David Einhorn

David Einhorn

Last Update: 01-27-2016

Number of Stocks: 42
Number of New Stocks: 4

Total Value: $6,032 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 18%

Countries: USA
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David Einhorn Watch

  • David Einhorn Continues to Add Micron Technology to His Position - Should You?

    Let's take a look at Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MU), a $27.18 billion market cap company, which provides semiconductor solutions worldwide. The stock delivers a negative return of more than 52% on a year-to-date basis. This crash is alarming for me, but it seems that some hedge fund managers take the opposite direction. Perhaps the reason behind this bullish sentiment is the fact that the stock has outperformed the market in 2013 and 2014.


      


  • Watch the Apple Event Live

    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has introduced some of the world’s most innovative products and landed in the portfolio of many prominent value investors. It is the fourth most-held tech stock of gurus followed by GuruFocus, and the 14th most-held S&P 500 stock overall. Some gurus have also made it the top position in their portfolios, such as David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio), and Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio), for whom it forms the first holding behind his own company.


    Consequently, many will be watching the Apple Event Wednesday to get the first look at what new products, upgrades and announcements the company has in the pipeline.

      


  • Market Continues to Look Expensive After Low August Returns

    August was undoubtedly a tough month for the market, with share prices plunging on Aug. 18 and leading to a selloff on Aug. 21, reaching what some consider the first meaningful correction in years.


    At the close of trading on Aug. 21, the S&P 500 fell 3.2% or 64.84 points to 1,970.89. According to the S&P Dow Jones Indices, the index lost $1.14 trillion in value that week. The DJIA was down 530.94 points to 16,459.75. Macro concerns that may have led to the selloff include Greece’s ongoing financial troubles, including its default on an IMF loan on June 30. China’s economic instability, however, gradually overtook Greece in the headlines, and was also blamed for spooking investors, as the country unexpectedly devalued its currency.

      


  • Greenlight Capital Re Is A Fantastic Bargain

    David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) is one of the more recognizable names in the investment industry. His firm, Greenlight Capital, has consistently posted market-beating returns over most of the past decade. While it’s costly to invest directly into his funds, there is a way to cash in on his investing prowess.


    Greenlight Capital Re (GLRE) is a publicly traded reinsurance company that Einhorn controls. The company insures property-and-casualty risks. It can then use its earnings and insurance float to largely follow his hedge fund’s strategy. However, this hasn’t been working out very recently.

      


  • David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital Raises Stake in Leading U.S. Memory Chip Maker Micron

    In this article, let's take a look at Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU), a $15.74 billion market cap company, which provides semiconductor solutions worldwide. Although the company delivers a negative return of more than 58% year-to-date, David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) holds 37.95 million shares, ups his stake by 14% on the quarter. The value of the stake amounts to $714.97 million. The second largest shareholder of the company is Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio), with 19.7 million shares, valued at $371.26 billion, held as of the end of the Q2 2015.


    More bullish sentiment

      


  • M&R Capital Management Buys Allergan in Q2 2015

    At the end of the second quarter of 2015, the hedge fund M&R Capital Management Inc, reported a total value of its portfolio of $422.9 million with a increase of $15,000 over the previous quarter.


    During Q2 2015, the hedge fund bought nine new stocks and increased 30 of its stakes. The following are the most heavily weighted buys during the quarter.

      


  • Micron, A David Einhorn Stock, Has Fallen 40% This Quarter. Is it a Buy?

    Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) provides semiconductor solutions worldwide in the form of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) and NAND flash memory products. Per GuruFocus, a number of notable investors own MU including David Einhorn, Seth Klarman, Joel Greenblatt, and more. David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) has a sizable position and recently made some interesting comments. Per the Wall Street Journal, Einhorn predicted that MU will be worth more than Netflix “sometime in the next few years” (Einhorn is bearish on Netflix). From what we can tell, Einhorn began purchasing MU in 2013 Q3 and his average price per share is $18.58/share. His latest batch of purchases was in 2015 Q2 is estimated to be at $26.66/share. Of course, we don’t know what hedges, if any, he used.


