Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn

Last Update: 09-21-2016

Number of Stocks: 21
Number of New Stocks: 1

Total Value: $20,276 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 7%

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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Seeing Danger Ahead, How Carl Icahn Has Positioned His Portfolio Icahn has almost half of his portfolio concentrated in five stocks and has hedged as he believes the market is heading toward a cliff
Activist investor Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) has portended doom for markets possibly the loudest of any prognosticator with his video “Danger Ahead,” but he hasn’t pulled all of his money out. In fact, he has purchased several greater-than 5% stakes in the third quarter and added more shares to existing holdings, including boosting his holding of Cheniere Energy (LNG) on Monday. Read more...
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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
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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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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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Book Review: Deep Value Tobias Carlisle makes the most compelling case for value investing since Graham and Dodd Carl Icahn, Warren Buffett - Book Review: Deep Value
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Carl Icahn Buys Allergan Pharmaceutical company is new holding Carl Icahn,Vanguard Health Care Fund,Daniel Loeb,J - Carl Icahn Buys Allergan
During the second quarter, Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) of Icahn Capital Management acquired a new holding in Allergan PLC (NYSE:AGN). More...

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Dead Companies Walking: An Interesting Book on Short Selling Summarizing Scott Fearon's book Warren Buffett,Carl Icahn - Dead Companies Walking: An Interesting Book On Short Selling
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Carl Icahn's Stakes with Positive Return Highest returns in second quarter Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn's Stakes With Positive Return
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Value Screeners Identify Opportunities Retail and industrial companies are best buys Charles de Vaulx,Carl Icahn - Value Screeners Identify Opportunities
Several companies made multiple GuruFocus value screeners as of Aug. 2. More...

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Carl Icahn Sells Seventy Seven Energy Oilfield companies feeling the heat from industry decline Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn Sells Seventy Seven Energy
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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...

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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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Herbalife Increases Carl Icahn's Ownership Limit Icahn took opposite bet from Ackman Carl Icahn - Herbalife Increases Carl Icahn's Ownership Limit
As part of Herbalife's announcement regarding its settlement with the FTC, it said its board had allowed Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) to own 34.99% of the company, an increase from his previous 25% limit. In response, Icahn made the following statement: More...

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Carl Icahn's Interview With CNBC No one can pick the market in the short term Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn's Interview With CNBC
Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) appeared on CNBC on Thursday to discuss the market being overvalued and how he has his portfolio 100% hedged. More...

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Carl Icahn Boosts Stake in Hertz as Stock Price Declines Sharply Chairman sees potential in company slowly recovering from distress Carl Icahn,Larry Robbins,Mario Gabelli - Carl Icahn Boosts Stake In Hertz As Stock Price Declines Sharply
On June 3, Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) of Icahn Enterprises added 1.54% to his Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTZ) position at an average price of $9.90 per share. The chairman of the limited partnership holding company currently has 64,693,012 shares of the stock. More...

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4 Things Billionaire Investors Have in Common, Part 1 The most successful investors in the world are obsessed with not losing money Carl Icahn,Paul Tudor Jones,Ray Dalio,Howard Marks - 4 Things Billionaire Investors Have In Common, Part 1
(This is part one of a four-part series. Each article explains an important trait that billionaire investors have in common. The goal is to explain simple concepts that the best investors in the world use and you can implement today. Success leaves clues, and one of the best ways to learn is to deconstruct and reverse engineer what the best in the world do. So let’s get to it.) More...

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