Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn

Last Update: 11-29-2016

Number of Stocks: 19
Number of New Stocks: 0

Total Value: $19,805 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 2%

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

Guru of the Year: Nominate Your Favorite Investor Past winners include activist Carl Icahn and Berkshire's Charlie Munger
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. Read more...
Dead Companies Walking: An Interesting Book on Short Selling Summarizing Scott Fearon's book
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I confess. I try to time the markets. I’m not supposed to, but I do it anyway. There have been times when it has worked out; there have been times when it hasn’t. 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 Gives Statement on Selling Chesapeake Energy at Loss Icahn cuts one of his several energy losers
Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) gave up half his stake in Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE:CHK) on Monday at a sizable loss. Read more...
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Is Icahn Enterprises Better Than Berkshire? Is Icahn Enterprises a better investment than Berkshire Hathaway? Past performance certainly seems to indicate so Carl Icahn, Warren Buffett - Is Icahn Enterprises Better Than Berkshire?
Of all the world’s great investors, Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) is perhaps the most feared and respected at the same time. Icahn started his life on Wall Street as a stockbroker and worked his is way up to become the Street’s most respected activist investor and most feared corporate raider. More...

ICAHN ENTERPRISES, ICAHN, BERKSHIRE, BUFFETT


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Carl Icahn Takes 15% Stake in Enzon Pharmaceuticals Activist investor continues his interest in penny stock Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn Takes 15% Stake In Enzon Pharmaceuticals
After selling out in the second quarter, Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) acquired an even larger position in Enzon Pharmaceuticals (ENZN) on Nov. 28. More...

ICAHN, PENNY STOCK, ENZON


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22 Questions With Michael Nowacki 'I get my sense of contribution by helping people achieve their financial and investment goals' Warren Buffett,Carl Icahn,Bill Ackman,David Einhor - 22 Questions With Michael Nowacki
1. How and why did you get started investing? What is your background? More...

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Howard Marks Discusses the Election Guru talks politics and market outlook Howard Marks,Carl Icahn,Stanley Druckenmiller - Howard Marks Discusses The Election
I confess. I try to time the markets. I’m not supposed to, but I do it anyway. There have been times when it has worked out; there have been times when it hasn’t. More...

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Richard Perry Exits AIG, Time Warner The investor's largest 3rd quarter sales Richard Perry,Carl Icahn,HOTCHKIS & WILEY,First Pa - Richard Perry Exits AIG, Time Warner
Richard Perry (Trades, Portfolio) co-founded private investment management firm Perry Capital LLC in 1988. During the third quarter the guru’s largest sells were the following: More...

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Insiders Are Buying Hertz and Selling Merck Largest insider buys and sales of the week Carl Icahn - Insiders Are Buying Hertz And Selling Merck
The All-in-One Screener can be used to find insider buys and sells over the last week by clicking on the Insiders tab and changing the settings for All Insider Buying to “$200,000+” duration to November 2016 and All Insider Sales to “$5,000,000+”. More...

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Trading Lessons From the Great Jesse Livermore Wisdom from an American stock trader Carl Icahn,Paul Tudor Jones - Trading Lessons From The Great Jesse Livermore
Boy Wonder, Boy Plunger and the Great Bear of Wall Street are a few of the monikers Jesse Livermore was known by. More...

TRADING WISDOM


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Carl Icahn Adds to Herbalife Stock price climbs over 1% as company reports strong 3rd quarter earnings Carl Icahn,Jim Simons - Carl Icahn Adds To Herbalife
Activist investor Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) purchased 1,832,402 shares in Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) on Nov. 3 as mentioned in a Form 4 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. More...

CARL ICAHN, JIM SIMONS


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Western Union Is Chugging Along The 165-year-old payment processor is worth a look Carl Icahn - Western Union Is Chugging Along
An earlier PayPal article assumed quickly and disregarded Western Union (NYSE:WU), a $10 billion money transfer agent, for its lack of revenue growth. More...

