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.

Post-Bankruptcy Stocks / Stocks That Pay Dividends

Top Value Stocks for 2017--Free E-Report

Although George hates to choose favorites among his stock picks, The Turnaround Letter recently released this free e-report: Top Five Turnaround Stocks for 2017, which includes several post-bankruptcy value stocks poised for a rebound.

Iconic shoe creator Crocs (Ticker: CROX) is also on Putnam's list of stock picks. While Crocs’ share price reached a high of $74.75, the success was short-lived. The price reached a low of $0.94 due to declining fads. However, due to a new management team and $200 million cash infusion from private equity firm Blackstone, The Turnaround Letter believes that this stock is ripe for a turnaround.

Says Putnam, "Our focus is on finding attractively valued stocks that are driven primarily by their company-specific fundamentals, rather than by the stock market, broad economy or other outside factors."

In previous years, The Turnaround Letter's stock predictions have generally delivered strong returns--with three out of 2016's top-five five picks gaining at least 20%. Putnam's Top Five Turnaround Stocks for 2017 is the perfect tool to grow your turnaround investing portfolio and lock in stock profit in a potentially turbulent stock market.

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IBM: Not Yet Time to Swing at this Pitch

IBM’s stock underperformance since IBM’s current CEO took the helm in 2012 has been stark, with the shares declining 23% while the S&P500 Index has more than doubled. One big problem: revenue growth rate is zero, at best. Without revenue growth, what’s left to entice investors? The real driver of value at IBM – free cash flow that is used to repurchase shares. Can IBM borrow its way to shareholder prosperity as its cash flows shrink? What to do with IBM shares? Wait for a better pitch in the form of a catalyst or much lower valuation. 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."