David Einhorn

David Einhorn

Last Update: 05-15-2017

Number of Stocks: 37
Number of New Stocks: 6

Total Value: $7,195 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 27%

Countries: USA
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David Einhorn Watch

  • Will David Einhorn Buy Marvell Again as Price Drops Further?

    David Einhorn makes few investing mistakes. Since he reported his second-quarter portfolio, only one of his stocks is cheaper today than when he bought it: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL). When the price declined 28 percent in the second quarter, Einhorn said he used it as “an opportunity to increase our stake in the company.” His colleague Daniel Loeb of Third Point, meanwhile, exited his position. As the stock continued a 19 percent slide in the third quarter (42 percent year to date), it left many to wonder if it is still the deal Einhorn thought it was.

    The Company   


  • David Einhorn Comments on Chipotle Mexican Grill

    At the recent Value Investing Congress, David updated our view of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR), elaborated on our General Motors (GM) and Cigna (CI) theses, and disclosed our short position in Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG).

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  • David Einhorn Comments on Cigna

    At the recent Value Investing Congress, David updated our view of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR), elaborated on our General Motors (GM) and Cigna (CI) theses, and disclosed our short position in Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG).

    Regarding CI, we discussed that it trades at a discount to the HMOs, which as a group trade at low multiples. We then illustrated that CI is a higher-quality business that generates superior and more stable returns on equity than its peer group. With a substantial emphasis on Administrative Services Only business, CI deserves a higher multiple closer to the business process outsourcing companies (such as ADP) than to the HMOs. CI also has a significant and growing Medicare Advantage business and a fast growing international business. Finally, we noted that since the vast majority of its customers are large and mid-sized enterprises, CI has much less exposure to the known risks of Obamacare including health care exchanges. In fact, Obamacare may provide a growth opportunity for the company because it may finally afford CI the opportunity to compete meaningfully in the in the individual segment of the market.  


  • David Einhorn Comments on General Motors

    At the recent Value Investing Congress, David updated our view of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR), elaborated on our General Motors (GM) and Cigna (CI) theses, and disclosed our short position in Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG).

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  • David Einhorn Comments on Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

    From Greenlight Capital's third quarter letter.

    At the recent Value Investing Congress, David updated our view of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR), elaborated on our General Motors (GM) and Cigna (CI) theses, and disclosed our short position in Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG).  


  • David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital Q3 Investor Letter

    David Einhorn of hedge fund Greenlight Capital chides governments for monetary easing policies, defends gold and talks about his favorite investments in his third quarter investor letter:

    Dear Partner: The Greenlight Capital funds (the "Partnerships") returned 9.4%1, net of fees and expenses, in the third quarter of 2012, bringing the year to date net return to 13.2%.  


  • The Importance of Due Diligence

    Let’s take two examples to convey the point: Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) and Bank of America (NYSE:BAC). Both were outstanding banks that were well capitalized in 2008. Both were considered to have navigated the financial crisis quite well and to avoid the loose lending practices made by many of their failed competitors. But by 2009 we saw exactly what differentiated the two.

    Wells Fargo acquired Wachovia shortly after Lehman failed in the fall of 2008. Wells was in no rush to buy Wachovia. The company poured over its financials and it initially concluded it couldn’t buy the bank without time for further examination. Citi promptly stepped in and made an offer with government assistance. A week or so passed and after conducting further research, Wells made a 180-degree turn and decided it could pay more than Citi, without government assistance. Fast forward to 2012 and Wells is making its largest profits in history.  


  • Stocks Trading for Less Than David Einhorn Paid for Them

    David Einhorn has achieved a 21.5% annualized return at his firm, Greenlight Capital, since he founded it in 1996, by investing in undervalued long positions and short positions. Four of his holdings are currently trading for less than he paid for them: Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ:MRVL), WellPoint (WLP), Humana (NYSE:HUM) and Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW).

    Marvell Technology (NASDAQ:MRVL)  


  • Is David Einhorn Short Lululemon?

    Yesterday shares of Lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU) fell sharply due to rumors that hedge fund manager David Einhorn has started shorting the stock.

    Einhorn has made a name for himself with high-profile short positions such as Lehman Brothers and Green Mountain Coffee.  


  • David Einhorn Buys More BioFuel Energy Corp

    David Einhorn increased his stake in BioFuel Energy Corp. (BIOF) by 62.85% at the average price of $3 on 09/06/2012, according to GuruFocus Real Time Picks. He owns 2,212,274 shares. The stock price has changed by 55%. The purchase brings his total holding of the company to 13.6%.

    Denver-based BioFuel Energy Corp. is a publicly traded company founded in 2005 that produces and sells ethanol, distillers grain and corn oil through two production facilities in Nebraska and Minnesota. BioFuel Energy Corp. has a market cap of $16.2 million; its shares were traded at around $4.42.  


  • The David Einhorn Family Business Earning a 43% Internal Rate of Return

    Interestingly, David Einhorn has seeded a venture capital investment firm that is run by his brother and father and is focused on providing capital to Midwest companies:

    MILWAUKEE — When the hedge fund manager David Einhorn was just another investment analyst in the mid-1990s, his family gave him $500,000 to get his fund, Greenlight Capital, off the ground. Now that he is a billionaire after a career of doing battle with large corporations, he has returned the favor.  


  • Why I Did Not Follow Einhorn and Invest in Marvel Semiconductors (MRVL)

    Following David Einhorn’s addition of shares of Marvell this quarter, I decided to take a look at it, if it makes sense for me to invest in it.

    I’m a value investor and out-of-favor, contrarian plays usually attract my attention. Here is my analysis and deep dive into the analysis for MRVL.  


  • David Einhorn's Top Picks from Health Care Sector

    David Einhorn is the head of Greenlight Capital, a hedge fund. He has positioned his portfolio to benefit from a repeal of Obamacare by buying mostly health care stocks. “While the stocks are already cheap, there is the additional unpriced upside in the possibility that the election changes the political landscape, resulting in a possible modification or repeal of Obamacare,” he said in his second quarter letter.

    These are his largest new buys in the second quarter: CIGNA Corp. (NYSE:CI), Coventry Health Care (CVH), UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), Humana (NYSE:HUM) and WellPoint (WLP).  


  • Dude, Are You Getting a Dell?

