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Barron's Picks And Pans: Biden, ESG And Reopening Picks

Barron's Picks And Pans: Biden, ESG And Reopening Picks
  • This weekend's Barron's cover story profiles the 25 top chief executive officers of 2020.
  • Other featured articles look at the most sustainable companies; winners and losers as COVID cases spike; and Joe Biden picks.
  • Also, the prospects for a semiconductor leader, a computer hardware giant and more.

The cover story "Meet Barron's Top CEOs of 2020" by Jack Hough presents 25 bosses who have navigated extraordinary challenges to keep their companies thriving, including Jeff Bezos of, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Elon Musk of Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA). See who else made the cut.

Evie Liu's "The 100 Most Sustainable Companies That Rank Best on Social Criteria" revisits Barron's annual ESG ranking of the 100 most sustainable companies. See how Adobe Inc (NASDAQ: ADBE), Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE: DAL) and others fared on social issues.

In "Three Companies That Place a High Priority on People," Sarah Max examines how Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE: BBY) and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) recruit and treat their employees.

When the likes of Bank of America Corp (NYSE: BAC) CEO Brian Moynihan call for greater social responsibility, the movement has officially left the fringe. So says "Why Big Companies Have Embraced Corporate Responsibility" by Leslie P. Norton.

In Avi Salzman's "Investors at Crossroads as Coronavirus Forces Rethinking of Reopenings," see what the surge in COVID-19 cases means for Peloton Interactive Inc (NASDAQ: PTON), Zoom Video Communications Inc (NASDAQ: ZM) and others.

See also: Will Amazon Or Netflix Buy A Movie Theater Chain?

"How Nvidia Went From Gaming to AI to Riding With Mercedes" by Jack Hough discusses what NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is up to these days in what its chief executive calls "the iPhone moment of the car industry."

Converting supervoting shares into regular stock would be a bullish option for computer hardware giant Dell Technologies Inc (NYSE: DELL), according to Andrew Bary's "How Dell Stock Can Take Off. A VMware Spinoff Is Just Part of the Answer."

In "The Joe Biden Portfolio," Lisa Beilfuss says that with Biden's lead in the polls widening, it's a good time for investors to think about how to position themselves ahead of the election. Is McDonald's Corp (NYSE: MCD) a Biden stock?

Also in this week's Barron's:

  • How to build a values-based portfolio
  • Whether virtual events are better than the real thing
  • What is driving big shifts in Russell Index exchange-traded funds
  • The prospects for bank dividends
  • Whether a serious pullback is coming for tech stocks
  • Which retailer Amazon should acquire
  • Deciding whether to return to work or retire
  • Whether flying is any safer now

At the time of this writing, the author had no position in the mentioned equities.

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