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 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.

      


  • This Local Business Review Stock Could Soar by 250%

    It’s always interesting to look at stocks that just experienced significant plunges in the stock prices. There might be a lot of opportunities for investors to buy stocks at dirt-cheap prices. Yelp (NYSE:YELP) is a typical example.


    The company went public at the beginning of March 2012 at $15 per share. In the first day of trading, Yelp saw its share price surge rapidly, up to $26 per share. Two years later, in March 2014, its share price went as high as nearly $100 per share. Since then, its stock price has been on the down trend, and it was trading at $19.12 per share Thursday. In the fourth quarter of 2015, a lot of famous investors including Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio), David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio), Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) and Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) got into the stock.

      


  • Outerwall: Examining Impact of Buybacks, Activists

    Outerwall (NASDAQ:OUTR) is a stock that has been struggling as the cash flows from Red Box are drying up much faster than investors have expected. Not only that, but Outerwall management has had the troubling habit of throwing good money after bad by “investing” in things like ecoATM – kiosks that allow you to turn in your old cell phones for cash, a concept that doesn’t seem to be gaining traction.


    This spending on business lines that were unlikely to succeed was all in an effort to extend the life of the company. Extending the life of a company is not always the best way to maximize value for shareholders. One thing I’ve observed is that dying businesses (or more euphemistically, businesses in “secular decline”) almost always turn out to be bad stock market investments. I think money can certainly be made from a cash cow like Red Box (even if the cash flow eventually will be zero), but not if the cash flow stream is attached to a public company. This is because of the inherent conflict of interest between a management team and the owners of the business. The owners of the business want to see the cash. The management team wants to continue getting a salary.

      


  • David Einhorn May Be Wrong About Yelp

    I have been bearish on Yelp (NYSE:YELP) for a long time now. The stock has lost roughly 40% of its value since I recommended shorting it just a few months ago. While I still think Yelp is not a good company, investors should book profits by covering their short positions.


    David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio)’s Greenlight Capital recently disclosed that it has a 380,000-share stake in Yelp and following the disclosure, shares of Yelp have moved higher. While I don’t necessarily think that Einhorn is right about Yelp; there are a few reasons why the stock could rise in the future. Moreover, after a 40% drop, Yelp doesn’t have much room left to fall, and investors would be better off shorting other overvalued companies.

      


  • Why Did David Einhorn Buy Yelp?

    Greenlight Capital, the hedge fund run by David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) with over $10 billion in assets under management, purchased 380,000 shares in Yelp (NYSE:YELP), the beleaguered local search site and app. With the stock down almost 65% in the last year, why did Einhorn make the purchase?


    The new stake, which is worth about $6.46 million, represents 0.065% of Greenlight’s total capital, so it’s not the biggest or highest confidence stake in the company. Also, at 0.57% of the company’s total shares outstanding, Greenlight’s purchase isn’t a sign that he is planning on becoming an activist owner – at least not yet.

      


  • David Einhorn's Top 5 New Q4 Buys

    In the final quarter of a year that would end with his Greenlight Capital hedge fund down more than 20%, David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) purchased 15 new stocks, he disclosed Tuesday.


    Einhorn discussed his biggest new holding, Macy’s Inc. (NYSE:M), in his quarterly letter. He also bought Avandgrid Inc. (NYSE:AGR), Mylan NV (NASDAQ:MYL), Allergan PLC (NYSE:AGN) and DSW Inc. (NYSE:DSW) has his next largest positions. Greenlight’s public equity portfolio had a value of $5.5 billion and 48 stocks listed in total at quarter-end.

      


  • David Einhorn Rebounds – Somewhat

    After suffering the worst year in his fund’s history, David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) has started 2016 on a better foot as some of his earlier ideas began to prove correct.


    Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital fell 20.2% in 2015 as Einhorn shorted the top two performing stocks in the S&P 500, Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), and was long two of its 10 worst performing stocks, among other missteps. Greenlight also lost money in each quarter of the year, in which the S&P 500 returned 1.4% including reinvested dividends.

      


  • Guru Stocks Trading Below Peter Lynch Value

    According to GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, several gurus are focusing on stocks whose Peter Lynch fair value is far above the current price. The following stocks are trading with a wide margin of safety, and at least five gurus are shareholders.


    AerCap Holdings NV (AER) is trading at about $28 per share, and the Peter Lynch value gives the stock a fair price of $135.01, giving the stock a margin of safety of 79%.

      


  • Stocks in the Spotlight

    Indexes had a nice rebound along with oil on Tuesday on renewed optimism that oil producers will look to curb production in the near future. The problem with this is twofold. For one, Saudi Arabia has been pretty adamant that it plans to keep producing oil in order to preserve market share. Second, more supply is set to hit the market, this time from Iran whose sanctions have been lifted. Neighboring Iraq is also set to increase its oil production from 3.8 million barrels per day to 4 million plus.


