Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn

Last Update: 07-11-2016

Number of Stocks: 21
Number of New Stocks: 0

Total Value: $21,485 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 1%

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

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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. . . .
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. Read more...
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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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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
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What’s Really Driving Apple? Keys to company's success are iPhones and China Warren Buffett,Carl Icahn - What’s Really Driving Apple?
Narratives are a fundamental part of our human existence. They’re the key to how we process information. Just as the mind instinctively searches for visual patterns in nature, it also seeks to derive patterns and meaning from information flow. We create stories to help us understand. More...

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Carl Icahn Continues to Reduce Tegna Stake Icahn sells more than 1.6 million shares Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn Continues To Reduce Tegna Stake
Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) decided to cut ties with 1,658,488 shares of Tegna Inc. (NYSE:TGNA) during the first quarter at an average price of $24.74. Since the fourth quarter of 2015, Icahn has sold 4,255,774 shares of Tegna from his portfolio. More...

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Carl Icahn Increases Position in Icahn Enterprises Guru invests in more than 2.7 million shares Carl Icahn, Murray Stahl - Carl Icahn Increases Position In Icahn Enterprises
Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio), the leading guru shareholder and board chairman of Icahn Enterprises (NASDAQ:IEP), increased his position in the conglomerate by more than 2% on April 14. More...

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