    David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) MU holding trend:

      


  • The Energy Enigma – Delivering Alpha Unfiltered

    The oil price recovery has done a U turn, and we are headed back down.


    Is this an opportunity for investors or is David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) correct and that shale producers are better as short candidates.

      


  • David Einhorn Boosts Investment in Consol Energy

    David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) boosted his stake in Consol Energy Inc. (NYSE:CNX) by 43.85% on Monday, according to Real Time Picks.


    Einhorn’s position after the buy totaled 29,609,565 shares, or 12.9% of the company, from 20,583,070 shares held at the end of the first quarter. He initiated the holding in the third quarter of 2014 and added shares in the following two quarters.

      


  • A Look at June's Hedge Funds Returns

    The $3 trillion hedge-fund industry tumbled probably due to two important effects. On the one hand, Greece’s debt situation and on the other hand the recent performance of the Chinese stocks. In simple words, June was a bad month for stocks and for hedge funds, too.


    The Hedge Fund Research HFRI Weighted Composite Index dropped 1.3% and that percentage is its worst monthly loss since June 2013. In June, the HFRI Macro Index fell 2.4% and ended with the year to date gains of that index. In line with this, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) returned a negative 2.5% in June, but the total returns for the index for the year through Jul 14 was 2.3%.

      


  • Ohio-based Bank´s Results Were in the Median of Regional Banking Peers

    In this article, let's take a look at Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB), a $17.08 billion market cap company, which is a diversified financial services company, based in Cincinnati, which operates 1,340 branches in 12 states, with a focus on Ohio, Michigan and Illinois.


    A top bank

      


  • Greenlight Capital's (David Einhorn) Q2 Investor Letter

    The Greenlight Capital funds (the “Partnerships”) returned (1.5)%,1 net of fees and expenses, in the second quarter of 2015, bringing the year-to-date net return to (3.3)%. During the second quarter, the S&P 500 index returned 0.3%, bringing the index year-to-date return to 1.2%.


    On April 15 after the close, Netflix (NFLX) announced its results for the first quarter and conducted a conference call. NFLX shares had already risen 39% in 2015 and were trading at more than 100x 2016 estimates with analysts expecting adjusted earnings for the quarter of $0.63. NFLX achieved just $0.36. Prior to the call, the June quarter consensus stood at $0.86; by the next morning consensus was $0.30. All told, analysts slashed estimates for the next three years. Further, we had just finished watching season three of NFLX’s leading original content show, House of Cards, which appeared to be scripted to compete with Ambien.

      


  • David Einhorn, Daniel Loeb Both Boost Green Brick Partners Holding

    David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) of Greenlight Management and Daniel Loeb (Trades, Portfolio) of Third Point both announced Monday that they increased their respective positions in Einhorn’s company Greenbrick Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:GRBK).


    Einhorn grew his holding by 54.25% to 24,127,590 shares. He had started a small position in the company in the first quarter of 2010, but expanded it to almost half of the company in the fourth quarter of 2014, when he also became chairman.

      


  • Market Valuations and Expected Returns – June 26, 2015

    The market was up more than 30% in 2013, the best year since the go-go years of 1990s. 2014 was another strong year for the market. The S&P 500 index was up more than 13%. Since the market recovery in 2009, the stock market has been up for 6 consecutive years. Yet in January 2015, the stock market benchmark S&P 500 lost 3.10%. In February, the market regained its strength by increasing 5.49%. Throughout March, the market went down by 1.74%. In April and May, the market was up by 0.85% and 1.05% separately.


    Bernard Baruch once said, “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.”

      


  • David Einhorn’s Three Favorite High Yield Dividend Stocks

    David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) is one of the most successful long/short hedge fund managers. He has averaged returns of nearly 20% a year since starting his hedge fund Greenlight Capital in 1996.


