Editor's note: Welcome to "Barron's Roundup." Each weekend, Stockpickr presents portfolios related to articles in the latest issue of Barron's.Peak Gasoline: This Barron's article contends that America's demand for gasoline may have peaked in 2007, when the nation used 400 million gallons a day. That could be bearish for oil refiners who do most of their business in the U.S. Among the stocks mentioned are Tesoro ( TSO), Sunoco ( SUN - Get Report) and Valero ( VLO - Get Report).
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 Activision Blizzard ( ATVI - Get Report) and Expeditors ( EXPD - Get Report), plus a bearish piece on AIG ( AIG - Get Report).
'Speaking of Dividends': This Barron's column highlights the latest dividend increases, initiations and cutbacks. This week there's information on Altria Group ( MO - Get Report) and Guess? ( GES).
Latest Activist Purchases: Which companies are the top hedge funds chasing? This week's list includes names like Orexigen Therapeutics ( OREX), Florida Public Utilities ( FPU) and Align Technology ( ALGN).
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 Avi Biopharma ( AVII), Wal-Mart Stores ( WMT), Seagate Technology ( STX) and AT&T ( T).
Research Reports: The latest analyst research highlighted by Barron's, including reports this week on America's Car Mart ( CRMT), NetApp ( NTAP) and InterContinental Exchange ( ICE).