Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn

Last Update: 2014-02-28

Number of Stocks: 18
Number of New Stocks: 1

Total Value: $30,456 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 8%

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

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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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Carl Icahn Interview - eBay, Major Correction Prediction
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Icahn: I don't talk positions BUT... I might be buying eBay
In an interview with Bloomberg's Trish Regan, activist investor Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) said "Peace is better than war" and that he came around to thinking PayPal is cheap and therefore there is “no rush to spin it off.” Icahn strongly hinted to Bloomberg's Regan that he is buying eBay, "I really think this company’s greatly undervalued. I’ve said it about the other companies I’m in. So I believe Apple’s undervalued. I believe Herbal Life’s undervalued. So if you could ask me about three or four of them, yeah, I – I think this company is very undervalued. So ergo I don’t talk about positions, but I think you can deduce from that that I’m not going to be selling it. I might – in fact, I might be buying it." More...

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Analysis of Guru Companies: Jim Tisch, Loews Corp Carl Icahn,Ian Cumming - Analysis Of Guru Companies: Jim Tisch, Loews Corp
Of the gurus we follow at GuruFocus six have publicly traded companies that are directly affected by their investments. So far I have discussed Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A), Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio)’s Icahn Enterprises (IEP), Ian Cumming (Trades, Portfolio)’s Leucadia National (LUK), and Prem More...

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Avoid Risk to Prosper Carl Icahn - Avoid Risk To Prosper
As previously noted, there are a growing number of very smart investors and strategists who have made negative comments about the stock market in recent months. More...

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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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Herbalife: Offers Long-Term Value
Herbalife International (HLF) is a multi-level marketing nutrition, personal care and sport nutrition company. It was founded in 1980, has over 6,000 employees and over 3.2 million independent distributors. Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder in Herbalife with over 14 million shares or 12.75% of all outstanding shares and Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio) has the largest short in history of 1 billion on the company go to zero. The company has become the focus point for Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) and More...

MULTI-LEVEL, MARKETING, NUTRITION,SKIN CARE, SPORT,BILL ACKMAN,CARL ICAHN,


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Carl Icahn - A Watershed Moment for Stockholder Participation
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eBay's Letter to Shareholders Regarding Carl Icahn's Breakup Proposal
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Carl Icahn on PayPal Spin-Off, Defending Herbalife
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The Buyback Bonanza Boost
With the S&P 500 off -1% from its all-time record high, many bears have continued to wait for and talk about a looming crash. For the naysayers, the main focus has been on the distorted monetary policies instituted by the Federal Reserve, but as I pointed out in Fed Fatigue is Setting In,QE and tapering talk are not the end-all, be-all of global financial markets. One need not look further than the dozen or so countries listed in the FT that have bond yields below the abnormally low yields we are experiencing in the U.S. (10-Year Treasury +2.75%). More...

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Carl Icahn's Open Letter to Stockholders of eBay Inc.
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Forest Laboratories' Recovery
Organized in 1956, Forest Laboratories Inc. (FRX) is a pharmaceutical corporation focused on the in-licensing drugs for development. Its products include those developed by it and those acquired from other pharmaceutical companies and integrated into its marketing and distribution systems. Forest and it subsidaries develop, manufacture and sell branded forms of ethical drug products, most of which are only available with written instructions from a physician. Forest emphasizes detailing to physicians of those branded ethical drugs that have the most potential for growth and benefit for patients. The company mainly sells its drugs in the U.S., but has a small international presence. More...

LONG, PHARMA, BIO, DRUGS


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Weekly 3-Year Low Highlights: RIG, REN, CHU, TLM
According to GuruFocus list of 3-year lows; Transocean Ltd, Resolute Energy Corp, China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd, and Talisman Energy Inc. have all reached their 3-year lows. More...

WEEKLY, 3, YEAR, LOW, HIGHLIGHT


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Carl Icahn's Open Letter to Shareholders of eBay Inc.
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GuruFocus Adds Two New Dividend Growers Carl Icahn - GuruFocus Adds Two New Dividend Growers
During the past week, GuruFocus recognized two additional companies as dividend growers. In order to be qualified for this list, the company had to: More...

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Carl Icahn on eBay Board Rejections, Bill Ackman's 'Insane' Herbalife Crusade
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Carl Icahn Will Fail… But He’s Not Totally Wrong Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn Will Fail… But He’s Not Totally Wrong
After failing (for now) to convince Apple to return its massive cash reserves to shareholders, Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) has turned his activist mind to eBay (EBAY) launching a full blown offense on its executives and board. If you have not yet heard about it, I highly recommend that you take a look at some of these posts: More...

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Carl Icahn on Tim Cook, Skype, eBay Governance
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Carl Icahn on Mt. Sinai, eBay and Washington
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Icahn to Bloomberg TV: Andreessen, Cook 'Value-Driven Leaders for Themselves'
Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) spoke with Bloomberg Television's Trish Regan today following an open letter to concerning his proposal to spinoff PayPal from eBay (EBAY). More...

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Robertbradf@google
ReplyRobertbradf@google - 4 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 - 5 months ago
Is APPLE missing in this portfolio?

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