Barron's likes Ford, Cisco, Dick's

This weekend Barron's goes to bat for Ford, the Home Depot and others.

Of the equities mentioned I like these picks the best of what Barron's has to offer this weekend:

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The auto maker credits the move to better performance, among other factors. The fourth period saw a jump in the value of dividend raises.


The latest challenge to Cisco's Internet dominance has investors worried about tumbling market share and profit margins. The fears are overblown. Why the shares could return 20%.


Holiday sales rose 3.4%, despite markdowns. Lean inventories can help Dick's, Home Depot, and Lowe's.