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

Baby Boomer Plays

: This

Barron's

article says that baby boomers are a growing force at 77 million, and companies that ignore this group will be doing so at their own peril. Among the stocks mentioned are

Johnson & Johnson

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,

Target

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and

Walt Disney

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.

Bullish and Bearish

: Each week,

TheStreet Recommends

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

Peabody Energy

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,

AVI BioPharma

( AVII) and

Assured Guaranty

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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

Yum! Brands

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and

Calavo Growers

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.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

Calpine

(CPN)

,

Facet Biotech

( FACT) and

WSFS Financial

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.

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

Sandridge Energy

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,

Chelsea Therapeutics International

(CHTP)

,

Seachange International

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and

Metro Bancorp

(METR)

.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

Jefferies Group

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,

Iron Mountain

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and

Abbott Labs

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.

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