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Defense Stocks: Cliff May Not Be That Steep?

As we approach the so-called “fiscal cliff,” investors are clearly very nervous about defense stocks. Most of the stocks in this sector fell very sharply after the election, and while they have bounced back somewhat since mid-November, they still look pretty cheap to us.

Of course, these investor concerns are not completely unfounded. If Congress and the White House cannot come up with a compromise and we go over the “cliff,” there would be mandatory cuts in federal defense spending. Our best guess--and we emphasize “guess”--is that Washington will find a way to avoid the cliff. But we also believe that most, if not all, of the risks from the cliff are already priced into defense stocks.

Also, many of the defense stocks spotlighted in our full-text, subscriber-restricted December 2012 Turnaround Letter pay healthy dividends, which should dampen any cliff-related volatility. Many of these hot stock picks have also been stockpiling cash over the last couple of years, which they could use to further enhance their dividends or to repurchase stock.

The December 2012 issue of The Turnaround Letter also includes "Year-End Bounce Candidates: Losers Become Winners (At Least For A While)." You can also view a free preview of the article to learn which stocks to buy now to benefit from year-end calendar quirks.

full-text, subscriber restricted December 2012 Turnaround Letter
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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."