Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn

Last Update: 2014-02-28

Number of Stocks: 18
Number of New Stocks: 1

Total Value: $30,456 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 8%

Countries: USA
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Carl Icahn Watch

  • 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 (RIG) and Occidental Petroleum (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 (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).  


  • 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 (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 (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.  


  • Billionaire Investor Carl Icahn Tells Fox Business Apple 'Could Certainly Innovate as Much as They Want' and Still Launch His Proposed $150 Billion Stock Buyback

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn spoke with FOX Business Network’s (FBN) Charlie Gasparino about his positions in Apple and Herbalife. He discussed his proposal for Apple to launch a $150 billion stock buyback, saying, “They could certainly innovate as much as they want and still do this buyback.” When asked whether he could maintain a stake in Herbalife for years, Icahn said, “I could. I have no compunction the way Herbalife is going right now.” Icahn also discussed his Twitter war with PIMCO Founder and Co-CIO Bill Gross, and said, “I certainly respect Bill Gross, but it’s a little fun.”

    Excerpts from the interview are below.  


  • Should You Bid for Sothebys's Shares?

    Activists investors have been accumulating Sotheby's (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



  • Icahn Discusses Going for Apple Buyback



  • Icahn: We're Not Leaving Apple, We're There to Stay

    Billionaire investor, Carl Icahn speaks to Bloomberg Television’s Trish Regan this afternoon on “Street Smart” and said on Apple (AAPL):

    - Apple buyback would be ‘no-brainer’  


  • 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.  


  • 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 (AAPL) stock buyback. "The board is not appointed by God," Icahn says.

      

  • Carl Icahn Thinks Corporate Boardrooms Are Broken

    Legendary corporate raider Carl Icahn thinks corporate boardrooms are dysfunctional and it hurts the American economy.

    Icahn thinks it is ridiculous how hard it is for shareholders to kick out useless board members.  


  • Icahn and Insiders Sell WebMD

    As reported by GuruFocus Real Time Picks yesterday, Carl Icahn cut his position in WebMD (WBMD) by nearly 20%. Despite his sell, Icahn still remains the largest guru shareholder of WebMD stock.

    On Sept. 17 Icahn reduced his holdings in WebMD by 17.51% by selling a total of 1,173,092 shares of the company’s stock. He sold these shares at an average price of $31.23 per share, bringing in over $36.6 million as a result of this transaction.  


  • Carl Icahn Buys More Apple as It Falls 5% - Calls It a No-Brainer

    It must be nice to have a few billion to play with in the stock market. Icahn has that much and more.  


  • Carl Icahn on Looking at JCPenney - No

    Investor Carl Icahn joined Bloomberg Television’s Trish Regan today and said Apple (AAPL) is undervalued, J.C. Penney (JCP) is very hard to read and that if we do not change our corporate bureaucracies we will become a second-rate country. Icahn declined to say how much he made on Dell (DELL) investment.

      


  • Icahn Talks About Dell Some More on Bloomberg



  • Carl Icahn Discusses Ditching Dell Fight



  • Icahn's Pick at the Software Industry (and Other Investment Options)

    On Aug. 29, Carl Icahn incremented his stake in Nuance Communications (NUAN) by 3%. The investment guru started buying the company's stock by the end of March 2013. Since then, he increased his participation in the company in four occasions, turning into the largest institutional stockholder by a large margin. So, one question arises: What does Icahn see in Nuance? And, is there a better option in the software industry?

    In order to answer these interrogations, I will look into Nuance and Autodesk (ADSK), and try elucidate which one stands as the most appealing investment opportunity.  


  • Carl Icahn Tweets Again, Apple Stock Buyback Imminent

    Carl Icahn personally broke the news that he took a major stake in Apple (AAPL) last week using his new Twitter account. Today, he updated his followers about his push for a large share buyback, tweeting:

    “Spoke to Tim. Planning dinner in September. Tim believes in buyback and is doing one. What will be discussed is magnitude.”  


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    User Comments

    Robertbradf@google
    ReplyRobertbradf@google - 4 months ago
    Icahn is known for acquiring large stakes in companies with the intent of changing their corporate strategies.http://bit.ly/19cSEv3
    Tnguye48
    ReplyTnguye48 - 5 months ago
    Is APPLE missing in this portfolio?



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