Edward Lampert

Last Update: 11-16-2015

Number of Stocks: 9
Number of New Stocks: 2

Total Value: $1,568 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 9%

Countries: USA
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Edward Lampert' s Profile & Performance

Profile

Lampert is the founder of RBS Partners, L.P., a private investment company, and the Chairman of Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD). Since starting RBS Partners, L.P. in 1988 at the age of 25, he has racked up returns averaging 29% a year. He is #68 on the list of Forbes 400 Richest Americans.

Web Page:http://www.searsholdings.com/invest/

Investing Philosophy

Like Warren Buffett, Lampert targets mature and easily understandable businesses that have strong cash flows. He focuses on a company's ability to generate large amounts of cash over the long haul. Unlike Buffett, Lampert is less focused on the management team of potential because of his willingness to implement changes in the companies in which he has invested. Lampert has significant experience investing in the retail arena.

Total Holding History

Top Ranked Articles

Eddie Lampert Buys IBM at Less Than Warren Buffett’s Price Third quarter was Buffett's lowest average purchase price
Edward Lampert (Trades, Portfolio), a Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) admirer, bought a stake in IBM (NYSE:IBM), Buffett’s fourth largest position, as its share price declined in the third quarter. Read more...
Edward Lampert Shifts Investment Gears in Fourth Quarter
Guru Edward Lampert (Trades, Portfolio) adjusted his investment approach in the fourth quarter of 2014. In the third quarter, he sold but did not buy stock. In the fourth quarter, he bought three stocks and sold none. Read more...
Francis Chou Trades Two Sears Spin-offs
During the third quarter, Francis Chou (Trades, Portfolio) of Chou Associates Management made only two adjustments to the Associates Fund portfolio — both companies are spin-offs of Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD) whose insiders are purchasing the stock. Read more...
5-Year Lows: Pacific Coast Oil Trust, Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores Inc, Dynex Capital Inc, and Landauer Inc.
According to GuruFocus list of 5-year lows, these Guru stocks have reached their 5-year lows: Pacific Coast Oil Trust, Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores Inc, Dynex Capital Inc, and Landauer Inc. Read more...
GuruFocus Real Time Picks of the Week
The following information is a highlight of the real-time guru activity we saw this week. To view more information on these gurus, check out their guru portfolios. The “Real Time Picks” reports the stock purchases and sells that Gurus have made within the prior two weeks. If a Guru makes a purchase or sell of a company in which they own a greater-than 5% stake, SEC regulations require them to report their transaction within two days. It was a quiet week in guru trades but we did see a couple of trades coming from Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) and Edward Lampert (Trades, Portfolio). Read more...
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Commentaries and Stories

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Eddie Lampert Buys IBM at Less Than Warren Buffett’s Price Third quarter was Buffett's lowest average purchase price Edward Lampert - Eddie Lampert Buys IBM At Less Than Warren Buffett’s Price
Edward Lampert (Trades, Portfolio), a Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) admirer, bought a stake in IBM (NYSE:IBM), Buffett’s fourth largest position, as its share price declined in the third quarter. More...

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Gap Inc. Has 50% Upside Potential Gap's shares are down 35% on the year, giving investors an opportunity to buy in below fair value Edward Lampert,James Barrow,Joel Greenblatt,Bill A - Gap Inc. Has 50% Upside Potential
Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS), the iconic American brand, has experienced a very rough patch in 2015, starting the year at $42 and currently trading down 35%, under $27 per share. More...

RETAIL, APPAREL


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Weekly CEO Buys Highlights: SHLD, HTZ, PAGP, DEA, ATEN
According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week. The overall trend of CEOs is illustrated in the chart below: More...

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Lampert's Sears Reports Smaller Net Loss, 14.5% Store Sales Decline
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD) today announced financial results for its first quarter ended May 2, 2015. As a supplement to this announcement, a presentation, pre-recorded conference and audio webcast are available at our website http://searsholdings.com/invest. More...

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Lampert, Berkowitz, and The Love Affair With Sears Holdings Edward Lampert, Bruce Berkowitz - Lampert, Berkowitz, And The Love Affair With Sears Holdings
In November 2004, Edward Lampert (Trades, Portfolio) was dubbed “The Next Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)” by BusinessWeek (pre-Bloomberg), and from 1988 to 2008 he earned nearly 30% a year for investors. Since then, his largest investment, the retailer Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD) has been dead money, absolutely crushing Lampert’s long-term rate of compound returns, which are more in the 15% to 19% annualized range now. More...

Edward Lampert, Bruce Berkowitz, Sears Holdings


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Sears Holdings Restructuring Its Business Strategy For A Better Investor Future
The way Sears Holdings’ (NASDAQ:SHLD) has started the creation of an extensive portfolio of real estate acquisitions, news of a joint venture comes as the next logical step in order to tap into the true value of their portfolio. Sears Holdings and Simon Property Inc. (NYSE:SPG) have announced their joint venture on Monday. More...

SEARS HOLDINGS, PROPERTY PORTFOLIO, REAL ESTATE SECTOR, JOINT VENTURES, SIMON PROPERTY, SERITAGE GROWTH PROPERTIES, REIT, BUSINESS STRATEGY, INVESTMENT IDEA


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Sears Holdings Chairman's Letter for 2014 – Eddie Lampert
February 26, 2015 More...

