David Einhorn

David Einhorn

Last Update: 06-03-2016

Number of Stocks: 43
Number of New Stocks: 5

Total Value: $5,897 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 15%

Countries: USA
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David Einhorn Watch

  • David Einhorn Adds Consol Energy and AerCap, Boots Michael Kors and Time Warner From Top 5

    David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) demoted Michael Kors (NYSE:KORS) and Time Warner (NYSE:TWC) from the top five positions in his portfolio during the second quarter, favoring AerCap Holdings (NYSE:AER) and Consol Energy (NYSE:CNX).


    According to a letter out today, three holdings remained constant in his hedge fund, Greenlight Capital’s portfolio – gold, General Motors (NYSE:GM) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) – which has spent more than a year at the top. No details about the positions will be reported until Einhorn discloses his second-quarter portfolio in the next few weeks.

      


  • David Einhorn Sells 7 Million Shares of Consol Energy

    David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) sold 7 million shares of his stake in Consol Energy Inc. (NYSE:CNX) on June 1.


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  • David Einhorn Buys Apple, Yahoo, Yelp

    David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) is president of Greenlight Capital, a value-oriented investment adviser. During the first quarter he bought shares in the following stocks:


    Einhorn increased his stake Apple Inc. (AAPL) by 30.68% with an impact of 3.56% on the portfolio.

      


  • Einhorn Sells Consol Energy as Price Nearly Doubles

    David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) last week made a large reduction to his stake in Consol Energy (NYSE:CNX) after it inched up this year from its 2015 crash that cut into his returns.


    Einhorn, the president of hedge fund Greenlight Capital, sold 7 million shares of Consol on June 1, docking his position by 23.8%. After the sells, he holds 22.4 million shares, or 9.8% of the company, worth $347.8 million.

      


  • David Einhorn Triples Stake in American Capital Agency

    David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) tripled his stake in American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) with the purchase of 3,250,000 shares in the first quarter.


    American Capital Agency is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests exclusively in residential mortgage pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations on a leveraged basis. The firm primarily invests in U.S. government agency securities for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by a U.S. government agency such as the Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA) or a U.S. government-sponsored enterprise such as the Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FMCC).

      


  • Top 10 Investing Apps

    There are a lot of investing and other financial tools available to the individual investor in today's world. Apps shouldn't be ignored. Conveniently sitting at your fingertips ready to provide analysis, ideas, money management and other data, apps are part of today's technology that investors should cherish and utilize.


    In this list I've gathered my 10 favorite apps that I use for investing and other financial aspects of my life every day. As always, please share your thoughts and comments below!

      


  • David Einhorn Comments on Apple

    We continue to own Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), which has traded down to a single-digit PE of a bear case earnings. We believe there is tremendous value in Apple’s brand and growing global customer base that periodically buys new devices and increasingly buys additional services.

    From David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio)'s first quarter 2016 conference call.  


  • David Einhorn Comments on Resona Bank

    Resona Bank (TYO:8308) shares fell 32% on the Bank of Japan’s implementation of the negative rates. Although negative rates present a headwind for all Japanese financials, Resona trades at just 60% of its book value, which we believe is too low for a bank earning a double-digit ROE without a credit or capital issue.

    From David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio)'s first quarter 2016 conference call.  


  • David Einhorn Comments on Michael Kors Holdings

    Michael Kors Holdings (NYSE:KORS) beat earnings expectations for the third quarter in a row, and the shares rallied 42%. Our thesis that Michael Kors is not a fad but a fundamentally healthy brand is playing out. Earnings estimates are rising and the stock still trades at just 11x earnings when you back out the net cash position. The stock is cheap on an absolute basis and trades at a large discount to similar branded consumer goods companies.

      


  • David Einhorn Purchases 4 Stocks Near Multi-Year Lows

    David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio), founder of hedge fund Greenlight Capital, turned a corner this year, gaining 3.0% net of fees in the first three months after five consecutive quarters of losses. Celebration was temperate in his shareholder letter out this week as he told investors he would “like to make it a habit” but did not manage the portfolio for mere short-sighted quarterly gains.


    “We think one of our advantages is the ability to be more patient than others, especially as investment horizons appear to be getting shorter,” he said.

