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May 2015

Volume: 29
Edition: 11

Stock Pick & Stock Sales

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Buy & hold investing strategy brings long-term profit.

Sale Recommendation - May 2015

Sell now to avoid the risk that the company will not be able to realize expected synergies.
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This stock has begun to move up in recent weeks, but we think it has a lot further to go.

Purchase Recommendation - May 2015

In addition to recent promising senior management changes, this value stock pick is working to take costs out of the business and expand its presence in international markets. Management appears to be making good progress in its announced program to reduce costs by $250-300 million--and it is reinvesting some of those savings to expand its sales and distribution capabilities in key emerging markets such as China and Russia.
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Turnaround Investing Articles

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Mining for mineral stocks & turnaround profits.

Mining Stocks: Beginning to Dig Out?

Because our stock market crystal ball on all of this is still pretty hazy, we are once again suggesting that you focus on the larger players with the stronger balance sheets. Many of the smaller, more leveraged miners and metals producers may not survive if commodity prices stay low for a prolonged period.
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Spin offs can offer value stock appeal.

Spin & Turn: Spin Offs with Turnaround Potential

It may take a while for management of a spun off company to find its footing and for the stock to find its way into the hands of investors who appreciate the potential value in the new company--creating a window of true turnaround investing opportunity.
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Turnaround News & Updates

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Telecom stock pick moved to hold.

News Notes & Updates - May 2015

We believe this stock price should go higher, whether or not the company is taken over, but we wouldn’t chase it at these levels.
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Mining Value Stocks: Beginning to Dig Out?

Because the crystal ball on all of this is still pretty hazy, I am once again suggesting that you focus on the larger players with the stronger balance sheets. Many of the smaller, more leveraged miners and metals producers may not survive if commodity prices stay low for a prolonged period. Read More.

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TL Spotlight

George Putnam has always followed the same straight-forward and highly-profitable investment philosophy. He published his first Turnaround Letter issue back in 1986, and readers have seen extraordinary long-term stock profit ever since.

 

In fact, 12 of 2014's 13 closed-out purchase recommendations saw gains--with five of those enjoying total returns greater than 100%. The Turnaround Letter's average return for 2014's stock picks is +82%:

 

2014 Closed Out Purchase Recommendations

Value Stock Picks

* Calculation includes dividends and price changes between purchase recommendation and current price.

 

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