT) - Get Report

,

ExxonMobil

(XOM) - Get Report

,

Pepsico

(PEP) - Get Report

and

Safeway

(SWY)

.

Compelling Growth Stocks

:

Barron's

talks with Joe Milano, portfolio manager of the

T. Rowe Price New America Growth Fund

(PRWAX). Milano's outlook for the short term is bullish, but he is much more cautious about the long term. Among the stocks in his portfolio are

Medco Health Solutions

(MHS)

,

Monsanto

(MON)

and

Electronic Arts

(ERTS)

.

Tech Bull

:

Barron's

talks with Tom O'Halloran, portfolio manager of the

Lord Abbett Developing Growth Fund A

(LAGWX). O'Halloran is snapping up tech stocks for a cyclical bull market that he believes could last at least another year. Among the stocks in his portfolio are

EnerNoc

(ENOC)

,

Concur Technologies

(CNQR)

and

VistaPrint

(VPRT)

.

'Speaking of Dividends'

: This

Barron's

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

Pfizer

(PFE) - Get Report

and

Merck

(MRK) - 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

Coke

(KO) - Get Report

and

MSCI

(MXB)

, plus a bearish piece on

First Solar

(FSLR) - Get Report

.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

Reddy Ice

(FRZ)

,

Quiksilver

(ZQK)

and

Target

(TGT) - 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

Citigroup

(C) - Get Report

,

Ariad Pharmaceuticals

(ARIA)

,

Procter & Gamble

(PG) - Get Report

and

Synaptics

(SYNA) - Get Report

.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

Electronic Arts

(ERTS)

,

McDermott

(MDR) - Get Report

and

Mindray Medical

(MR) - Get Report

.

-- Written by Roberto Pedone in Pewaukee, Wis.

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