      


  • Einhorn Reviews Holdings and New Buys in Conference Call

    Hedge fund manager David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) held a conference call Tuesday to discuss the earnings of his reinsurance company and investment vehicle, Greenlight Re, with more upbeat news than in recent periods. Holdings in Greenlight’s portfolio climbed 2.5%, while the S&P 500 index rose just 1.5% in the first three months of the year. Last year, Einhorn suffered a 20% loss.


    Though Einhorn said he saw profits across his long, short and macro positions, the portfolio was not immune to some serious hits, like SunEdison (SUNE), whose stock crumbled after a surprise bankruptcy. Einhorn also updated on market sectors he finds bullish and bearish, and on his “bubble basket” of momentum tech stocks, in the transcription below.

      


  • Greenlight Capital Reports 'Strange' Quarter, Returns 3%



  • Einhorn Sells 75% of SunEdison Stake for Mere Pennies

    In an updated filing, David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio)’s Greenlight Capital reported cutting its stake in SunEdison (SUNE) by 75% April 15, selling more than 15.8 million shares. Greenlight is left with a little over 5 million shares in the solar energy company.


    SunEdison has been entangled in a legal mess over its attempt to acquire Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR) for $2.2 billion. SunEdison, which regularly sells projects to TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP), would pass its current portfolio of rooftop solar products to one of TerraForm’s subsidiaries under the agreement. The situation was pummeled when David Tepper (Trades, Portfolio)’s Appaloosa Management, which held a large stake in TerraForm, sued SunEdison for breach of fiduciary duty, writing a letter questioning the value of the portfolio and whether it benefited only SunEdison.

      


  • David Einhorn Slashes Stake in SunEdison

    On April 4, guru and founder of Greenlight Capital David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) slashed 15,819,739 shares from his stake in SunEdison Inc. (SUNE) at an average price of 37 cents per share. In the second quarter of 2014, Einhorn owned as many as 24,844,588 shares of SunEdison. He purchased 20,338,307 shares of the company during 2014 at an average price of $19.12 per share.


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  • Why Dan Loeb Is Adding to His Green Brick Position

    Green Brick Partners (NASDAQ:GRBK) is a land development company with a bank of land in favorable parts of the Dallas and Atlanta areas. In addition it owns controlling interests (of exactly 50%) in four homebuilding companies.


    The company was set up and customized around 2008 by guru David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio), of Greenlight Capital and Jim Brickman, who was going to lead it. Brickman has 35 years of experience in the business. Einhorn owns ~50% of the equity and Brickman around 10% through various names. They called it Green Brick. Get it?

      


  • Daniel Loeb Adds to Stake in Green Brick Partners

    Daniel Loeb (TradesPortfolio) added 99,943 shares to his stake in Green Brick Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:GRBK) on April 8.


    Green Brick Partners (formerly known as BioFuel Energy Corp.) was incorporated as a Delaware corporation on April 11, 2006. The company began its original operations with the intention of solely investing in BioFuel Energy LLC, a limited liability company organized on Jan. 25, 2006. The company's goal was to build and operate ethanol production facilities in the Midwestern U.S.

      


  • The Art of Piggybacking

    Piggybacking has been a topic that has been discussed frequently these days. Fellow writer the Science of Hitting’s recent article is quite illuminating and definitely worth reading. Inspired by him, I wrote this article to share my observations and thoughts on this subject.


    When I first started investing, I piggybacked many gurus and very frequently. I remember the days when I saw David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) or Mason Hawkins (Trades, Portfolio) initiating a position in a stock, and within a few hours I became an owner that the same stock. When I saw Exco (NYSE:XCO) was bought by Prem Watsa (Trades, Portfolio), Howard Marks (Trades, Portfolio) and Wilbur Ross (Trades, Portfolio), I put a good amount of money in it without even finishing up reading the 10-K.

      


  • Primecap Management Adds to Stake in Micron Technology

    PRIMECAP Management added 4,477,472 shares to its stake in Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) in the first quarter


    Micron Technology is a global leader in the semiconductor industry. The company was originally incorporated in October 1978 in Boise, Idaho. Since the company was founded over 35 years ago, it has produced more than 20,000 patents in more than 20 countries, and it employs over 30,000 people worldwide.

