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Lear Repurchase Increase Authorized
On January 11, 2012, Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA) announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a $300 million increase to its existing share repurchase program, bringing the total value of shares that may be repurchased to $700 million. Shares will be repurchased from time to time in open market or privately-negotiated transactions at prices, times and amounts to be determined by the company. The share repurchase authorization expires on February 16, 2014. Through the end of 2011, the company has completed the purchase of $279 million of stock under the previously announced $400 million share repurchase authorization.
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Identify & Profit from Distressed Investing
Turnaround Investing Blog
In nearly every case, the shares of a company in bankruptcy become worthless. In very rare cases, however, they can become great investments. W.R. Grace (NYSE:GRA) shares produced a 75-fold return, as an example. With California utility PG&E (NYSE:PCG) now in bankruptcy, the range of possible outcomes for its equity is wide.
EV/EBITDA: What Is It & Why Are We Using It More?
In reading recent editions of The Turnaround Letter, you have probably noticed that we are increasingly using EV/EBITDA as a valuation measure, rather than the better-known price/earnings multiple. We thought it might be useful to describe this measure and why we like it.
Turnaround Letter Stock Pick Named Top Performer of 2017
What Last Year's Top Stock Pickers Are Buying in 2018
This Forbes write-up follows up on the recent Top Stock Tips report--naming The Turnaround Letter's Crocs recommendation the top performer of 2017: With 90% gains, CROX beat out 100 other investment ideas included in the report; and the stock continues to have value investing appeal, according to Putnam.
George notes, "We see additional upside for the stock in 2018 as management's efforts continue to bear fruit, though the gains will likely be more muted than we saw in 2017."
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