    David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) owns several dividend stocks with yields over 3%. This article examines the 3 dividend stocks that make up the largest percentage of David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio)’s portfolio with dividend yields over 3%.

      


  • Why GM Is A Buy

    It has been a few years since General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) resurected from the ashes of its former incarnations bankruptcy. It is still the leading automaker in the States and slowly U.S. taxpayers are forgiving the company its previous mistakes. In October 2010 the automaker integrated AmeriCredit to continue to offer credit to customers. Currently, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne is pursuing GM to merge with the Italian automaker. Sergio Marchionne has a reputation as a briliant manager who is highly skilled at creating shareholder value. His arguments are laid out in a presentation called Confessions of a Capital Junkie. His main point is that automakers are achieving RoIC below their average cost of capital. Long term that is a huge problem, and he thinks the solution lies in a few mega companies. By his estimates a combination of Fiat with another major automaker would result in between $2.8 billion to $5 billion in benefits per year. Fiat and GM’s combined Ebitda is around $19 billion, so that is signficant. GM CEO Mary Barra, meanwhile has indicated to be uninterested.


      


  • Micron May Be the Biggest Guru Bargain Of All

    Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) was founded in Boise, Idaho and manufacturers and markets a basic commodity for the computer industry – DRAM, NAND Flash memory, CMOS image sensors, along with other semiconductor components. was founded in Boise, Idaho and incorporated in October 1978.


    From a consistency standpoint, Micron fails to deliver, but you don’t get paid based on the past. In the last five years, Micron has worked hard to improve margins and efficency. It has doubled revenue, increased both gross and operating margins and has built a great base of relationships to drive the company forward for years to come.

      


  • Stay Away From David Einhorn's Fourth-Largest Bet

    David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital disclosed an equity portfolio valued at some $7.65 billion as of the end of the first quarter of 2015. The equity portfolio is mainly invested in Technology (48%), Consumer Discretionary (21%) and Industrials (14%) stocks.


    In a previous article we analyzed the top three positions held as of the end of March 2015. So now, let´s take a look at his fourth-largest position, Consol Energy Inc. (NYSE:CNX).

      


  • Buy the Keysight Technologies Spinoff After the Dip

    Research has shown that investing in spin-offs is a proven and consistent way of beating the market. Since massively outperforming the S&P 500 following its separation last year, shares of Keysight Technologies (KEYS) have lagged the market and its former parent Agilent Technologies (A) considerably.


    Does the pullback represent a buying opportunity for new investors?

      


  • Ken Heebner's stocks trading with low P/E

    Ken Heebner (Trades, Portfolio) is the co-founder of Capital Growth Management, which is a privately owned investment manager. It was founded in 1990 and is based in Boston and the firm invests in the public equity markets of the United States. The firm provides its services to charitable organizations, pension and profit sharing plans, investment companies, and high net worth individuals.


    His portfolio is composed of 67 stocks and 33 of them are new stock bought during the last quarter. The total value of the portfolio is now $3,656 million and the following are the stocks that are trading with lowest P/E ratio and may be attractive for other investors.

      


  • A Close Look of Herbalife Clubs Worldwide: Part I

    This is a very long post. I have done a lot of work on Herbalife that should be made public – and I am travelling on several long-haul plane journeys which gave me time to splice it all together. [Now in New York via London and the Middle East.]


    There are Herbalife groups all around the world and they reflect the character of the community they are in.

      


  • David Einhorn's Largest Bets

    David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio)´s Greenlight Capital disclosed an equity portfolio valued at some $7.65 billion as of the end of the first quarter of 2015. The equity portfolio is mainly invested in Technology (48%), Consumer Discretionary (21%) and Industrials (14%) stocks.


    In this article we will look into the top three picks held at the end of Q1. Among the 10 largest holdings from Greenlight Capital’s equity portfolio (which accounts for 62.95% of the total portfolio value), the three top are: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) and SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE:SUNE). 

