Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn

Last Update: 11-23-2015

Number of Stocks: 24
Number of New Stocks: 2

Total Value: $27,876 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 9%

Countries: USA
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Carl Icahn Watch

  • eBay Is a Carl Icahn Bargain Stock

    The eBay Marketplaces’ have over 25 million active sellers and 157 million active buyers around the world, creating a small but still present barrier to entry for rivals. The company is exploring a new “Amazon Prime” style service in Germany that could be rolled out globally. All of this and a multibillion-dollar profit from the PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) spinoff has created a possible buying opportunity in Icahn’s third-largest holding.


  • Seeing Danger Ahead, How Carl Icahn Has Positioned His Portfolio

    Activist investor Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) has portended doom for markets possibly the loudest of any prognosticator with his video “Danger Ahead,” but he hasn’t pulled all of his money out. In fact, he has purchased several greater-than 5% stakes in the third quarter and added more shares to existing holdings, including boosting his holding of Cheniere Energy (LNG) on Monday.

    He also, in the second quarter, sold sparingly, exiting only his position in Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) and cutting his position in Gannett Co. (NYSE:GCI) by 50%.


  • Carl Icahn Drops Full 15-Minute ‘Danger Ahead’ Video

    After posting a teaser trailer on his website Monday, Icahn on Tuesday released his video detailing all the reasons he believes the economy is coasting toward disaster. The activist investor known for shaking up corporate boards railed against “fallacious” corporate earnings, bubbles created by low interest rates, high-yield bonds being sold by Wall Street, and more, while endorsing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

    “It’s just Déjà vu,” Icahn ends the video by saying. “The public, they got screwed in ’08. They’re going to get screwed again. I think it was Santayana who said ‘Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.' And I’m afraid we’re going down that road.”


  • Billionaire Investor Carl Icahn Tells Fox Business Network That 'The Fed Should Be Raising Rates Now'

    In an interview to appear on FOX Business Network’s Cavuto: Coast to Coast on Tuesday, September 29 at 12PM/ET host Neil Cavuto speaks with Billionaire investor Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) about GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump, interest rates and the economy. When asked whether Donald Trump is his candidate for president, Icahn said, “he definitely is” and that “I think he's the best by far of any of these guys.” Icahn also spoke about whether the Federal Reserve should have raised interest rates saying, “I'd say definitely the Fed should be raising rates now, absolutely, to stop this proliferation of high yield debt and you're right, they've painted themselves in a corner.” Icahn went on to say, that the Federal Reserve is “building bubbles as we speak.”  

  • Carl Icahn Releases Ominous 'Danger Ahead' Video

    Over foreboding music, clips of Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) warning of impending danger in U.S. markets on various media outlets in recent months float past in a trailer for a video he will release Tuesday via his website. In the clips, the investor said he worries about a high-yield market bubble and an overheated stock market propelled by zero interest rates.

    The video ends with Icahn, who has endorsed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, seated in his office saying he released the video because "I feel so strongly about the dysfunction that is going on both in Washington and the boardrooms of corporate America."


  • Carl Icahn Raises Stake in Freeport McMoRan

    Guru Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) of Icahn Capital Management last week increased his shares in a stake that is new to his portfolio.

    Icahn became a stockholder in Freeport McMoRan Inc. (NYSE:FCX), a Phoenix-based metals and mining company and one of the world’s leading producers of gold, with the purchase of an 88,000,000-share stake in mid-August. Icahn paid an average price of $10.24 per share on that investment in a deal that had a 4.29% impact on his portfolio.


  • Icahn Boosts Stake in Cheniere Energy, Jim Chanos Shorts Same Stock

    Activist investor Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) has increased his stake in oil and gas company Cheniere Energy (LNG) by 17.2%, according to data reported by GuruFocus Real Time Picks.

