Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn

Last Update: 04-24-2015

Number of Stocks: 22
Number of New Stocks: 1

Total Value: $31,896 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 2%

Countries: USA
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Carl Icahn' s Profile & Performance

Profile

Carl Icahn is an activist investor. He takes minority stakes in public companies and typically pushes for change. He invests with three investment vehicles: the 7 billion hedge fund, Icahn Partners, American Real Estate Partners (AREP), a public traded private equity firm, and ICAHN MANAGEMENT LP, a $2 billion hedge fund. GuruFocus tracks the third portfolio, which covers all the stocks owned by Icahn Partners. Mr. Icahn has a personal wealth of $17 billion.

Web Page:http://www.icahnenterprises.com/

Investing Philosophy

Mr. Icahn buys beaten-down assets that nobody else wants, usually out of bankruptcy, then fixes them up and sells them when they are back in favor. Regarding to his style, explains Icahn: The consensus thinking is generally wrong. If you go with a trend, the momentum always falls apart on you. So I buy companies that are not glamorous and usually out of favor. It is even better if the whole industry is out of favor.

Total Holding History

Performance of Icahn Capital

YearReturn (%)S&P500 (%)Excess Gain (%)
20133132.39-1.4
201220.2164.2
201134.52.1132.4
3-Year Cumulative111.8 (28.4%/year)56.8 (16.2%/year)55 (12.2%/year)
201015.215.060.1
200933.326.466.8
5-Year Cumulative225.2 (26.6%/year)128.2 (17.9%/year)97 (8.7%/year)
2008-35.6-371.4
200712.35.496.8
200637.815.7922.0
200517.94.9113.0

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Activist Investor Carl Icahn on Genzyme Deal
Carl Icahn is famous for being an activist investor, where he buys a big stake in a corporation that enables him to influence the board. He has said, “I make all these billions because there are so many companies with problems that can be easily fixed.” So he is one kind of investor who involves himself in the decision making process of the company. He comes in and restructures/fixes the company's problems to drive its share price much higher. Read more...
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After fellow activist investor, Daniel Loeb set off the media earlier this week with his declaration to obtain a long position in Herbalife (HLF), a company that Pershing Square’s Bill Ackman just shorted weeks ago, corporate raiding Guru Carl Icahn has been reported yesterday afternoon of joining Loeb in taking a piece of the action. Read more...
Carl Icahn Publishes Letter to Investors and Comments on CIT Group Inc., Motorola Inc., Biogen Idec Inc., Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. Carl Icahn Publishes Letter to Investors and Comments on Holdings
Carl Icahn is known for his activist investing. Thanks to Zerohedge who made a copy of Icahn 4Q09 Letter to Icahn Partners LP Investors available at www.scribd.com. One can get a glimpse of what’s happened with his investments and what goes on in his mind. GuruFocus tracks Icahn Capital Management’s long equity position. As of December 31, 2009, we record 2.87 $billion allocated among 18 stocks. We know Icahn manages far more money than this amount. As disclosed in his letter (Page 3), long equity position is only 15.4% of the total portfolio. The rest is long credit (34.6%), short equity and short credit. His investment performance has been good: since inception of 2004, the partnership returned a total of 41.3%, beating S&P500’s 5.9%. In 2009, the partnership returned 31.9%, also beating S&P 500. Read more...
Activist Investor Carl Icahn Bought Into Chesapeake Energy
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Carl Icahn Increases Stake in a Small Cap Which Has Experienced a Steep Decline in EPS
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Should You follow Carl Icahn and Larry Robbins and Buy Manitowoc?
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Herbalife's Faceoff Against Financial Market Coup
Globally known MLM based healthcare product maker Herbalife (HLF) has some major players in finance betting against the company due to its controversial practices. Ever since the US dollar had been gaining in strength since November 2014 versus other major currencies, and also the news of pending probes against the company coming to light, the stock seems to be going downhill. After Herbalife had posted its below-expected earning of Q3 2014, analysts like Timothy Ramey of Pivotal Research Group, has come down heavily to cut down on estimates of the stock price, from $110 to $75. The EPS estimates have been cropped as well, going from $1.34 to $1.22, alongside the 2015 full-year estimates, going down from $5.50 to $5.00. The net income from Q3 2014 went down by as much as 92%, owing to the pre-tax charges it faces from the reassessment of audit of assets and liabilities in the Venezuelan Bolivar. In short, there are problems all around. More...

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A Publicly Traded Unicorn Maker: Spectral Capital Corp (OTCMKTS:FCCN)
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Carl Icahn Comments on Apple, Sees Its Market Cap North of $1 Trillion
On February 11, 2015 legendary investor Carl Icahn released a letter to his twitter followers discussing Apple, Inc.'s (AAPL) prospects. Apple is one of the biggest postitions in Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio)'s portfolio and Icahn has been a vocal activist shareholder of the company in the recent years. In yesterday's letter, Icahn has argued that the company's stock price could gain 84% from the current levels. His adjusted EPS forecast for FY2015 is $9.70. Since Apple is growing at a faster More...

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Carl Icahn Writes Letter To His Twitter Followers Concerning Apple
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