This Week's 'Barron's' Roundup

<I>Barron's</I> gets bullish on Monsanto and Pepsi, plus insiders buy shares of Wal-Mart and Weatherford.
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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.

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

Monsanto

(MON)

,

PepsiCo

(PEP) - Get Report

and

Sysco

(SYY) - Get Report

.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

Agrium

(AGU)

,

eBay

(EBAY) - Get Report

and

Medco Health Solutions

(MHS)

.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

Conseco

(CNO) - Get Report

,

New York Times

(NYT) - Get Report

and

Waste Services

(WSII)

.

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

Weatherford International

(WFT) - Get Report

,

Wal-Mart Stores

(WMT) - Get Report

,

Dollar General

(DG) - Get Report

and

Werner Enterprises

(WERN) - Get Report

.

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