Michael Dell

Michael Dell

Last Update: 05-15-2015

Number of Stocks: 7
Number of New Stocks: 0

Total Value: $810 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 2%

Countries: USA
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Michael Dell' s Profile & Performance


Michael is one of the richest people in the world, with a net worth of US$14 billion in 2010. He is the founder of Dell Computer. His personal portfolio is managed through MSD Capital.

According to Fortune magazine, since snce started in 1998, "MSD has a great track record". As of Oct. 2010, the firm has $12 billion under management.

Web Page:http://www.msdcapital.com/index.htm

Investing Philosophy

MSD Capital invests in public equity, special opportunities, private equity, real estate and partnership.

In public equity investment, according to MSD website, "make long-term equity investments in a limited number of outstanding companies, both in the United States and abroad. We employ a disciplined, research-intensive analytic process in searching for businesses that possess sustainable long-term competitive advantages and are managed by honest, astute and shareholder-minded management teams. We firmly believe that businesses create wealth for their owners through the long-term generation of net free cash flow. Although we typically invest as a minority owner of publicly-traded companies, given the long-term perspective that we take when we make investments, we consider ourselves to be a partial owner of the businesses in which we invest. We focus on the absolute value of businesses, not their value relative to other "peer" companies or general stock market indices."

Total Holding History

Top Ranked Articles

Why Do Gurus Like Microsoft, Dell and Cisco? Which One Is Better Than the Others?
The dramatic recovery of the stock market over the past two years has brought the market to overvalued levels, as measured our broad market valuation indications based on the ratio of the total market cap over gross national product. This market recovery is broad across all sectors and industries. Very few companies are now traded at 52-week lows, while many companies are at 52-week highs. While investors are happy with the market returns over the past two years, many value Gurus are having a hard time finding investment ideas that can still provide reasonable returns at acceptable risks. One area where they find ideas is large cap stocks that did not go up as much as the general market. They bought into technology companies such as Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) and Dell (NASDAQ:DELL). Those Wall Street darlings in the go-go years of the 1990s typically do not get into the portfolios of value investors. Now they do. Read more...
What’s Important? (Please See the Footnotes)
Haven’t you ever wanted to know whether Warren Buffett shops at Walmart (NYSE:WMT) and Dollar General (NYSE:DG) or whether he uses Geico insurance? I know a great new product is coming to the market, but has Bill Gates been using an iPhone? Does Michael Dell use Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) products? Does Exxon (NYSE:XOM) CEO Rex Tillerson wear a ski mask if he’s low on gas and has to pull into a Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) oil gas station? Does anyone in the Walton family actually shop at Walmart? Do they ever go into a Whole Foods (NASDAQ:WFM) or Kroger (NYSE:KR)? These questions, as slightly humorous as they may be, may actually be more important to know than some of the nonsense that gets delivered to us through Wall Street. Read more...
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Every Growth Stock Follows This Pattern. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.
Whether you realize it or not, every growth stock of the last 20 years has experienced the exact same cyclical pattern. Now before you stop reading, I’m not talking about technical analysis or some other chart reading garbage. Read more...
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Michael Dell Adds to Two Stakes in First Quarter Michael Dell - Michael Dell Adds To Two Stakes In First Quarter
In the first quarter of 2015, Michael Dell (Trades, Portfolio) made the fewest transactions he has made in any quarter in more than a year – two. The founder of Dell Computer, Dell is one of the richest men in the world, and his transactions are handled by MSD Capital, which Dell and his family own and control. More...

Michael Dell, PVH, WEX

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A Look at Michael Dell's Top Growth Stocks Michael Dell - A Look At Michael Dell's Top Growth Stocks
"We strive to conduct our business with the highest level of integrity and honesty, and we believe that investing our reputation is as important as investing our capital" Michael Dell (Trades, Portfolio)'s MSD Capital firm says in its "About Me". More...


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Acquisition of Esterline Stock Makes It Fifth-Largest Stake in Dell's Portfolio Michael Dell - Acquisition Of Esterline Stock Makes It Fifth-Largest Stake In Dell's Portfolio
The founder and CEO of Dell Inc (NASDAQ:DELL), guru Michael Dell (Trades, Portfolio) is one of the 50 wealthiest people in the world. As a philanthropist, he has been generous with his money through the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation he established in 1999; as an investor, his portfolio is handled by MSD Capital, which has had great success in managing his investments. More...


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A Big Win for John Paulson
In this article, let´s see the last gain of John Paulson (Trades, Portfolio), the hedge fund manager who made a fortune using credit default swaps to bet against the housing market in the 2008 financial crisis. More...

