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

Legendary Investors' Stock Picks

: This

Barron's

article highlights more than a dozen stock picks and pans from some of Wall Street's most recognized money managers, like David Einhorn and Steve Mandel. Among the stocks mentioned are

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

(GMCR)

,

Monsanto

(MON)

,

Whole Foods Market

(WFMI)

and

Wyndham Worldwide

(WYN)

.

Five Retail Stock Bargains

: This

Barron's

article says that retailers could enjoy a much stronger Christmas than Wall Street expects. With this in mind,

Barron's

identified five stocks that could rally as results improve and new products take off. Among the stocks mentioned are

Best Buy

(BBY) - Get Report

,

Coach

(COH)

and

Gap

(GPS) - Get Report

.

Dividend Player

:

Barron's

talks with Brian McMahon, chief investment officer of the $4.1 billion

Thornburg Investment Income Builder Fund

(TIBAX). The fund has boosted its dividend 14.2% annually, on average, over the past five years. Among the stocks in his portfolio are

Teva Pharmaceutical

(TEVA) - Get Report

,

McDonald's

(MCD) - Get Report

and

Total S.A.

(TOT) - 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

Exxon

(XOM) - Get Report

,

FedEx

(FDX) - Get Report

and

FMC

(FMC) - Get Report

.

'Speaking of Dividends'

: This

Barron's

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

Wynn Resorts

(WYNN) - Get Report

and

Prudential Financial

(PRU) - Get Report

.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

Qwest Communications

(Q)

,

Cedar Shopping Centers

(CDR) - Get Report

and

AEP Industries

(AEPI)

.

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

Knight Capital

(NITE)

,

Noble Energy

(NBL) - Get Report

,

Magnum Hunter Resources

(MHR)

and

Sunoco

(SUN) - Get Report

.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

Dish Network

(DISH) - Get Report

,

Pioneer Natural Resources

(PXD) - Get Report

and

Zhongpin

(HOGS)

.

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