Bankruptcy News

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

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Fiber Tower Plan Confirmed

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court confirmed Fiber Tower’s Fourth Amended Joint Chapter 11 Plan. According to the documents filed with the Court, “On the Effective Date, except to the extent that a Holder of an Allowed 2016 Claim agrees to less favorable treatment, each Holder of an Allowed 2016 Claim shall be entitled to receive, in full satisfaction of such Claim, (i) its Pro Rata share of one hundred percent (100%) of the New FiberTower Common Stock and (ii) its Pro Rata share (together with the other Beneficiaries, but without duplication of the Allowed 2016 Guaranty Deficiency Claims) of the Litigation Trust Interests to the extent of its 2016 Deficiency Claim. The 2016 Claims shall be Allowed in the aggregate amount of $131,779,772.00 plus accrued and unpaid interest, fees, expenses and other charges accruing prior to the Petition Date, less any amounts applied as payment of principal from the Petition Date through the Effective Date. The 2016 Deficiency Claims shall be Allowed in the aggregate amount of $65,000,000.00. Class 1B is impaired by the Plan. Class 1B is impaired by the Plan. Each Holder of an Allowed 2016 Claim is entitled to vote to accept or reject the Plan.” This telecommunications’ provider filed for Chapter 11 protection on July 17, 2012, listing $559 million in total pre-petition assets.

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Harnessing Activists to Help Find Turnaround Stocks

Activist investors often produce attractive returns for their clients; and you can still use their influence to help your position as a turnaround investor in two ways: Buy a position in a stock with the expectation that an activist will soon follow or buy after an activist takes a stake.


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While one of the many dozens of activist funds might find their way to selecting your particular stock, this approach is likely to be frustrating and unrewarding. A better approach is to buy after the activist makes their move. Once an activist takes a stake in a company, how do you evaluate whether it is worthwhile to follow on? Admittedly, this is a bit of an art... Learn how you can harness the power of activist investors to find market-beating turnaround stocks.

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."