Michael Dell

Michael Dell

Last Update: 03-17-2015

Number of Stocks: 7
Number of New Stocks: 1

Total Value: $771 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 24%

Countries: USA
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Michael Dell Watch

  • A Look at Michael Dell's Top Growth Stocks

    "We strive to conduct our business with the highest level of integrity and honesty, and we believe that investing our reputation is as important as investing our capital" Michael Dell (Trades, Portfolio)'s MSD Capital firm says in its "About Me".

    The firm sees itself as a partial owner of a company when investing. MSD Capital looks for companies that will provide sustainable returns over the long term and the management team has to be honest, astute and think like shareholders.


  • Acquisition of Esterline Stock Makes It Fifth-Largest Stake in Dell's Portfolio

    The founder and CEO of Dell Inc (DELL), guru Michael Dell (Trades, Portfolio) is one of the 50 wealthiest people in the world. As a philanthropist, he has been generous with his money through the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation he established in 1999; as an investor, his portfolio is handled by MSD Capital, which has had great success in managing his investments.

    In the fourth quarter, Dell added Esterline Technologies (ESL), a Bellevue, Wash.-based company that designs, makes and markets products mostly for aerospace and defense customers, to his portfolio, buying the stock twice in December. Dell purchased 1,624,578 shares for an average price of $112.56 per share. Del’s first Esterline purchase had a 32.77% impact on his portfolio; his second purchase had a 23.1%.


  • A Big Win for John Paulson

    In this article, let´s see the last gain of John Paulson (Trades, Portfolio), the hedge fund manager who made a fortune using credit default swaps to bet against the housing market in the 2008 financial crisis.

    A Billion Dollars Richer  

  • Every Growth Stock Follows This Pattern. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.

    Whether you realize it or not, every growth stock of the last 20 years has experienced the exact same cyclical pattern. Now before you stop reading, I’m not talking about technical analysis or some other chart reading garbage.

    The reason this cyclical price pattern continues to occur is fundamental and actually quite simple. You just need to understand that stocks go through five distinct phases.


  • DELL, HP and Microsoft’s Position in The Dying PC Industry and What They are Worth

    For almost 30 years, PCs dominated the computing industry. But in the last 2 years the decline in sales is obvious.

    IDC Worldwide quarterly PC Tracker projected a 7.8% decline in worldwide PC shipments. However, the actual outcome was worse with more than 15% declines in shipment volume in the second quarter of 2013.  

  • Paulson Returns 292.03%, Bumps Michael Dell - Paulson’s Top Dividend Four

    The portfolio of John Paulson of Paulson & Co. shows 91 stocks, 15 of them new, and a total value of $14.17 billion. His quarter-over-quarter turnover is 21%. Now in first place, Guru John Paulson has bumped Michael Dell to second place for average returns. Paulson’s 12-month average return is 292.03%; Dell’s is 266.63%, followed by Carl Icahn with 98.15%.

    Here are four stocks in the Paulson portfolio with the highest dividend yield, as of June 30, 2013:  

  • Mason Hawkins’ Busy Week

    On Sept. 10, Hawkins reported two real time transactions to the SEC. The guru also reported a reduction in his holdings in Dell on Sept. 12. These real time picks represent purchases/sales of a stock in which a guru owns greater than a 5% stake. Hawkins bought into News Corp, cut his position in Quicksilver Resources in half and made a 10% decrease in Dell after giving up the battle to keep the company from going private.

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  • Michael Dell Discusses Dell Going Private

  • 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 (AAPL), Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) and Dell (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  

  • Highest Return Guru at 266%, Michael Dell Reduces Three

    With a net worth estimated at $15.3 billion, Michael Dell has the highest average return of any guru, with 266.63% over 12 months. He is followed by John Paulson with an average return of 251.42% over 12 months. Only seven gurus return more than 50% over the same period. To offer perspective on Michael Dell’s average return, the majority of billionaire investors return around 30% or less over 12 months. Clearly, Guru Dell is a fascinating study in wealth-building and his trades are worthy of study.

    One of the world’s richest, Dell manages his personal wealth through MSD Capital, founded in 1998. MSD Capital invests in public equity, private equity and real estate. The updated portfolio has 8 stocks, none of them new, with a total value of $563 million, and a quarter-over-quarter turnover of 2%. The current portfolio is heavily weighted with consumer cyclical at 82.9%, followed by technology at 12.5%, real estate at 2.43%, industrials at 1.6% and basic materials at 0.8%.  