    In the wake of disappointing earnings news at Apple, another computer hardware firm is becoming attractive from a value-perspective: Dell (DELL). While DELL’s share price has taken a beating in the last 12 months – down almost 26% – an in-depth analysis shows that perhaps DELL was kicked around more than it deserved. And for a value investor, there is often no better time to make a move on a stock than when no one else wants it.

    No doubt DELL faces significant pressure in its PC business from competitors as well as consumers expecting a lower purchase price. DELL appears to be aware of this issue and has addressed it. As a result, DELL is making a sound effort to push further into the services area such as servers and cloud computing. Currently, services and storage represent only about 17% of total revenue,[1] a figure that should grow rapidly with DELL’s commitment to this segment. Furthermore, while true DELL largely missed on the tablet-craze, it could expect at least a small lift to product growth should they decide to enter this segment (especially if the product runs the new Windows operating system).  


  • Five Dividend Stocks From Top Gurus

    Now and then it is nice to take a peek over the shoulder of a successful investor to see what their high-conviction buys are. When you read a headline that “Warren Buffett is buying Company X,” you’re naturally inclined to do a little digging into Company X’s financials. After all, if it’s good enough for Buffett, it might be good enough for you.

    You have to be careful with this line of thinking, of course. The SEC filings that disclose the holdings of large investors are generally pretty dated by the time we have access to them. For all we know, the conditions that made a guru buy a given stock may no longer be valid by the time we read about it, and there are no guarantees that they haven’t already sold it. For these reasons, I tend to focus on larger holdings, the conviction buys that they are likely to hold onto for a while.  


  • David Einhorn Speaks at Greenlight Capital Re Investor Day [Video]

    David Einhorn speaks at Greenlight Capital Re (NASDAQ:GLRE), where he has been director since 2004:

    The video is here:  


  • David Einhorn Ups Stake in Semiconductor Maker Marvell Technology

    David Einhorn, head of hedge fund Greenlight Capital, made another large purchase of Marvel Technology Group (NASDAQ:MRVL), according to GuruFocus Real Time Picks. This time he upped his stake by more than 61%, buying 11,222,932 shares on July 16. The purchase brought his stake to a total of 18,372,247 shares.

    Marvell is a semiconductor manufacturer focused on Ethernet, cable and DSL-related communications devices. The company’s stock price has declined 26% over the last year and about 18% year to date.  


  • David Einhorn on Best Buy (BBY)

    Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) was particularly irksome. We thought that the core debate was whether or not the company could compete with Amazon. The answer at this point is that maybe it can and maybe it can't. (Despite the consensus view, our store surveys have repeatedly shown that there is no price benefit for consumers to browse at BBY and then purchase at Amazon.) There has been some deterioration in BBY's domestic performance, which we attribute to a lack of a "must have" consumer electronics product, rather than an erosion of BBY's competitive position. While we held the shares, three unexpected problems emerged: First, BBY depleted $1.3 billion of its cash resources by paying a double-digit multiple for Carphone Warehouse's share of the Best Buy Mobile profit stream. The market promptly revalued those earnings to BBY's mid-single digit multiple. Second, in the most recent quarter, BBY's international profits collapsed. In particular, comparable sales in its Chinese business fell 28% as the Chinese economy appears to have hit a wall. Finally, the company dismissed its CEO over his personal conduct, and also removed the Chairman for failing to respond properly to the CEO's misbehavior. As a result, the company has an interim CEO and is trying to come up with a strategy. We worried that this could lead to additional business disruption so we exited with a loss.  


  • David Einhorn on Dell (DELL)

    Dell (DELL) proved to be a disappointment. We had thought that the growth in the non-PC business would be enough to offset the deterioration in the PC business. The non-PC growth was smaller than we'd hoped and the PC deterioration was worse than we'd anticipated. While DELL has a good balance sheet, it appears likely that management will try to use much of the cash to try to buy its way into better businesses. At a minimum, this will erode some of the value cushion that the cash balance creates. We exited with a loss.  


  • David Einhorn on CVH

    CVH is a regional managed care company with operations in the mid-Atlantic, Midwest and parts of the South. The company offers commercial risk-based insurance and has an expanding business in the government-sponsored Medicaid and Medicare programs. Problems with a recently-acquired three-year contract to provide managed care services to the Medicaid population in Kentucky caused the company to significantly reduce earnings guidance for 2012. This led to a large drop in the stock price. We believe the issues related to the Kentucky contract are manageable and finite, and CVH will return to breakeven or a profit on this contract in 2013 from a loss this year. Our average purchase price of $31.22 represents 8x our forecast for 2014 earnings net of $6 per share of cash and reflects our estimate of the negative impact of Obamacare. CVH closed the quarter at $31.79 per share.  


  • David Einhorn on Cigna (CI)

    CI is a managed care company with three primary divisions: Cigna HealthCare, Cigna Group Disability and Life, and Cigna International. Cigna HealthCare, which comprises about 70% of CI's profits, offers medium and large companies traditional risk-based insurance, in addition to administering plans for those that prefer to self-insure. Cigna HealthCare recently bought HealthSpring to enter the fast-growing Medicare Advantage market. Cigna Group Disability and Life is a low-growth, stable business. Cigna International, which provides insurance policies for individuals, as well as insurance and administrative services for multinational companies and governments, is growing at more than 20% per year. We believe that CI deserves a higher multiple because the plan administration business is a service business that doesn't take risk, and the other divisions do not warrant discounted values. Our purchase price of $45.42 per share valued CI at less than 8x estimated 2012 EPS and approximately 6x our forecast of post Obamacare 2014 EPS. CI shares closed the quarter at $44.00 each.  


  • David Einhorn on Marvell Technology Group (MRVL)

    Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ:MRVL) was the other significant loser, as its shares fell from $15.73 to $11.28 during the quarter. MRVL gave tepid guidance and Wall Street has modestly reduced its estimates of earnings per share from $1.25 to $1.15 this year and from $1.45 to $1.40 for next year. MRVL has about $4 per share in cash and now trades at roughly 5x next year's earnings net of the cash on the balance sheet. Most of the cash is excess, and the company has commenced what we hope will be an aggressive share repurchase program. We have used the reduced stock price as an opportunity to increase our stake in the company.  


