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

BRIC Bargains

: This

Barron's

article says bargains remain in developing economies, according to three veteran international investors. Among the stocks mentioned are

CPFL Energia S.A.

(CPL) - Get Report

,

HDFC Bank

(HDB) - Get Report

and

HSBC Holdings

(HBC)

.

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

Wal-Mart Stores

(WMT) - Get Report

and

DineEquity

(DIN) - Get Report

, plus a bearish piece on

Alliance Data Systems

(ADS) - Get Report

.

'Speaking of Dividends'

: This

Barron's

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

Exxon Mobil

(XOM) - Get Report

,

Federal Express

(FDX) - Get Report

and

Duke Energy

(DUK) - 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

China Marine Food Group

(CMFO)

,

Saul Centers

(BFS) - Get Report

,

NL Industries

(NL) - Get Report

and

Stein Mart

(SMRT) - Get Report

.

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Research Reports

: The latest analyst research highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

Netflix

(NFLX) - Get Report

,

Intuit

(INTU) - Get Report

and

Cash America International

(CSH)

.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

BJ's Wholesale Club

(BJ) - Get Report

,

Collective Brands

(PSS)

and

Aviat Networks

(AVNW) - Get Report

.

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