Southeastern Grocers (a/k/a Winn-Dixie, BI-LO and Harveys Supermarkets) and more than 25 affiliated Debtors filed for Chapter 11 protection with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Delaware, lead case number 18-10700.
Energy Future Holdings (EFH) and Energy Future Intermediate Holdings' (EFIH) First Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization [Further Revised] became effective, and the Company emerged from Chapter 11 protection under an acquisition with Sempra Energy.
CGG Holdings (U.S)'s Joint Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization [Further Revised] became effective, and the Company emerged from Chapter 11 protection. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court confirmed the Plan on October 16, 2017.
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.
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Turnaround Letter Stock Pick Named Top Performer of 2017
This Forbeswrite-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."