    Icahn purchased 3,328,629 additional shares on Sept. 14 at $52.77 per share, and now holds a 9.59% stake in the company. The stock has dropped 32% over the past year and has not posted a profit in the past 15 years. The stock price closed at $54.14 yesterday. Icahn has said previously in August that he believes Cheniere in undervalued.


  • Gurus Pile Into Commodities. Time to Follow Suit?

    For obvious reasons, many individual investors have been scared off from owning some of the world’s most popular commodities. In the past 12 months, oil is down 50%, copper is down 40%, silver is down 18% and gold is down 12%. For many, it seems as if there is nowhere to hide.


  • Insiders Are Buying Freeport McMoRan and Phillips 66

    The All-In-One Guru Screener can be used to find insider buys over the last week by clicking on the Insiders tab and changing the settings for All Insider Buying to “$500,000+” and duration to "September 2015."

    According to the above filters, the following are the recent buys from company insiders during the last week of August.


  • 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.


  • Here Is Your Guide to What Gurus Are Saying About Commodities - U.S. Global Investors

    A few legendary influencers in investing are making huge bets right now on commodities, an area that’s faced—and continues to face—some pretty strong headwinds. What are we to make of this?

    I already shared with you that famed hedge fund manager Stanley Druckenmiller (Trades, Portfolio) made a $323-million bet on gold, now the largest position in his family office fund. It’s also come to light that George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) recently moved $2 million into coal producers Peabody Energy and Arch Coal. Meanwhile, activist investor Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) took an 8.5-percent position in copper miner Freeport-McMoRan, which we own.


  • CrestPoint Capital Management’s Top Second Quarter Holdings

    CrestPoint Capital Management is a professional money management firm specializing in the management of common stock portfolios. It disclosed an equity portfolio valued at $189.4 million as of the end of June, representing a 1.6% decrease from the previous quarter. The equity portfolio is mainly invested in technology (18%), consumer discretionary (14%) and health care (12%) stocks.

    The three largest holdings are represented by large-cap companies. These companies are Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC).


  • Carl Icahn Buys 8.5% Stake in Freeport-McMoRan

    Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) continues to bottom feed for companies faltering under weak commodity prices, today disclosing an 88 million-share stake in mining and oil company Freeport McMoRan (NYSE:FCX) that gives him 8.46% interest in the company.

    Icahn built the stake through various transactions beginning July 17, dating the regulatory filing for Aug. 17. The company’s shares declined 72% in the past year and trade around $10.19 Thursday, up 28.7% on Icahn’s announcement.


  • Icahn Adds Stake in Tegna, Cheniere Energy

    During the second quarter, activist investor Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) added two new stakes to his portfolio and sold out his holding in Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), according to data reported by GuruFocus Real Time Picks.

    Icahn purchased 14,967,373 shares of Tegna (NYSE:TGNA) for an average price of $28.79 per share. Tegna is an international media and marketing solutions company that reaches more than 110 million people per month.


  • Icahn Enterprises Second Quarter 13F Filing

    Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio)'s Icahn Enterprises (NASDAQ:IEP) released its second quarter 13F filing last Friday. The firm disclosed new stakes in Tegna Inc. (NYSE:TGNA), Gannett Spinco Inc. (NYSE:GCI) and Cheniere Energy (LNG). During the second quarter Icahn disclosed that he sold his 15 million shares of Gannett Inc. As well Icahn sold the remaining 1.4 million share of Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) that he owned for $588 million. Icahn has made over $2 billion in profits off his Netflix investment that he held two years.

    Tegna Inc.:


  • Carl Icahn's Billion Dollar Bet on Liquefied Natural Gas

    Over the last six months Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio)'s portfolio has been destroyed by the collapse in oil prices. Icahn has made a big bet on energy stocks the last few years and been burned by the collapse in oil. The collapse in oil prices has caused Icahn's portfolio to be filled with massive paper losses. His holding company Icahn Enterprises (NASDAQ:IEP) is down over 25% since the start of the year and its earnings have been wiped out by the paper losses in energy stocks. So with all these paper losses why in the world would Icahn make another $1 billion bet in the energy sector. Well you be wrong Icahn acquired 8.8% of natural gas company Cheniere Energy (LNG) during the second quarter. The company is a large natural gas producer that is in the middle of beginning to export liquid natural gas. Cheniere will be the first company to export liquefied natural gas in the United States. The company spent $16 billion to build its largest export terminal. Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) clearly believes that exporting the liquefied natural gas is going to be highly profitable, and he intends to profit from it.