  • David Einhorn Second Quarter Letter: Exit Dell, BestBuy, Buys Cigna and Coventry Health Care

    David Einhorn just released his second quarter client letter. He bought into the managed care sector, including Cigna (NYSE:CI) and Coventry Health Care (CVH). He also exited from Dell (DELL) and Best Buy (NYSE:BBY).

    These are some excerpts:  


  • It's David Einhorn Morning on CNBC!

    On a bevy of subjects

    - Thinks Bernanke should raise rates  


  • SAC’s Cohen Follows Loeb and Einhorn in Starting Reinsurer for Capital

    Steven A. Cohen, the billionaire founder of SAC Capital Advisors LP, started a reinsurance company that can invest in his hedge fund, following Daniel Loeb and David Einhorn in entering the business to secure more permanent capital.

    SAC Re Holdings Ltd. is being run by Simon Burton and will focus on high-margin catastrophe coverage and casualty protection, the Bermuda-based company said in a statement today. The company’s investments will be managed by SAC Capital, which oversees about $14 billion out of Stamford, Conn.  


  • Valuing David Einhorn's Portfolio - The Discounted Cash Flow Model

    Discounted Cash Flow, a feature on GuruFocus’ new Valuations Tab, is a more encompassing method of valuing businesses than isolated ratios because it takes into account book value, current free cash flow, business growth rate and terminal value. The model arrives at an intrinsic value of a business that includes balance sheet value, future business earnings and earnings growth.

    Calculating the entire value of the business in this way gives a number that is comparable to the stock price. For instance, if a company has a DCF value of $10 and the stock is trading for $15, the stock is undervalued.  


  • Ideology + Investing = A Recipe for Disaster

    Today’s healthcare ruling has certainly got the talking heads going; the worst part of it all is that there are months and months of this still to come. I thought I would take the time to bring the political conversation back to what I really care about: great companies and investing. I thought I would take the time to scratch out an article dedicated to the crazies of the world: here’s a list of why most political diehards (on both sides) are likely to be poor investors:

    1) They Always Think They’re Right – Anytime that I listen to a political talk show, it’s always the same thing: “Here’s why I’m right and you’re wrong” (I'm paraphrasing). While that may work for winning political debates, it doesn’t work in investing; intelligent investors must always be cognizant of the fact that there is always somebody on the other side of a trade – and if you can't identify why they could possibly be selling why you're buying, there’s a good chance that you’re in for some unwanted surprises down the road.  


  • Lessons from an Auto Turnaround

    As superinvestors like David Einhorn, Joel Greenblatt, Mario Gabelli, and Berkshire Hathaway buy into GM, value investors start to look deeper into the auto industry to predict a possible turnaround. They start to think about whether their current strategies could lead to better earnings.

    To find out what will work in today’s auto industry, we have to carefully examine what has worked in the past. For investors looking into GM and Ford, "Guts: The Seven Laws of Business that Made Chrysler the World’s Hottest Car Company" by Robert A. Lutz, former President of Chrysler, is a fascinating read about the intricate strategies that made Chrysler a story of success. Here is a summary of what worked for one automaker:  


  • Reuters: Einhorn Makes Another Successful Short Bet, This Time with U.S. Steel

    David Einhorn, manager of hedge fund Greenlight Capital, has made several outstanding and much-discussed short investments. One has been overlooked, according to Reuters:

    Hedge fund manager David Einhorn, best known for his prescient short bet against Lehman Brothers and recently, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, hasn't received the same attention for another notable bearish call - United States Steel.  


  • Stocks Trading for Less Than David Einhorn and Prem Watsa Paid for Them

    Talk of a potential quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve after it concludes its two-day meeting has lifted markets this week. The Dow Jones industrial average reached its highest level in a month on Tuesday. Most of the stocks in the portfolios of the best stock pickers all rose in tandem, but a few haven’t yet surpassed the investors’ original purchase prices. Some standout bargain candidates are David Einhorn’s Marvell Tech Group (NASDAQ:MRVL) and Prem Watsa’s Research In Motion (RIMM).

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  • David Einhorn Ups Seagate Technologies Stake Almost 60%

    David Einhorn, founder of hedge fund Greenlight Capital, increased his holding of Seagate Tech (NASDAQ:STX) 58.99 percent at the average price of $22.75 on June 1, according to GuruFocus Real Time Picks.

    Ireland-based Seagate Technologies the world’s leading provider of hard disk drives based on revenue, which Einhorn has been building a sizable position in recently. He originally bought 3,268,957 shares in the first quarter of 2011 at an average price of $14 per share. In the second quarter he added 8,236,416 shares at an average price of $16. In the third quarter he bought 2,943,600 shares at an average price of $13, and in the first quarter of 2012 he bought 89,153 shares at an average of $25. His most recent purchase on June 1 was of 8,575,900 shares and brought his holding to a total of 23,114,026 shares.  


  • David Einhorn's Comments on St. Joe

    From David Einhorn's first quarter letter:

    We have been short St. Joe (NYSE:JOE) for more than half a decade. David first discussed our position at the Ira Sohn conference in 2007, and then gave a second, more detailed presentation of our updated thesis at the 2010 VIC. The presentation highlighted that a number of JOE’s real estate investments were impaired and should have been reflected as such in the company’s financial statements. JOE and the bulls disagreed. We assume that JOE’s auditors did as well, seeing as they signed off on the 2010 year-end results without requiring any impairment.  


  • David Einhorn Comments on Diamond Foods (DMND)

    From David Einhorn's first quarter 2012 letter:

    Last quarter, we noted that we had closed a brief and successful short position in Diamond Foods (NASDAQ:DMND). Our thesis was that the company had engaged in significant accounting chicanery. When the stock fell by 66% a couple of months after the Partnerships established their position, we chose to cover and take a profit. We hadn’t changed our thinking about the accounting, but we were skeptical that anyone would do anything to actually curtail them is behavior. Imagine our surprise when DMND announced that its own audit committee had actually investigated, found the wrongdoing, restated earnings and dismissed the management. This sort of self-policing happens too infrequently and we think it deserves to be noticed and applauded.  


