Editor's note: Welcome to Stockpickr's "Barron's Roundup." Each weekend, James Altucher presents Stockpickr portfolios related to articles in the latest issue of Barron's.Barron's Speaking Of Dividends: This column highlights the latest dividend increases, initiations and cutbacks. This week, there's dividend news about MBIA ( MBI).
Barron's 2008 Roundtable Stock Picks: Barron's interviews money managers for its annual "Roundtable" feature. Oscar Schafer, managing partner of O.S.S. Capital Management, likes Medivation ( MDVN) and Wyndham Worldwide ( WYN), among others.
Latest Activist Hedge Fund Purchases: Which companies are the top hedge funds chasing? Among the stocks on this week's list are CNET Networks ( CNET), Brinks ( BCO) and 1-800-Flowers.com ( FLWS).
Research Reports: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by Barron's. This week, there are reports on Starbucks ( SBUX), Fred's ( FRED) and more.
Top Insider Purchases of the Week: Insider purchases are a lot more predictive than insider selling. Barron's identifies stocks where managers are buying, and we build a portfolio with them. On this week's list: Isle of Capri Casinos ( ISLE), OpenTV ( OPTV), Pep Boys ( PBY) and Sinclair Broadcast ( SBGI).
Barron's Summaries: 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 Terex ( TEX) and First Horizon ( FHN).