Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn

Last Update: 03-17-2017

Number of Stocks: 19
Number of New Stocks: 0

Total Value: $22,374 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 3%

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

Top Ranked Articles

Dead Companies Walking: An Interesting Book on Short Selling Summarizing Scott Fearon's book
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Howard Marks Discusses the Election Guru talks politics and market outlook
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Carl Icahn Willing to Pay More for Herbalife Icahn increases position for first time in 2017
Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) has signaled increasing confidence in his bet on Herbalife (NYSE:HLF), paying more per share this week to add to his position than he has on average for previous purchases, as odds mount against the short thesis on the company by fellow investor Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio). Read more...
Carl Icahn Gives Statement on Selling Chesapeake Energy at Loss Icahn cuts one of his several energy losers
Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) gave up half his stake in Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE:CHK) on Monday at a sizable loss. Read more...
Trading Lessons From the Great Jesse Livermore Wisdom from an American stock trader
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Commentaries and Stories

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The Most Attractive Value Stock There Is? These value investors love Allergan Carl Icahn,David Tepper - The Most Attractive Value Stock There Is?
Of all the data contained in hedge fund 13F filings published over the past few weeks for trading activity conducted during the last quarter of 2016, there is one trend that really stands out. More...

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Carl Icahn Willing to Pay More for Herbalife Icahn increases position for first time in 2017 Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn Willing To Pay More For Herbalife
Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) has signaled increasing confidence in his bet on Herbalife (NYSE:HLF), paying more per share this week to add to his position than he has on average for previous purchases, as odds mount against the short thesis on the company by fellow investor Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio). More...

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5 Traits You Need to Be a Successful Value Investor These qualities can make all the difference Warren Buffett,Carl Icahn - 5 Traits You Need To Be A Successful Value Investor
Value investing is often touted as the best investment style to follow if you want to outperform over the long term. The world’s most renowned investors such as Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio), Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) and others have accumulated massive fortunes by buying undervalued equities and riding them to profit. More...

COMPOUNDING, COMPOUND INTEREST, VALUE, VALUE STOCKS, VALUE INVESTING


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AIG: Time To Buy? Is it time to buy troubled insurer AIG? Carl Icahn - AIG: Time To Buy?
While the rest of the market has rallied during the first few months of this year, shares in American International Group (NYSE:AIG) have struggled thanks to a large, unexpected reported loss for the fourth quarter of 2016. More...

AIG, VALUE INVESTING, CARL ICAHN, INSURANCE


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Why You Really Need to Diversify The chances of picking a stock that generates positive returns over its life are just 1 in 24 Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn - Why You Really Need To Diversify
Diversification, and the benefits thereof, is something I have written about multiple times before. Recently, however, I have discovered two pieces of data that really highlight how important diversification is to a well-rounded investment strategy. The numbers are enough to terrify even the most devoted, concentrated investor. More...

VALUE INVESTING, DIVERSIFICATION, WARREN BUFFETT, CONCENTRATED INVESTING


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The Key to Successful Investing Is Understanding Your Weaknesses The best way to invest is to understand you cannot Warren Buffett,Carl Icahn, Ray Dalio, George Soros - The Key To Successful Investing Is Understanding Your Weaknesses
I have something to tell you. You are not Warren Buffett (TradesPortfolio). No matter how carefully you follow his trades, how often you read his advice or how much of a Buffett scholar you think you are, you are not the "Oracle of Omaha." You are not even close. More...

INVESTING, INVESTING STRATEGY, STOCK MARKET, WARREN BUFFETT


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New Feature Announcement: The User Manuals Detailed walkthroughs of our most popular features Bill Ackman,Carl Icahn - New Feature Announcement: The User Manuals
As we ring in March 2017, we are pleased to announce a new feature on GuruFocus, the User Manuals. Like cooking recipes, these user manuals give detailed instructions on how to use our most popular features on the website. More...

NEW FEATURE ANNOUNCEMENT, WARREN BUFFETT, BILL ACKMAN, CARL ICAHN, GEORGE SOROS, DAVID TEPPER


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Bill Ackman Expands Chipotle Position, Cuts Zoetis Activist investor trims 3 positions in 4th quarter Bill Ackman, Carl Icahn, Frank Sands, Stanley Druc - Bill Ackman Expands Chipotle Position, Cuts Zoetis
Activist investor Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio), founder of Pershing Square Capital Management, buys the common stock of companies and pushes for changes so that the market can realize the values of these companies. Like fellow activist investor Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio), Ackman buys out-of-favor companies at a discount and sells them when the companies reach their appraised value. More...

BILL ACKMAN, CARL ICAHN, FRANK SANDS, STANLEY DRUCKENMILLER, ANDREAS HALVORSON


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Carl Icahn Expands Industrial Empire Billionaire investor keeps buying shares in 4 major positions, including 2 auto companies Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn Expands Industrial Empire
Activist investor Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) departs from consensus thinking, investing in out-of-favor companies and pushing for changes. The Icahn Management LP fund manager expanded his positions in four companies recently: Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:FDML), Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTZ), Icahn Enterprises LP (NASDAQ:IEP) and Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF). Icahn has been buying shares in these four companies in the past quarters. More...

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A Mid-Cap Growth Stock With No Debt Dorman Products is a high-performace auto stock currently in a shallow pullback Carl Icahn - A Mid-Cap Growth Stock With No Debt
The All-In-One screener at GuruFocus continues to pull up interesting candidates for review; this time it is Dorman Products Inc. (NASDAQ:DORM), a result of (again) asking the screener for companies that have 5-Star Predictability ratings and no debt. More...