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Every Growth Stock Follows This Pattern. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. Michael Dell - Every Growth Stock Follows This Pattern. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.
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DELL, HP and Microsoft’s Position in The Dying PC Industry and What They are Worth Michael Dell - DELL, HP And Microsoft’s Position In The Dying PC Industry And What They Are Worth
For almost 30 years, PCs dominated the computing industry. But in the last 2 years the decline in sales is obvious. More...

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Paulson Returns 292.03%, Bumps Michael Dell - Paulson’s Top Dividend Four John Paulson,Michael Dell - Paulson Returns 292.03%, Bumps Michael Dell - Paulson’s Top Dividend Four
The portfolio of John Paulson of Paulson & Co. shows 91 stocks, 15 of them new, and a total value of $14.17 billion. His quarter-over-quarter turnover is 21%. Now in first place, Guru John Paulson has bumped Michael Dell to second place for average returns. Paulson’s 12-month average return is 292.03%; Dell’s is 266.63%, followed by Carl Icahn with 98.15%. More...


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Mason Hawkins’ Busy Week Mason Hawkins,Michael Dell - Mason Hawkins’ Busy Week
On Sept. 10, Hawkins reported two real time transactions to the SEC. The guru also reported a reduction in his holdings in Dell on Sept. 12. These real time picks represent purchases/sales of a stock in which a guru owns greater than a 5% stake. Hawkins bought into News Corp, cut his position in Quicksilver Resources in half and made a 10% decrease in Dell after giving up the battle to keep the company from going private. [b] More...

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Michael Dell Discusses Dell Going Private
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Computer Manufacturers in a Changing Environment - Is There Value Left?
As the PC market declines, only those companies moving away from it and into the upcoming mobile and tablet technologies seem poised to succeed over the long-run, even though a PC refresh cycle is expected for the short-term. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) and Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) are three of the main players in the computer and related products manufacturing arena. Let’s take a look at them in order to find out which ones stand to benefit from the substitute technologies and their synergies with PCs over the longer-term. More...


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Highest Return Guru at 266%, Michael Dell Reduces Three
With a net worth estimated at $15.3 billion, Michael Dell has the highest average return of any guru, with 266.63% over 12 months. He is followed by John Paulson with an average return of 251.42% over 12 months. Only seven gurus return more than 50% over the same period. To offer perspective on Michael Dell’s average return, the majority of billionaire investors return around 30% or less over 12 months. Clearly, Guru Dell is a fascinating study in wealth-building and his trades are worthy of study. More...


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Guru Real Time Activity: August 19-23
Over the past couple of weeks we’ve seen three Guru Real Time Picks alongside the release of the esteemed gurus’ second quarter portfolios. Over the past week we’ve seen buys from gurus like Mario Gabelli, Prem Watsa and Michael Dell. [b] More...

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Carl Icahn Comments on Dell, Herblife, Bill Ackman, George Soros
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn spoke with FOX Business Network’s (FBN) Liz Claman about his investments in Herbalife and Dell Inc. Icahn said he has made $500 million on Herbalife and that, “I believe Herbalife is going a lot higher. It’s got great potential…I am not looking to sell the stock at this point at all.” Icahn also discussed why he increased his stake in Dell, saying the company is “undervalued,” but that he is done buying shares for now because he’s “pretty much at the ceiling.” He went on to say that when he identifies another hot stock he is “going to put it on Twitter first.” More...

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Icahn to Increase His Offer for Dell
The feisty and brilliant billionaire investor Carl Icahn is preparing his next move in the heated battle for Dell (DELL) between the CEO and founder, Michael Dell, and himself. The guru is preparing a higher bid for the computer-making company days before a crucial shareholder meeting. This shareholder meeting will essentially decide whether it's Dell or Icahn that gains control of the company. More...

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Billionaire Michael Dell's Top 5: DineEquity (DIN), PVH Corp (PVH) And More
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How Long Should We Continue To Consider Longleaf Partners Worthy Of Guru Status?
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Computers, Natural Gas

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Dell Opposition Grows
How should investors trade the upheaval at Dell (DELL)? And will this upheaval be enough to convince founder Michael Dell and Silver Lake to up their $13.65 per-share offer to take the tech company private? Well the market sure things so — the stock is trading almost 2% above the buyout price. Shareholder opposition to the buyout has been growing, with the two largest outside shareholders, Southeastern Asset Management and T. Rowe Price, publicly voicing their concerns. More...

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ReplyJpalatty - 1 year ago
Why don't I see WAIR included in the current holdings?

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