Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn

Last Update: 02-08-2016

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

  • Carl Icahn Is Loading Up on This Falling Holding

    Guru Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) is an American business magnate, investor, activist shareholder and philanthropist. He is the founder and majority shareholder of Icahn Enterprises, a diversified conglomerate holding company based in New York.

    On Dec. 7 Icahn added 11,786,678 shares of Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTZ), an increase of 22.7% for him. He now has a total of 63,709,083 total shares in this holding.


  • Why Is Icahn Relentlessly Going After Pep Boys?

    It would surprise me if Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) is driven by value considerations because Pep Boys Manny Moe & Jack (NYSE:PBY) trades at a forward P/E of nearly 50 and at a EV/EBITDA ratio of 15x.

    Its Price/Book value of 1.59 is more modest. Returns on equity or RoIC haven’t been impressive over the past decade, and it is not immediately apparent what Icahn wants with his 12% stake in the auto parts retail and service business. He is the second-largest shareholder among the gurus after Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio), who owns a slightly larger stake.


  • Carl Icahn Buys 12% Stake in Mario Gabelli's Pep Boys

    Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) disclosed a 12.1% stake in Pep Boys (NYSE:PBY) on Friday, a company that has already agreed to sell itself and which has at least three Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) directors on its board.

    Icahn purchased 6,558,083 shares of Pep Boys over the period from Nov. 24 to Dec. 4, for a grand total of $88.3 million ($13.46 per share on average). The stake gives him 12.12% of the company. Pep Boys is an automotive aftermarket chain with 800 stores in 35 states and Puerto Rico that primarily provides automotive maintenance, repair and parts for do-it-yourself clients.


  • Podcast Shares Gurus' Feedback on Oil

    T Boone Pickens and Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) talk about the price of oil.


  • Carl Icahn's AIG Plan Could End Fed Supervision

    CEO of Loews Corporation James Tisch discussed Carl Icahn's AIG (NYSE:AIG) plan and how it will lead to the end of Federal Reserve supervision, and ultimately to better business long term. He believes state regulators have done a good job regulating insurance companies.


  • David Einhorn Buys Apple, Dillards and Sells Micron Technologies, Michael Kors

    David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) is president of Greenlight Capital, a value-oriented investment advisor. He manages a portfolio composed of 42 stocks with a total value of $6.032 billion and his largest trade in the third quarter involved Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) with a huge impact of 7.03%.

    Einhorn raised his stake in Apple by 52.08% with an impact of 7.03% on his portfolio.


  • Icahn Taking a 7.1% Stake in Xerox

    Xerox (NYSE:XRX) is dealing with a shrinking top line as printers and copiers are not as popular as they once were. It posted its first annual loss in five years. The century-old company got the attention of activist investor and guru Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio). Icahn has taken a 7.1% stake in Xerox and is looking to acquire board seats. Xerox jumped on the news although it is having a terrible year.


  • David Einhorn's Top 5 Positions

    Greenlight Capital, run by guru David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio), does not require much of an introduction.

    Over the history of Greenlight Capital the firm has compounded its assets under management at something near a 20% per year rate. Einhorn manages this while running a concentrated long/short portfolio. His long portfolio is about $6 billion large. His short portfolio is only about one-third smaller so he is net about 33% long.


  • Carl Icahn Turns Up Pressure on AIG, May Propose New Leadership

    New York, New York, November 23, 2015 – Today Carl C. Icahn released the following statement regarding American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG):

    On October 28, 2015, as one of AIG’s largest shareholders (we currently own over 42 million shares), we wrote a public letter to the CEO of AIG (NYSE:AIG) suggesting that the company is “Too Big To Succeed” and should accelerate cost cutting and separate into three public companies to shrink below the threshold for systemically important financial institutions. Since we released that letter, many large institutional shareholders and analysts have contacted us and expressed their support for our views. We have also met and had a number of conversations with AIG CEO Peter Hancock, and he has invited us to continue having conversations. However, despite that invitation, in all of our discussions with Mr. Hancock it was abundantly clear to us that he is not willing to take the bold steps that we, and so many other shareholders, believe are long overdue. In addition, in those conversations he failed to lay out any alternative strategic plan with the potential to unlock value for shareholders or to provide compelling reasons as to why these businesses belong together.


  • What Are the Hedge Fund Masters of the Universe Buying?

    Investing is one of those rare disciplines in which it really doesn’t pay to be original. This ismoney, not literature, and they don’t award Pulitzer Prizes for original work.

    You don’t want to mindlessly follow the herd, of course. That rarely ends well. Before you copy the trading moves of another investor, you need to do a little homework of your own, and you should always maintain an independent, skeptical mind when putting your capital at risk. But you don’t get bonus points for coming up with an original trade. Returns are returns, regardless of whose idea the trade was, so there is really no sense in reinventing the wheel.


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User Comments

ReplyBilik - 1 month ago
Does Carl Ichanstill own SSE (Seventy Seven Energy), pls.?
ReplyDrKrullebol - 4 months 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 - 2 years 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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