MSN Money

5 great comeback stocks

These companies -- including Rite-Aid, Chiquita and 3 others -- are trying to put their troubled pasts behind them. Betting on a turnaround is risky, but the payoff can be huge.

 of 7
 of 7
Aug 12, 2013 9:55AM
Too many insider trading scandals going on as reported in the WSJ.  Jobs have gone to the Chinese and other countries like Mexico, etc.  Bernanke's policies are killing the older citizens i.e. no interest paid on savings.  Wall Street & financial institutions are making big bucks while the average guy/gal is getting nothing.  Look out below!
Aug 10, 2013 1:20PM
I think I'd invest in pitchforks now. They're going to be a hot item in a few months or less.
Aug 10, 2013 3:53PM
It disappoints me when these articles are so unbalanced.

You wouldn't know from the gush praise that Chiquita has only turned things around for 1 quarter, losing money until this year when it's just barely turning a profit and it's revenues are falling. The growth rate on earning is projected by experts to be 10% per year for the next five years.  Standard and Poors won't even give it a rating and says its investibility is: "lower than 87% of all companies for which an S&P Report is available."
Aug 9, 2013 9:17PM
You've GOT to be kidding... how do stocks "turn around" when back funded by Ben Bernanke's QE and HUGE credit facilities and a marketing plan to what... dredge up people with money from the MILLIONS of un and under employed people in the country? Unless the nation starts up a case up family-sustaining job diarrhea and mass termination of paper and button pushers... WE AREN'T GOING ANYWHERE.
Aug 16, 2013 8:18AM
funny i don't see these options in my  401k 
Aug 16, 2013 6:07AM
According to NPR, There is a fungus in banana crops that could wipe out the whole at crop world wide in a few years.  Google it.
Aug 16, 2013 7:55AM
It is a better tasting banana, many other brands have gone to a bigger, fatter banana, with more size but less flavor.
Aug 16, 2013 10:15AM

I have travelled extensively in Central America, and I am aware of the history of Chiquita, AKA United Fruit Co. Their staged and financed "revolutions" there, and their treatment of workers, are what turned consumers against them. Dole has a much better reputation there.

If you can, visit the beautiful museum district in downtown San Jose, Costa Rica, to get the real history, which is not in high school history texts in the U.S. The term "banana republic" will take on new meaning for you. Also, spend a few days in Nicaragua and Guatemala, to see the lingering aftereffects.

At the pier at the port city of Puntarenas in Costa Rica, is a bronze plaque honoring North Korea, for it's assistance in gaining true independence from United Fruit. Think about that.

Sep 17, 2013 7:59PM

Conspicuous by its absence was any mention of Wendy's.  In the highly-competitive fast food world, this is one turnaround story that can be believed. 


In the past year alone, Wendy's shares are up more than 93%.  And, of the national burger chains, Wendy's carries the lowest level of debt.  Neither Burger King, Jack In The Box nor McDonalds can lay claim to that. 


My main concern now, is whether Wendy's still has any upside left to reward investors.



Sep 17, 2013 2:52PM
Can I invest in, because after reading your garbage article I see MSN taking a nose dive in a few years. Articles suck and the grade school journalism is a massive turn-off. Have you ever worked at any of these places you listed? They may be making a "comeback" for stockholders, but their shareholders suffer low wages, little job security and increasing demands. Come back with something about the growth in small business and I'll take notice.
Sep 17, 2013 2:05PM
Aug 16, 2013 12:27PM
I wish they had an Index Fund based on Government Employee Pay & Benefits. I'd put my entire life savings into it. It would have greatly outperformed the market for the last 50 years. For example, New York CITY, ALONE, has more than 10,000 (YES TEN THOUSAND) retired cops collecting pensions now who are BELOW THE AGE OF 40 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Forget about Congress giving its employees exemptions from Obamacare, America has MILLIONS of GOVERNMENT employees receiving pay and benefits FAR IN EXCESS of those afforded the taxpayers. IF ANYONE can justify a GOVERNMENT employee receiving a GOVERNMENT, i.e. TAXPAYER, pension before the Social Security retirement age, respond here with that "justification".
Aug 16, 2013 12:09PM
So Apollo Global wasnt included? I mean He brought back the Twinkie For Gods Sake and he has a History of Taking Large Companies on the verge of Bankruptcy and Turning it around Dramatically...
Aug 16, 2013 12:03PM

22nd Centruy is about to take the tobacco world by storm. With 106 patents, and the FDA new requirements looming, the sky is the limit for this stock. Currently trading at 1.15, go get some as fast as you can and watch it hit 6.00 by year's end.


xxii, get it now.

