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.

Forbes Names Turnaround Letter Stock Pick CROX Top Performer of 2017

Since the first issue of The Turnaround Letter hit the presses back in 1986, George Putnam has consistently practiced the same straight-forward and profitable value investing approach: He does not follow the crowd and is widely-recognized for this contrarian perspective and market-beating gains, with media sources and financial publications seeking out his insight, stock recommendations and unique turnaround investing expertise.

Putnam and his Turnaround Letter have received a flurry of accolades and media attention over the past few weeks; and we wanted to be sure you didn't miss these recent Forbes, MarketWatch and MoneyShow.com write-ups. Each summary links directly to the full interview.

Forbes: What Last Year's Top Stock Pickers Are Buying in 2018

This Forbes piece followed up on MoneyShow.com's 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."

best stockMarketWatch: 10 Favorite Stocks for 2018 from Top-Ranked Stock Newsletter Writers

MarketWatch's Michael Brush added a new twist to an old adage, suggesting, "You don't always get what you pay for. But you don't often get much more." Emphasizing the current "substance light" genre of Web-based content and a "hollowed-out financial press corps," Brush notes that Putnam's Turnaround Letter is among the few voices offering high-quality, independent stock research--ranking at the top among his five favorite "investor-writers…worth following." The article touches on George's contrarian market outlook and highlights two of The Turnaround Letter's recent purchase recommendations. 

MoneyShow.com: Top Stock Tips Report

MoneyShow.com's editorial team published its 35th annual Top Stock Picks report, featuring the advisory industry's "most trusted and respected experts known for their high-quality research and long-term track records of success." Profiled among other highly regarded investment advisors, the report highlights two of The Turnaround Letter's top value investing opportunities for 2018. The full report can be downloaded directly to your browser via MoneyShow.com, and The Turnaround Letter's excerpted stock pick profiles can be viewed here

We'll continue to alert you when George Putnam and The Turnaround Letter make headlines, and you can always find our trademark stock market advice and value investing recommendations here at TurnaroundLetter.com.

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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."