Bill Ackman

Bill Ackman

Last Update: 08-15-2016

Number of Stocks: 9
Number of New Stocks: 0

Total Value: $7,513 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 0%

Countries: USA
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Bill Ackman' s Profile & Performance

Profile

William Ackman, co-investment manager for hedge-fund group Gotham Partners LP, formed Pershing Square in November 2003 with $54 million raised from three investors. Ackman got his start in the real estate business, where he worked for his father prior to starting Gotham.

Investing Philosophy

Bill Ackman is an activist investor. He buys the common stocks of public companies, and pushes for changes so that the market can realize the values of the companies. Ackman buys stocks trading at a discount, and sells when the companies reach their appraised value.

Total Holding History

Performance of Pershing Square, L.P.

YearReturn (%)S&P500 (%)Excess Gain (%)
201436.913.6923.2
20139.732.39-22.7
201213.316-2.7
3-Year Cumulative70.2 (19.4%/year)74.6 (20.4%/year)-4.4 (-1%/year)
2011-1.12.11-3.2
201029.715.0614.6
5-Year Cumulative118.3 (16.9%/year)105.1 (15.5%/year)13.2 (1.4%/year)
200940.626.4614.1
2008-13-3724.0
2007225.4916.5
200622.515.796.7
200539.94.9135.0
10-Year Cumulative458.2 (18.8%/year)109.4 (7.7%/year)348.8 (11.1%/year)
200442.610.8831.7

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Insuring a Value Stock Against Downside Losses, at No Cost By placing an option collar on a relatively volatile stock, we can protect ourselves against any serious drop in the share price, at little or no cost
This article offers at a different approach to improving the risk and reward profile of a value stock. Read more...
Ackman Raises $1.4 Billion Selling Entire Stake in Canadian Pacific Railway Close of stake comes on wave of sells by Pershing
Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio) is selling off 14 million shares of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (NYSE:CP)(TSX:CP) – a stock making up about a fifth of his equity portfolio – ending one of his big turnaround plays. Read more...
Can You Disagree With Yourself? Balancing between humility and arrogance is hard to do but necessary
One of the most important tools that we can have as investors is the ability to challenge our own ideas and conclusions. We live in an ever-changing world and to think that our conclusions should be excluded from this phenomenon is a little naïve. Read more...
The Battle of the Billionaire Gurus – and the Future of Herbalife Did Herbalife operate a pyramid scheme that cheated its independent distributors, or not? Two gurus put their money, a lot of money, on opposite sides of the claim. Here’s who won. . . .
Two of the great investing names of our times, Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) of Icahn Capital Management LP and Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio) of Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. are both friends and bitter rivals. That rivalry arises out of their diametrically opposed views about Herbalife, the nutritional supplements company. And more specifically, about the compensation of independent distributors who sell those products to consumers. Read more...
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Bill Ackman Discusses Worst Year Ever in Mid-Year Letter Portfolio updates, commentary Bill Ackman - Bill Ackman Discusses Worst Year Ever In Mid-Year Letter
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Bill Ackman: Valeant 'One Very Big Mistake' Ackman said Valeant weighing down his returns Bill Ackman - Bill Ackman: Valeant 'One Very Big Mistake'
Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio), whose Pershing Square hedge fund lost money on Valeant (NYSE:VRX)'s collapsing share price, said on CNBC it was a unique investment in their history. Usually they would have more active involvement in their companies or buy simple, undervalued companies. More...

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Insuring a Value Stock Against Downside Losses, at No Cost By placing an option collar on a relatively volatile stock, we can protect ourselves against any serious drop in the share price, at little or no cost Bill Ackman - Insuring A Value Stock Against Downside Losses, At No Cost
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LONG STOCKS, PUTS, CALLS, OPTIONS, COLLARS, PROTECTIVE PUTS, BILL ACKMAN


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Bill Ackman: Carl Icahn Propping Up Herbalife Ackman hoping for Herbalife to crumble Bill Ackman - Bill Ackman: Carl Icahn Propping Up Herbalife
Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio) said he thinks when Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio), a big holder of Herbalife (NYSE:HLF), sells his stake, the "confidence factor" in the company will evaporate. "If he can sell this thing at 60 bucks and almost double his money, great for Carl. And he doesn't have to worry about what happenes to the company when they're required to completely change their business model," Ackman said. "I think he knows this thing is toast." More...

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Herbalife: The Big Short Part 2 Why Bill Ackman's short might finally pay off Warren Buffett,Bill Ackman - Herbalife: The Big Short Part 2
The recent Hollywood financial blockbuster “The Big Short” may have a sequel on its hands. More...

BILL ACKMAN, WARREN BUFFETT, HEBALIFE, MOODY'S


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Valeant Misses 2nd Quarter Estimates Company’s stock down 75% year to date with earnings miss Bill Ackman - Valeant Misses 2nd Quarter Estimates
Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:VRX) reported its second quarter earnings on Aug. 9. The second quarter earnings report was also the second report for new CEO Joseph Papa, who took over the company in May. More...