      


  • David Tepper Wants to Clean Up TerraForm Power

    David Tepper (TradesPortfolio) and Appaloosa Management have said through an amended lawsuit that several TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP) directors and SunEdison (SUNE) have dismantled TerraForm’s corporate governance and conflicts committee and replaced it with a “sham committee” so SunEdison could take advantage of TerraForm and its stockholders.


    Appaloosa wants Peter Blackmore, Jack Jenkins-Stark and Christopher Compton to be removed from TerraForm's Conflicts Committee. Appaloosa also wants CEO Brian Wuebbels out. Wuebbels is also SunEdison's CFO, but SunEdison earlier announced he would be replaced as CFO in April.

      


  • Best Performing Guru Stocks

    The following are some of the stocks that outperformed the S&P 500 Index over the last 12 months and have been bought by gurus during the last quarter.


    Ctrip.com International Ltd. (CTRP) has a market cap of $13.57 billion, and during the last 12 months has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 47.2%. Currently, five gurus are holding the company that declined 4% year-to-date but gained 112% during the last five years. It is now trading with a P/E ratio of 41.50 and according to the DCF calculator, it looks overpriced by 88%.

      


  • David Einhorn's Top 3 Positions Include Apple, General Motors and Time Warner

    David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio)'s Greenlight Capital disclosed an equity portfolio valued at some $5.47 billion as of the end of the fourth quarter of 2015. The equity portfolio is mainly invested in Consumer Discretionary (33%), Technology (20%) and Industrials (18%) stocks.


    Among the 10 largest holdings from Greenlight Capital’s equity portfolio (which amass 59.07% of the total portfolio value) at the end of December, the top three are: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM) and Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX).

      


  • Leading Stocks of Last Year Decline Year to Date

    Last year many investors holding value stocks were bruised by losses, while growth investors outperformed them for the year and on a five-year average annual basis, using the iShares S&P 500 Growth and Value ETFs as a rough measure. Though it is unsure what it will mean for investors sticking to value, at least in the first few months of this year some of the leading high-growth, high-valuation tech names they mainly shunned have fallen off their pedestal.


    Most notably, the highest returning stock of 2015, Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), has declined 14.2% year to date. The stock gained 134% for the year as one of the few propping up the S&P 500’s returns. With its 350.7 P/E ratio and declining earnings estimates, David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) of Greenlight Capital disagreed with the market’s perception too early and shorted the stock last year, weighing on his returns.

      


  • David Einhorn Sells Apple, Micron Technology

    David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) is president of Greenlight Capital, a value-oriented investment advisor. He sold many stocks during the fourth quarter and the following are the sales with the highest impact on his portfolio.


    He reduced his stake in Apple Inc. (AAPL) by 44.02% with an impact of -9.04% on the portfolio.

      


  • Sun, Sun, Sun, Here David Einhorn Comes!

    David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) was born in Demarest, New Jersey. His family relocated to Milwaukee in 1976 after his mother convinced his father that she wanted to live in the place where she grew up and where her family still resided. Einhorn and his family moved to Fox Point, a village in Milwaukee that had a population of approximately 7,600 people, in 1976, the year Einhorn and his family relocated there.


    Einhorn spent a lot of his time in school working on the debate team, which affected his grades, although he gained critical thinking, organization and logic from his experiences on the debate team. All of these traits are quality characteristics of an intelligent investor. Upon graduation from high school, Einhorn went on to Cornell University where he majored in government, but he later became more interested in economics. Einhorn began to search for jobs that were on campus, and he found one working for Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette (DLJ). It offered the lowest paying salary, but Einhorn accepted the position because he liked the people who were involved in the recruiting process.

      


  • David Einhorn Announces 3 Areas He Is Shorting

    After discussing long positioning that contributed to his 20% decline last year, David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) also disclosed some areas he is shorting on a Tuesday conference call for his reinsurer holding company, Greenlight Re (NASDAQ:GLRE).


    Greenlight Re tumbled to an investment loss of $281.9 million for 2015 compared with a gain of $122.6 million the prior year, in only its second down year in since inception. The fund faltered as its largest positions in Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM) and Michael Kors Holdings (NYSE:KORS) and others all posted losses for the year.

      


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