AUTO PARTS, AFTERMARKET, 5-STAR PREDICTABILITY, NO LONG-TERM DEBT, ALL-IN-ONE SCREENER, GROWTH


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How to Build a Peter Lynch-Style Growth Strategy Research is the key Warren Buffett,Carl Icahn - How To Build A Peter Lynch-Style Growth Strategy
Next to investment legends such as Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) and Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio), Peter Lynch falls by the wayside, but his influence on the investment world has inspired more change than possibly Buffett and Icahn put together. More...

PETER LYNCH, GROWTH INVESTING, VALUE INVESTING, GROWTH, GROWTH STOCKS


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Back to the Future Conduent has at least 50%-plus upside Carl Icahn - Back To The Future
Conduent (NYSE:CNDT) span off from Xerox (NYSE:XRX) on Jan. 3. It was the business process outsourcing (BPO) business within the services segment of Xerox. It has $6.6 billion revenue, $630 million EBITDA and 94,000 employees in a market growing at 5% to 6% a year. According to Xerox, its BPO business, or Conduent, has No. 2 market share. This is confirmed by the leading IT research and advisory firm Gartner Inc. More...

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Carl Icahn Discloses 10 Percent Stake in Xerox Spinoff Conduent New company's shares tumble Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn Discloses 10 Percent Stake In Xerox Spinoff Conduent
Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio), an investor known for effecting change at companies he invests in, today reported the product of his recent division of hardware company Xerox (NYSE:XRX) – a haul of 19,806,00 shares of the new services company, Conduent (NYSE:CNDT). More...

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Gurus and Insiders Invest in Industrial and Medical Companies Analysis of double buys across sectors Carl Icahn, Jim Simons, Leon Cooperman, Jeremy Gra - Gurus And Insiders Invest In Industrial And Medical Companies
Among U.S. companies, industrial and medical companies have high guru and insider buys during 2016. Such companies include Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTZ), Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC (NASDAQ:JAZZ) and Myriad Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ:MYGN). These double buys have good value potential in early 2017. More...

CARL ICAHN, JIM SIMONS, LEON COOPERMAN, JEREMY GRANTHAM


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The Danger on Which Gurus Agree Value investing greats warn the shift toward passive investing distorts market valuations Carl Icahn,Richard Pzena,Bruce Berkowitz,Murray St - The Danger On Which Gurus Agree
Intrinsically ETFs are a tremendous innovation and a great positive. Unfortunately at this stage if you want to raise a lot of money as an asset manager you need to play into fear and greed. Customers want more, and they don’t want to lose. Ever. More...

ETF, ETFS, VALUE INVESTING, VALUE INVESTORS, GURUS


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Buy Refiners After Carl Icahn's Appointment Guru will soon become a powerful figure in Washington, and refiners will benefit Carl Icahn - Buy Refiners After Carl Icahn's Appointment
Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) has long been a vocal critic of the substantial regulatory burden placed on businesses by the U.S. government, and it now looks as if this jawboning has paid off. President-elect Donald Trump appointed him special adviser on regulatory reform Wednesday. More...

REFINERS, REFINING, CARL ICAHN


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Technology Companies Among Strong Guru Ownership Stocks Part 2: A deeper analysis of the top 10 holdings of gurus Bill Ackman,Carl Icahn,Warren Buffett,Stanley Druc - Technology Companies Among Strong Guru Ownership Stocks
While all investment gurus seek long-term capital appreciation, not all gurus think identically. Some gurus invest in companies with a fundamental, value-oriented approach while other gurus, like Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio) and Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio), actively invest in distressed companies and generate value through company reforms. However, regardless of their investing approach, gurus usually invest in companies that offer high value potential to their fund and shareholders. More...

BILL ACKMAN, CARL ICAHN, WARREN BUFFETT, STANLEY DRUCKENMILLER, GEORGE SOROS, DAVID TEPPER, LOUIS MOORE BACON


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Gurus Shop in Robust Consumer Cyclical and Technology Sectors Part 1: A deeper analysis of the Aggregated Portfolio Carl Icahn,George Soros - Gurus Shop In Robust Consumer Cyclical And Technology Sectors
During the third quarter, gurus invested primarily in consumer cyclical and technology companies. Such companies have strong financial strength and high profitability. Several of these companies, including Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE:BABA), The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN), Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS), have a predictability rank of at least three stars. High guru ownership and number of guru buys suggest good value potential in the consumer cyclical and technology sectors. More...

WARREN BUFFETT, SARAH KETTERER, STANLEY DRUCKENMILLER, CARL ICAHN, DAVID TEPPER, GEORGE SOROS, LOUIS MOORE BACON


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Is Icahn Enterprises Better Than Berkshire? Is Icahn Enterprises a better investment than Berkshire Hathaway? Past performance certainly seems to indicate so Carl Icahn, Warren Buffett - Is Icahn Enterprises Better Than Berkshire?
Of all the world’s great investors, Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) is perhaps the most feared and respected at the same time. Icahn started his life on Wall Street as a stockbroker and worked his is way up to become the Street’s most respected activist investor and most feared corporate raider. More...

ICAHN ENTERPRISES, ICAHN, BERKSHIRE, BUFFETT


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Carl Icahn Takes 15% Stake in Enzon Pharmaceuticals Activist investor continues his interest in penny stock Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn Takes 15% Stake In Enzon Pharmaceuticals
After selling out in the second quarter, Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) acquired an even larger position in Enzon Pharmaceuticals (ENZN) on Nov. 28. More...

ICAHN, PENNY STOCK, ENZON


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