Free Report: George's Favorite Stocks
George Putnam has been uncovering Wall Street profit for three decades now. To celebrate another year of market-beating returns, he's sharing his favorite stocks poised for a rebound in 2016. Act now to lock in your own stock profit with his free report: Top Five Turnaround Stocks of 2016.
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What is the Turnaround Letter?
The Turnaround Letter is a monthly newsletter that makes money for its subscribers by providing investment insight, advice and stock purchase recommendations. Written for 30 years by George Putnam, III, The Turnaround Letter has had the longevity and proven track record necessary to gain the confidence of thousands of investors and industry experts.
The 15-year annualized return on our monthly stock purchase recommendations is 11.7% vs. the S&P 500's 5.0% (as of 4/30/16).
2016's closed out stock picks have gained an average of 60% (through 6/15/16)--DW alone locked in 204% profit with its April 2016 sale recommendation.
Our 15-year returns rank The Turnaround Letter as one of the top-performers among the 200 investment newsletters on the market.
A $5,000 investment 15 years ago would be worth just under $24,000 today.
With your subscription you’ll receive George’s exclusive “Pick of the Month” along with articles highlighting stocks that have great turnaround potential. You’ll also gain access to the entire online archive of Turnaround Letter issues, picks and industry insights.
Meet George Putnam
A graduate of both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, George first became involved with distressed securities as a corporate bankruptcy attorney in the late 1970’s. Later he founded New Generation Research, Inc. and started publishing The Turnaround Letter in 1986.
The 11.3% annualized return on his Turnaround Letter stock recommendations over the last 15 years makes The Turnaround Letter one of the top-performing investment newsletters for that period of the approximately 200 on the market today. Putnam has been recognized as USA Today’s "Investment Advisor of the Year" and is frequently quoted in numerous financial publications and news outlets including the following:
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George's Stock Picks
With an impressive and completely new turnaround management team in place, this large-cap is redirecting its focus toward paying down its debt, lowering interest costs, streamlining operations and re-investing to help generate new revenue growth. As the market sees the company grow its cash flow and reduce its debt, investors should give the stock a higher multiple. Some patience may be required, but shareholders can take comfort from the fact that their interests are aligned with a buyout sponsor that still holds a 70%+ stake in the company.
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With a successful turnaround, we would expect to see considerably higher earnings and cash flows, along with higher multiples for this retail stock pick. Plus, a noteable private equity firm has a $14.50 conversion price on its preferred stock--which further incentivizes management and board to produce shareholder value. The mid-cap's shares trade at 14.9x a depressed 2017 estimated earnings of $0.59/share, and we recommend its purchase up to 13.
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Distressed Investing Blog
Selecting a turnaround stock with solid profit potential can almost be considered an art form in itself. As noted in our other distressed investing blog entries there are many factors to evaluate to determine the real possibilities in any turnaround situation, and here is one more: Look for solid core businesses.
Investing in Post-Bankruptcy Stocks
Post-bankruptcy stocks represent an interesting investing sector because they operate in such an inefficient niche and often move independent of the overall market. Even though many companies take advantage of the Chapter 11 process to reshape their businesses and balance sheets to emerge as a stronger and more competitive entity, investors are often biased against post-bankruptcy situations because of their troubled past. Learn more.
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