Editor's note: Welcome to "Barron's Roundup." Each weekend, Stockpickr presents portfolios related to articles in the latest issue of Barron's.13 Cyclicals to Buy Now: Barron's identifies 13 cyclical stocks that could be great buys if the economy starts to improve later this year. Among the names mentioned are Nucor ( NUE), Southwest Airlines ( LUV), KLA-Tencor ( KLAC) and Johnson Controls ( JCI).
Latest Activist Purchases: Which companies are the top hedge funds chasing? This week's list includes names like Alpha Natural Resources ( ANR), Leap Wireless International ( LEAP) and BioMimetic Therapeutics ( BMTI).
'Speaking of Dividends': This Barron's column highlights the latest dividend increases, initiations and cutbacks. This week there's information on El Paso Pipeline ( EPB) and Western Gas ( WES).
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 hhgregg ( HGG), Spectrum Pharmaceuticals ( SPPI), Livewire Mobile ( LVWR) and eDiets.com ( DIET).
Research Reports: The latest analyst research highlighted by Barron's, including reports this week on Allscripts ( MDRX), Volterra ( VLTR) and M&T Bank ( MTB).