Irving Kahn

Last Update: 2014-05-08

Number of Stocks: 42
Number of New Stocks: 0

Total Value: $700,505 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 13%

Countries: USA
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Irving Kahn' s Profile & Performance

Profile

Irving Kahn, along with brothers Alan and Thomas, founded Kahn Brothers & Company, Inc., in 1978. The Company currently has over $800 million in assets under management. Irving, now over 100 years old, is still active in the firm’s activities.

Web Page:http://www.kahnbrothers.com/

Investing Philosophy

Kahn Brothers employs a bottom-up stock selection approach, and invests in undervalued equity securities that are usually out-of-favor in the market. They select securities one at a time based on assets, operating performance and long-term fundamental business prospects. They are followers of Benjamin Graham’s investment philosophies.

Total Holding History

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Headed for Depression? 105-Year-Old Investment Banker – There Were a Lot of Valuable Buys
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106-Year Old Irving Kahn Portfolio: Buys GNE, NYB, C, PTEN, NYT
106-Year Old value investor Irving Kahn just reported his fourth quarter portfolio. He buys New York Community Bancorp Inc., Genie Energy Ltd. Cl B, Citigroup Inc., PattersonUTI Energy Inc., New York Times Co. Cl A, Medco Health Solutions Inc., sells BristolMyers Squibb Co., Travelers Cos Inc. during the 3-months ended 12/31/2011, according to the most recent filings of his investment company, Kahn Brothers. As of 12/31/2011, Kahn Brothers owns 49 stocks with a total value of $509 million. These are the details of the buys and sells that have the impact to portfolio of more than .1%. Read more...
Irving Kahn’s Top Holdings: New York Community Bancorp, ScheringPlough Corp, BristolMyers Squibb Company, Pfizer Inc, Merck & Co. and Wyeth Irving Kahn Likes Big Pharms
Summary Besides New York Community Bancorp Inc. (NYB), 104-year old value investor Irving Kahn’s other top five holdings include: ScheringPlough Corp. (SGP), BristolMyers Squibb Company (BMY), Pfizer Inc (PFE), Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK), and Wyeth (WYE), Read more...
Irving Kahn Adds to Pfizer Inc., First Place Financial Corp., Reduces The Travelers Companies Inc., Sells Devcon International Corp., Honeywell International Inc.
Irving Kahn, world’s oldest value investor, served as the second teaching assistant to Benjamin Graham at the Columbia Business. He helped Ben Graham with his seminal book, Security Analysis. At the age of 102, he is still calling companies’ IR. This is his buys and sells during the second quarter. Read more...
Irving Kahn Adds New York Times, Sallie Mae, and Citigroup
Irving Kahn is the oldest living investment professional, serving as Chairman of Kahn Brothers Group Inc. at the age of 105. He was a teaching assistant to Benjamin Graham at Columbia Business school, learning from Graham the principles of value investing. Thus, Kahn Brothers utilizes a bottom-up stock selection approach, investing in undervalued equity securities that have fallen out-of-favor in the market. They select securities based on their assets, operating performance, and long-term fundamental business prospects. Kahn Brothers has over $800 million in assets under management. In his second quarter portfolio update, Kahn added to his holdings in New York Times (NYT), Sallie Mae (SLM), and Citigroup (C).[b] Read more...
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A Long-Term Buy That Investors Should Consider
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Irving Kahn’s Kahn Brothers’ Top Five Stocks at Year-End Irving Kahn - Irving Kahn’s Kahn Brothers’ Top Five Stocks At Year-End
One of America’s oldest and most respected value investors, Irving Kahn (Trades, Portfolio), and his fund Kahn Brothers recently reported their fourth quarter holdings which boasted several hefty reductions and one sell out. Over the past quarter Kahn did not add any new stocks, but the guru still maintains 42 stocks valued at $581 million. More...

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BlackBerry: A Sharp Drop-Off in Units Sold in a Huge Smartphone Market
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Bristol-Myers: Don’t Let This One Get Away
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Three 52-Week Lows Held by Gurus
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107-Year Old Irving Kahn Buys BP, BlackBerry, New York Community Bancorp, Sells SLM, Seaboard, Bristol-Myers
107-Year Old value investor Irving Kahn just reported his third quarter portfolio. He buys BP PLC, BlackBerry Ltd, New York Community Bancorp, Inc., Straight Path Communications Inc, sells SLM Corp, Seaboard Corporation, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Pfizer Inc, Dime Community Bancshares, Inc., Flushing Financial Corp, TCF Financial Corporation, Travelers Companies, Inc., CFS Bancorp, Inc. during the 3-months ended 09/30/2013, according to the most recent filings of his investment company, Kahn Brothers. More...

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Irving Kahn’s High-Impact Sells in Third Quarter Irving Kahn - Irving Kahn’s High-Impact Sells In Third Quarter
The third quarter portfolio of Irving Kahn of Kahn Brothers Group lists 43 stocks, two of them new, with a total value of $687 million and a 4% quarter over quarter turnover. As of Sept. 30, 2013, centenarian Irving Kahn made these four high-impact reductions. Here are Guru Kahn’s trade details and the latest company financials. More...

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Kahn Brothers Reduce BMY, SLM, TRV, USG, PFE, LARK in Second Quarter
Thomas Kahn once explained The Kahn Brothers’ investment approach: “We study companies and try to find undervalued securities... We're absolute value investors focusing on asset values, book value discounts and low price to earnings ratios to normalized earnings. And we aren't interested in so-called relative values -- you know, something selling at 20 times earnings in an industry group with a 35 multiple.” More...

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Centenarian Investor Irving Kahn Increases
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Notes on Thrifts and 4 Stocks to Watch
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99-Year Old Irving Kahn Discusses His Investment Philosophy
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6 Stocks Meeting Benjamin Graham's NCAV Criteria in 2013
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10 Stocks Meeting Benjamin Graham's Defensive Criteria in 2013
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Who Is Ben Grossbaum and Why Should We Listen to Him?
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The Wonder That is the 107-Year-Old Irving Kahn
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How to Build a Complete Benjamin Graham Portfolio
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A Complete Benjamin Graham Analysis for Facebook
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