Edward Lampert

Last Update: 02-17-2016

Number of Stocks: 9
Number of New Stocks: 0

Total Value: $1,458 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 2%

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

Sears Holdings to Close 78 Kmart, Sears Stores Shutdowns to be completed by mid-September
Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD), the Hoffman Estates, Illinois-based owner of retail store brands Sears and Kmart, announced Thursday that it will close 78 stores – 68 Kmart stores in 26 states and 10 Sears stores in eight states – in the next five months. Read more...
CEO and 10% Owner of Sears Holdings Invests in Company Edward Lampert buys 57,261 shares
Edward Lampert (Trades, Portfolio) (Insider Trades), CEO and 10% owner of Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD), bought 57,261 shares of the company on April 11. The average price per share was $14.34, for a total transaction of $821,123. Read more...
Eddie Lampert Comments on Amazon Guru stock highlight
Companies like Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) were able to grow rapidly without having to collect sales tax, while traditional retail companies had the dual disadvantages of having to report profits and to collect sales tax from their customers. While it is true that Amazon’s customers, by law, were required to calculate and pay sales tax in states that required it, many commentators conveniently ignored these laws in their coverage of Amazon and the state and local authorities did little to enforce the existing laws. The consequence? We are now seeing more and more retail stores shut down and the tax base of many municipalities eroding due to the hollowing out of the sales tax base as the Wall Street Journal recently reported. Even the largest and most successful retailers, like Walmart Read more...
Eddie Lampert Comments on Tesla Guru stock highlight
Some innovative companies like Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) are heavily subsidized by government policy (either directly or through purchases made by their customers) while existing car companies are forced to comply with mandates to produce cars that people may not want at enormous cost. These companies rely heavily on continued financing (Tesla raised over $1 billion in equity and over $2.5 billion in debt over the past four years) and favorable capital market conditions and valuations while companies viewed through a more traditional lens, like Sears Holdings, are met with skepticism even though we have an enormous asset base and a proven history of monetizing these assets and raising additional capital to fund our obligations and transformation. Read more...
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...
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Sears Holdings to Close 78 Kmart, Sears Stores Shutdowns to be completed by mid-September Edward Lampert, Bruce Berkowitz - Sears Holdings To Close 78 Kmart, Sears Stores
Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD), the Hoffman Estates, Illinois-based owner of retail store brands Sears and Kmart, announced Thursday that it will close 78 stores – 68 Kmart stores in 26 states and 10 Sears stores in eight states – in the next five months. More...

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CEO and 10% Owner of Sears Holdings Invests in Company Edward Lampert buys 57,261 shares Edward Lampert,Bruce Berkowitz - CEO And 10% Owner Of Sears Holdings Invests In Company
Edward Lampert (Trades, Portfolio) (Insider Trades), CEO and 10% owner of Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD), bought 57,261 shares of the company on April 11. The average price per share was $14.34, for a total transaction of $821,123. More...

EDWARD LAMPERT, SEARS HOLDING CORP, INSIDER TRADES


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AutoNation Is a Buy for Patient Value Investors Stock offers chance to buy from pessimists and sell to optimists later Bill Gates,Edward Lampert - AutoNation Is A Buy For Patient Value Investors
“The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists” - Benjamin Graham More...

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Eddie Lampert Comments on Tesla Guru stock highlight
Some innovative companies like Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) are heavily subsidized by government policy (either directly or through purchases made by their customers) while existing car companies are forced to comply with mandates to produce cars that people may not want at enormous cost. These companies rely heavily on continued financing (Tesla raised over $1 billion in equity and over $2.5 billion in debt over the past four years) and favorable capital market conditions and valuations while companies viewed through a more traditional lens, like Sears Holdings, are met with skepticism even though we have an enormous asset base and a proven history of monetizing these assets and raising additional capital to fund our obligations and transformation. More...

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Eddie Lampert Comments on Amazon Guru stock highlight
Companies like Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) were able to grow rapidly without having to collect sales tax, while traditional retail companies had the dual disadvantages of having to report profits and to collect sales tax from their customers. While it is true that Amazon’s customers, by law, were required to calculate and pay sales tax in states that required it, many commentators conveniently ignored these laws in their coverage of Amazon and the state and local authorities did little to enforce the existing laws. The consequence? We are now seeing more and more retail stores shut down and the tax base of many municipalities eroding due to the hollowing out of the sales tax base as the Wall Street Journal recently reported. Even the largest and most successful retailers, like Walmart More...

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Eddie Lampert's 2015 Letter Guru issues annual communication to Sears shareholders Edward Lampert - Eddie Lampert's 2015 Letter
February 25, 2016 More...

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Widely Undervalued Stocks Trading Below Peter Lynch Value Foot Locker has a margin of safety of 26% Edward Lampert,Murray Stahl,Bill Gates,Larry Robbi - Widely Undervalued Stocks Trading Below Peter Lynch Value
According to GuruFocus' All-in-One Screener, several gurus are focusing on stocks whose Peter Lynch fair value is far above the current price. The following stocks are trading with a wide margin of safety, and at least five gurus are shareholders. More...

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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
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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
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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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