Specialty grocery store chain The Fresh Market (NASDAQ: TFM) agreed to an all-cash acquisition for $28.50/share by private equity firm Apollo Global Management. The deal looks very solid, and we are moving to HOLD as there is an outside chance of a higher bid.
This mid-cap has a strong balance sheet with essentially no debt, and cash flow remains strong. The company recently announced that it would devote some of its cash flow to increasing shareholder value with a $200 million stock repurchase program. We believe this stock pick has robust growth potential, and with its new leadership the value investing opportunity can take good advantage of that potential.
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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 2,057% gain is as of 11/9/16.
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."