  • David Einhorn on Seagate Technology

    From David Einhorn's first quarter 2012 letter:

    Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX) was the other significant winner during the quarter. It is STX's normal practice on earnings calls to provide financial commentary looking ahead only one quarter. However, in January, STX shared its financial outlook for all of calendar year 2012,forecasting revenues of $20 billion. The prior consensus was for less than $15 billion. A good chunk of the increased forecast comes from higher pricing enabled by the industry shortage following the floods in Thailand last year.  


  • David Einhorn on Apple Inc.

    From David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital first quarter 2012 letter:

    During the presentation at our annual Partners’ Dinner, we talked about a number of stocks that have suffered multiple compression, where businesses have performed nicely, but have not seen a corresponding uplift in their share price. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is the clearest example of this. In 2011, AAPL’s revenue grew 66% and earnings per share grew 78%. Both of these growth rates greatly exceeded market expectations and even our own expectations, which were considerably more optimistic than consensus. Nonetheless, the stock appreciated by only 25%. As a result of this mismatch, AAPL’s P/E multiple compressed by about one third.Several other names in our portfolio including General Motors (GM), Microsoft (MSFT), Delphi (DLPH) and Arkema (France: AKE) also suffered multiple compression in 2011. This trend reversed in the first quarter, with all of these companies enjoying rising share prices that reflect both current earnings performance and some P/E multiple catch-up from last year.  


  • Greenlight Capital: Q1 2012 Letter to Partners - May 30th, 2012

    Greenlight’s latest… While certainly not the first time Einhorn has dazzled me with his wit, couldn’t help but be particularly delighted by this clever poke in Buffett’s eye vis a vis gold.

    “The debate around currencies, cash, and cash equivalents continues. Over the last few years, we have come to doubt whether cash will serve as a good store of value. If you wrapped up all the $100 bills in circulation, it would form a cube about 74 feet per side. If you stacked the money seven feet high, you could store it in a warehouse roughly the size of a football field. The value of all that cash would be about a trillion dollars. In a hundred years, that money will have produced nothing. In a thousand years, it is likely that the cash will either be worthless or worth very little. It will not pay you interest or dividends and it won’t grow earnings, though you could burn it for heat. You’d have to pay someone to guard it. You could fondle the money. Alternatively, you could take every U.S. note in circulation, lay them end to end, and cover the entire 116 square miles of Omaha, Nebraska. Of course, if you managed to assemble all that money into your own private stash, the Federal Reserve could simply order more to be printed for the rest of us.”  


  • Investors Disappointed by Lack of Big Idea from Einhorn

    At the 2008 Ira Sohn Conference, David Einhorn gave a famously prescient take on Lehman Brothers before its collapse. Nothing like that happened like that this year, though he offered transparent ideas on some companies:

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investor David Einhorn built his reputation as a hedge fund industry superstar through targeted presentations that took on companies like Lehman Brothers, MBIA and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters.But on Wednesday, Einhorn was more scattershot in a 15-minute talk at the annual Sohn Investment Conference, where he was one of most highly anticipated speakers.  


  • Expedia (EXPE) - An Einhorn Pick I Like

    Intro: Expedia Inc. is an online travel company. The Company makes available, on a stand-alone and package basis, travel products and services provided by numerous airlines, lodging properties, car rental companies, destination service providers, cruise lines and other travel product and service companies. It also offers travel and non-travel advertisers access to a potential source of incremental traffic and transactions through its various media and advertising offerings on both the TripAdvisor Media Network and on its transaction-based websites. The company’s portfolio of brands include Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire.com, TripAdvisor Media Network, Expedia CruiseShipCenters, Egencia, eLong Inc. (eLong) and Venere Net SpA (Venere). In February 2011, TripAdvisor, an operating company of Expedia Inc., expanded its mobile travel offering with the acquisition of Palo Alto, California-based EveryTrail. In November 2011, Renren Inc. sold eLong Inc. to Expedia Inc.

    Renowned hedge fund manager David Einhorn reported his first quarter portfolio. In the first quarter, he sold a lot more stocks than he bought. He got into Howard Marks’ company Oaktree Capital (OAK), which came to the market a few weeks ago through IPO. Einhorn is heavy in the technology sector, which is almost half of his holdings. He bought into more tech companies such as Computer Science (CSC), Expedia Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE), DST Systems (DST).  


  • More Hedge Funds Are Selling Apple Stock

    Today we have updated portfolios of almost all the Gurus we track. We will write a series of articles discussing the trends we observe. In this article we want to share with you about Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), the most storied stock and the most valuable company on earth.

    Apple has been a wildly popular stock among the hedge fund gurus we track. Fewer mutual fund gurus own the stock as they are more toward traditional Ben Graham and Warren Buffett type of value investor. For the first quarter we have observed a lot selling with Apple among the hedge funds we track. This is quite a change of actions from the previous quarter. In the only four gurus added more to their positions in Apple; two initiated positions. Eleven hedge fund gurus reduced their Apple holdings; two sold out their positions completely. This is a strong change of action from the previous quarter, when 15 gurus added or bought into Apple, and only one reduced his position.  


  • David Einhorn's Stock Mentions at Ira Sohn

    CNBC reports on what stocks David Einhorn mentioned at the Ira Sohn Conference: Dick's Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS), Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL).

      


  • David Einhorn Buys Computer Science, Expedia Inc, DST Systems, Sells Microsoft Corp, General Motors, Travelers

    Renowned hedge fund manager David Einhorn reported his first quarter portfolio. In the first quarter, he sold a lot more stocks than he bought. He got into Howard Marks’ company Oaktree Capital (OAK), which came to the market a few weeks ago through IPO. As of March 31, 2012, Greenlight Capital owns 37 stocks with a total value of $5.5 billion.

    With Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) as his largest holding, Einhorn is heavy in the technology sector, which is almost half of his holdings. He bought into more tech companies such as Computer Science (CSC), Expedia Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE), DST Systems (DST).  


  • David Einhorn Compares Fed's Policies to Excessive Jelly Donut Consumption, Invokes the Simpsons

    David Einhorn, founder of hedge fund Greenlight Capital, excoriates the Fed's policies in this article for the Huffington Post:

    A Jelly Donut is a yummy mid-afternoon energy boost.  


  • David Einhorn Buys 1,679,750 Shares of Howard Marks’ Oaktree Capital after IPO

    David Einhorn, founder and president of hedge fund Greenlight Capital, bought 1,679,750 shares of Oaktree Capital Group (NYSE:OAK) on April 20 when the price was about $39 per share, according to GuruFocus Real Time Picks.

