Bankruptcy News

We've summarized the latest docket activity and news for publicly traded companies currently operating under U.S. Bankruptcy Court protection.

Bankruptcy/Chapter 11

AgFeed Industries Plan Filed

AgFeed Industries filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court a Joint Chapter 11 Plan of Liquidation and related Disclosure Statement. According to the Disclosure Statement, “The Plan provides for substantive consolidation of the Consolidated AgFeed USA Debtors and the liquidation of the Debtors’ assets. The majority of the Debtors’ assets have been liquidated pursuant to the AgFeed USA Sale and the AgFeed Industries Stock Sale. The Plan further provides for the Estates’ Assets to be allocated in accordance with the terms of the Plan and distributed to holders of the Allowed Claims and Interests. On the Effective Date, all of the Estates’ Assets will vest in and be transferred to the Liquidating Trust. The Liquidating Trust shall be administered by the Liquidating Trustee who shall, among other things, liquidate the remaining Estates’ Assets, resolve any disputed Claims, wind-down the affairs of the Debtors, prosecute Causes of Action and make initial and final distributions pursuant to the Plan. On the Effective Date, all existing stock and equity interest in AgFeed Industries shall be deemed cancelled and extinguished and AgFeed Industries shall reissue one (1) share of common stock to the Liquidating Trust.”

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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."