Mid Cap / Diversified Financials / Software & Services
Online financial services provider improves balance sheet and benefits from strong branding.
Purchase Recommendation - August 2012
This mid-cap prospect pioneered Web-based stock trading. After taking hits from the tech bubble burst and sub-prime crisis, the company has made good progress on a number of fronts. The Turnaround Letter feels its strong brand recognition and delinquent loan shrinkage make for an appealing turnaround investing opportunity.
Learn George Putnam's Turnaround Secrets
Turnaround Investing Blog
While we believe that overall bankruptcy activity will remain at a high level for the foreseeable future, we think that filings in the energy sector may have peaked. We are optimistic that the increasing bankruptcy activity will provide some very attractive opportunities for turnaround investors.
Market-Beating Profit: The 200+ Club
Turnaround stocks present a unique opportunity for savvy investors to buy in at bargain prices. Take a look at this list of just a few of our purchase recommendations that have realized a return rate of 200% or better:
* Bristow remains in our active portfolio (currently as a Hold), and 2,849% gain is as of 1/17/17.
Bet on These Battered Stocks
Chicago Tribune highlighted this Kiplinger's Money Power write-up on George's contrarian investing approach and The Turnaround Letter's April 2016 monthly turnaround stock pick.
Darren Fonda notes, "…besieged stocks often start to recuperate as the headlines fade and investors anticipate a return to precrisis sales and profits. The trick, of course, is to find companies that are more likely to rebound from a setback than collapse entirely."
Learn more about Putnam's turnaround investing strategy.
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