Editor's note: Welcome to "Barron's Roundup." Each weekend, Stockpickr presents portfolios related to articles in the latest issue of Barron's.BRIC Bargains: This Barron's article says bargains remain in developing economies, according to three veteran international investors. Among the stocks mentioned are CPFL Energia S.A. ( CPL), HDFC Bank ( HDB) and HSBC Holdings ( HBC).
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 Wal-Mart Stores ( WMT) and DineEquity ( DIN), plus a bearish piece on Alliance Data Systems ( ADS).
'Speaking of Dividends': This Barron's column highlights the latest dividend increases, initiations and cutbacks. This week there's information on Exxon Mobil ( XOM), Federal Express ( FDX) and Duke Energy ( DUK).
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' stocks. There has been interesting activity in China Marine Food Group ( CMFO), Saul Centers ( BFS), NL Industries ( NL) and Stein Mart ( SMRT).
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Research Reports: The latest analyst research highlighted by Barron's, including reports this week on Netflix ( NFLX), Intuit ( INTU) and Cash America International ( CSH).
Latest Activist Purchases: Which companies are the top hedge funds chasing? This week's list includes names like BJ's Wholesale Club ( BJ), Collective Brands ( PSS) and Aviat Networks ( AVNW).