Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn

Last Update: 07-09-2015

Number of Stocks: 21
Number of New Stocks: 0

Total Value: $32,052 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 1%

Countries: USA
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Carl Icahn Watch

  • Guru Held Stocks Trading At Deep Discounts To Cash Flows

    Using the GuruFocus All-In-One Screener, I scanned for stocks that are trading for less than 80 percent of their discounted fee cash flow value (FCF). For confirmation, I selected the stocks that were held by at least five of the investing gurus we follow. While further refining the list, I rejected the stocks that had decreasing cash flow figures for the last quarter. I used the GuruFocus DCF Calculator to determine the rate at which FCF would have to grow in order to justify the current prices of the stocks. The calculator uses a default discount rate of 12 percent to determine the value.


  • Seventy Seven Energy's High Debt Load Makes It An "Avoid"

    Seventy Seven Energy was up yesterday in a down market with the news that Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) has a 9.97 percent stake in the company. He merely received the shares as a spin-off and did not actively purchase the shares. Many spin-offs have had great performances over the years, so I wanted to see if Seventy Seven’s stock fit the characteristics of a successful spinoff.


  • Investing Gurus To Follow For The Next 30 Years

    At GuruFocus we follow many of the top investment managers around the globe. I like to follow the investing gurus that are in control of a publicly traded company that I can buy. The gurus I follow include Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway, BRK.A), Carl Icahn (Icahn Enterprises, IEP) and Prem Watsa (Fairfax Financial, TSX:FFH, FRFHF). All of their stocks have performed well over the years. We can still make money with these gurus, but for how long? Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) is 83 years old and Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) is 78. Prem Watsa (Trades, Portfolio) is the youngest of the three mentioned at 64. There are some great investment gurus in their early 50’s such as Daniel Loeb (Third Point Re, TPRE) and Tom Gayner (Markel, MKL) that we can follow for years, but I wanted to see if I could find gurus that are at even earlier stages in their careers.

    Three gurus under the age of 50 that we can potentially follow for decades to come are David Einhorn (Greenlight Capital Re, GLRE), Warren Lichtenstein (Steel Partners Holdings, SPLP), and Sardar Biglari (Biglari Holdings, BH). Each one is the chairman of their publicly traded company and makes investments that have direct effects on the performance of those companies. Another person to keep an eye on is Steven Toy, the chairman of the investment committee at Wilbur Ross’ Company, WL Ross & Company.


  • These Losing Stocks Are Now Outperforming

    In search of underperforming value stocks that are on the rebound, I used the GuruFocus All-In-One Screener to search for the following criteria:

  • Carl Icahn Buys a Drug-Turned-Real Estate Company

    In between rattling a succession of major corporations such as eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) and Family Dollar (NYSE:FDO), and channeling his activist prowess into the embattled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) has taken a stake in Cadus Corp (OTCBB:KDUS) according to GuruFocus Real Time Picks. Icahn bought 12,563,840 shares of the pharmaceutical-turned-real estate company on June 6, giving him a total of 17,824,678 shares, which represents 67.81% of the outstanding shares.

    Cadus Corp was founded in 1992 initially to develop yeast-based drug-discovery teachnologies. The company developed more than 25,000 genetically individual yeast strains capable of building hybrid yeast cells, as well as a technology that injected human genes into yeast cells to create hybrid yeast cells.


  • Family Dollar is Fully Valued After Icahn Bounce

    Carl Icahn disclosed his 9.39 percent stake in Family Dollar Stores (FDO). After the nearly 14 percent price increase in the stock, the total position is valued at about $738 million. The Schedule 13D filed with the SEC states that Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) intends to “seek to have conversations with member o the Issuer’s senior management and board of director to discuss the Issuer’s business and strategies to enhance shareholder value, which may include the pursuit of operating initiatives or the exploration of strategic alternatives.”

    Fox Business reported that Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) would consider pushing for a merger with rival Dollar General. According to market cap, Dollar General is 2.5 times larger than Family Dollar. Looking at the Family Dollar’s income statement, the pursuit of operating initiatives is another objective that can increase shareholder value. The company receives high scores from GuruFocus for Business Predictability (4/5), Financial Strength (7/10) and Profitability & Growth (8/10). Where the company is deficient is in its margins. Its net margin for the latest quarter was only 3.34 percent compared to net margins of 4.92 percent from Dollar General (DG) and 6.91 percent from Dollar Tree (DLTR). Getting the net margins on par with Dollar General will give the company a boost in income of 47 percent. I think that would be more rewarding for shareholders than a merger with Dollar General.


  • What Guru Investors Did with Bill Ackman's Herbalife in Q1

    When an investor as prominent as Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio) makes a short case of a public company, many other investors will either agree with him, or view it as an opportunity to take a long position on the ensuing dip. But in the case of weight-loss and nutrition company Herbalife (NYSE:HLF), its stock has had a tortuous ride since Ackman announced his short in 2012, as no ultimate determination about his thesis has been made. That didn’t stop fund managers from taking sides again in the first quarter.

    Ackman’s initial announcement of his $1 billion short against Herbalife in April 2012 immediately sunk the company’s stock by more than a third. In December 2012, it plunged again by about 38%. His victory was short-lived, however, when in the next year Herbalife’s soared to all-time highs.  

  • GuruFocus Guru of the 2013 Carl Icahn's Top First Quarter Holdings

    GuruFocus’ Guru of the Year for 2013 reported his first quarter portfolio holdings today which highlighted 19 stocks valued at over $32.3 billion. This is a notable jump up from the company’s fourth quarter stocks which were valued at $30.4 billion. Over the past quarter the guru bought into one new company, eBay (EBAY) and only made one reduction in Netflix (NFLX).

    The following five companies are Icahn’s top portfolio holdings as of the close of the first quarter.


  • Carl Icahn - His Activist Investing Benefits Boards

  • Carl Icahn’s Latest and Biggest Mistake

    During the last decade North America has received great interest on the part of oil explorers and producers. The reasons are not hard to understand. It is close to the U.S. where the most important oil and gas companies have their headquarters. Also, political stability has been a key characteristic not shared with the Middle East and Africa. When compared with the North Sea, the advantage is benevolent weather conditions. However, it is far from the biggest shipyards, and reserves continue to dwindle at a fast rate.

    Nonetheless, companies continue to invest in the region and not even the worst ecological disaster, or elaborate legislation, can stop onshore gas and offshore oil production. Talisman Energy (NYSE:TLM) is one of the companies with a great exposure to North America, with almost 50% of its production done there. So, what does the future hold for the firm?


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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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