EDWARD LAMPERT, SEARS HOLDINGS


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Edward Lampert's Recent Buys
Lampert is the founder of RBS Partners, L.P., a private investment company, and the chairman of Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD). Since starting RBS Partners, L.P. in 1988 at the age of 25, he has racked up returns averaging 29% a year. He is #68 on the list of Forbes 400 Richest Americans. More...

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Eddie Lampert's 2015 Chairman Letter for Sears
February 26, 2015 More...

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Edward Lampert Shifts Investment Gears in Fourth Quarter Edward Lampert - Edward Lampert Shifts Investment Gears In Fourth Quarter
Guru Edward Lampert (Trades, Portfolio) adjusted his investment approach in the fourth quarter of 2014. In the third quarter, he sold but did not buy stock. In the fourth quarter, he bought three stocks and sold none. More...

STOCKS, RETAIL


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Sears and Seven-Foot Hurdles Warren Buffett, Edward Lampert - Sears And Seven-Foot Hurdles
A few weeks back I came across an article that someone had posted on Sears. It is a fascinating read for a few different reasons. One, I think Sears is an excellent case study of the retail industry and the difficulties of investing and allocating capital in that type of business, and two, the article was written in the summer of 1988. More...

SEARS, EDDIE LAMPERT


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Francis Chou Trades Two Sears Spin-offs Edward Lampert - Francis Chou Trades Two Sears Spin-offs
During the third quarter, Francis Chou (Trades, Portfolio) of Chou Associates Management made only two adjustments to the Associates Fund portfolio — both companies are spin-offs of Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD) whose insiders are purchasing the stock. More...

SEARS, SEARS HOMETOWN AND OUTLET, LANDS' END, FRANCIS CHOU


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Sears Holdings Corporation Provides Update on actions to generate liquidity, fund its transformation and evolve its capital structure
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings Corporation ("Holdings," or the "Company") (NASDAQ: SHLD) today announced that the Company expects to generate up to U.S.$380 million in proceeds from its interest in Sears Canada Inc. ("Sears Canada") by earlyNovember 2014, assuming the completion of its previously announced rights offering of Sears Canada shares to the Company's stockholders and the exercise of all such rights. Of this amount, the Company expects to receive at least $168 million in mid-to-late October from the exercise of the rights distributed to them by ESL Partners, L.P. and Edward S. Lampert, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Holdings and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ESL Investments, Inc., which collectively with their affiliates own 48.5% of Holdings' outstanding common stock. More...

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Edward Lampert's Sears Announces Steeper Losses
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended August 2, 2014. Net loss attributable to Holdings' shareholders was $573 million ($5.39 loss per diluted share) for the second quarter of 2014, compared to $194 million ($1.83 loss per diluted share) for the prior year second quarter. Adjusted EBITDA was $(313) million for the second quarter of 2014, compared to $(78) million in the prior year second quarter. As a supplement to this announcement, a presentation, pre-recorded conference and audio webcast are available at our website http://searsholdings.com/invest. More...

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Eddie Lampert Decreases AutoNation Position Below 9% in Brisk Selling Edward Lampert - Eddie Lampert Decreases AutoNation Position Below 9% In Brisk Selling
At one point the owner of more than 77 million AutoNation (NYSE:AN) shares, Eddie Lampert has continually shrunk the holding since 2010, filing it down to 8.98% from 9.45% of the company after selling 973,747 shares this week, according to Real Time Picks. More...

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5-Year Lows: Pacific Coast Oil Trust, Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores Inc, Dynex Capital Inc, and Landauer Inc.
According to GuruFocus list of 5-year lows, these Guru stocks have reached their 5-year lows: Pacific Coast Oil Trust, Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores Inc, Dynex Capital Inc, and Landauer Inc. More...

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GuruFocus Real Time Picks of the Week Edward Lampert - GuruFocus Real Time Picks Of The Week
The following information is a highlight of the real-time guru activity we saw this week. To view more information on these gurus, check out their guru portfolios. The “Real Time Picks” reports the stock purchases and sells that Gurus have made within the prior two weeks. If a Guru makes a purchase or sell of a company in which they own a greater-than 5% stake, SEC regulations require them to report their transaction within two days. It was a quiet week in guru trades but we did see a couple of trades coming from Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) and Edward Lampert (Trades, Portfolio). More...

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A Crash Course in Buying Spin-Offs Edward Lampert,Howard Marks - A Crash Course In Buying Spin-Offs
Following the herd is the surest way of achieving mediocre performance. To produce superior returns, we have two options. More...

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Edward Lampert's Sears Holdings to Spin Off Lands' End
Below is the Press Release from Sears Holdings. More...

EDWARD LAMPERT


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Is There a Huge Gap Between Price and Intrinsic Value?
The Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) is a leading apparel specialty retailer that sells casual apparel for men, women, and children under the Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Piperlime and Athleta brands. With a very broad spectrum of consumers, the company becomes the largest specialty apparel retailer in the U.S. Additionally, the company plans to open five Old Navy brand stores in China this year, so the focus in international markets is a driver for future revenues. The firm's competitors include American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE:AEO) and The TJX Companies Inc. (NYSE:TJX). More...

LONG, RETAIL, APPAREL, GAP, SPECIALTY, CASUAL


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Goforit
ReplyGoforit - 1 year ago
How are premium members of GuruFocus supposed to evaluate the list of Gurus when more often than not there is no historical performance records. Most of the time the "profile/performance" tab does not have anything on performance. Why not? Maybe it should just be called the "profile" tab. This is very frustrating.
Boca76
ReplyBoca76 - 2 years ago
There seems to be something wrong with the current shares numbers of AN

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