Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn

Last Update: 2014-08-20

Number of Stocks: 19
Number of New Stocks: 1

Total Value: $32,532 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 1%

Countries: USA
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Carl Icahn Watch

  • Without Icahn, Lionsgate (LGF) Is a Risky Business

    Carl Icahn ended his bid for Lionsgate Entertainment (LGF) yesterday. Icahn agreed to sell his shares for $7 which is roughly what he paid for them two years ago.

    Icahn was diplomatic upon his exit and wished the company well in a statement. “As some have noted, my own ‘slate’ is pretty full at the time, and I therefore determined that it is a good time to exit,” he said.  


  • Activist Investor Carl Icahn on Genzyme Deal

    Carl Icahn is famous for being an activist investor, where he buys a big stake in a corporation that enables him to influence the board. He has said, “I make all these billions because there are so many companies with problems that can be easily fixed.” So he is one kind of investor who involves himself in the decision making process of the company. He comes in and restructures/fixes the company's problems to drive its share price much higher.

    Icahn has replied when being asked how he has done it: “It’s somewhat instinctive – like a top open-field runner and he’s running up the field and scores a touchdown. I don’t think you can ask him, “What was your procedure, and why’d you cut right or left out there?””  


  • Carl Icahn: The Purchase of Motorola Mobility for Google Was "A No Brainer"

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn spoke with FOX Business Network’s (FBN) Liz Claman regarding Google's $12.5 billion deal to purchase Motorola Mobility. Icahn said he didn’t think “anybody would have bought the whole company” and it was crucial that the Mobility part of the business was spun off in order to complete the deal. Icahn went on to discuss the recent op-ed by Warren Buffett saying, “wealthy can and should pay more. I don’t think they would fight it too much.”’

    On the purchase of Motorola Mobility:  


  • Carl Icahn: The Sell Off Is Over Done

    Carl Icahn spoke with CNBC. He is now only managing his own money. He talked about the market, the regulation. He thinks that corporations have the best balance sheets ever.

      


  • Monday Value Overview

    Monday’s edition reluctantly touches on the debt ceiling, has a link to an attack against Carl Icahn saying he destroyed Yahoo (YHOO) and Motorola (MMI), follows up on the fake Apple (APPL) store in China, and has a few picks from a value shop out in California that includes Wal-Mart (WMT), Disney (DIS), and Chesapeake Energy (CHK). Finally, we close out with a Buffett quote that could describe the debt ceiling debate, the crisis in Europe and, really, the stock market this whole year.

    We had a big up and then down and then slightly down day today. The announcement of a debt ceiling agreement among Congressional leaders last night caused markets to skyrocket at the open. They were then hurt by economic indicators that say the economy has significantly slowed. Pain continued with bad news from Europe, before ending the day only down somewhat. The Congressional votes will come tonight and the President will sign the bill lifting the debt limit soon thereafter. Immediately after, Democrats will call for higher taxes on hedge fund managers.  


  • Billionaire Icahn's Bid for Clorox

    Clorox has recently rejected the $10 billion bid of billionaire Carl Icahn as the bid seemed too low for the firm.

    Clorox is a 98 year-old manufacturer and marketer of consumer and institutional products. The products are varied including bleach and cleaning products, natural cleaning and laundry products, auto-care products, dressings and sauces, water-filtration systems wraps and containers, and natural personal care products. The firm sells its products primarily through mass merchandisers, grocery stores and other retail outlets.  


  • Carl Icahn Says Clorox (CLX) is "Very Undervalued"



  • Carl Icahn Still Looking for Trouble

    Fortune article on the long time corporate agitator. Apparently he has a 25.3% rate of compounded return since 1990. That will turn a little bit into a whole pile of money.

    FORTUNE: Why did you decide to return all of the money from outside investors in your hedge fund, and close the fund to new investors?  


  • Carl Icahn Sounds Alarm Over Excessive Leverage

    Legendary money manager Carl Icahn sounded the alarm bell after the Ira Sohn conference.

    In an interview with CNBC, Icahn said the following:  


  • Ira Sohn Conference: Carl Icahn's Favorite Stock is Icahn Enterprises

    Carl Icahn began his career on Wall Street in 1961 and has become one of the most well-known and influential investors in America. In 1968, Icahn formed Icahn & Company. As a leading shareholder activist, Icahn believes his efforts have unlocked billions of dollars of shareholder and bondholder value and have improved the competitiveness of American companies. Icahn is a graduate of Princeton University, with a degree in philosophy.

    He was told by his father he had no talent. His father was an artist and his mother a musician.  


  • Billionaire Investor Carl Icahn Q1 Portfolio Update; Buys CLX, AMGN, SUG

    Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn just reported his Q1 portfolio. Icahn likes to invest in distressed situations and push for a change in companies’ management. As of 03/31/2011, Icahn Capital Management LP owns 24 stocks with a total value of $6.2 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.  


  • Carl Icahn: My Finest Hour as an Investor

    Activist investor Carl Icahn wrote to the editor of The New York Times to correct the misconception that one of the paper’s previous articles may have given its readers:

    While I found your article, “The Raider in Winter” (April 17) to be informative, I believe readers might draw conclusions that are inaccurate. The article states, “Mr. Icahn lost so much money during the financial crisis that he is still a bit shaken by the experience.” I find this statement to be nonsense.  


