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ESI Settles Litigation

ESI Announces Settlement in IP Infringement Litigation

On November 29, 2012, Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO), a leading supplier of innovative laser-based manufacturing solutions for the microtechnology industry, announced that the company has a reached a settlement agreement with All Ring Tech Co. Ltd. (All Ring) related to ESI's claim of infringement of one of its patents pertaining to electronic component tester technology.

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ESI Reports Revenue of $80.2 million

Electro Scientific Industries Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results

On October 25, 2012, Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) announced results for its fiscal 2013 second quarter ended September 29, 2012. Revenue in the second quarter was $80.2 million, compared to $59.0 million in the first quarter of 2013 and $81.9 million in the second quarter of last fiscal year.

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ESI Reports Revenue of $59.0 Million

Electro Scientific Industries Financials Announced

On July 25, 2012, Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO), a leading supplier of innovative laser-based manufacturing solutions for the micro technology industry, today announced results for its fiscal 2013 first quarter ended June 30, 2012.

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George Putnam's Favorite Stocks for 2016

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2015 Bankruptcy Recap: 46% Increase Fueled by Oil & Gas/Mining Industry--Further Uptick Predicted

Looking back at 2015, research reveals a 14% decline in overall business bankruptcies but a 46% uptick in public company Chapter 11 filings—with a striking 51% of those filings coming from the battered Oil & Gas/Mining sectors. Economic indicators point to further increases in corporate bankruptcy, in general, and Energy-related filings, in particular. Just a few days into 2016, this viewpoint has already been validated by Arch Coal's long-awaited $8 billion Chapter 11 filing—and continuing oil price plummets severe enough that OPEC will likely convene an emergency meeting to address "shattered" economies. Read More.

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Spotlight: Junk Bond Market

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MarketWatch's Mark Hulbert recently tapped George's distressed investing expertise to determine the fate of the junk-bond market and what its nearly three-year decline likely means for your portfolio.


Hulbert writes, "What’s really going on? For insight, I turned to George Putnam, an expert in distressed-company investing. His Turnaround Letter advisory service has handily beaten the stock market over the past 15 years, according to the Hulbert Financial Digest’s tracking, by an impressive margin of 7.3 percentage points a year on an annualized basis."


Commenting on the rapid growth of high-yield exchange traded funds (ETF's), Putnam notes, "They have become the investment vehicle of choice for short-term investors….Those investors tend to be trend followers and, therefore, are just the opposite of being contrarian."


Read the full MarketWatch junk-bond article to find out what George thinks these recent indicators likely mean for future distressed investing profit.