VALUE INVESTING


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Carl Icahn ‘More and More Concerned’ With Stock Market Billionaire investor discusses the overvalued stock market and ‘undervalued’ Herbalife Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn ‘More And More Concerned’ With Stock Market
On Monday, activist investor Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) discussed his increasing concerns with the U.S. stock market in a CNBC interview with Scott Wapner on “Fast Money Halftime Report.” More...

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US Economy Shows Signs of Weakness Should investors fight or fly? Carl Icahn - US Economy Shows Signs Of Weakness
In September, billionaire investor Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) was in the news after he claimed that the U.S. economy was troubled. He cited a number of facts to buttress his position about a gloomy economic outlook. More...

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Hotchkis & Wiley Narrows Navistar International Position Firm further reduces stake in truck manufacturer HOTCHKIS & WILEY,Carl Icahn,Mario Gabelli,Murray S - Hotchkis & Wiley Narrows Navistar International Position
Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management reduced its stake in Navistar International Corp. (NYSE:NAV) by 27.5% on Sept. 30. More...

MANUFACTURING, TRUCK, SELL, REDUCE, HOTCHKIS, WILEY


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Carl Icahn Statement Regarding Closing of Trump Taj Mahal Attempts to save Donald Trump's casino Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn Statement Regarding Closing Of Trump Taj Mahal
Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) released the following statement on his website on Oct. 10: More...

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With Big Losses in Energy, Icahn Sells Most of Stake in Transocean Sell comes after Chesapeake reduction Carl Icahn - With Big Losses In Energy, Icahn Sells Most Of Stake In Transocean
On the heels of a reduction in his largest energy holding, Icahn parted ways with most of his stake in Transocean (NYSE:RIG), the largest decliner of his five oil-related holdings, all of which are down substantially. More...

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21 Questions With Michel Charbonneau 'From an historical perspective, the current market is somewhere between fairly to overvalued' Bill Ackman,Carl Icahn - 21 Questions With Michel Charbonneau
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Warren Buffett Wants You to Read These 3 Letters The guru believes these are 'messages to the future' Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn, Ray Dalio, Bill Ackman - Warren Buffett Wants You To Read These 3 Letters
Pivoting away from a scandal involving one of his biggest holdings, Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) took some time to discuss a philanthropic initiative he created with Bill and Melinda Gates called The Giving Pledge. More...

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Risk/Reward With Herbalife The rock star of all guru feuds is getting even more interesting Carl Icahn,Bill Ackman - Risk/Reward With Herbalife
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NUTRITIONAL PRODUCTS, CARL ICAHN, BILL ACKMAN, HERBALIFE


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Insider Buys Shares in Cheniere Energy President and CEO purchases 35,063 shares Carl Icahn,Jim Simons,Murray Stahl - Insider Buys Shares In Cheniere Energy
Jack Fusco (Insider Trades), president and CEO of Cheniere Energy Inc. (LNG), acquired 35,063 shares in the company on Sept. 19. The price per share was $42.78 for a total transaction of $1,499,995. More...

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Carl Icahn Gives Statement on Selling Chesapeake Energy at Loss Icahn cuts one of his several energy losers Carl Icahn,Bill Nygren - Carl Icahn Gives Statement On Selling Chesapeake Energy At Loss
Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) gave up half his stake in Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE:CHK) on Monday at a sizable loss. More...

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Carl Icahn Adds a Few More Shares of Herbalife in Bet Against Ackman Icahn increased his position twice in defiance of Ackman's claim about him Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn Adds A Few More Shares Of Herbalife In Bet Against Ackman
Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) solidified his unbelief in Pershing Square investor Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio)’s negative thesis on Herbalife two weeks ago when he added several million more shares to his long position in the company. Friday, he intensified the battle by slightly raising his bet on the nutrition multi-level marketer again. More...

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