Editor's note: Welcome to "Barron's Roundup." Each weekend, Stockpickr presents portfolios related to articles in the latest issue of Barron's.Low-P/E Stock Buys: This Barron's article says that even after a roaring rally, these stocks selling for less than 10 times earnings could be worth a lot more. Among the stocks mentioned are Goldman Sachs Group ( GS), GameStop ( GME), Western Digital ( WDC) and Chesapeake Energy ( CHK).
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 Viacom ( VIA.B), ITT Corp ( ITT) and NYSE Euronext ( NYX).
Risk-Reward Hawk: Barron's talks with Bruce Berkowitz, the founder of Fairholme Capital and president of the Fairholme Fund (FAIRX). Berkowitz looks for undervalued companies that throw off a lot of cash. Currently he likes some of the big-name financials, including Citigroup ( C), American International Group ( AIG) and Bank of America ( BAC).
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 Take Two Interactive Software ( TTWO), Cit Group ( CIT), Wal-Mart Stores ( WMT) and American Superconductor ( AMSC).
Research Reports: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by Barron's, including reports this week on Sequenom ( SQNM), Monster Worldwide ( MWW) and Silvercorp Metals ( SVM).
Latest Activist Purchases: Which companies are the top hedge funds chasing? This week's list includes names like Biogen Idec ( BIIB), Biovail ( BVF) and AES ( AES).
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