Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn

Last Update: 03-27-2015

Number of Stocks: 22
Number of New Stocks: 1

Total Value: $31,896 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 2%

Countries: USA
Details: Top Buys | Top Sales | Top Holdings  Embed:

Carl Icahn Watch

  • Apple: Supporting Carl Icahn

    A few months ago, Carl Icahn, who is one of Apple's (AAPL) largest shareholders, asked for a $150 billion share buyback. Icahn agreed with another successful activist investor, David Einhorn, who also believed that through a $150 billion buyback Apple's shares could soar by a third. That said, the former corporate rider now seems to be satisfied with a much more humble $50 billion buyback. What has happened?

    A Master Negotiator  


  • Nominate Guru of the Year 2013

    A year of momentous events and generally upbeat market is winding down. Therefore, it’s time to look back at which money manager stood out the most and name them Guru of the Year 2013.

    Last year, the Fairholme Fund’s Bruce Berkowitz won the title with 46.7% of the votes, followed by David Tepper and Prem Watsa. Berkowitz garnered much notice last year as his fund returned from a 32.43% decline in 2011 to a 36.8% gain in 2012, when the troubled banks he bet too early on began to turn around.  


  • New Guru Stock Adds - Icahn and Nuance, Gabelli and Layne Christensen

    Carl Icahn made his second purchase of Nuance Communications (NUAN) in the fourth quarter, boosting his holding by 1,376,600 shares to 60,310,323 shares on Dec. 6 to Dec. 10, according to GuruFocus Real Time Picks. This expands his ownership stake in the company from 18.99% to 19.06%.

    Corporate activist Carl Icahn has shown acute interest in Nuance Communications this year. He started a position with the company in the first quarter, buying just under 4 million shares when the price averaged $21. He then aggressively added to the position in the second and third quarters, buying more than 27 million shares and 20 million shares when the price averaged $20 and $19, respectively.  


  • On Following Great Investors

    According to the press, some great activist investors such as Carl Icahn and Daniel Loeb are now selling their stakes in different companies. As a matter of fact, last week, Icahn and Keith Meister, from Corvex Management, sold their stakes at Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO) and ADT Corporation (ADT), respectively. Meanwhile Loeb liquidated his huge position in Yahoo (YHOO) earlier this year. Should you always follow great investor’s moves?

    Follow Process Not Trades   


  • Billionaire Buzz on Three Tech Stocks

    Nuance Communications Inc. is creating a buzz with voice recognition and language-smart technologies that can enhance productivity across a number of industries. The company reported financial results for its fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, ended Sept. 30, 2013, with revenue of $472.2 million (GAAP), up from $468.8 million in the same quarter of fiscal 2012. Also in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, the company reported a net loss of ($32.3) million (GAAP), translating as a loss of ($0.10) per share. In the same quarter a year ago, Nuance’s net income was $117.6 million, with earnings of $0.36 per diluted share. The company reported $93.5 million cash flow from operations in the reporting quarter, compared to cash flow a year ago at $141.5 million.

    Here’s an update on NUAN, championed by Guru Carl Icahn, and two more technology stocks creating a billionaire buzz.  


  • Guinness Peat - Value Contest

    Guinness Peat Group (GPG) dominates its industry, is managed in the interest of shareholders, is financially strong and most importantly, it can be bought at a huge discount to its fair value.

    I - Business and History
      


  • Two Seats and a 3.3% Icahn Effect – Should We Buy Talisman Energy?

    The oil and gas industry is highly competitive, and this could adversely affect companies’ profitability, as well as their ability to grow and manage their businesses. Companies have implemented strategies like expanding in international markets, redirecting capex toward rich projects and asset divestitures for growing. Let's take a look at Icahn´s last trade and try to explain to investors the reasons of this investment in this complex environment.

    On Dec. 2, Carl Icahn bought Talisman Energy Inc. (TLM), a company that engages in the exploration, development, production, transportation, and marketing of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids, mainly in North America, the North Sea and Southeast Asia.  


  • Nuance Seems to Be Icahn's Most Innovative Company

    On Dec. 4, Carl Icahn added Nuance Communications Inc. (NUAN) for the sixth time in the last five months. Nuance provides speech, imaging and keypad solutions for businesses, organizations and consumers worldwide. Let's take a look at this company and try to explain to investors the reasons this is an apparently appealing investment opportunity.

    Next-Generation Dragon Drive  


  • Gurus' Favorite Euro Stocks for Europe's Drop

    Europe saw a steep market drop today. European stocks are down to three-week lows, with declines almost across the board, as 90% of the top 600 stocks are in negative territory, according to CNBC. Weak data precipitated the drop.

    This follows mixed results in November. According to Hedge Fund Research Inc.:  


  • Head-to-Head: Jean-Marie Eveillard and Carl Icahn

    The oil & gas industry is looked upon consistently for long-term investment. Most importantly, successful stories can turn into nightmares very quickly due to the industry’s volatility. Here, I will look at one success story, Chesapeake Energy (CHK), and another not so fortunate company, Devon Energy (DVN).

    Falling piece by piece  


  • 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 (MSFT), Oracle (ORCL), Apple (AAPL) and Exxon (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. (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 (DELL) and Apple (AAPL) this year, billionaire investor Carl Icahn has set his sights on his next target: Hologic Inc. (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 (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).  


  • 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 (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.  


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    User Comments

    Bashe
    ReplyBashe - 8 months 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?
    Robertbradf@google
    ReplyRobertbradf@google - 1 year ago
    Icahn is known for acquiring large stakes in companies with the intent of changing their corporate strategies.http://bit.ly/19cSEv3
    Tnguye48
    ReplyTnguye48 - 1 year ago
    Is APPLE missing in this portfolio?



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