This Week's 'Barron's' Roundup

<I>Barron's</I> offers bullish assessments of Target and Hewlett-Packard.
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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.

Bargain Hunter

:

Barron's

talks with Mark Freeman, portfolio manager of the

WHG Income Opportunity Fund

(WHGIX). Freeman looks for bargains in eight different asset classes, including REITs, stocks, bonds, royalty trusts and master limited partnerships. Among the stocks in his portfolio are

SYSCO

(SYY) - Get Report

,

Whiting Petroleum

(WLL) - Get Report

and

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners

(BWP)

.

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

Target

(TGT) - Get Report

,

Visa

(V) - Get Report

and

Hewlett-Packard

(HPQ) - Get Report

.

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Research Reports

: The latest analyst research highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

Research In Motion

(RIMM)

,

Vivus

(VVUS) - Get Report

and

Kroger

(KR) - Get Report

.

'Speaking of Dividends'

: This

Barron's

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

Monsanto

(MON)

,

Pfizer

(PFE) - Get Report

and

Herbalife

(HLF) - 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

Covance

(CVD)

,

Verizon Communications

(VZ) - Get Report

,

LSI

(LSI) - Get Report

and

Cymer

(CYMI)

.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

Motorola

(MOT)

,

Lions Gate Entertainment

(LGF)

and

Micrus Endovascular

(MEND)

.

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