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Barron's Picks And Pans: Sysco, Twitter, Zoom Video And More

Nelson Hem
  • This weekend's Barron's cover story wonders whether a beleaguered social media giant may be headed higher.
  • Other featured articles look at where CEOs and corporations stand as racial tensions flare up.
  • Also, the prospects for small-cap gold miners, food distributors, a Las Vegas REIT and more.

Cover story "Twitter's Biggest Fight Yet" by Bill Alpert shows how Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) founder and CEO Jack Dorsey is facing pressure from inside the boardroom and from the White House. Could it be a recipe for stock gains?

Beverly Goodman, Reshma Kapadia and Leslie P. Norton's "These CEOs Are Speaking Out Against Racism" shares the thoughts of the Bank of America Corp (NYSE: BAC) CEO and others who have decided to take on more of a leadership role in the wake of nationwide civil unrest.

In "Can Big Business Fix Racial Injustice? It Has to Try," Norton points out that there is a serious call to action brewing, and some top CEOs are stepping up to lead the way. How will investors at Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) and others react?

SSR Mining Inc (NASDAQ: SSRM) could be a golden opportunity as it merges with another small-cap miner, especially with gold prices rising. So says "Gold-Mining Merger Could Add Sparkle to This Company's Shares" by Nicholas Jasinski.

In Kapadia's "Amid U.S.-China Tensions, Active Managers Are Buying," see why American fund managers aren't worried about the rising ill will — they're buying the likes of JD.Com Inc (NASDAQ: JD) and Pinduoduo Inc (NASDAQ: PDD).

See also: Rocket Ship? Experts React To Shocking May Jobs Report

"3 Stocks That Could Benefit When Dining Out Returns" by Daren Fonda examines why SYSCO Corporation (NYSE: SYY) and other food distributors stand to gain even if many local restaurants never reopen. Are they worth betting on?

See why Zoom Video Communications Inc (NASDAQ: ZM) doubled its revenue outlook for the year, but the stock barely budged, according to Eric J. Savitz's "Zoom Delivers a Perfect Quarter—and a Cautionary Tale."

In "A Safe Vegas Dividend-Yield Play: MGM Growth Properties," Lawrence C. Strauss discusses how, though Las Vegas is reopening, attractive dividend yields look scarce. Barron's thinks MGM Growth Properties LLC (NYSE: MGP) sports an attractive and arguably safe yield.

Also in this week's Barron's:

  • Why the jobs report isn't quite as good as it seems
  • What to do when both bears and bulls make sense
  • Why income investors should rethink bonds
  • What Donald Trump said about Warren Buffett
  • Antibody drugs that could help curb the pandemic
  • What to do if employers cut their 401(k) match

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

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