Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn

Last Update: 02-08-2016

Number of Stocks: 24
Number of New Stocks: 2

Total Value: $27,876 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 9%

Countries: USA
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Carl Icahn' s Profile & Performance

Profile

Carl Icahn is an activist investor. He takes minority stakes in public companies and typically pushes for change. He invests with three investment vehicles: the 7 billion hedge fund, Icahn Partners, American Real Estate Partners (AREP), a public traded private equity firm, and ICAHN MANAGEMENT LP, a $2 billion hedge fund. GuruFocus tracks the third portfolio, which covers all the stocks owned by Icahn Partners. Mr. Icahn has a personal wealth of $17 billion.

Web Page:http://www.icahnenterprises.com/

Investing Philosophy

Mr. Icahn buys beaten-down assets that nobody else wants, usually out of bankruptcy, then fixes them up and sells them when they are back in favor. Regarding to his style, explains Icahn: The consensus thinking is generally wrong. If you go with a trend, the momentum always falls apart on you. So I buy companies that are not glamorous and usually out of favor. It is even better if the whole industry is out of favor.

Total Holding History

Performance of Icahn Capital

YearReturn (%)S&P500 (%)Excess Gain (%)
20133132.39-1.4
201220.2164.2
201134.52.1132.4
3-Year Cumulative111.8 (28.4%/year)56.8 (16.2%/year)55 (12.2%/year)
201015.215.060.1
200933.326.466.8
5-Year Cumulative225.2 (26.6%/year)128.2 (17.9%/year)97 (8.7%/year)
2008-35.6-371.4
200712.35.496.8
200637.815.7922.0
200517.94.9113.0

Top Ranked Articles

Carl Icahn Boosts Xerox Stake as Company Decides to Split, Give Him Board Seats Icahn increases his holding of his activist play where he will become more involved
Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) increased his shareholding of Xerox (NYSE:XRX) in January, a filing revealed Friday as the company announced increased partnership with him and major changes in line with his vision for the company. Read more...
AIG Releases Plans for Changes, Shareholder Returns AIG slims down and plans to return $25 billion in capital to shareholders but falls short of Icahn's demands
After close scrutiny from activist investor Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio), insurer American International Group (NYSE:AIG) today released its plans for the future of the firm which include some substantial changes but fall short of the leading shareholder's demands. Read more...
Share Your Year-End Performance, Best Picks for 2016 How did GuruFocus users fare in 2015? Discuss your best stock ideas
It’s a new year and we’re interested in hearing how GuruFocus members fared in 2015, a rather tough year for the market. What were your best holdings, which stocks were your largest detractors and what is your best idea for 2016? Share your picks in the comments area below. Read more...
Carl Icahn Wins Title of 'Guru of the Year' The guru bases an activist strategy on Graham & Dodd principles
Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) has won Guru of the Year for 2015. Read more...
Carl Icahn Makes Big Transactions in 3rd Quarter Guru buys 100 million shares of Freeport McMoRan and 27 million shares of Cheniere Energy
With an estimated net worth of $21.9 billion, Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) can do big things in many ways, and his third-quarter transactions prove it. Read more...
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Commentaries and Stories

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Carl Icahn Boosts Xerox Stake as Company Decides to Split, Give Him Board Seats Icahn increases his holding of his activist play where he will become more involved Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn Boosts Xerox Stake As Company Decides To Split, Give Him Board Seats
Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) increased his shareholding of Xerox (NYSE:XRX) in January, a filing revealed Friday as the company announced increased partnership with him and major changes in line with his vision for the company. More...

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What Is David Einhorn Doing? Some comments on the stocks owned by David Einhorn Carl Icahn - What Is David Einhorn Doing?
Greenlight Capital’s David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) made a splash this week by seeking a seat on the board of troubled solar company SunEdison (SUNE). SunEdison’s stock is down nearly 90% since July, though Greenlight has been adding to its position since the beginning of this year and now owns about 6% of the company. More...

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AIG Releases Plans for Changes, Shareholder Returns AIG slims down and plans to return $25 billion in capital to shareholders but falls short of Icahn's demands Carl Icahn - AIG Releases Plans For Changes, Shareholder Returns
After close scrutiny from activist investor Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio), insurer American International Group (NYSE:AIG) today released its plans for the future of the firm which include some substantial changes but fall short of the leading shareholder's demands. More...

FINANCIAL SERVICES


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AIG Responds to Icahn's Call for Breakup Company issues statement Carl Icahn - AIG Responds To Icahn's Call For Breakup
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 19, 2016-- American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG)(NYSE: AIG) today issued the following statement: More...

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Carl Icahn Sends Open Letter to AIG Board Icahn calls for a breakup of the insurance giant Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn Sends Open Letter To AIG Board
New York, New York, January 19, 2016 – Today Carl C. Icahn released the following open letter to the board of directors of American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG)(NYSE: AIG): More...

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Share Your Year-End Performance, Best Picks for 2016 How did GuruFocus users fare in 2015? Discuss your best stock ideas Carl Icahn, Bill Ackman, Ken Fisher, Frank Sands - Share Your Year-End Performance, Best Picks For 2016
It’s a new year and we’re interested in hearing how GuruFocus members fared in 2015, a rather tough year for the market. What were your best holdings, which stocks were your largest detractors and what is your best idea for 2016? Share your picks in the comments area below. More...

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Is There Value in Apple? Retail and market expectations for the stock appear to differ. Company may miss sales targets, but is that a problem or an opportunity? David Einhorn,Carl Icahn - 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. More...