    Oaktree Capital Group is the private equity firm of Einhorn’s fellow noted money manager and market prognosticator, Howard Marks, which focuses on alternative markets and had $75 billion in assets under management at the end of 2011. It just held its IPO on April 11, pricing 8.8 million shares at $43 each and raising about $380 million. It originally planned to sell 11.3 million shares at $43 to $46 each. The offering was 6% of shares outstanding, which valued the company at $6.5 billion. Since Oaktree’s IPO, the stock price has declined 6.45%.  


  • A Closer Look at the F-Score

    For some time now, GuruFocus has displayed the F-Score in the upper right section on the “Guru Trade” screen. The F-Score, a designation given by its founder, Joseph Piotroski, appears to be a tool that too often gets overlooked. Some of this is due to some misunderstanding as to how the numbers were intended to be used.

      


  • Best Buy's Disappointing Fourth Quarter Results Beginning of Inevitable Decline?

    Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) released disappointing fourth-quarter financial results on Thursday. One unsuccessful quarter is not typically telling of a company’s overall business, unless it reflects the beginning of an inevitable decline, which is threatening Best Buy.

    Total revenue in Best Buy’s fourth quarter declined 2.4% compared to the previous year, including a 2.2% drop in domestic revenue and 2.9% drop internationally. Its net loss swung to $4.89 per share, compared to net income of $1.62 per share the previous year. The company was afflicted by a 21% decline in entertainment revenue and various charges, including restructuring charges related to store closures in the UK.  


  • Peter Lynch: Part Two

    “Companies that have no debt can’t go bankrupt."

    In my earlier article, “Is an Idiot Running the Business”, I mentioned taking a closer look at the techniques used by one of the greatest investors of all time, Peter Lynch.  


  • Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: AHC, AHT, OMG, SPN, FSC

    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:

    Ah Belo Corp (NYSE:AHC): Chairman, President & CEO Robert W Decherd Bought 87,000 Shares  


  • Why First Solar Is An Ideal Play For The Mid-Term

    Sometimes going against the grain is the most profitable course you can take. Buying in when everyone else is selling can be risky – after all, the could have a ways to go before it bottoms out – but it can also be extremely profitable.

    Take First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) for example. It fell almost 7 percent in after hours trading on Tuesday after reporting its fourth quarter performance. The company, which is the world’s largest maker of thin-film solar panels, was hit hard across the board as panel prices decreased by roughly 50 percent last year and the company was hit with charges that totaled nearly 20 percent of its market value.  


  • Stocks Cheaper Than When David Einhorn Bought

    David Einhorn is the president of the value-oriented investment adviser Greenlight Capital. Einhorn graduated from Cornell University, where he earned a BA in government from the College of Arts in 1991.

    Mr. Einhorn is recognized as a successful investor for short selling and making contrarian stock picks. He is a superstar in the hedge fund environment because of his timely call on Lehman Brother’s demise and his track record. Since 1996, Greenlight returned about 21% surpassing the market with double digits.  


  • David Einhorn’s Buys: More Tech and a Return to Yahoo (YHOO)

    David Einhorn’s new buys include even more tech stocks. Einhorn already owns boatloads of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). Now he’s adding:

    · Dell (DELL)  


  • Is It Time to Invest with David Einhorn and Greenlight Capital RE?

    David Einhorn and his hedge fund Greenlight Capital have the best track record of any money manager in recent history. Between 1996 and 2007, Greenlight Capital averaged returns of 25% per year. The
    financial crisis brought this average down, despite Einhorn’s large bet against Lehman Brothers. Through the end of 2010, he averaged 21% per year.  


  • Greenlight Capital 2011 Letter to Investors

    Not a great year by Einhorn's standards, being up roughly 2% across the funds.

    One point of pride though — Greenlight was short the worst-performing stock in the S&P 500. First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) declined from $130 to $33 in 2011. The fund also did well on credit default swaps on European debt.  


  • David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital Discloses $13 Million Investment in Eastman Kodak Debt

    Eastman Kodak (EK) reveals its debt-holders as it undergoes Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

    Full list of noteholders is here.  


  • David Einhorn and Greenlight Capital Get Insider Trading Fine

    Jan. 25 (Bloomberg) -- David Einhorn and Greenlight Capital Inc. were fined 7.2 million pounds ($11.2 million) by the U.K.’s financial regulator for trading on inside information in Punch Taverns Plc in 2009. Einhorn, Greenlight’s 43-year-old chairman, was told of Punch Taverns’s plan to sell equity by a broker representing the company, the Financial Services Authority said in an e-mailed statement today. He then sold more than 11 million Punch Tavern shares over the following four days, avoiding losses of about 5.8 million pounds for the fund, the regulator said.

    “The big name and the big number” are what the FSA wants, Louise Hodges, a financial-crime defense lawyer at Kingsley Napley LLP in London, said in a telephone interview today. “It looks like it’s more a case of he should have known, rather than he did know,” his actions were illegal.  


  • Is Dell Set to Rise Like Intel and Microsoft?

    Hedge fund manager David Einhorn recently surprised investors by disclosing a stake in Dell Computers (DELL). The former tech darling has languished in the $12-17/share range for two years with little excitement among momentum oriented tech investors.

    In his most recent investor letter, Einhorn wrote:  


  • Diamond Hill Capital’s Biggest Fourth Quarter New Buys

    Most of Diamond Hill’s funds were up in the double digits for the fourth quarter, outperforming their benchmark Russell 1000 index. The firm has noticed stocks increasingly moving in correlation with macro-economic forces, which has caused them to take into account the macro view more often, but also creates buying opportunities. The shift has not changed their fundamental approaching to stock picking, however. They still consider the factors that would affect a company’s future cash flows and buy when their estimate of intrinsic value provides a comfortable margin of safety. If there are any major uncertainties in some aspect of the company’s future, they pass. In the last ten years, Diamond Hill delivered a 10-year cumulative return of 204.0%, compared to the S&P 500’s 10-year cumulative of 16.4%.

    In the fourth quarter, their four largest new buys are: Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS), Hanesbrands (NYSE:HBI), Selective Insurance Group Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGI) and Diamond Foods Inc. (NASDAQ:DMND).  