    Icahn's stake In Cheniere Energy:


  • Carl Icahn Is Not Afraid of the Energy Sector

    Undoubtedly Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) is one of the best investors in the world. He founded Icahn Capital LP, which had about $32 billion under management. The investor reported initiating a new stake in Cheniere Energy Inc. (LNG), a $16.48 billion market cap, according to GuruFocus Real Time Picks.

    New position


  • Five-year Lows: Suburban Propane Partners LP, South Jersey Industries Inc, Valhi Inc, Navistar International Corp.

    According to GuruFocus list of 5-year lows, these Guru stocks have reached their 5-year lows: Suburban Propane Partners LP, South Jersey Industries Inc, Valhi Inc, Navistar International Corp.

    Suburban Propane Partners LP (NYSE:SPH) Reached $37.01


  • Carl Icahn Increasingly Banks on Energy With Cheniere Stake

    Though energy stocks plagued Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio)’s investment fund in 2014 with a half a billion-dollar loss, his bullish long-term stance on the sector continues with a headline-grabbing 8.18% stake in natural gas developer Cheniere Energy (LNG).

    Icahn expected the oil slump to persist as he hunted for more opportunities, saying in February:


  • Top insider buys of the week: Navistar and Fibrocell

    The All-In-One Guru Screener can be used to find insider buys over the last week by clicking on the Insiders tab and changing the settings for All Insider Buying from “$500,000+” and Duration to "July 2015."

    According to the above filters, the following are the recent buys from company insiders over the past week:


  • Risk And Reward With Seadrill Ltd

    Seadrill Ltd (NYSE:SDRL) is an offshore, some would consider maverick, drilling contractor focused on unlocking oil and gas in the safest most efficient way. The company has the industry’s youngest and most advanced rig fleet to go along with 9,450 highly skilled employees.

    Offshore drilling (despite the dangers) is still very attractive for companies like Exxon (NYSE:XOM) and Shell (NYSE:RDS.A)(NYSE:RDS.B) who have zero access to most of the world’s reserves because of state-owned companies. Plus, with oil prices at cyclical lows right now, buying into this company could make a lot of sense.


  • Grantham, High Yield, and The Cyclical Bear In Gold – CMG Capital Management

    “If you’re young, take the whack [and] if you’re old, pray for the Fed to keep going.” – Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio)

    Grantham was the opening keynote at the Morningstar Investment Conference in late June. There were several notable insights I share with you this week. The intro quote above pretty well sums up his outlook. All about that (bass) Fed, about that (bass) Fed. The jingle continues to ring in my mind.


  • Carl Icahn Warns That It Is 2007 All Over Again

    Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) thinks that there is a reckoning coming, and there are a lot of investors who have no idea how much risk they are exposed to.

    He singles out the high yield bond market where rising interest rates will be the catalyst to create the plunge.


  • Carl Icahn vs Larry Fink

    CNBC did its again at Delivering Alpha, putting Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) and Larry Fink on the same stage at the same time together. These two titans of finance have been going at its the last year about various topics but mainly Activist Investing. Both men gave their views on the various topics at the conference. They both went back and forth over everything from the high yield market to activists' effect on the economy. Icahn laid out his case that the economy looks just like 2007; Mr. Fink didn't agree with him and laid out his case that Icahn is wrong about the economic. Both men gave their opinions of what higher interest rates will do to the economy and if the Fed will raise rates this year. Mr. Icahn called Blackrock dangerous because of the ETFs and the high yield markets. Both men are very informed and have far different views of the economy. Every investor should watch their back and forth because there is so much to learn from these titans of finance.

