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Residential Capital Plan, Exhibits Filed

Residential Capital and its official committee of unsecured creditors filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court a Revised Second Amended Joint Chapter 11 Plan. A related Disclosure Statement was not filed as a result of the August 23, 2013 Court order approving the Disclosure Statement. The Revised Second Amended Plan for ResCap includes amended Schedules 5, 6 and 7. According to the Plan, “Pursuant to section 1123 of the Bankruptcy Code and Bankruptcy Rule 9019, the Plan incorporates a compromise and settlement of numerous inter-Debtor, Debtor-Creditor and inter-Creditor issues designed to achieve an economic settlement of Claims against the Debtors and Ally and an efficient resolution of these Chapter 11 Cases. This Global Settlement constitutes a settlement of the potential litigation of issues including substantive consolidation, the validity and enforceability of Intercompany Balances, the allocation of the Available Assets, the amount and allocation of certain disputed Unsecured Claims, in addition to the resolution of extensive litigation, Claims, and potential Claims against Ally. The entry of the Confirmation Order shall constitute the Bankruptcy Court’s approval of each of the following compromises or settlements and all other compromises and settlements provided for herein, and the Bankruptcy Court’s findings shall constitute its determination that such compromises and settlements are in the best interests of the Debtors, their Estates, Creditors, the RMBS Trusts, Investors, and other parties-in-interest, and are fair, equitable, and within the range of reasonableness. Each provision of the Global Settlement shall be deemed non-severable from each other and from the remaining terms of the Plan.” In addition, the Company also filed with the Court certain Plan Exhibits as amended, including the following:Exhibit 1: executory contracts, unexpired leases and certain post-petition contracts, which includes the name of the non-Debtor counterparty, the legal description of the executory contract or unexpired lease to be assumed and the proposed amount of an associated cure claim, if any, and Exhibit 13: liquidating trust causes of action and Exhibit 15: borrower-related causes of action.

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At first glance, the shares have decent appeal as a turnaround investment. Looking deeper, however, the fundamentals are not as strong and stable as they appear. Surplus cash flow is tight, a key driver is weakening, it is increasingly reliant on China and has other nagging issues. We don’t see the new CEO as a catalyst for change. Despite the “first glance appeal”, Tupperware isn’t a good fit as a turnaround stock. Read More.

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While the common stock of a turnaround candidate usually has the greatest upside potential, other classes of securities, such as bonds or preferred stock, may offer attractive profit possibilities with less risk. Many turnaround companies have only one class of securities available to investors but where there are different classes to choose from, it can pay to do a little extra analysis of the various options.

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Turnaround Letter Stock Pick Named Top Performer of 2017


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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."