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

  • The Most Bought Guru Stocks of Q3

    Now that all investors GuruFocus tracks have reported their third quarter portfolios, data on their buying and selling trends is available. Though the investors are independent thinkers, many seek similar characteristics in a stock, and thus some will agree on the attractiveness of certain securities during a given quarter. This quarter, the stocks with the highest consensus guru buying were: Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Exxon (NYSE:XOM).

    The Stocks  

  • Debacle Between Hedge Fund Titans on Herbalife Is Getting Ludicrous

    Bill Ackman just appeared on Bloomberg TV on his short position of Herbalife. Head over here for the full interview. Also, take a vote on Ackman's short trade here.

    Here are the 7 hallmarks of a pyramid scheme from the SEC (Ackman says it exhibits all 7):  

  • Carl Icahn Is Interested in Health Care Needs of Women

    Let´s start looking at the "big picture." The Health Care Equipment sub-industry will remain strong due to the increasing age of the population. Also, two important factors to consider are the increase in the industry’s clientele, and the ability to manage this new clientele in a more efficient way, with improved technology and better health care equipment. With this promising outlook, let's take a look at Icahn´s last trade and try to explain to investors the reasons of this appealing investment opportunity.

    On Nov. 11, Carl Icahn bought Hologic Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX), a company that develops, manufactures, and markets x-ray systems. It operates through four segments: Diagnostics, Breast Health, GYN Surgical and Skeletal Health.  

  • Carl Icahn Eyes Next Target with 13% Stake in Hologic

    After shaking up Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) this year, billionaire investor Carl Icahn has set his sights on his next target: Hologic Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX). Icahn reported today in a 13D activist filing with the SEC that he has taken a 12.63% stake in the company, equal to 34,154,879 shares, costing in aggregate $285.4 million.

    Icahn said he acquired the position because he believed the stock was undervalued. He also intends to initiate discussions with the management about ways to enhance shareholder value, and possibly seek shareholder board seats.  

  • Guru Investors Divide Over Apple in Q3

    Apple was a boon to many portfolios over its rally from 2009 through Sept. 2012, when the stock climbed from under $100 to peak at over $700 per share. This year, as it fell to an average of $464 in the third quarter, competition increased and the question of innovation after the loss of its luminary Steve Jobs continued, noted investors voiced varying opinions about the company’s valuation and prospects, and bought and sold shares accordingly.

    David Einhorn  

  • Carl Icahn’s Top Held Stocks

    Carl Icahn had a busy third quarter, highlighted by losing his battle to Michael Dell and fighting for more share buybacks with Apple. The guru made notable moves by selling out of his positions in WebMD, Hain Celestial and Dell and buying in to Apple and Talisman Energy over the past quarter.

    Icahn’s most recent portfolio update includes 18 stocks valued at $24.635 billion. The following five companies represent Icahn’s top five heaviest weighted stocks held in his Icahn Capital Management portfolio.  

  • Carl Icahn Versus James Barrow - Offshore Drilling or E&P?

    Disasters in the oil and gas industry tend to bring additional scrutiny over the industry. For example, after the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, the U.S. Congress passed the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, excluding single-hull tank vessels from U.S. waters. More recently, following the Deepwater Horizon incident safety regulations and inspections have been subject of tight scrutiny. These two incidents are industry landmarks and helped the public to become aware of the risks associated with environmental damage, and Transocean (NYSE:RIG) and Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) stand at opposite ends of the environmental record according to EPA.

    The Worst May Be Over, but Issues Remain  

  • Icahn Did It Again

    This week, Transocean (NYSE:RIG) announced an agreement with the Icahn Group, which owns around 6% of the company's shares. This means that Carl Icahn has successfully forced Transocean to take some of the actions the billionaire investor has been claiming for a while. The changes that Icahn forced were mainly three:

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  • A 33% increase in Transocean's cash dividend up to $3 per share from $2.24 per share (Icahn had been asking for $4 a share).  

