Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn

Last Update: 08-27-2015

Number of Stocks: 23
Number of New Stocks: 2

Total Value: $31,201 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 3%

Countries: USA
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Carl Icahn Watch

  • 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.


  • What the Gurus Bought 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. We saw notable real time activity from Mario Gabelli, Carl Icahn and George Soros.

    Mario Gabelli

  • 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.  

  • 3 Top Dividend Stocks That Bruce Berkowitz Buys and His Latest 9 Transactions

    Bruce Berkowitz is a well-known guru investor. He is a hedge fund manager who cares about $7.69 billion in his asset management vehicle Fairholme Capital Management.

    Within the recent quarter, Bruce made nine asset transactions of which six pay dividends. Four of the stock moves are attributable to the long side and five are on the short side.  

  • A Reviving Gulf Brings Drilling Opportunities

    Back in 2010, the Gulf of Mexico and BP PLC ADR (BP) made the news as the Macondo prospect gave proof of the difficulties associated with deep-water drilling. Since then, the region became associated with exhausted opportunities in the eyes of the oil and gas industry. Recent developments, however, seem to bring new life to the region as the BAHA project discovers oil-rich sands. The newly found reserves are said to be worth around $1.5 trillion. Can Seadrill (NYSE:SDRL) or Transoncean (NYSE:RIG) rip any benefits?

    Meeting Safety Standards and Pushing the Bar  

  • 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.  

  • Icahn Talks About Dell Some More on Bloomberg

  • Carl Icahn Discusses Ditching Dell Fight

  • Five Newest Dividend Equity Acquisitions from Carl Icahn and His Entire Trading Account Overview

    Some of you might have heard about Carl Icahn, the Jewish investor. Icahn manages around $21.5 billion in his asset management vehicle Icahn Capital Management.

    Within the past, Icahn had proved a very good taste in investing. With only 19 shares, he is also a much undiversified guy and focused on stocks he really knows. In the past I’ve described his latest first quarter stock purchases.  

  • Two Software Companies That Still Offer Upside

    Although growth for the software –and general IT- industry is expected to be slow during 2013, some companies still seem to offer long-term upside potential. As promised in a previous article, today I will look into Micros Systems (NASDAQ:MCRS) as an option to Carl Icahn’s latest pick in the software industry, Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN). In addition, I will briefly analyze (NYSE:CRM)'s prospects in order to elucidate if it stands as an even better investment option.

    Low Profile, Yet Everywhere  

  • Futuristic Nuance Communications - Who’s In? Icahn and Others

    One zealous billionaire stakeholder like Carl Icahn makes you wonder who else is into Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN), its numerous speech recognition products and its visionary mobile advertising format intended to allow people to “converse” with their favorite product brands.

    One of the “first responders” to the unveiling of Nuance’s Voice Ads was Guru Carl Icahn who made a new buy of 29,329,291 NUAN shares back in March when the stock price was around $19.50 per share. Since that time, Icahn remains the top stakeholder with 16.58% of shares outstanding. He continues to enlarge his position, increasing by 727.59% as of June 30, 50.27% as of Aug. 7, and most recently adding 2.84% to his position as of Aug. 29, 2013. Icahn now holds 52,437,750 shares. As of the end of second quarter, he averaged a loss of 4% on 31,547,631 shares bought at an average price of $19.84.  

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

    On Aug. 29, Carl Icahn incremented his stake in Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: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 (NASDAQ:ADSK), and try elucidate which one stands as the most appealing investment opportunity.  

  • Computer Manufacturers in a Changing Environment - Is There Value Left?

    As the PC market declines, only those companies moving away from it and into the upcoming mobile and tablet technologies seem poised to succeed over the long-run, even though a PC refresh cycle is expected for the short-term. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) and Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) are three of the main players in the computer and related products manufacturing arena. Let’s take a look at them in order to find out which ones stand to benefit from the substitute technologies and their synergies with PCs over the longer-term.