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Ackman Raises $1.4 Billion Selling Entire Stake in Canadian Pacific Railway Close of stake comes on wave of sells by Pershing Bill Ackman - Ackman Raises $1.4 Billion Selling Entire Stake In Canadian Pacific Railway
Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio) is selling off 14 million shares of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (NYSE:CP)(TSX:CP) – a stock making up about a fifth of his equity portfolio – ending one of his big turnaround plays. More...

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Can You Disagree With Yourself? Balancing between humility and arrogance is hard to do but necessary Charlie Munger,Bill Ackman,Seth Klarman - Can You Disagree With Yourself?
One of the most important tools that we can have as investors is the ability to challenge our own ideas and conclusions. We live in an ever-changing world and to think that our conclusions should be excluded from this phenomenon is a little naïve. More...

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The Battle of the Billionaire Gurus – and the Future of Herbalife Did Herbalife operate a pyramid scheme that cheated its independent distributors, or not? Two gurus put their money, a lot of money, on opposite sides of the claim. Here’s who won. . . . Carl Icahn, Bill Ackman - The Battle Of The Billionaire Gurus – And The Future Of Herbalife
Two of the great investing names of our times, Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) of Icahn Capital Management LP and Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio) of Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. are both friends and bitter rivals. That rivalry arises out of their diametrically opposed views about Herbalife, the nutritional supplements company. And more specifically, about the compensation of independent distributors who sell those products to consumers. More...

CARL ICAHN, BILL ACKMAN, PERSHING SQUARE, FTC, HERBALIFE


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Bill Ackman Comments on Herbalife in 2nd Quarter Conference Call Activist investor with short position in Herbalife reacts to its settlement with FTC Bill Ackman,Carl Icahn - Bill Ackman Comments On Herbalife In 2nd Quarter Conference Call
During his conference call this morning, Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio) presented on Herbalife’s settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. After summarizing background information of the case, Ackman discussed the implications of the settlement based on three complaint categories. More...

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Bill Ackman’s Portfolio Returns Diminish as Stock Prices Decline An introduction to the activist investor and his portfolio, conference call is scheduled for tomorrow Bill Ackman - Bill Ackman’s Portfolio Returns Diminish As Stock Prices Decline
Activist investor Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio) founded the Pershing Square Capital Management Fund in 2003. With a simple investing approach, the fund manager seeks value by buying stocks at cheap prices and selling them once they reach their fair values. Despite having high returns in 2014, the fund experienced poor returns as of July 2016. More...

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Pershing Square's Statement Regarding Herbalife Bill Ackman discusses Herbalife's settlement with US regulators Bill Ackman - Pershing Square's Statement Regarding Herbalife
New York, July 15, 2016 //- Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. (“Pershing Square”) today released the following statement: More...

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Learn from Bill Ackman’s Mistakes The poor performance of Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Holdings exhibits common mistakes displayed by investors. Bill Ackman, Warren Buffett, Chuck Royce - Learn From Bill Ackman’s Mistakes
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Bill Ackman's Herbalife Settles With FTC, Stock Is Undervalued Company hurting short-seller appears attractive Bill Ackman - Bill Ackman's Herbalife Settles With FTC, Stock Is Undervalued
Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio)’s Pershing Square sustained another strike Friday when a long-time short, nutrition direct seller Herbalife (NYSE:HLF), settled with the FTC for $200 million if it made certain changes to its business model, finally laying to rest his allegation that it is a pyramid scheme. More...

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Bill Ackman: Herbalife Bilking People, NBC Helping Valeant Short-Seller Make Money Ackman discusses Valeant and Herbalife short in interview Bill Ackman - Bill Ackman: Herbalife Bilking People, NBC Helping Valeant Short-Seller Make Money
Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio) spoke to CNBC this morning on the phone. He talked about the recent public short seller attack by Andrew Left on his holding Valeant (NYSE:VRX) and why he stayed short Herbalife (NYSE:HLF). More...

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Ackman Sells Nearly a Quarter of Stake in Zoetis Guru trims position by more than 6 million shares Bill Ackman - Ackman Sells Nearly A Quarter Of Stake In Zoetis
Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio) of Pershing Square Capital Management LP reduced his stake in Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) for the second time this year with the sale of 6,081,841 shares for $47.69 per share on July 7. More...

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CEO of Valeant Joseph Papa Makes $5 Million Insider Buy Papas' pay is highly tied to stock price Bill Ackman - CEO Of Valeant Joseph Papa Makes $5 Million Insider Buy
The CEO of Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:VRX), Joseph Papa, has dropped almost $5 million on 202,000 shares of the company, according to insider filings. More...

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Ackman Pared His Stake in Mondelez International In 1st Quarter Guru invested in 5 million shares of Valeant Bill Ackman - Ackman Pared His Stake In Mondelez International In 1st Quarter
Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio) of Pershing Square Capital Management LP made transactions in four stocks in the first quarter, reducing his holdings in two and adding to his holdings in the others. More...

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