Editor's note: Welcome to "Barron's Roundup." Each weekend, Stockpickr presents portfolios related to articles in the latest issue of Barron's.Ultra-Cheap Big-Name Stocks: This Barron's article says indifference among investors toward U.S.-based stocks has led to the biggest and most influential companies being undervalued. Among the stocks mentioned are Apple ( AAPL), Bank of America ( BAC), ExxonMobil ( XOM) and Intel ( INTC).
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 Petroleo Brasiliero ( PBR), Aeropostale ( ARO) and Coventry Health Care ( CVH).
'Speaking of Dividends': This Barron's column highlights the latest dividend increases, initiations and cutbacks. This week there's information on General Mills ( GIS) and American Electric Power ( AEP).
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 Pharmacyclics ( PCYC), Lennar ( LEN), Oasis Petroleum ( OAS) and Medtronic ( MDT).
Research Reports: The latest analyst research highlighted by Barron's, including reports this week on Akamai Technologies ( AKAM), TiVo ( TIVO) and USG Corporation ( USG).
Latest Activist Purchases: Which companies are the top hedge funds chasing? This week's list includes names like American Apparel ( AAP), Red Robin Gourmet Burgers ( RRGB) and Isle of Capri Casinos ( ISLE).
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