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This Week's 'Barron's' Roundup

How to invest in companies emerging from bankruptcy, plus why silver stocks could soon soar.

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

Postbankruptcy Winners

: This

Barron's

article says investing in companies emerging from bankruptcy has become trickier but there's still money to be made. Among the stocks mentioned are

Smurfit-Stone

(SSCC)

,

Six Flags Entertainment

(SIX) - Get Six Flags Entertainment Corporation Report

and

Dex One

(DEXO)

.

Top Silver Plays

: This

TheStreet Recommends

Barron's

article says silver has long been overshadowed by gold, but its turn in the limelight is coming. Among the stocks mentioned are

Silver Wheaton

(SLW)

,

Pan American Silver

(PAAS) - Get Pan American Silver Corp. Report

and

iShares Silver Trust

(SLV) - Get iShares Silver Trust Report

.

Trend Finder

:

Barron's

talks with Martin Sass, manager of the $1.2 billion

M.D. Sass Relative Value Equities,

a long-only large-cap value strategy. Sass is primarily a bottom-up stockpicker who uses intensive forensic research to identify trends. Among the stocks in his portfolio are

Chicago Bridge & Iron

(CBI)

,

Tyco Electronics

(TEL) - Get TE Connectivity Ltd. Report

and

WMS Industries

(WMS) - Get Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. 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 bullish stories on

Republic Services

(RSG) - Get Republic Services, Inc. Report

,

Aflac

(AFL) - Get Aflac Incorporated Report

and

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. Report

.

'Speaking of Dividends'

: This

Barron's

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

AptarGroup

(ATR) - Get Aptargroup, Inc. Report

and

General Electric

(GE) - Get General Electric Company 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

Magma Design Automation

(LAVA)

,

FTI Consulting

(FTI) - Get TechnipFMC Plc Report

,

General Mills

(GIS) - Get General Mills, Inc. Report

and

Westport Innovations

(WPRT) - Get Westport Fuel Systems, Inc. Report

.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

Halliburton

(HAL) - Get Halliburton Company Report

,

Yahoo!

(YHOO)

and

VMware

(VMW) - Get VMware, Inc. Class A Report

.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

CKE Restaurants

(CKR)

,

Vitacost.com

(VITC)

and

Cypress Bioscience

(CYPB)

.

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.