      


  • The Most-Bought Stocks of Investment Gurus in Q1

    Most value investors pride themselves on not following the crowd and investing in stocks where they see worth but that others have declined. Sometimes their perspectives on an opportunity line up, however, and multiple investors buy shares of the same company.


    For bargain investors, values continued not to appear in abundance in the first quarter. The S&P 500 returned 0.95% for the period, and the stock market has been on its longest bull run in the past 70 years, increasing 95% over the past five years. As Steven Romick (Trades, Portfolio) of FPA Crescent Fund said:

      


  • A Look Into Morgan Stanley's Upgrade of General Motors

    Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas recently upgraded General Motors (NYSE:GM), saying that the company may consider radical strategic changes going forward as share buy backs are not working. In his latest report he wrote:


      


  • Apple, SunEdison and Biogen: Hellman, Jordan Management's Top 3 Stocks Outperform the Rise in the S&P 500 Index

    Hedge fund Hellman, Jordan Management Company, Inc disclosed an equity portfolio valued at some $548.6 million as of the end of the first quarter of 2015. The equity portfolio is mainly invested in Technology (32%), Consumer Discretionary (24%) and Health Care (17%) stocks. The fund’s last 13F filing showed that the fund raised its exposure towards consumer discretionary and tech stocks but reduced its holdings in the health care and industrials sector.


    In this article we will look into the top three picks held at the end of Q1. Among 10 largest holdings from Hellman, Jordan’s equity portfolio (which amass 37.07% of the total portfolio value), the three top are: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE:SUNE) and Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB).

      


  • David Einhorn initiates a position in General Motors

    David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) is president of Greenlight Capital – a value-oriented investment adviser. He 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, Einhorn initiated a position in General Motors (NYSE:GM) buying 9,467,986 shares of the company. General Motors is under a turnaround, and its business is improving. It has now been profitable for 21 consecutive quarters. Last quarter, GM's business delivered strong core operating performance with almost all key operating metrics including global deliveries, net income and adjusted EBIT improving.

      


  • David Einhorn Keeps Buying AerCap

    David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) is president of Greenlight Capital – a value-oriented investment adviser. He 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, Einhorn increased his stake in Aercap (NYSE:AER) by buying 1,839,161 shares of the company. As of March 31, 2015, he was holding 5,581,800 shares of the company. The following chart shows his holding history in the company.

      


  • Insiders are buying General Motors Shares

    In the last couple of months, three different insiders have purchased General Motors’ (NYSE:GM) stock. While the company’s directors Patricia F Russo and Linda R Gooden purchased 1,500 and 1,000 shares, respectively in April 2015; another director James J Mulva purchased 28,343 shares in May 2015.


    It’s not only insiders who are getting bullish on GM of late. General Motors' stock is also seeing significant interest from fund managers off late. Last quarter, David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) and Leon Cooperman (Trades, Portfolio) initiated a position in the company while several other fund managers including George Soros (Trades, Portfolio), David Tepper (Trades, Portfolio), Ken Heebner (Trades, Portfolio), Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio), Louis Moore Bacon (Trades, Portfolio), Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) increased their holdings in the company.

      


  • David Einhorn's Top 5 New Stock Buys

    David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) of hedge fund Greenlight Capital announced his first quarter buys this week but also told shareholders in his first quarter letter that he drastically reduced his long exposure from 30% to 14%.


    The letter, obtained by Marketfolly, went on to say: "Bottom up: short candidates are easy to find ... the opportunity set on the long side is quite constrained. Top-down: Valuations are on the high side and earnings are in a precarious spot."

      


  • David Einhorn Adds to stake in Civeo Corp

    David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) is the founder of Greenlight Capital, a $7,653 million’s portfolio hedge fund composed of 43 stocks.


    After his first buy on 2014 Q2 and his increase by 73.19% on Q4 (same year), on May 05 2015 he slashed his stake of Civeo Corp (CVEO) by 70.80% getting back now to 3,111,878 shares held with an average price of $12.12/share. He is now holding CVEO with an average loss of 26% (9% of which was accumulated since that sale).

      





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