This Week's 'Barron's' Roundup

<I>Barron's</I> selects stocks to buy now despite the recent selloff and offers a bullish assessment of Google.
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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.

Bear Scare Stock Picks

: This

Barron's

article says investors should not get rattled by the market selloff on Thursday. Instead, it says that now is the time to buy stocks in global markets that look attractive. Among the stocks mentioned are

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Report

,

Cliffs Natural Resources

(CLF) - Get Report

,

BP

(BP) - Get Report

and

Banco Santander

(STD)

.

Top 500 Stocks

: This

Barron's

article ranks the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the U.S. and Canada, as measured by sales in the latest fiscal year. Among the stocks mentioned are

Research In Motion

(RIMM)

,

Altria Group

(MO) - Get Report

,

SAIC

(SAI)

and

Biogen Idec

(BIIB) - Get Report

.

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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 bearish stories on

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

(HOT)

and

Host Hotels

(HST) - Get Report

, plus a bullish piece on

Google

(GOOG) - Get Report

.

'Speaking of Dividends'

: This

Barron's

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

Cardinal Health

(CAH) - Get Report

and

Union Pacific

(UNP) - 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

Dell

(DELL) - Get Report

,

Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold

(FCX) - Get Report

,

Thor Industries

(THO) - Get Report

and

Gilead Sciences

(GILD) - Get Report

.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

Herbalife

(HLF) - Get Report

,

MasterCard

(MA) - Get Report

and

YRC Worldwide

(YRCW) - Get Report

.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group

(DTG)

,

PetroQuest Energy

(PQ)

and

Netflix

(NFLX) - Get Report

.

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