David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) is president of Greenlight Capital (a value-oriented investment advisor). He is most famous for his short bet against Lehman Brothers during the 2008 crisis. Einhorn believes an investment approach emphasizing intrinsic value will achieve consistent absolute investment returns and safeguard capital regardless of market conditions. He is a noted activist investor, taking positions in companies, and then pushing management to implement changes.
Last quarter, he initiated a position in Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) by buying 2,025,000 of its shares. Yahoo's current (under) valuation continues to surprise many investors including the noted finance professor Ashwath Damodaran. The company's stake in Alibaba (BABA) is worth ~$40 bn and Yahoo Japan is worth ~$7 bn. Yet Yahoo's market capitalization is just is just $42 billion, giving a negative value to its core business. Continue Reading »