This Week's 'Barron's' Roundup

A roundup of stocks mentioned by <I>Barron's</I>. This week there are bullish assessments of T. Rowe Price and Bruker.
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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

T. Rowe Price

(TROW) - Get Report

,

Bruker

(BRKR) - Get Report

and

Lazard

(LAZ) - Get Report

, plus a bearish piece on

Clean Energy Fuels

(CLNE) - Get Report

.

Comeback Kid

:

Barron's

talks with Stanley Majcher, portfolio manager of the $1.5 billion

Hotchkis and Wiley Mid-Cap Value Fund

(HWMAX). Majcher has implemented some major changes to his fund in an effort to turn things around after losing clients 60.4% of their money in 2007 and 2008. Some of the changes include streamlining the process by which the mid-cap portfolio is periodically reviewed, hiring five junior analysts and reopening the fund to new investors. Among the stocks in his portfolio are

Valassis Communications

(VCI)

,

CA

(CA) - Get Report

and

KeyCorp

(KEY) - Get Report

.

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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

Hot Topic

(HOTT)

,

CenterPoint Energy

(CNP) - Get Report

and

Intel

(INTC) - 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

Seattle Genetics

(SGEN) - Get Report

,

EQT Corporation

(EQT) - Get Report

,

Pokertek

(PTEK)

and

Mexican Restaurants

(CASA) - Get Report

.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

CardioNet

(BEAT) - Get Report

,

Terex

(TEX) - Get Report

and

Hyatt Hotels

(H) - Get Report

.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

Carmike Cinemas

(CKEC)

,

Dynegy

(DYN)

and

Cosan

(CZZ) - Get Report

.

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