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Carl Icahn Wins Title of 'Guru of the Year' The guru bases an activist strategy on Graham & Dodd principles Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn Wins Title Of 'Guru Of The Year'
Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) has won Guru of the Year for 2015. More...

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Carl Icahn Makes Big Transactions in 3rd Quarter Guru buys 100 million shares of Freeport McMoRan and 27 million shares of Cheniere Energy Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn Makes Big Transactions In 3rd Quarter
With an estimated net worth of $21.9 billion, Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) can do big things in many ways, and his third-quarter transactions prove it. More...

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Carl Icahn's November Presentation for Icahn Enterprises Guru details comprehensive investing strategy Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn's November Presentation For Icahn Enterprises
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Is Carl Icahn Completely Wrong With Freeport-McMoRan? With 8.65% of the company, the question is whether Icahn will be on the wrong side of this turnaround Carl Icahn - Is Carl Icahn Completely Wrong With Freeport-McMoRan?
Carl Icahn is the largest shareholder in Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX) with his recent purchase of around 100 million shares. More...

GOLD, OIL, GAS, COPPER


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Best Stocks for 2016: Energy Transfer Equity is Beaten Down and Ready to Rally At today’s prices, there is a lot of fear already priced in. ETE is a steal. Carl Icahn - Best Stocks For 2016: Energy Transfer Equity Is Beaten Down And Ready To Rally
If you’ve read my work for any length of time, you know I’m not a major risk taker. In my experience, slow and steady wins the race. More...

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Carl Icahn's Energy Stocks Present a Turnaround Trade for 2016 Icahn's portfolio is down more than 10% this year due in part to his bet on energy Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn's Energy Stocks Present A Turnaround Trade For 2016
Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio)’s portfolio has three big name energy companies: CVR Energy (NYSE:CVI), Cheniere Energy (LNG), and Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK). Together they make up 17% of his holdings, yet each are down significantly from their reported prices. More...

ENERGY, NATURAL GAS, PETROLEUM, FERTILIZER


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Growth Rates, Performance of Carl Icahn's Top 3 Stocks Icahn Enterprises reports 27% decline in EPS in recent quarter Carl Icahn - Growth Rates, Performance Of Carl Icahn's Top 3 Stocks
Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) manages Icahn Capital Management LP, a $27.8 billion hedge fund. It is important to analyze key holdings from prominent fundamental-oriented hedge funds because hedge funds have more analytical resources to analyze stocks than the majority of individual investors. Let's analyze Icahn's most interesting stock selections: More...

ICAHN, APPLE, AAPL, IEP, CVI


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Carl Icahn Makes 'Superior' Offer to Buy Pep Boys Activist investor raises offer to $16.50 per share Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn Makes 'Superior' Offer To Buy Pep Boys
Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) has made a new offer for Pep Boys (NYSE:PBY), upping his offer to $16.50 per share, which is now double Bridgestone's offer. Pep Boys disclosed the new offer from Icahn in the following press release. More...

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Carl Icahn Bets Big on Xerox Activist investor ups stake in company with strong leadership Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn Bets Big On Xerox
Guru Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) is an American business magnate, investor, activist shareholder and philanthropist. He is the founder and majority shareholder of Icahn Enterprises, a diversified conglomerate holding company based in New York City. More...

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Guru of the Year: Nominate Your Favorite Investor Past winners include activist Carl Icahn and Berkshire's Charlie Munger Carl Icahn,Charlie Munger,David Einhorn,Bill Ackma - 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. More...

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Icahn: Why High Yield Market Meltdown Is Just Beginning Legendary activist investor also explains why he upped stake in Hertz Carl Icahn - Icahn: Why High Yield Market Meltdown Is Just Beginning
Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) appeared on CNBC on Friday after the market tanked nearly 300 points, oil fell below $36 per barrel, and the meltdown in the high yield market. Icahn discussed why he believes the meltdown is just beginning, as well as his recent investments and why he increased his stake in Hertz (NYSE:HTZ). More...

CARL ICAHN,BILLIONAIRE,INTERVIEW,CNBC,ACTIVIST INVESTING,VALUE INVESTING,


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Insiders Buy Shares at Northern Oil & Gas, Wynn Resorts A look at insider trades in the past week Carl Icahn,Paul Tudor Jones - Insiders Buy Shares At Northern Oil & Gas, Wynn Resorts
The All-In-One Screener can be used to find insider buys and sales over the last week by clicking on the Insiders tab and changing the settings for All Insider Buying/All Insider Selling to “$1,000,000+” and duration to "December 2015." More...

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Carl Icahn Is Loading Up on This Falling Holding Guru adds to stake in Hertz Global Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn Is Loading Up On This Falling Holding
Guru Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) is an American business magnate, investor, activist shareholder and philanthropist. He is the founder and majority shareholder of Icahn Enterprises, a diversified conglomerate holding company based in New York. More...

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User Comments

Bilik
ReplyBilik - 4 weeks ago
Does Carl Ichanstill own SSE (Seventy Seven Energy), pls.?
DrKrullebol
ReplyDrKrullebol - 4 months ago
This article also tells us half the story, in fact the half everybody who subscribes to GuruFocus already can find out by themselves.

The other, and much more interesting half is how he hedged his positions in these companies! Please elaborate!
Bashe
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?
Robertbradf@google
ReplyRobertbradf@google - 2 years ago
Icahn is known for acquiring large stakes in companies with the intent of changing their corporate strategies.http://bit.ly/19cSEv3
Tnguye48
ReplyTnguye48 - 2 years ago
Is APPLE missing in this portfolio?

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