Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn

Last Update: 04-14-2016

Number of Stocks: 26
Number of New Stocks: 2

Total Value: $29,438 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 14%

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

Carl Icahn Continues to Reduce Tegna Stake Icahn sells more than 1.6 million shares
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. Read more...
Carl Icahn Increases Position in Icahn Enterprises Guru invests in more than 2.7 million shares
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. Read more...
Carl Icahn Buys Pep Boys, Xerox The activist investor's real-time 1st-quarter picks
Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) is an activist investor. He takes minority stakes in public companies and typically pushes for change. He 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. The real-time picks of the first quarter of the year, according to GuruFocus' Real Time updates, are the following: Read more...
Carl Icahn Continues to Reduce Position in Hologic Guru slashes more than 3 million shares from his portfolio
Guru Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) reduced his position in Hologic Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX), slashing 3,346,767 shares from his portfolio Monday. Read more...
Carl Icahn Trims Stake in Nuance Communications Guru sells more than half his shares in March
In two transactions in March, Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) sold more than half of his stake in Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN), a computer software company headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts. It provides speech and imaging applications. Read more...
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Commentaries and Stories

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Apple a Good Pick for Dividend Stock Apple raises stock buybacks by $35 billion Carl Icahn - Apple A Good Pick For Dividend Stock
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Carl Icahn Interview With CNBC Guru cautions about day of reckoning for market Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn Interview With CNBC
Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) did an interview with CNBC Thursday in which he continued to warn about the coming day of reckoning for the market. During the interview Icahn discussed some of his investments and why he believes the market is overvalued – as well as other topics. More...

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Why Icahn Sold Apple The activist investor sold out even though Cook did a great job, and it's a great company Carl Icahn - Why Icahn Sold Apple
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Apple Is Facing a Big Problem Saturating smartphone market, strong performance from Samsung are big headwinds Carl Icahn - Apple Is Facing A Big Problem
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) reported its worst-ever quarter earlier this week, missing estimates on both revenue and earnings. Not only were the misses the biggest in Apple’s history, the company’s guidance was also terrible. The high end of Apple’s revenue guidance for the next quarter came in 10% lower than the analysts’ estimate of $47 billion. More...

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American Railcar and HCI Group May Be Undiscovered Gems 5 small cap ideas Carl Icahn,Chuck Royce - American Railcar And HCI Group May Be Undiscovered Gems
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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
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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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Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) is an activist investor. He takes minority stakes in public companies and typically pushes for change. He 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. The real-time picks of the first quarter of the year, according to GuruFocus' Real Time updates, are the following: More...

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Carl Icahn Continues to Reduce Position in Hologic Guru slashes more than 3 million shares from his portfolio Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn Continues To Reduce Position In Hologic
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Carl Icahn Trims Stake in Nuance Communications Guru sells more than half his shares in March Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn Trims Stake In Nuance Communications
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David Einhorn's Top 3 Positions Include Apple, General Motors and Time Warner Einhorn raised stake in Time Warner, and the stock went up by 12% David Einhorn,Carl Icahn,Warren Buffett - David Einhorn's Top 3 Positions Include Apple, General Motors And Time Warner
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Carl Icahn Bought Xerox and You Should Too There's a potential gold mine in Xerox with new management and spin-off value Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn Bought Xerox And You Should Too
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Apple Computers: Time to be Greedy While Others Are Fearful A review of the market's selling Apple off due to short-term concerns about the next quarter Warren Buffett,Carl Icahn - Apple Computers: Time To Be Greedy While Others Are Fearful
It appears the market is afraid of a possible slowdown in Apple’s (AAPL) growth in its next earnings and has dropped the stock from the $130s in 2015 to below $94 in February, a drop of 20%. This is shortsighted speculating rather than investing. It is time for value investors to be greedy. More...

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Carl Icahn Raises Stake in AIG by More Than 3,000% Guru invests in Xerox and Pep Boys Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn Raises Stake In AIG By More Than 3,000%
Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio), whose net worth is estimated by Bloomberg to be $20.8 billion, focused most of his fourth-quarter trading activity on additions to existing stakes. He didn’t limit himself to additions, however. He also made two new buys and trimmed three existing stakes. More...

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Apple Still a Great Long-Term Play Company is selling by at least a 20% discount to estimated business value Carl Icahn - Apple Still A Great Long-Term Play
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has seen over $25 billion in market cap value wiped away thanks to slow iPhone growth and Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) trimming his position. Clearly the global economy is slowing down, which is resulting in a slow down in iPhone sales. But this doesn't mean there isn't value in Apple. The company has over $200 billion in cash and has repurchased over a $100 billion dollars of its shares over the last few years. Apple has continued to increase its share repurchase program, which now stands at $180 billion. This has resulted in the company increasing debt to 20% of its balance sheet; however, the company produces more than enough in operating cash flow to pay this down with five years. More...

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Icahn Holding American Railcar Selling at Major Discount Company has solid performance, beating both revenue and EPS numbers in the last quarter Carl Icahn - Icahn Holding American Railcar Selling At Major Discount
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