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.
With U.S. stocks well into their eighth year of a bull market and the economy showing increasing signs of strength, finding ideal turnaround stocks--those with all three ingredients--can be a needle-in-the-haystack project at best. What is an investor to do in a seemingly barren value stock landscape?
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."