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Barron's Picks And Pans: Vodafone, BorgWarner, Novo Nordisk And More

Barron's Picks And Pans: Vodafone, BorgWarner, Novo Nordisk And More
  • This weekend's Barron's examines the prospects for a British multinational telecommunications company.
  • The prospects for an auto components supplier and the world leader in diabetes treatment are also examined.
  • Other featured stories include a look at a luxury hotel chain poised for growth.

"Vodafone's Charms: 33% Upside and a 5.3% Yield" by Andrew Bary makes a case that, coming off a network upgrade, Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ: VOD) is poised to start minting cash. Its U.S.-listed shares are cheaper than those of AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) or Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), and it has a higher dividend yield. Will shares pop in the next year? See why Barron's believes that a merger could be next.

In "Electric Cars Will Power BorgWarner Higher," Jack Hough points out that BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) components for hybrids and electric cars are growing at a 50 percent annual clip. Even though growth at the auto parts supplier stalled last year, results are poised to improve and its shares are cheaper than usual. See why the stock could rise 30 percent in a year.

Jonathan Buck's "Novo Nordisk, World Leader in Diabetes Drugs, Is Set to Rally" suggests that, even though Novo Nordisk A/S (ADR) (NYSE: NVO) has been hurt by competition, the Danish company is showing lots of promise. It will soon have a new chief executive officer, and it has a strong portfolio of new drugs that are set to be launched globally. How much does Barron's see shares rising?

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This stock offers potential for tremendous upside while the downside seems limited, according to "Belmond, the Luxury Hotel Chain, Has a Smart Plan for Growth" by David Englander. After four years of disappointment, shares of Belmond Ltd (NYSE: BEL) could finally get a lift, says Barron's. And see which billionaire real-estate and hotel investor recently took a big stake in Belmond.

In Beverly Goodman's cover story, "Barron's Guide to a Healthy, Wealthy, and Wiser Retirement," find out why enjoying your health and wealth in retirement takes more work than you might think. In the article, four panelists look beyond the numbers to offer their expert advice on everything from housing to healthcare to the kids, as well as how best to manage a family's financial expectations.

Also in this week's Barron's:

  • The lingering toll on the U.S. economy from 9/11.
  • An upside for analog-chip makers.
  • Whether Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is a growth stock or a value stock.
  • The allure and risk of consumer staples stocks.
  • How overzealous regulators are growing problem in American finance.
  • Whether the FOMC will raise rates in September.
  • A hedge fund that uses research activism.
  • Whether to follow a star money manager.
  • Whether Apple risks great fall in China with iPhone 7.

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