David Einhorn

David Einhorn

Last Update: 2014-02-14

Number of Stocks: 38
Number of New Stocks: 8

Total Value: $7,294 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 15%

Countries: USA
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David Einhorn Watch

  • Greenlight Capital (Einhorn) - Q3 2013



  • David Einhorn's Thoughts on Vodafone, Green Mountain Coffee - Overview

    Many billionaires came out today to comment on the government disaster trifecta: the shutdown, looming debt ceiling and potential debt default. In the course of the conversation, they also gifted the public with their thinking on some of their stock holdings. One of the most-followed, David Einhorn of hedge fund Greenlight Capital, devoted a portion of his Bloomberg interview discussing two in particular: Vodafone and a Green Mountain short.

    Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR)  


  • David Einhorn Discusses Debt Ceiling, Green Mountain, Other Holdings

    Hedge fund manager David Einhorn says that a divided government is good. He also comments on why he is still short Green Mountain (GMCR), and discusses another long position, Vodafone (VOD).

      


  • The Long and Short of It: A Short History

    “The average man doesn’t wish to be told that it is a bear or bull market. What he desires is to be told specifically which particular stock to buy or sell. He wants to get something for nothing. He does not wish to work. He doesn’t even wish to have to think.” -- Jesse Livermore

    “To enjoy the advantages of a free market, one must have both buyers and sellers, both bulls and bears. A market without bears would be like a nation without a free press. There would be no one to criticize and restrain the false optimism that always leads to disaster.” -- Bernard Baruch  


  • David Einhorn's Top 5 Second Quarter Positions

    During the second quarter David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital bought seven new stocks. The guru’s portfolio now carries 30 stocks and is valued at $5.33 billion.

      


  • David Einhorn Buys ING US Inc, Liberty Global, Sells Virgin Media, Cigna, Seagate

    Influential hedge fund manager David Einhorn just reported his second quarter portfolio. He was a net seller for the quarter, as he has sold out many positions. He did buy a few new positions, too. David Einhorn bought ING US, Liberty Global, IAC/InterActiveCorp, Liberty Global PLC etc. during the 3-months ended 06/30/2013, according to the most recent filings of his investment company, Greenlight Capital.

    As of 06/30/2013, Greenlight Capital owns 30 stocks with a total value of $5.3 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.  


  • 3 Stocks David Einhorn Is Optimistic About

    David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital letter surfaced last week, condensing holdings performance, short positions, new and closed long positions of the quarter and his market assessment. With the hedge fund manager’s initial victory wrangling Apple (AAPL) into sharing more cash with shareholders evening out as threat of competition and market saturation injected fear into the stock, and a market-performing short portfolio dragging down gains from a market-beating long portfolio, Einhorn added a 1.2% net gain to bring the year to date total to 7.1%.

    But Einhorn is more worried about the market going forward. He has cut exposure over concern that its continued gains in the face of lackluster earnings may create instability, reducing his fund’s risk of volatility and preparing for resulting opportunities.  


  • Greenlight Capital (David Einhorn) Q2 Investor Letter



  • 3 Stocks of David Einhorn Trading at Their 52-Week Low Price

    David Einhorn is a value-oriented investor who consistently mentions price and valuation when discussing his holdings. In the first quarter, his Greenlight Capital funds returned 5.8%, as opposed to 10.5% for the S&P 500. While Marvell Technology Group (MRVL) and Yen puts led his gainers, massive position Apple (AAPL) sunk to his biggest loser.

    Apple’s continued to slide in the second quarter. It and several of Einhorn’s other positions are at their lowest price point in a solid year: Barrick Gold Corp. (ABX) and Symmetricom Inc. (SYMM).  


  • Three CEOs Reporting $100 Thousand Insider Buys

    This past week we saw CEOs from three different companies reporting insider buys with transaction amounts costing over $100,000. Fifth Street Finance (FSC)

    CEO Leonard Tannenbaum added 20,000 shares to his stake on June 20. These shares traded at an average price of $9.94 per share for a total purchase amount of $198,000 for Tannenbaum. Since his buy, the price per share has dropped approximately -0.5%. As of his most recent purchase, the CEO holds nearly 2 million shares of Fifth Street Finance.  


  • CEO of Fifth Street Finance Corporation Leonard M. Tannenbaum Bought 20,000 Shares

    Fifth Street Finance Corp. is a Delaware Corporation. Fifth Street Finance Corporation has a market cap of $1.23 billion; its shares were traded at around $10.04 with a P/E ratio of 10.10 and P/S ratio of 6.10. The dividend yield of Fifth Street Finance Corporation stocks is 11.50%. Fifth Street Finance Corporation had an annual average earnings growth of 36.7% over the past 5 years. Articles on GuruFocus.COM CEO of Fifth Street Finance Corporation (FSC) Leonard M Tannenbaum bought 20,000 shares on June 20, 2013 at an average price of $9.94. The total transaction amount was $198,800.

    Leonard Tannenbaum is currently the Shairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Fifthh Street Finance Corp. After founding his first private investment firm in 1998, Mr. Tannenbaum has continued to found more private investment firms, including Fifth Street Finance Corp, and has served as a managing member of each firm.  