Aug 16, 2013 10:17AM
There's a bigger picture overshadowing the banana industry. Check out TR-4, a fungal infection that wipes out banana plantations. over 90% of banana sold share exactly the same genes (they're clones) & so they are all vulnerable to the same infection. It's the most mono of monoculture farming.
Aug 16, 2013 10:09AM
The last time MSN posted "hot stocks to look into" they all lost half their values within the next few months :P
Aug 16, 2013 7:57AM
Don't forget Sirius XM Radio.  A few years ago, they were practically left for dead as everybody thought Internet radio would replace what they had.

They literally rose from the dead and now are posting a profit once again, thanks to exclusive content, and being in most rental cars.

Aug 10, 2013 9:01AM

When do the gas chambers open?

It's either all Americans as one country OR all the MBA, Law, Accounting, IT, Finance and all Political Science degrees and the Board Directors colluding with them heading into the chambers as soon as possible.

There is no such thing as a paper and button pusher recovery but there truly IS a job blockade. It's either families thriving to restore economy or World War III. Which do you prefer?

Are you clueless? Any IDIOT can pull up job postings and see that no one outside of a small select group can win a job that actually keeps them solvent. Creation? Name ONE that paid more than $80,000 year to a person who wasn't in it already. ONE.

Do you get it? You have given the GOP- TRILLIONS my kids will owe but not even the decency to give my kids the chance to repay it with an honest living.

We are looking at World War III as soon as Monday unless the financial tyranny is ended. this isn't a gamble you want to bet against.

Aug 10, 2013 7:55PM
While the Kool Aid crowd is telling you which stocks to pick, insurance companies are DOUBLING the cost of various policies. Literally, if you make less than $15/hour or the equivalent in fixed income, you won't like your October or November billing statement. A reminder BEFORE World War III starts, it's a GOP thing. No events in 2013 have caused legitimate increases, this is a rebellion for Obamacare and another way to fund PACs. You didn't think the GOP actually contributed their OWN money, did you? Close the banks, end the Federal Reserve, get RID of Wall Street. The End of the World- NEXT EXIT.  
Please help us to maintain a healthy and vibrant community by reporting any illegal or inappropriate behavior. If you believe a message violates theCode of Conductplease use this form to notify the moderators. They will investigate your report and take appropriate action. If necessary, they report all illegal activity to the proper authorities.
100 character limit
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?


Copyright © 2014 Microsoft. All rights reserved.

Fundamental company data and historical chart data provided by Morningstar Inc. Real-time index quotes and delayed quotes supplied by Morningstar Inc. Quotes delayed by up to 15 minutes, except where indicated otherwise. Fund summary, fund performance and dividend data provided by Morningstar Inc. Analyst recommendations provided by Zacks Investment Research. StockScouter data provided by Verus Analytics. IPO data provided by Hoover's Inc. Index membership data provided by Morningstar Inc.


StockScouter rates stocks from 1 to 10, with 10 being the best, using a system of advanced mathematics to determine a stock's expected risk and return. Ratings are displayed on a bell curve, meaning there will be fewer ratings of 1 and 10 and far more of 4 through 7.

125 rated 1
264 rated 2
485 rated 3
679 rated 4
640 rated 5
617 rated 6
632 rated 7
493 rated 8
276 rated 9
153 rated 10

Top Picks

TAT&T Inc9



Top Stocks provides analysis about the most noteworthy stocks in the market each day, combining some of the best content from around the MSN Money site and the rest of the Web.

Contributors include professional investors and journalists affiliated with MSN Money.

Follow us on Twitter @topstocksmsn.