    The main stock to watch on Wednesday, Jan. 27, will be Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) whose shares are down after hours after it reported better-than-expected earnings but missed analyst estimates on revenue. Earnings came in at $3.28 per share on $75.9 billion in revenue vs. analyst expectations of $3.23 per share on revenue of $76.54 billion.

      


  • David Einhorn May Push for SunEdison Sale

    SunEdison (SUNE) is an important position for David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) with a 6.8% stake (4% through Greenlight Capital). SunEdison does everything from development and finances, up to installment and operation of solar power plants. It is one of the largest renewable energy companies in the world (market cap of nearly $1 billion) and is headquartered in the U.S.


    Last year, it was one of Einhorn's biggest losers as the firm declined over 90% after announcing a controversial deal with Vivint in July 2015. This deal involves a complicated transaction with Vivint and TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP). The latter is a company that often buys developed projects from SunEdison. Guru, and now activist shareholder, David Tepper (Trades, Portfolio) has been railing against the deal.

      


  • Polaris Industries and Spirit Airlines Are on the Casualty List

    Sometimes bad things happen to good stocks.


    In an effort to find bounce-back candidates, I compile a quarterly Casualty List of stocks that I think have been unduly punished by the marketplace.

      


  • Einhorn Invests in Macy's

    David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) has also jumped on the Macy's (NYSE:M) express along with fellow activist Starboard Value. The guru, who had a terrible 2015, is looking for some redemption, and the Macy's thesis makes a lot of sense.


    Retail, as a whole, is currently out of favor. Many firms are struggling, distressed or already bankrupt. Macy's is doing much better by comparison but isn't exactly knocking the ball out of the park, either, and its share price has suffered:

      


  • David Einhorn Comments on ARM Holdings

    Our thesis for our short position in ARM Holdings (ARM) was that falling chip prices,slowing smartphone growth and more competition from Intel would limit ARM’s potentialroyalty pool. Two of the three have occurred, but Intel’s progress has been disappointing.Also, ARM was more successful than we expected in offsetting its problems by increasing theroyalty rate it charges its customers. We covered the position at a small loss and moved on.

    From David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio)'s Green Light Capital fourth quarter 2015 shareholder letter.  


  • David Einhorn Comments on Micron Technology

    MU (NASDAQ:MU) was our biggest winner in 2014 and our biggest loser in 2015. We have written a lotabout it and have exited the position. When all the dust settled, our average purchase was at$19.93 and our average sale was at $22.14, generating an IRR of 14%. The coulda-woulda-shoulda perspective that this was a disaster is belied by the overall decent return we made onthe investment.

    From David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio)'s Green Light Capital fourth quarter 2015 shareholder letter.  


  • David Einhorn Comments on Cairn Energy

    We exited our position in Cairn Energy (LSE:CNE). The downturn in oil prices was negative but tolerable; however, the ongoing retroactive extraterritorial taxation claims by India made profitable ownership of Cairn impossible. We initiated a small position in early 2012 at £2.72and gave up at £1.54.

    From David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio)'s Green Light Capital fourth quarter 2015 shareholder letter.  


  • David Einhorn Comments on Bank of New York Mellon

    We decided to sell our position in Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE:BK) with a small profit. We becamemoderately less comfortable with the market exposure in both the Investment Services andInvestment Management segments and felt that the market was giving the company too muchcredit for potential earnings leverage to multiple Fed rate hikes.

    From David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio)'s Green Light Capital fourth quarter 2015 shareholder letter.  


  • David Einhorn Comments on Applied Materials

    We entered Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) at $20.31 after the Tokyo Electron deal fell apart, with a viewthat margin improvement through cost cutting and aggressive buybacks could lead to earningsoutperformance. Despite reasonable execution and lots of share repurchases, concerns aboutoverall spending levels in the semiconductor capital equipment space mattered more. The riskof a pending cyclical downturn caused us to exit at $18.21 with a small loss.

    From David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio)'s Green Light Capital fourth quarter 2015 shareholder letter.  


  • David Einhorn Comments on Mylan

    We initiated a position in Mylan (NASDAQ:MYL), a global generic pharmaceuticals company. MYLshares fell 29% in the first three quarters of 2015 and over 45% from their mid-year highsafter generics rival Teva abandoned a hostile takeover bid for the company. During the fall,the market became overly focused on a series of overhangs including potential earningsdilution from a proposed and ultimately failed buyout of Perrigo (a private-label OTC business); corporate governance concerns including an unusual takeover-defense mechanism;and widespread unease about the pharmaceutical sector amidst scrutiny of specialty pharmaceutical manufacturers like Valeant.