  • Buffett Ratio Guru Portfolio Analysis: The Portfolio of David Einhorn Analyzed

    The following is an analysis of the most current portfolio of David Einhorn. This analysis will use a system that I designed that is based on the ratio that Warren Buffet released to the public in 1986, which he coined “Owner Earnings.” For those new to this type of analysis, I would recommend reading an introduction to my system by clicking here.

    My goal is ultimately to analyze the portfolios of each Guru highlighted here on GuruFocus, and to subsequently re-analyze them every quarter when possible as changes are made. My purpose in writing these articles is to show the power of Buffett’s ratio in analyzing stocks, ETFs, Mutual Funds and individual portfolios. If one can fill their portfolios with companies that score high using my system and avoid those which fail, one should be able to increase the probability of becoming a successful investor in my opinion. Profile of Einhorn:  


  • How Donald Yacktman Beat David Einhorn, Whitney Tilson and John Paulson in 2011

    Donald Yacktman pulled up his return for the $9 billion Yacktman Focused Fund from -1.24% at the end of the third quarter, to 7.41% for 2011, compared to the S&P 500 which was up 2.11% after a volatile year. Yacktman founded Yacktman Asset Management in 1992 and has achieved an 11.39% 10-year annualized return, and a 25% 3-year annualized return. In 1991, he was named Morningstar’s Mutual Fund Manager of the Decade.

    People now recognize Yacktman’s mastery after he avoided two crises caused by bursting bubbles and made sizable returns in the years following them. But during the bubbles, his contrarian stances and lagging returns made many people give up on him, as it looked like he was missing the party. During the tech boom of the late 1990s, his board even tried to oust him because he switched to non-tech small-cap stocks and his returns trailed the market. Then, the following three years, from 2000-2002, he beat the market, which remained in negative territory.  


  • David Einhorn Reveals New Positions in DELL and Xerox, Still Holds Gold and Gold Miners

    David Einhorn, founder of Greenlight Capital, announced yesterday that his Greenlight Capital L.P. fund returned 9.7% for the fourth quarter of 2011, bringing his full-year returns to 2.9%. Since the firm’s inception in May 1996, it has returned 10% annualized, net of fees and expenses. In his fourth quarter letter, Einhorn mentions that he established one new position, Dell (DELL), and re-established a position in Xerox (NYSE:XRX). He also noted that he is still holding large positions in gold and gold miners.

    Of their strategy in general, he said they want to own cheap stocks of good businesses largely in the U.S. “We are more net long equities than we have been in some time, as we believe that many stocks have reached a point where they are simply cheap enough to own even if some trouble awaits us. We are prepared for problems in Asia by continuing to speculate on a much weaker yen. We have hedged the currency on our European equities, and continue to believe that European sovereign bond prices will fall regardless of whether the crisis is resolved through sovereign default or money printing,” he said.  


  • David Einhorn's 2012 Roadmap

    David Einhorn just released his 2011 year-end letter. Einhorn only earned a paltry 2.9% for his partnership in 2011 which far outpaced hedge fund rivals like John Paulson and Whitney Tilson.

    Einhorn's big winners were short positions in First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) and Green Mountain (NASDAQ:GMCR). Unfortunately, Einhorn bet against the Japanese yen which rocketed higher in 2011.  


  • Undervalued Stocks in Einhorn's Portfolio

    David Einhorn is president and co-founder of Greenlight Capital, a long-short value-oriented hedge fund. Since its inception, Greenlight has generated greater than a 21 percent annualized net return for its partners.

    Which is David Einhorn's strategy? He believes an investment approach emphasizing intrinsic value will achieve consistent absolute investment returns and safeguard capital regardless of market conditions. Einhorn has made his fame for his long-term performance and his successful short selling.  


  • Top Buys in the Last Quarter from David Einhorn

    David Einhorn is president and co-founder of Greenlight Capital, a long-short value-oriented hedge fund. Since its inception, Greenlight has generated greater than a 21 percent annualized net return for its partners.

    Which is David Einhorn strategy? He believes an investment approach emphasizing intrinsic value will achieve consistent absolute investment returns and safeguard capital regardless of market conditions. Einhorn has made his fame for his long term performance and his successful short selling.  


  • Inside Look at David Einhorn's Big Short

    Reuters had a interview with David Einhorn on his most recent highly publicized short position in Green Mountain Coffee (NASDAQ:GMCR):

    (Reuters) - Hedge fund manager David Einhorn is taking an even harder line against Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, his big short trade, claiming a recent audit committee review of the accounting issues he flagged is nothing more than a "whitewash."  


  • Reuters Exclusive Interview with David Einhorn Discussing Green Mountain Coffee (GMCR.O)

    (Reuters) - Hedge fund manager David Einhorn is taking an even harder line against Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR.O), his big short trade, claiming a recent audit committee review of the accounting issues he flagged is nothing more than a "whitewash."In an exclusive interview with Reuters, Einhorn said he still doubts sales figures and spending plans at the company, which saw its stock soar to $110 in August on the rapid growth of its individual coffee servings or K-cups. When Einhorn revealed in October that he had been building a short position in shares of the company for weeks, the stock tanked and it effectively turned things around for his $8 billion Greenlight Capital fund this year.

    "I think everything we said in the presentation is right now as it was then -- and in many cases even more so," said the 43-year-old manager, who runs one of $2 trillion hedge fund industry's better-known long/short funds and also is an accomplished poker player.  


  • Exclusive: An Inside Look at David Einhorn's "Big Short"

    Hedge fund manager David Einhorn is taking an even harder line against Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ:GMCR), his big short trade, claiming a recent audit committee review of the accounting issues he flagged is nothing more than a "whitewash."

    In an exclusive interview with Reuters, Einhorn said he still doubts sales figures and spending plans at the company, which saw its stock soar to $110 in August on the rapid growth of its individual coffee servings or K-cups. When Einhorn revealed in October that he had been building a short position in shares of the company for weeks, the stock tanked and it effectively turned things around for his $8 billion Greenlight Capital fund this year.  


  • Microsoft: Value Exposed

    Microsoft seems to be a favorite stock of some of the biggest money managers according to GuruFocus. Seth Klarman, Donald Yacktman and David Einhorn have all been piling up on shares of Microsoft since the second quarter of 2011. What is their attraction?

