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

  • Carl C. Icahn Issues Open Letter to Stockholders of Dell

    New York, New York, July 29, 2013 – Carl C. Icahn and his affiliates today issued the following open letter to stockholders of Dell Inc.

    Dear Fellow Dell Stockholders:  

  • Dell Provides a Question and Answer Session with Michael Dell Discussing the Proposed Buyout

    Dell filed a schedule 14A today that included the following question and answer session with Michael Dell:


  • Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management Call Dell's Board The Most Unconscionable They Have Ever Seen

    Carl Icahn and the value investing folks at Southeastern Asset Management just issued the following open letter to the Dell Special Committee:

    New York, New York, July 23, 2013: Carl C. Icahn and his affiliates and Southeastern Asset Management today issued the following letter to the Dell Special Committee.  

  • Carl Icahn Increases Position in Navistar and Avoids Proxy Battle

    Last week, the ever-busy Carl Icahn took a break from his pursuit to buy Dell from its CEO to increase his holdings in another company. Icahn made two increases to his position in Navistar International (NAV) last week.

    On July 17, Icahn upped his position by 5.2%. The guru purchased 646,289 shares at an average price of $33.42 per share. After his first buy of the week, Icahn held 15.59% of the company’s shares outstanding.  

  • A 27-Minute Question and Answer Session with Carl Icahn

    CNBC had Carl Icahn for an uninterrupted 27 minutes. When you have a few billion dollars and are well past the normal retirement age it seems you have the ability to speak freely.

    In the interview below Icahn hits on the following topics:  

  • Carl Icahn Discusses His Plans to Raise His $24 Billion Dell Offer

    The one and only Carl Icahn called in to Bloomberg to discuss his action surrounding Dell (NASDAQ:DELL).

    According to Icahn he is going to be raising his bid for Dell and thinks the offer is completely superior to what Michael Dell and SilverLake are offering.  

  • Icahn to Increase His Offer for Dell

    The feisty and brilliant billionaire investor Carl Icahn is preparing his next move in the heated battle for Dell (DELL) between the CEO and founder, Michael Dell, and himself. The guru is preparing a higher bid for the computer-making company days before a crucial shareholder meeting. This shareholder meeting will essentially decide whether it's Dell or Icahn that gains control of the company.

    Icahn told Bloomberg TV in an interview that he is planning a higher bid that will include a warrant by Friday (July 12) morning.  

  • Carl Icahn Reveals His Plans for Dell

    The original corporate raider joined CNBC to discuss his plans to recapitalize Dell (NASDAQ:DELL).

    Icahn has arranged $5.3 billion in financing and believes that he obviously has a superior offer to what Michael Dell's take-private proposal offers.  

  • Southeastern and Carl Icahn's Ongoing Battle with Michael Dell

    As Carl Icahn’s struggle with Dell’s (DELL) Board becomes more hostile and apparently comical, the Guru has joined Twitter. Sticking true to himself, Icahn’s first tweet was a very obvious and comical jab signaling his desire to take over the technology company.


  • Bill Ackman Wants To Make Big Profits With These 3 Dividend Stocks

    Some of you might know Bill Ackman because of the phone battle against Carl Icahn on CNBC. He is an activist with around USD 10 billion in assets under management. In his management company “Pershing Square Capital” he has only 10 stock holdings.

    As an activist, Ackman tries to increase pressure on the management of a company in order to implement own visions of the company’s future. Nearly half of his positions have voting rights over 10 percent.  

  • What the Gurus Did This Week - Real Time Guru Activities Update

    This past week was a slower week in guru real-time activity, with four gurus reporting changes to their portfolios. Richard Blum, George Soros and Mario Gabelli made slight changes in their holdings, while Carl Icahn made a significant increase to one of his holdings.

    Mario Gabelli

  • Icahn's Most Recent Increase in Dell

    In an article written for Forbes, Carl Icahn discusses why his form of investing is not only good for him but also for America:

    Corporate democracy does not exist. Critics of activism state that activism may be good for the activist but not for other stockholders. Yet shareholder value has risen by many billions of dollars in the companies we have targeted over the years. I believe this proves conclusively that all shareholders, not just us, benefit from our involvement…

  • Southeastern Asset Management Updates Investors on Dell

    Southeastern Asset Management continues to believe that the Michael Dell / Silver Lake management buyout proposal undervalues the company and its prospects going forward.

    Southeastern and Icahn Associates have been working diligently to provide a better alternative for shareholders. Southeastern has determined that Icahn is in the best position to lead the development of an alternative transaction and to generate a better outcome for shareholders. Southeastern has therefore agreed to sell approximately 72,010,328 shares to Icahn, making Icahn the largest outside shareholder of Dell.  

  • Carl Icahn's 3 Biggest Dividend Stock Bets from His Recent Buys

    Carl Icahn is a well-known investor. He serves around USD16.9 billion in his asset management company Icahn Capital Management LP. His asset allocation is very focused on single stocks. In total he has only 19 stock holdings of which four are new. Within the recent quarter, Icahn bought only five companies. He’s a guy who wants control and he wants to change something. In his portfolio holdings he has a significant influence with an ownership of more than 10 percent of the outstanding capital.