  • Carl Icahn Not Done Yet – Still Fighting the Likes of Trump and Ackman

    CARL C. ICAHN chases deals the way a dog chases cars. The guy just won’t quit. Talk to him for three minutes, and you get the feeling he couldn’t quit if he wanted to.

    “What else would I do? Play shuffleboard somewhere?” Mr. Icahn grumbles into the phone from his vacation home in Indian Creek, Fla., the rarefied enclave near Miami.  


  • NYT: The Raider in Winter: Carl Icahn at 75

    NYT has a good article on Carl Icahn, written by Janet Morrisey entitled, "The Raider in Winter: Carl Icahn at 75."

    These days, Icahn enjoys so much fame that one only has to mention that Carl Icahn has taken a stake in certain stocks, and those stocks will go up. For instance, in November 2010, regulatory filings showed that he had taken stakes in the toy maker Mattel and the building products company Masco. Mattel’s shares jumped to a 52-week high. Masco’s are up about 17%t since he bought the stake.  


  • Mentor Graphics Rejects Icahn Takeover, Proceeds with Debt Plan

    Carl Icahn, activist investor who specializes in overtaking distressed or out-of-favor companies and turning them around, continues in the battle for his latest target – Mentor Graphics Corp.(MENT) Mentor Graphics is a company that designs electronic design automation; it has a market cap of $1.6 billion and negative 2.6% revenue growth in the last five years. Icahn currently owns 12,896,232 shares (11.76%) of the company and on Feb. 22 offered to acquire it for $17 per share or $1.91 billion. On March 28, the company’s board of directors unanimously rejected the offering, saying “The $17 per share proposal by Carl Icahn and certain of his affiliated entities (“Icahn Entities”) undervalues the company and its future prospects.” They also said they believed that selling to a strategic buyer would put it at commercial and regulatory risk that would not be in the best interest of the company or its shareholders.

    The very next day, Mentor announced that it would commence selling $220 million in bonds which could be converted to stock if the company is sold. The bonds would reduce Mentor’s annual interest payment on its debt to 4% from 6.25%.  


  • Carl Icahn to Return All Funds He Manages for Outside Investors

    In what would have to qualify as pretty big news, Carl Icahn has announced that he will be returning all the money he manages for outside investors.  


  • Icahn’s Takes a Beating on AMLN Stake

    Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn is set to take a beating on his large stake in Amylin Pharmaceuticals (AMLN). Amylin shares fell 25 percent to $11.20 in early Nasdaq Stock Market trading after the companies diabetes drug Bydureon was found to be ineffective. A recent study found that Bydureon didn’t control diabetes disease better than the existing drug, Novo Nordisk A/S’ Victoza.

    Icahn Capital Management LP recently added to his holdings in AMLN in the fourth quarter of 2010. His holdings were 14,381,925 shares as of 12/31/2010 and he owns almost 10% of the company. AMLN makes up 5.39% of Icahn’s total portfolio.  


  • Carl Icahn Continues to Ride Organic Food Boom

    Carl Icahn continues to load up on shares of organic food distributor The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.(HAIN).

    In a Feb. 18, 2011 SEC filing Icahn revealed that he picked up another 15,800 shares since December 31, 2010.  


  • Carl Icahn Extends Offer to Buy Out Mentor Graphics Corp.

    Carl Icahn the activist investor is very busy these days and cannot be easily discouraged. Shortly after Dynergy shareholders rejected his buyout offer, yesterday he extended an offer to buy another company, Mentor Graphics Corp. (MENT), for $1.91 billion or $17 per share. This is the letter Icahn sent to the BOD of MENT, according to a SEC filing:
    I hereby offer to have one or more of my affiliated entities purchase Mentor Graphics in a transaction, the form of which will be determined, designed to yield its shareholders $17 per share net in cash. That price represents an approximate premium of about 40% above the price at the beginning of January 2011. This offer is conditioned on completion of cursory due diligence, and the redemption and waiver of anti-takeover devices and laws such as the poison pill. There will be no financing conditions. Furthermore, we will not insist upon providing for a break-up fee in the transaction so as not to provide a roadblock to others who may want to consider bidding higher than our bid. As we have told you, we believe that there are potential strategic bidders for Mentor Graphics whose bid will reflect inherent synergies and should be superior to our $17 offer. However, in any event, we believe that our fellow shareholders should have the opportunity to accept our offer or a higher one, if one emerges as we think it will.
    Over the past few quarters, Icahn built a sizeable position in this stock and the trade by itself has been very profitable.


    By extending the offer to Mentor Graphics, Icahn also opens door for selling his own shares to higher bidders.  


  • Why Carl Icahn is Pouring a Fortune into These Stocks

    Want a great stock tip? You might want to take one from Carl Icahn, since he seems to know what he's doing. The 75-year-old investing legend earned his fortune the old-fashioned way: through leveraged buyouts and private equity deals. Since 1978, Icahn has been taking on majority stakes in companies, unlocking their full value (usually with management shakeups), selling them for a nice gain and then rolling those profits into the next and bigger deal.

    Considering he's parlayed very little into an $11 billion portfolio in a little more than three decades, it might be worth poaching one of his picks.  


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User Comments

Bashe
ReplyBashe - 1 month 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 - 8 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 - 9 months ago
Is APPLE missing in this portfolio?



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