This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

4 Turnaround Stocks With Major Upside


Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Perhaps the most far-reaching turnaround effort is this well-known auto maker, who even after several years removed from bankruptcy, still isn't in peak form. To be sure, GM's (GM - Get Report) European operations are a mess (as is the case with any European auto maker not based in Germany), and management is working quickly to stop the bleeding and shore up the flagging Opel brand.

Despite that challenge, GM is making considerable progress elsewhere, with a strong presence in China, the rest of Asia and Latin America.

Here at home, high-profile missteps with the Chevy Volt and volume leader Chevy Malibu gave the impression that the car maker doesn't yet understand what consumers want. Still, positive signs are emerging, including a newly resurgent Cadillac division, a critically acclaimed new Corvette and a major revamp of full-size pickup trucks, which tend to carry outsized profits.

Investors will only be truly impressed once GM can boost its tepid 6% EBITDA margins, which are well below rival Ford's (F) 9% EBITDA margins. Still, GM has already made considerable progress with its post-bankruptcy turnaround efforts, and expectations of a 25% jump in 2014 EPS (to around $4.25) are a sign of even better days ahead.

To see these turnarounds in action, visit the 4 Turnaround Stocks Poised for Better Days Ahead portfolio. At the time of publication, author had no positions in stocks mentioned.


Follow Stockpickr on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.

Stockpickr is a wholly owned subsidiary of
5 of 5

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
AVP $7.87 -0.38%
C $51.05 -0.27%
GM $37.21 -0.37%
SD $1.76 -3.60%
AAPL $123.19 -0.85%


DOW 17,691.98 +13.75 0.08%
S&P 500 2,058.51 +2.36 0.11%
NASDAQ 4,879.6920 +16.33 0.34%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs