George Putnam Shares Value Stocks & Investment Advice in The Turnaround Letter

George Putnam has been writing The Turnaround Letter for over 30 years. During that stretch he has racked up quite an impressive resume—including being named the USA Today “Investment Advisor of the Year” and Dick Davis Investment Digest’s Best Performer of the Year."

Throughout it all, George has remained true to his basic investing approach of identifying companies that, although unloved by Wall Street, have solid fundamentals and the potential to turn themselves around. George is a long-term investor who remains fully invested with his picks until their stock reaches its “sell” level and market-beating returns are achieved for his subscribers.

With an 13.5% annualized return (as of 3/31/18) on The Turnaround Letter’s stock recommendations over the last 15 years, George’s subscribers have achieved remarkable success with his trademark contrarian investing resource.

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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."