  • Guru Real Time Activity: August 19-23

    Over the past couple of weeks we’ve seen three Guru Real Time Picks alongside the release of the esteemed gurus’ second quarter portfolios. Over the past week we’ve seen buys from gurus like Mario Gabelli, Prem Watsa and Michael Dell.

    Prem Watsa

  • 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.”

    Video links:  

  • 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.  

  • Billionaire Michael Dell's Top 5: DineEquity (DIN), PVH Corp (PVH) And More

    Be sure to check out our detailed stock analysis (click here).

    Michael Dell, founder of the tech giant Dell Inc., is one of the richest people in the world, with a net worth in excess of $14 billion. He manages his personal wealth through MSD Capital, which invests in public equity, private equity and real estate. Michael Dell started MSD in 1998 as a family office in an effort to diversify his wealth beyond the computer company Dell. MSD Capital runs a niche portfolio that is heavily concentrated; this includes having over 85% of his total funds invested in the top four stocks. Let's have a look at Michael Dell's top picks for last quarter. [/size]  

  • How Long Should We Continue To Consider Longleaf Partners Worthy Of Guru Status?

    I was recently watching an interview with Monish Pabrai. In the interview Pabrai was asked where he looked for investment ideas.

    According to Pabrai, one of his favorite sources of finding new ideas is perusing the holdings of investors that he respects. And I certainly agree, why not cherry pick the very best ideas from the very best investors?  

  • Dell Opposition Grows

    How should investors trade the upheaval at Dell (DELL)? And will this upheaval be enough to convince founder Michael Dell and Silver Lake to up their $13.65 per-share offer to take the tech company private? Well the market sure things so — the stock is trading almost 2% above the buyout price. Shareholder opposition to the buyout has been growing, with the two largest outside shareholders, Southeastern Asset Management and T. Rowe Price, publicly voicing their concerns.

    I can certainly see why longer-term investors are upset.  

  • Who Is Interested in Dell Going Private?

    As probably most of those interested in Dell (DELL) already know, there is a possibility that it will go private. Supposing that is the case, it is worth thinking about who could be interested in this deal going through. For this reason I made a small list of the possible interested groups:

    1) All the shareholders, institutional or retailers, who bought at low levels and want to get out relatively fast at a premium.  

  • Michael Dell Ups Stake in School Specialty Inc

    Michael Dell increased his holding of School Specialty Inc. (SCHS) by 53% last week at an average price of $2.82 per share, according to GuruFocus Real Time Picks. Dell, founder and CEO of DELL Inc. (DELL), the computer company, owns 2,884,499 shares after the purchase.

    School Specialty Inc. (SCHS) is a producer and supplier of products for the educational market. In the last year, the company’s stock price dropped 78.4% as earnings shriveled. School Specialty posted net losses in the last two quarters. It also saw three quarters of revenue declines from the July to January quarters, though revenue increased from $85.3 million in the January quarter to $119 million in the April quarter.  

  • What’s Important? (Please See the Footnotes)

    Haven’t you ever wanted to know whether Warren Buffett shops at Walmart (WMT) and Dollar General (DG) or whether he uses Geico insurance? I know a great new product is coming to the market, but has Bill Gates been using an iPhone? Does Michael Dell use Dell (DELL) products? Does Exxon (XOM) CEO Rex Tillerson wear a ski mask if he’s low on gas and has to pull into a Shell (RDS.A) oil gas station? Does anyone in the Walton family actually shop at Walmart? Do they ever go into a Whole Foods (WFM) or Kroger (KR)? These questions, as slightly humorous as they may be, may actually be more important to know than some of the nonsense that gets delivered to us through Wall Street.

    I’ve had stocks upgraded and downgraded in the same day. Apparently different analysts are looking at the same exact information and coming up with completely different conclusions. So which one is correct? (Actually, I do understand that because I know that some very famous guru investors buy stocks I wouldn’t touch and I’ve bought some that none of them own. We have reached different conclusions based upon our research.)  

  • Michael Dell's Top Holdings

    Michael Saul Dell is the founder, chairman and CEO of Dell Inc. where he owns 12% of the company. His net worth is US$14.6 billion based on the 243.35 million shares of Dell Stock he owns. He is the 44th richest person in the world. The other $10 billion are invested in other companies and managed by the firm MSD Capital.

    MSD Capital LP was set up to manage Dell's capital as well as his family's. It is primarily an investment firm engaged in the following: [list]  

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