    From his 13 latest stock buys, only seven pay dividends. Eight of them have a current buy or better rating by brokerage analysts.  

  • Carl Icahn and Southeastern Urge Investors to Reject Dell Buyout Offer

    Southeastern, along with Icahn Enterprises L.P., believes that substantially greater value can be realized for Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) stockholders than what is reflected in the Dell management-led buyout proposal and will be making a proxy statement available in the near future.

    Southeastern and Icahn wrote the following letter to Dell shareholders:  

  • Carl Icahn's First Quarter Increase

    The always vocal Carl Icahn continues to hold positions which allow him to criticize upper management as well as demand board seats for himself or his partners. Staying true to his image, Icahn made four new buys in the first quarter, with two of those companies being highly popularized and controversial. Icahn only increased his holdings in one company (highlighted below) and did not sell out or decrease his holdings in any stock. As of the end of the first quarter 2013, Icahn held on to 19 stocks that were valued at $16.957 billion.


  • Carl Icahn - Michael Dell Should Not Be Dell's CEO

    Icahn says that we need more than a bit of a cultural change at Dell (NASDAQ:DELL). Michael Dell is no longer the guy to run this company.

    Icahn insists that he has nothing against Michael Dell and respects him, but is sure that he not going to be the guy to run the new Dell.  

  • CARL ICAHN: 'I Don't See Jim Chanos On The Forbes 400 List'

    "I've been on the other side of him [Chanos] many times and I've made fortunes being against him," said Icahn. "I don't mean this in a derrogatory way, but I don't see Chanos on the Forbes 400 list," he said.


  • Carl Icahn Walks Us Through His Offer to Acquire Dell

    Icahn thinks that the Michael Dell offer for Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) that the board of directors has approved is a great giveaway. Instead he and Southeastern Asset Management are proposing a leveraged recapitalization.  

  • Real-Time Review of Three Trades

    According to GuruFocus Real Time Picks, these are some of the Guru trades listing in the last 24 hours and a look at how the companies are performing:

    Carl Icahn  

  • Icahn Increases Voice Recognition NUAN at 52-Week Low

    The GuruFocus 52-week low screener reveals that Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) is at a 52-week low of $18.94 (high was $25.89). According to the GuruFocus Value Screen for 52-week lows, NUAN is 26.8% off the high. But activist investor Guru Carl Icahn of Icahn Capital Management is putting his dough on this amazing voice recognition and imaging systems company that, in hindsight, has made television's old “The Jetsons” cartoon look like a kind of inspirational blueprint for today’s talking cars and interactive smart phones.

    At last month’s launch of Nuance's mobile advertising “Voice Ads,” Guru Carl Icahn became the largest stakeholder with a new buy of around 29 million NUAN shares. As of March 20, 2013, the stock price range was $19.5 per share. According to GuruFocus Real Time Picks, Icahn increased his position again by 15.58% as of April 30, 2013, adding around 4.5 million shares in the price range of $23.30 per share, just as Nuance Communications reported a less than expected second quarter. The current NUAN share price is $19.04, with a change from average down 18%. The stock is down 23% over the past 12 months.  

  • Forbes India Profiles Corporate Raider Carl Icahn

    From Forbes India, a profile of Carl Icahn:

    [i]Carl Icahn’s offices carry a distinct museum quality. Three decades of scalps, resulting from some of the most famous hostile takeovers, proxy fights and board assaults in American financial history, cover every cranny of his wood-lined corridors. There are model airplanes from TWA—the takeover that cemented his name among major league dealmakers—and toy trains from ACF Industries, which has served as his cash machine for decades. Lucite tombstones recount conquests involving many of the great companies of the 20th century, from MGM to Motorola, Texaco to Nabisco.  

  • Carl Icahn Guest Lecture At Yale University

    I'll let Carl Icahn introduce himself (from his site "The Icahn Report"):  

  • 60 Minutes Profiles Carl Icahn

    Pushing for change at Chesapeake Energy and Herbalife, battling head to head on CNBC with Bill Ackman... Carl Icahn isn't your run-of-the-mill senior citizen.

    At age 76, Carl Icahn is still shaking up corporate boards, criticizing management and demanding board seats. His hedge fund was one of the top performers in 2011 and has a long-term track record of approximately 30% pa. His conglomerate, Icahn Enterprises, invests in rail cars, retail, gaming, energy and automotive. He insists that most public companies around the world are very inefficient and can be improved with the correct strategies. A Princeton drop out, he is now one of the longest standing and most successful corporate take- over artists in the world.  

  • Bill Nygren Commentary on Oakmark Fund, First Quarter 2013

    The Oakmark Fund increased by 10% in the past quarter, bringing the gain for the first half of our fiscal year to 13%. The S&P 500 also increased significantly, up 11% and 10% for the quarter and six months, respectively. Despite these increases, we believe stocks remain moderately undervalued relative to their own history and extremely undervalued versus bonds.

    Our best performing stock in the quarter was Dell, up 42%. Dell is in the midst of a bidding war between a group headed by its CEO, Michael Dell, and groups led by Blackstone and Carl Icahn. We have decided, for now, to maintain our holding as we believe there is a reasonable probability that a higher bid will emerge. A more detailed discussion of our Dell position can be found in the commentary for the Oakmark and Oakmark Select Funds.  

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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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