    Price: Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is modestly priced at its current range of around $26-27 per share. This would put the P/E at approximately 10 with its fiscal year EPS $2.69. According to an in-house DCF calculation, MSFT has an intrinsic value of approximately $52.34 per share, which would give it over a 50% margin of safety to its current trading price. This calculation is based on a modest 10% growth in revenue, 12% increase in gross profit, and a 15% increase in net income looking out to 2015. This also takes into consideration our projected future cash flows discounted out from 2015, which would give MSFT equity a value of approximately $447,081,450,000 (if you take into consideration less debt and controlling interest and plus cash).  


  • David Einhorn Profiting From a Decline in European Sovereign Debt

    David Einhorn, the hedge-fund manager who compared the Greek bailout to a surrealist painting, recast a bet against sovereign debt in a way that reduces risks posed by government regulators and big banks.

    Greenlight Capital Re Ltd. (GLRE), a publicly traded insurer controlled by Einhorn, held credit default swaps on $667 million of sovereign debt as of June 30. During the third quarter, the company exited about half of those swaps, designed to pay off should a government default, and entered into short sales on non-U.S. sovereign bonds, according to a regulatory filing.  


  • Best Buy (BBY) Frustrates Value Investors

    Several gurus have been battered on ill-timed investments in Best Buy (NYSE:BBY).

    Best Buy has been a favored investment for gurus such as David Einhorn, Joel Greenblatt and Leon Cooperman. However, shares of BBY continue to sink, leaving many to wonder if BBY is a classic value trap.  


  • Banks – Lehman Brothers 2.0 and Earnings Hocus Pocus

    For me, one of the largest red flags in the market has been the continued poor health of financials. The reason, of course, is that they are struggling to shrink their balance sheets, “extend and pretend” on their loan books, and earn their way out of impending Japanization. I’m not sure where I got this little piece of wisdom (and if you can prove it wrong please let me know): "There has never been a bull market in history that hasn’t been led by financial stocks." A sobering thought.

    Banks are, despite all their crimes, still the veins and arteries that pump credit around the body of the economy which acts as a lifeblood to economic activity.  


  • Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: UTHR, SUSS, ONFC, FSC, FBP

    Last week's top five stocks that were bought by their CEOs were UTHR, SUSS, ONFC, FSC, and FBP. According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week.

    United Therapeutics Corp. (NASDAQ:UTHR): CEO Martine A Rothblatt Bought 38,687 Shares

    CEO of United Therapeutics Corp. (NASDAQ:UTHR) Martine A Rothblatt bought 38,687 shares during the past week at an average price of $42.02. UTD THERAPEUTIC is a biotechnology company focused on combating cardiovascular, inflammatory, and infectious diseases with unique therapeutic products. United Therapeutics Corp. has a market cap of $2.45 billion; its shares were traded at around $42.02 with a P/E ratio of 13.9 and P/S ratio of 4.1.

    Total revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2011 were $201.7 million, up from $168.6 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2010. Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2011 was $84.4 million or $1.45 per basic share, compared to $39.7 million or $0.70 per basic share for the same quarter in 2010.  


  • What Technology Stocks Hedge Fund Gurus Are Buying: MSFT, GOOG, HPQ, AAPL

    In the third quarter, earnings per share in the $3 trillion technology sector grew 31% year over year, and revenue increased 17%. Year to date, the information technology stocks of the S&P 500 returned almost 4%, and 7.6% over the last year. Guru hedge funds’ favorite stocks from this sector are: Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL).

    Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)  


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  • Gurus' Stocks Raising Dividends: YORW, MKC, BDX, CATC, HRL

    This is the group of companies who raised their dividend during the week: York Water Company, McCormick & Co. Inc., Becton Dickinson & Co., Cambridge Bancorp, and Hormel Foods Corp.

    York Water Company (NASDAQ:YORW)  


  • Hedge Fund Greenlight Capital Buys MRVL, CBS, LM, GM, GDX, AAPL

    Renowned hedge fund manager David Einhorn just reported his third quarter portfolio. Einhorn has made his fame for his long term performance and his successful short selling. As of 09/30/2011, his firm Greenlight Capital owns 39 stocks with a total value of $4.7 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

    His portfolio is overweight in technology and healthcare, light in industrial and basic materials.  


  • Einhorn Explains Green Mountain Short

    Hedge fund manager David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital elaborated on his short position of Green Mountain Coffee (NASDAQ:GMCR) in his latest investor letter.

    Einhorn specifically singled out the cozy relationship between GMCR and M. Block & Sons.  


  • Hedge Fund Manager David Einhorn Bought CBS, GM, MRVL

    Renowned hedge fund manager David Einhorn released his third quarter letter. He discussed his short position in Green Mountain Coffee (NASDAQ:GMCR) again. He also bought into CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS), General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) and Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL).

    According to the shareholder letter, Greenlight Capital, L.P., Greenlight Capital Qualified, L.P. and Greenlight Capital Offshore (collectively, the "Partnerships") returned (1.2)%, (0.6)% and (0.8)%1 net of fees and expenses, respectively, in the third quarter of 2011, bringing the respective year to date net returns to (6.2)%, (5.6)% and (6.1)%.  


  • Lehman Brothers 2.0 - More Bank Earnings Hocus Pocus?

    For me, one of the largest red flags in the market has been the continued poor health of financials. The reason, of course, is that they are struggling to shrink their balance sheets, “extend and pretend” on their loan books, and earn their way out of impending Japanization. I’m not sure where I got this little piece of wisdom from (and if you can prove it wrong please let me know): There has never been a bull market in history that hasn’t been lead by financial stocks. A sobering thought.

    Banks are, despite all their crimes, still the veins and arteries that pump credit around the body of the economy which acts as a lifeblood to economic activity.  


  • Apple, Potential Growth at Attractive Valuation

    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), the American multinational corporation designing and marketing computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers has recently suffered from a shortfall although it has exceeded its earnings expectations.

    The shortfall, including a 7% drop in shares from all time highs seems to be driven by hesitancy and a delay in the launch of new products, especially its iPhone 4S. That was the main factor that caused a small miss from analyst expectations.  