    Icahn vs Fink


  • Carl Icahn Reports Increased Stake in Gannett

    Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) on June 29 received shares of Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE:GCI) as part of the company’s split that he supported, according to Real Time Picks data.

    Icahn effectively has 7,483,683 shares of the new Gannett after the June 29 split, roughly a 6.51% stake. Shareholders received two shares of the new Gannett for every share they held of Gannett, which changed its name to Tegna Inc. (NYSE:TGNA).


  • One of Icahn's Favorite Stocks Seems to be Overvalued

    One well-known activist investor, Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio), further increased his position in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) through Icahn Capital LP by 10% to $1.03 billion in the company's latest filing, with 73.05 million shares. Chesapeake is Icahn's eighth-largest holding in its $32.05 billion portfolio, and the stake represents 3.2% of Icahn´s portfolio, so we can conclude that the stock´s performance will affect its performance.

    Icahn remains bullish on the company as evidenced by his increased position in the company's shares, so let´s try to find the intrinsic value of the stock based on an absolute valuation model and see if we can have an upside potential in this stock.


  • Will Bill Ackman Go After Express Scripts Next?

    Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio) of Pershing Square, the second most well known activist investor only after Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio), just raised more money by issuing a billion worth of bonds. The NY Post reported that according to a source on an investor's call: Ackman plans to use the debt proceeds to help his $20 billion fund take on a big target. Ackman gets his fair share of headlines, and his targets usually quickly get bumped up a few notches. That makes it both fun and potentially profitable to speculate on his next target. With his fund getting bigger and bigger targets are becoming scarce which helps.

    To try and deduce what company Pershing Square will target, the first thing I did was set up a screen that excludes companies based on Ackman’s likely preferences. My screen excluded companies below $50 billion because he is going after a big target. It also excluded various industries like retail, energy and basic materials that I think he is unlikely to invest in right now based on his historic preferences and public comments he made. In addition I only included companies with a multiyear stable operating cash flow record and finally also excluded companies that analysts are extremely optimistic about because these are not logical targets for an activist. Finally, I expect Ackman will not invest outside the U.S. because of the additional legal issues and because of all the additional travel he and his team would need to do which could hurt the overall portfolio.


  • 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.”


  • Carl Icahn Sells Holding in Netflix

    Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) of Icahn Enterprises (NASDAQ:IEP) did an interview with CNBC on Wednesday were he informed the world that he's no longer a shareholder of Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX). His investment in Netflix is one of the best trades seen in a very long time. Icahn bought his stake in Netflix in 2013 when the company was selling for $54 per share, and over the last two years have returned 1,000% for Icahn. He discusses why he sold out and why he believes that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is another Netflix. After discussing Netflix and Apple, Icahn went on to discuss why he believes that the market is overvalued and that we are in another bubble like the one that burst in 2008.

    Part One


  • Carl Icahn: It's Time To Be Concerned About The Market

    Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) believes it is ridiculous to buy a high yield bond today when you can buy a top quality corporate bond for a yield that is only 2% lower. He says that buyers of high yield debt are taking on a large amount of risk for the slightly better return that they will get if everything goes well.


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User Comments

ReplyDrKrullebol - 1 month ago
This article also tells us half the story, in fact the half everybody who subscribes to GuruFocus already can find out by themselves.

The other, and much more interesting half is how he hedged his positions in these companies! Please elaborate!
ReplyBashe - 1 year ago
you got Icahn going from 6 million to 104 million you guys charge us for information you got to get the numbers right. does anyone there read the stuff you post?
ReplyRobertbradf@google - 1 year ago
Icahn is known for acquiring large stakes in companies with the intent of changing their corporate strategies.
ReplyTnguye48 - 2 years ago
Is APPLE missing in this portfolio?

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