    We acknowledge eventual headwinds for the company’s branded EpiPen product, whichcould encounter competition from generics in late 2016. However, we see medium-termupside from a competitor recall, an announced share repurchase, and board review ofcorporate governance complaints. Ultimately, we expect MYL to earn close to $7 per share in2018, driven by a robust pipeline of respiratory, injectable and biologic drugs and by furthercapital deployment including share repurchases. We initiated our position at an average priceof $45.32, about 9x 2016 consensus EPS estimates. MYL shares ended the quarter at $54.07.

      


  • David Einhorn Comments on E ON SE

    We established a position in Macy’s (M), the operator of about 900 Macy’s, Bloomingdale’sand Bluemercury stores, at an average price of $45.69. Earlier in 2015, with the stock at $70,an activist argued that the store real estate could be separated to unleash a valuation in excessof $125 per share. Management determined a whole-company REIT wouldn’t provide therequired operational flexibility.


    Now, with the stock closing the year at $34.98, the math might make more sense. While it’sunlikely that management will reverse course on its own, it wouldn’t surprise us if a privateequity firm teamed up with a REIT to buy the company and unlock the value privately.

      


  • Einhorn Looks Back at Tough Year With 20% Losses



  • Gurus Are Buying These Stocks Trading Below Peter Lynch value

    According to GuruFocus' All-in-One Screener, the following are the stocks that are trading below the Peter Lynch value, and which more than five hedge fund gurus have in their portfolios.


    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (GT) is trading at about $29 per share, and the Peter Lynch value gives the stock a fair price of $125.6, giving the stock a margin of safety of 77%.

      


  • Buffett Trims Chicago Bridge & Iron, Goldman Sachs, Walmart

    Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) has been called "The Oracle of Omaha" for his impressive investing prowess. He follows a value investing strategy that is an adaptation of Benjamin Graham's approach. Following are the stocks in which he reduced his stakes during the third quarter.


    He reduced his stake in Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. (CBI) by 78.74% with an impact of -0.34% on the portfolio. The current stake is 0.06% of his total assets and 1.89% of the company’s outstanding shares.

      


  • Is There Value in Apple?

    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is a company that is incredibly difficult to value because of its short product cycles. Earnings are high, true, but they could fall back quickly if and when next year’s product isn’t a hit. Costs are always harder to scale back as quickly.


    Gurus I greatly respect like David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) and Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) have taken up their allocations to 20%-plus levels. Meanwhile, I have consistently underestimated how well Apple would do given its meteoric rise over the past decade.

      


  • 5-Year Lows: Kennametal, Buckle, Carpenter Technology, Suburban Propane Partners

    According to GuruFocus' list of five-year lows, these guru stocks have reached their five-year low prices: Kennametal Inc., Buckle Inc., Carpenter Technology Corp., Suburban Propane Partners LP.


    Kennametal Inc. (NYSE:KMT) reached $19.20

      


  • David Einhorn's Gamble on P/Es That Are Relatively Low

    David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio)'s Greenlight Capital disclosed an equity portfolio valued at some $6.03 billion as of the end of the third quarter. The equity portfolio is mainly invested in Technology (35%), Consumer Discretionary (21%) and Industrials (19%) stocks.


    His three largest positions are: Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), General Motors (NYSE:GM) and Michael Kors (NYSE:KORS), representing 20.5%, 8.1% and 4.9%. The guru increased his position in the three stocks. In Apple, he increased his exposure by 53%, in General Motors by 12% and in Michael Kors by 95% as of the end of September.

      


  • Guru of the Year: Nominate Your Favorite Investor

    As the year winds down, it’s time again for GuruFocus readers to pick their favorite investing manager to be crowned Guru of the Year. In the past, readers have chosen legends such as Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio), Charlie Munger (Trades, Portfolio) of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)(NYSE:BRK.B) and David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio). Post your vote in the comments section below and check back to see who will be 2015’s Guru of the Year.


    Though value investors have relatively little concern for short-term performance and results, it’s clear that some gurus have had a better year than others. Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio)’s Pershing Square has generated headlines for its large stake in Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:VRX), which has been accused of improper business practices and accounting related to its partnership with a specialty pharmacy called Philidor Rx Services. Ackman has increased his position in the stock that has lost about half its value in the past few months, while other guru investors such as Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio), Kyle Bass (Trades, Portfolio) and Jana Partners (Trades, Portfolio) have exited their holdings.

      


  • GM Posts Strong 3rd Quarter, Reaches Agreement With Navistar

    Automaker General Motors Co. (GM) has recently reached an agreement with Navistar International Corp. (NAV) to expand its Chevrolet commercial truck portfolio.


    Last quarter results

      


  • Greenlight Capital Reaps 5% Yield From Vodafone

    David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) is president of Greenlight Capital (a value-oriented investment advisor). He believes an investment approach emphasizing intrinsic value will achieve consistent absolute investment returns and safeguard capital regardless of market conditions.


    His portfolio is composed of 42 stocks and the following are the ones that pay the highest dividend yield.

      


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