  • Hey Carl - Follow Warren's Example to Convince Apple You'll Be Here Long Term

    Carl Icahn is certainly enjoying his time in the spotlight – and between CNBC and Twitter that spotlight never seems to go away. Recently, Carl has been in the news for his stake in Apple (AAPL). He recently sent a letter to CEO Tim Cook – here’s a reprint:

    Dear Tim:

  • Why Icahn-Backed Transocean Is Still Attractive for Long-Term Investors

    By Sarfaraz A. Khan and Gohar Yousuf

    The world’s largest offshore drilling contractor and one of the leading drilling management services providers Transocean (NYSE:RIG) has joined the coveted S&P-500 Index on Monday. The company has replaced the struggling PC manufacturer Dell. This comes just a few days after Transocean announced a five-year contract with Chevron (NYSE:CVX) to construct a new state-of-the art ultra-deepwater drillship. The delivery of the vessel is expected in the second quarter of 2016. The vessel will require investment of $725 million and will bring $1.1 billion as revenues. The construction of the drillship is expected to begin in fourth quarter of 2014 in Okpo, South Korea, where the company has a long history of operations. It has developed five enterprise-class drill ships at that facility and it currently has six other ultra-deepwater rigs under construction.  

  • What the Gurus Sold this Week

    The following information is a highlight of the real-time guru activity we saw this week. To view more information on these gurus, check out their guru portfolios. “Real Time Picks” reports the stock purchases and sells that Gurus have made within the prior two weeks. If a Guru makes a purchase or sell of a company in which they own a greater-than 5% stake, SEC regulations require them to report their transaction within two days.

    This week we saw the most notable transactions coming in the form of sells from Carl Icahn, Jeff Ubben and Chase Coleman. We also saw portfolio dates from the Tweedy Browne Global Value, Ken Fisher and Scott Black.  

  • Should You Bid for Sothebys's Shares?

    Activists investors have been accumulating Sotheby's (NYSE:BID) shares in order to influence management on using the company's balance-sheet more efficiently. The answer to owner's claims was somewhat aggressive. Sotheby's adopted a “poison pill” rule that would be triggered if an investor buys more than 10% of the company's shares. Should you buy Sotheby's along Daniel Loeb's Third Point LLC (which is the company's biggest shareholder with a 9.3% stake) and Richard McGuire's Marcato (which owns a 6.7% stake)?

    The Poison Pill Issue and Investors' Demands  

  • Carl Icahn's Letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook

  • Two Investing Gurus on 'Brilliance' of Icahn's Apple Share Buyback Quest

    John Buckingham, AFAM, and David Rolfe, Wedgewood Partners, discuss Carl Icahn's quest for a big share buyback at Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL).


  • Icahn Discusses Going for Apple Buyback

  • Icahn Cashes out Big with Netflix Sell

    The billionaire, activist investor Carl Icahn sold off a huge chunk of his stake in Netflix (NFLX) today as the company released positive third quarter earnings yesterday. The guru made a sell of half of his stake in the online media company.  

  • Four Technology Picks in Review

    Billionaire investors made some innovative technology picks in the third quarter. Highlighted here are three software companies and Volterra Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ:VLTR), a semiconductor business that makes voltage regulators.

    These four technology companies are held by guru stakeholders as of the third quarter of 2013:   

  • Third Quarter Roundup - Three Gurus Reduce Three - AN, WBMD, RHP

    Third quarter reduction activity looks light so far in the ongoing portfolio research.

    Here’s a roundup review of three gurus, Edward Lampert of ESL Investments, Carl Icahn of Icahn Capital Management LP and Columbia Wanger Asset Management, all of whom reduced one company as of Sept. 30, 2013.  

  • Icahn Buys 61.5 Million Shares of Talisman Energy

    Yesterday activist investor Carl Icahn reported a large buy into Talisman Energy (TLM), as reported by GuruFocus Real Time Picks. The always vocal investor picked up a total of 61,554,602 shares of the company’s stock. Icahn announced on Monday via Twitter that he had built up a nearly 6% stake in Talisman Energy, representing an approximately $300 million investment.

    The tweet featured below reports that bought approximately 61 million shares and that meetings with the company’s management could be in the near future.  

  • Carl Icahn Speaks to Tim Cook Re Buyback Again

    In an interview with CNBC, Carl Icahn discusses his chat with Tim Cook regarding an Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock buyback. "The board is not appointed by God," Icahn says.


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    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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