10 Simple Rules for Spotting Successful Turnaround Stocks

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Drew Industries is the newest member of The Turnaround Letter's growing "200 Club"—yielding 204% stock profit. Other stock picks include Builders FirstSource, Delta, US Airways & Marvel.

"For almost three decades, George Putnam has been finding value at the bottom with his Turnaround Letter." ~Money Show

The Turnaround Letter's return on stock purchase recommendations over the past 15+ years (as of 6/30/16) was 11.2%—vs. the S&P's 5.1%.

Beaten down stocks with real value will prevail regardless of the overall market. We focus on stock selection not market timing.

The Turnaround Letter's June sale recommendation, SUP, brought readers 104% stock profit.

"By focusing on out-of-favor companies, his flagship publication, The Turnaround Letter, has achieved enormous success for its subscribers." ~Barron's

Thus far in 2016, Putnam's sale recommendations have locked in an average of 60% stock profit (through 6/30/16) for Turnaround Letter readers.

"Old fashioned common sense is always worth the price." ~Subscriber Richard S.

"Are you a contrarian—someone who can see value in stocks that no one else likes? If so,The Turnaround Letter is your baby." ~Kiplinger Personal Finance

The Turnaround Letter's approach is simple: Putnam avoids the "blue chips" and "hot" stocks that most investors are clamoring to buy.

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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 11.2% vs. the S&P 500's 5.1% (as of 6/30/16).
  • 2016's closed out stock picks have gained an average of 60% (through 7/12/16)--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 $10,000 investment 15 years ago would be worth just under $52,000 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.

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Meet George Putnam

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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 11.2% 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

August Recommendation

This company's stock doesn't need a turnaround but it is valued as if it does. The automotive mid-cap's shares are among the cheapest in the market. We find it remarkable that a company with this degree of proprietary leadership in critical segments, with solid financials and growing revenue, sells at only 10.4x this year’s earnings and 6.2x this year’s cash flow. The company has a relatively low level of debt, will likely produce over $400 million of free cash flow this year and is growing its organic revenues at a 4% annual rate. We think the wheels will keep rolling with this high-quality company, and when investors recognize that, the stock price should move up nicely.

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July Recommendation

This value stock pick faces headwinds, but the legendary retailer has several impressive attributes that make it attractive: a strong brand name, impressive turnaround management, solid real estate holdings and a healthy balance sheet. From a valuation perspective, the large-cap's shares trade at 5.8x forward cash flow and 10.1x forward earnings. As an added bonus, this purchase recommendation's 4.5% yield provides solid cash return while investors wait for a turnaround. 

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Turnaround Investing Blog

Don't Make Too Much of Price History

It can be tempting to look at a depressed stock and think, “it used to trade at 40 and now it’s at 8 – therefore it must be a bargain.” Unfortunately, the fact that a stock once traded at a higher price does not guarantee that it will ever get back there. One big reason that a stock trades so much lower than before: its earnings potential or assets have deteriorated. Without some fundamental improvement, the share price will continue to lag, or worse. Read More.

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.

Post-Bankruptcy Stock Index vs. The S&P 500

 
                   

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