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

Smart Money Favorites

: This

Barron's

article highlights a number of stocks that notable investment managers are buying or selling as detailed in recent quarterly 13F filings. Among the stocks mentioned are

AngloGold-Ashanti

(AU) - Get Report

,

Wells Fargo

(WFC) - Get Report

,

Citigroup

(C) - Get Report

and

Monsanto

(MON)

.

Value Manager

:

Barron's

talks with Roger Vogel, head of the equity value team at Silvercrest Asset Management Group. Vogel looks to buy strong companies that have above-average returns on invested capital, good free cash flow and sound balance sheets, at a discounted valuation. Among the stocks in his portfolio are

Chart Industries

(GTLS) - Get Report

,

Altra Holdings

(AIMC) - Get Report

and

Casey's General Stores

(CASY) - 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

Walgreen

(WAG)

,

Heineken

(HINKY.PK)

and

Mylan

(MYL) - Get Report

.

'Speaking of Dividends'

: This

Barron's

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

TheStreet Recommends

Coca-Cola

(KO) - Get Report

and

Public Service Enterprise Group

(PEG) - 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' stocks. There has been interesting activity in

Prospect Capital

(PSEC) - Get Report

,

NYSE Euronext

(NYX)

,

Illinois Tool Works

(ITW) - Get Report

and

Cardiovascular Systems

(CSII) - Get Report

.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

Randgold Resources

(GOLD) - Get Report

,

Ultra Petroleum

and

DirecTV Group

(DTV)

.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

Novell

( NOVL),

Tempur-Pedic

(TPX) - Get Report

and

Lionsgate Entertainment

(LGF)

.

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