Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn

Last Update: 2014-06-30

Number of Stocks: 19
Number of New Stocks: 1

Total Value: $32,928 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 10%

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 (%)
20133131.55-0.5
201220.215.44.8
201134.52.0832.4
3-Year Cumulative111.8 (28.4%/year)55 (15.7%/year)56.8 (12.7%/year)
201015.215.060.1
200933.326.466.8
5-Year Cumulative225.2 (26.6%/year)125.5 (17.7%/year)99.7 (8.9%/year)
2008-35.6-371.4
200712.35.616.7
200637.815.7922.0
200517.94.9113.0

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Activist Investor Carl Icahn on Genzyme Deal
Carl Icahn is famous for being an activist investor, where he buys a big stake in a corporation that enables him to influence the board. He has said, “I make all these billions because there are so many companies with problems that can be easily fixed.” So he is one kind of investor who involves himself in the decision making process of the company. He comes in and restructures/fixes the company's problems to drive its share price much higher. Read more...
Guinness Peat - Value Contest
Guinness Peat Group (GPG) dominates its industry, is managed in the interest of shareholders, is financially strong and most importantly, it can be bought at a huge discount to its fair value. Read more...
Talks of Carl Icahn Getting a Piece of Herbalife, Joining Loeb in Long Position
After fellow activist investor, Daniel Loeb set off the media earlier this week with his declaration to obtain a long position in Herbalife (HLF), a company that Pershing Square’s Bill Ackman just shorted weeks ago, corporate raiding Guru Carl Icahn has been reported yesterday afternoon of joining Loeb in taking a piece of the action. Read more...
Carl Icahn Publishes Letter to Investors and Comments on CIT Group Inc., Motorola Inc., Biogen Idec Inc., Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. Carl Icahn Publishes Letter to Investors and Comments on Holdings
Carl Icahn is known for his activist investing. Thanks to Zerohedge who made a copy of Icahn 4Q09 Letter to Icahn Partners LP Investors available at www.scribd.com. One can get a glimpse of what’s happened with his investments and what goes on in his mind. GuruFocus tracks Icahn Capital Management’s long equity position. As of December 31, 2009, we record 2.87 $billion allocated among 18 stocks. We know Icahn manages far more money than this amount. As disclosed in his letter (Page 3), long equity position is only 15.4% of the total portfolio. The rest is long credit (34.6%), short equity and short credit. His investment performance has been good: since inception of 2004, the partnership returned a total of 41.3%, beating S&P500’s 5.9%. In 2009, the partnership returned 31.9%, also beating S&P 500. Read more...
Activist Investor Carl Icahn Bought Into Chesapeake Energy
Activist billionaire investor Carl Icahn just reported that his funds have bought an aggregate amount of 50 million shares of Chesapeake Energy (CHK), which is about 7.56% of total shares outstanding. Carl Icahn started to buy the shares on April 19 at $18 a share and has added to the positions as the stock prices collapsed to around $14. His last purchase was on yesterday, May 24. His average cost is about $15.7 a share. Today Chesapeake stock closed at $15.99. Read more...
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Guru Held Stocks Trading At Deep Discounts To Cash Flows Carl Icahn,Chris Shumway - Guru Held Stocks Trading At Deep Discounts To Cash Flows
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Seventy Seven Energy's High Debt Load Makes It An "Avoid" Carl Icahn - Seventy Seven Energy's High Debt Load Makes It An
Seventy Seven Energy was up yesterday in a down market with the news that Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) has a 9.97 percent stake in the company. He merely received the shares as a spin-off and did not actively purchase the shares. Many spin-offs have had great performances over the years, so I wanted to see if Seventy Seven’s stock fit the characteristics of a successful spinoff. More...

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Investing Gurus To Follow For The Next 30 Years David Einhorn,Carl Icahn - Investing Gurus To Follow For The Next 30 Years
At GuruFocus we follow many of the top investment managers around the globe. I like to follow the investing gurus that are in control of a publicly traded company that I can buy. The gurus I follow include Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway, BRK.A), Carl Icahn (Icahn Enterprises, IEP) and Prem Watsa (Fairfax Financial, TSX:FFH, FRFHF). All of their stocks have performed well over the years. We can still make money with these gurus, but for how long? Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) is 83 years old and Carl More...

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These Losing Stocks Are Now Outperforming Donald Smith,Carl Icahn - These Losing Stocks Are Now Outperforming
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Carl Icahn Buys a Drug-Turned-Real Estate Company Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn Buys A Drug-Turned-Real Estate Company
In between rattling a succession of major corporations such as eBay (EBAY) and Family Dollar (FDO), and channeling his activist prowess into the embattled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) has taken a stake in Cadus Corp (OTCBB:KDUS) according to GuruFocus Real Time Picks. Icahn bought 12,563,840 shares of the pharmaceutical-turned-real estate company on June 6, giving him a total of 17,824,678 shares, which represents 67.81% of the outstanding shares. More...

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Family Dollar is Fully Valued After Icahn Bounce Carl Icahn - Family Dollar Is Fully Valued After Icahn Bounce
Carl Icahn disclosed his 9.39 percent stake in Family Dollar Stores (FDO). After the nearly 14 percent price increase in the stock, the total position is valued at about $738 million. The Schedule 13D filed with the SEC states that Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) intends to “seek to have conversations with member o the Issuer’s senior management and board of director to discuss the Issuer’s business and strategies to enhance shareholder value, which may include the pursuit of operating initiatives or the exploration of strategic alternatives.” More...

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What Guru Investors Did with Bill Ackman's Herbalife in Q1 Bill Ackman,Carl Icahn,George Soros,Daniel Loeb - What Guru Investors Did With Bill Ackman's Herbalife In Q1
When an investor as prominent as Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio) makes a short case of a public company, many other investors will either agree with him, or view it as an opportunity to take a long position on the ensuing dip. But in the case of weight-loss and nutrition company Herbalife (HLF), its stock has had a tortuous ride since Ackman announced his short in 2012, as no ultimate determination about his thesis has been made. That didn’t stop fund managers from taking sides again in the first quarter. More...

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GuruFocus Guru of the 2013 Carl Icahn's Top First Quarter Holdings Carl Icahn,Jim Simons - GuruFocus Guru Of The 2013 Carl Icahn's Top First Quarter Holdings
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Analysis of Guru Companies: Carl Icahn, Icahn Enterprises LP Carl Icahn - Analysis Of Guru Companies: Carl Icahn, Icahn Enterprises LP
Of the investing gurus we follow at GuruFocus.com, six have publicly traded companies that are directly affected by their investments. So far I discussed Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) and his company, Berkshire Hathaway. The next stock I am discussing is Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio)’s, Icahn Enterprises LP (IEP). More...

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User Comments

Bashe
ReplyBashe - 3 weeks 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 - 7 months ago
Icahn is known for acquiring large stakes in companies with the intent of changing their corporate strategies.http://bit.ly/19cSEv3
Tnguye48
ReplyTnguye48 - 8 months ago
Is APPLE missing in this portfolio?

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