Turnaround Investing Blog

George Putnam, one of the country's leading turnaround and distressed investing professionals, shares his timely insight on the economy and turnaround investing opportunities.

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Industrials Ready to Power Up?

Excerpted from December 2013 Issue

As the stock market moves ever higher, we're continuously looking for value stocks that have been left behind, perhaps erroneously. Our latest search has uncovered a diverse group of industrial stocks, many of which are trading well below levels they first hit in early 2011. Since that time they have struggled with various headwinds, including the recession in Europe, the slowdown in the emerging markets and weakness in mining and commodities.

Nonetheless, the turnaround stock picks we detailed in our December 2013 issue enjoy solid core businesses, often with leading market share and powerful brands. As a result, they all stand to prosper as the global economy gradually improves. In addition, many of the stock picks we named have decent dividends to compensate you as you wait for a rebound. Learn more about these potentially lucrative industrial turnaround stocks.

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Tupperware: Not a Good Fit as a Turnaround Stock

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.

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."