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 / Banks

Capitol Bancorp Disclosure Statement Approved, Plan Confirmed

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court issued an order granting final approval to the Disclosure Statement filed for Capitol Bancorp and Financial Commerce and concurrently confirming the Amended Joint Liquidating Plan. According to documents filed with the Court, “...from and after the Confirmation Date, the Debtors shall commence a competitive Sale Process to sell and convey each of their remaining non-debtor subsidiary banks, individually or in groups, subject to Applicable Banking Laws and any requisite approvals of the Bank Regulators, and free and clear of Liens, pursuant to sections 363(b) and (f) of the Bankruptcy Code; provided, however, that at any time the Debtors may invoke the Toggle Option, whereby the Debtors would cease the Sale Process and effect a Reorganization....Pursuant to the Sale Procedures, as the same may be amended from time to time, the Debtors shall have twelve (12) months from the Confirmation Date (the ‘Marketing Period’) in which to market for sale the Debtors’ remaining non-debtor subsidiary banks, individually or in groups, and for the Debtors to enter into one or more stalking horse purchase agreements for the sale of any bank or combination of banks.” The final date by which interested parties must file objections to case closing is March 31, 2014. This bank holding company filed for Chapter 11 protection on August 9, 2012, listing $2.2 billion in total pre-petition assets.

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Lessons from the 1st Turnaround Letter of 32 Years ago

In July, 1986, exactly 32 years ago, George Putnam sent the first Turnaround Letter to subscribers. Technology back then seems like the Stone Age, with hard copy research and primitive CompuServe dial-up service. Wall Street ignored turnaround stocks back then and continues to ignore them today. While technology has changed immensely in 32 years, The Turnaround Letter’s philosophy of selecting out-of-favor companies on the verge of turning around hasn’t changed. Our timeless process helped driven The Turnaround Letter’s independently-verified market-beating returns. Read More.

Comparing Stocks Vs. Bonds

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."