  • David Einhorn's Most Active Insider Stocks

    As Peter Lynch has been quoted as saying many times: “Insiders might sell their shares for any number of reasons, but they buy them for only one: they think the price will rise.” So when insiders and gurus both buy into a company, it’s time to take notice. As a previous article written by GuruFocus discusses, insider buys of undervalued companies can sometimes lead to large gains, and value Gurus tend to buy stocks that are undervalued. So by finding the stocks that Gurus and insiders are buying, you increase your chance of finding a winner.

    As of March 31, David Einhorn held 38 stocks valued at over $6.5 billion. The following three companies are Einhorn’s most active insider buying stocks.  


  • David Einhorn's Top New Buys Still Appear Undervalued

    We can’t say for sure what David Einhorn’s exact analysis process is, but some of his largest adds of the first quarter still appear undervalued. Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital hedge fund rose 8.8% this year through May 31, 2013 compared to 10% for the S&P 500, and most of his new purchases of the first quarter have appreciated modestly. Given what a proven stock picker Einhorn is, the holdings could still have more room to increase.

    Oil States International (OIS)  


  • David Einhorn Loves These 4 Dividend Stocks

    On May 15, a full range of professional fund managers released their quarterly statements. Today I look at the best dividend stock buys of David Einhorn. He is the head of Greenlight Capital and serves around $6.5 billion in assets. In total he has 38 stocks of which six were bought within the recent quarter. Below is a list of his 20 biggest transactions within the recent quarters.

    His biggest move was related to Apple. He increased the position by 83.45%, a change to his portfolio of 7.37%.  


  • Einhorn Increases AAPL and Decreases Nine

    David Einhorn is president of Greenlight Capital (a value-oriented investment advisor). GuruFocus notes in his investment philosophy that Einhorn believes an investment approach emphasizing intrinsic value will achieve consistent absolute investment returns and safeguard capital regardless of market conditions.

    Einhorn’s current portfolio consists of 38 stocks (6 new), valued at over $6.553 billion. In the most recent quarter, David Einhorn increased his holdings in one stock and decreased his holdings in nine companies. Highlighted below is Einhorn’s one increase as well as his top five decreased holdings.  


  • David Einhorn Buys Ira Sohn Recommendation, 5 Others

    When not busy suing Apple and probably lamenting the sell-off in gold, of which his Greenlight Capital Management has a major holding, David Einhorn bought six new stocks in the first quarter of 2013. The hedge fund manager returned 6.1% in the first quarter, lagging the S&P 500 Index, which continued its rally another 10%.

    In April, Einhorn was also honored as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.  


  • David Einhorn’s Stopped Shorts

    David Einhorn has been known to pull down celebrated companies from their lofty heights with a single presentation showcasing their ill-boding fundamental and market flaws based on research from his hedge fund, Greenlight Capital. Chipotle (CMG), Herbalife (HLF) and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) have all been Einhorn targets.

    While GuruFocus does not catalogue the short positions of most gurus because they are not required to disclose them, it can be informative to look at the ones they report occasionally in their quarterly letters.  


  • David Einhorn Comments on Oil States International

    We initiated a long position in Oil States International (OIS), a solutions provider for the oil and gas industry, at an average price of $77.16 per share. OIS has four business segments: Well Site Services, Tubular Services, Offshore Products, and Accommodations.

    We believe that the company trades at a significant discount to the sum of its parts. Though the shares trade at slightly less than 7x 2013 EBITDA (a multiple typically associated with its lower multiple businesses), the majority of its profits come from Accommodations, which is a high-growth, high return-on-capital segment that deserves a much higher valuation. At 8.6x 2013 EBITDA, an appropriate multiple given a sum of the parts analysis of OIS’s business mix and where comparable companies trade, OIS would be worth close to $120 per share. We believe that OIS could unlock significant shareholder value by converting the Accommodations unit into a REIT and separating it from the rest of the company; if completed, it would suggest a valuation of $155 per share.  


  • David Einhorn Comments on Evonik

    We initiated a long position in Evonik (Germany: EVK) [color=#444444; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16px](GR:EVK), [/color]a global chemical business, through a private placement at an effective price of €29.13 per share, ahead of a public listing in April. EVK has a high quality portfolio of chemical assets in the U.S., Europe and Asia, including market leadership in methionine, a high margin, high structural growth business that tracks the demand for animal feed. EVK’s business is less cyclical than that of its European peers as demonstrated by its positive EBITDA growth each year even during the recession. EVK is currently in the middle of a capital investment cycle that we believe will enable it to grow its earnings power from €2.50 in 2012 to €4.00 per share in 2015/2016. We think that its combination of secular growth, superior asset quality, and low cyclicality makes EVK the premier European chemical company, which deserves a re-rating to a premium multiple.

    From David Einhorn's 2013 first quarter investor letter.  


  • David Einhorn Comments on Marvel (MRVL)

    (MRVL) reversed its 2012 decline as investors began to pay attention to MRVL’s prospects for share gains in controllers for hard disk drives and flash memory drives, as well as its new processor for cell phones and tablets. The company should see significant fixed operating leverage in 2013, as it has been carrying the cost of the investments in these products without any corresponding revenue until now. The company has also continued to buy back stock aggressively, adding to the potential earnings leverage.

    From David Einhorn's first quarter 2013 letter.  


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