    Dell Offers No Delight for Investors  

  • Carl Icahn Tweets Again, Apple Stock Buyback Imminent

    Carl Icahn personally broke the news that he took a major stake in Apple (NASDAQ: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.”  

  • Carl Icahn's Top 3 Second Quarter Portfolio Increases

    Activist investor Carl Icahn spent most of his second quarter increasing his position in Dell, but the guru also increased his position in five other companies and significantly reduced his position in one.

    As of the close of the second quarter, Carl Icahn held 19 stocks valued at $21.516 billion.  

  • If I Were Carl Icahn…

    I’m sure that most of you would agree that Twitter is a very important product and company. I’m anxiously awaiting its stock going public even though there doesn’t seem to be anywhere near the level of hype that we saw in the months before the Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) IPO. Why? I’m not exactly sure.Twitter is a major force and is increasingly mainstream. It has now proved its ability not only to provide news but also to make money.

    A few months ago, when the Associated Press twitter account was hacked and a false message about a fire at the White House appeared, the market quickly tanked only to get right back once it was rebuffed. That is certainly one (illegal) way to use Twitter for financial gain. This week, we saw a much more legitimate way to use Twitter. Carl Icahn (@Carl_C_Icahn), one of the most powerful investors in the world announced he had a big stake in Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) with over $1.5B in stock. The stock shot up instantly.  

  • Carl Icahn Buys Large Apple Position, Pressures for Share Buybacks

    At 77, Carl Icahn is proving his savvy with social media. In his 12 total tweets he has used his new Twitter account to report some major events relating to his dealings with Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) and make other remarks on investing using his own brand of acerbic wit. But today’s two tweets made perhaps the biggest splash yet: Reported approximately one hour ago, Icahn has taken a major stake in Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and has been in contact with CEO Tim Cook.

    “We currently have a large position in APPLE. We believe the company to be extremely undervalued. Spoke to Tim Cook today. More to come,” he tweeted first.  

  • What the Gurus Did Last Week – Guru Real Time Update

    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. The “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 owns a greater-than 5% stake, SEC regulations require them to report their transaction within two days. We saw Real Time activity from Mario Gabelli, Carl Icahn, Whitney Tilson and Chuck Royce over the past week.

    Several gurus also released their second quarter portfolios over the past week; check them out here.  

  • Icahn Takes 16% Stake in Nuance Communications

    Carl Icahn has been a busy man this week. Along with purchasing 4 million additional shares of Dell (NASDAQ:DELL), the outspoken guru upped his position in Nuance Communications (NUAN) by over 50% as reported by GuruFocus Real Time Picks.

    On Aug. 7, Icahn increased his position in Nuance Communications by 50.27%. The guru purchased a total of 17,041,121 shares at approximately $19.10 per share. The share price is trading at the same price today.  

  • Carl Icahn - I Like Bill Ackman Now, He Made Me $500 Million

    Icahn is in his glory these days as his long position in Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) has increased 95% since he went long.

    He claims that he would not have gone long Herbalife if it wasn't for Bill Ackman's comprehensive "short" report on the company.  

  • Carl Icahn Comments on Dell, Herblife, Bill Ackman, George Soros

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn spoke with FOX Business Network’s (FBN) Liz Claman about his investments in Herbalife and Dell Inc. Icahn said he has made $500 million on Herbalife and that, “I believe Herbalife is going a lot higher. It’s got great potential…I am not looking to sell the stock at this point at all.” Icahn also discussed why he increased his stake in Dell, saying the company is “undervalued,” but that he is done buying shares for now because he’s “pretty much at the ceiling.” He went on to say that when he identifies another hot stock he is “going to put it on Twitter first.”

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  • Carl C. Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management Issue Open Letter to Dell Stockholders and Special Committee


    New York, New York, July 31, 2013 – Carl C. Icahn and his affiliates and Southeastern Asset Management today issued the following open letter to stockholders of Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) Inc. and the Dell Special Committee.  

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    User Comments

    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 - 1 year ago
    Is APPLE missing in this portfolio?

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