  • Stocks to Buy on Dips: BDX

    If you have been priming your portfolio for a significant buying opportunity, this series of articles are targeted at you. In the series, I am going to look at companies with the following characteristics:
    • Companies built to last. This means wide moat, pricing power, and durable competitive advantage. We will not deal with a lot of technical hocus-pocus and will not consider most technology stocks because of the ever-changing playing field.
    • Companies with strong FCF and good history of FCF growth in the last decade, preferably with market cap which is less that 12*FCF. Why 12*FCF? Assuming a 1% growth in FCF forever, with a 10.2% discount rate, gives us the magic number 12*FCF as the terminal value of the stock. What this means is that the market is pricing the company for a less than half of the U.S. economic growth rate (which is around 2%, if seen over a period of larger than 30 years) and a 10% discount rate.
    • Companies with good ROE with little or no debt, or companies with good ROIC. We will try to look at companies which have manageable levels of debt. We will err on the side of safety.
    • Companies with good management practices and good history of shareholder returns. This will look at the share counts, buybacks, dividend along with the management compensation, options and stock awards. Good insider holding/guru holding will be a plus.
    • Companies with very good balance sheet. We don’t want the company to face any major headwinds because of credit crunch in the next year. In particular we would like the company to be well financed with a good current ratio.
    Today, I am going to pitch medical device maker Becton-Dickinson (NYSE:BDX).  


  • David Einhorn Is Betting on Gold-Mining Companies

    Hedge fund manager David Einhorn is betting that gold-mining companies will outperform bullion, reversing the trend from the past six months.

    “A substantial disconnect has developed between the price of gold and the mining companies,” Einhorn said today in a conference call discussing results at Greenlight Capital Re Ltd. (GLRE), the reinsurer where he is chairman.  


  • David Einhorn's Best Stocks: BAGL, WAG

    David Einhorn is Greenlight Capital president. Greenlight Capital is a well known hedge fund founded in 1996. Since then, it has had 27% average in revenues. David Einhorn is always related to short selling, expressly, borrowing stock for a short period of time, selling it and then repurchase such stock at a lower price. In fact, that is his philosophy. He focuses on preserving capital and his goal is to buy stock that will remain strong.

    He always makes research before investing, but what´s curious is that he thinks that “you never really know what will happen”. Despite the uncertainty, the journey is well worth the effort.  


  • Einhorn Probably Regrets Selling MI Developments

    Hedge fund manager David Einhorn probably regrets bailing on his investment in Canadian real estate company MI Developments (MIM.TO).

    MI Developments owns and develops industrial real estate properties in North America and is controlled through a block of super-voting shares by Frank Stronach, its 76-year-old chairman, who is the founder of the auto parts giant Magna International.  


  • The Case for Shorting Green Mountain Coffee – Put in Perspective

    David Einhorn announced last week that he is shorting the stock of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR). He presented a detailed presentation on why he is shorting the stock. The stock declined more than 20% this week even as market went higher.

    Einhorn certainly deserves to be followed with his shorts. His most recent publicized short was St. Joe (NYSE:JOE), the controversial position he held against Bruce Berkowitz. With Bruce Berkowitz in dismal these days, St. Joe stock is moving favorably toward Einhorn.  


  • David Einhron GCMR

    David Einhorn Value Investing Congress Presentation 2011 Greenmountain[url=http://www.valuewalk.com/value-investing-congress-2/david-einhorn-qa/]  


  • Two of David Einhorn’s Largest Positions Now Involve Gold

    Value investing and gold. Do they go together?

    Over the past decade successful investing and gold certainly do. In 10 years gold has increased roughly four times while the stock market has gone virtually nowhere.  


  • Can Best Buy Fend Off Online Compeition?

    Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) is quickly being rendered obsolete by online retailers like Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN). At least that’s what the headlines would have you believe. Best Buy’s recent quarterly results (same store sales declined 2.8%) and lowered guidance seem to lend credence to the “Best Buy is on its way out” line of thinking.

    This negative sentiment has pushed down the share price of BBY and the stock now appears on GuruFocus’ Low P/S Screener. Some gurus also see value in Best Buy. David Einhorn has 4.62% of his fund in BBY and Bill Nygren has 1.94% of his in BBY. Other investors with smaller positions include John Hussman, David Dreman, Joel Greenblatt, Mark Hillman, and Leon Cooperman.  


  • Berkowitz Sold Portion of St. Joe Due to Redemptions

    Bruce Berkowitz reduced 0.57% of his holdings in St. Joe Co. (NYSE:JOE) at the average price of $17.01 on 09/19/2011, as reported in his latest 13D filings. He still owns 26,483,091 shares. The stock price has changed by -2%.

    Berkowitz’s trimming of St. Joe shares does not signal a sudden bearishness on the stock. Rather, he is being forced to sell due to redemptions at Fairholme Capital Management. From July 25 to September 14, 2011, Berkowitz sold shares of St. Joe out of eight accounts after their management agreements were terminated.  


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  • The APPLE of Thy Eye?

    Apple certainly has a nice run from the consolidation low of $100 in late 2009, which more than quadrupled its high in July 2011.

      


  • David Einhorn Increases Position in CareFusion Corp. by 33%

    David Einhorn increased his position in CareFusion Corp. (CFN) by 33% at the average price of $24.76 on 08/15/2011, as reported in the latest 13G filings by David Einhorn. He owns 12,668,724 shares. CareFusion is a global corporation serving the health care industry with products and services that help hospitals measurably improve the safety and quality of care. CareFusion Corp. has a market cap of $5.72 billion; its shares were traded at around $24.76 with a P/E ratio of 15.23 and P/S ratio of 1.62.

    Andreas Halvorsen bought 1,934,612 shares in the quarter that ended on 03/31/2011, which is 0.47% of the $11.95 billion portfolio of Viking Global Investors LP. John Keeley owns 188,290 shares as of 06/30/2011, an increase of 23.69% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.0835% of the $6.13 billion portfolio of Keeley Fund Management. Edward Owens owns 4,284,654 shares as of 06/30/2011, an increase of 20.07% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.5852% of the $19.89 billion portfolio of Vanguard Health Care Fund. George Soros owns 9,200 shares as of 06/30/2011, a decrease of 67.03% of from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.0035% of the $7.11 billion portfolio of Soros Fund Management LLC.  


  • David Einhorn Adds to Tech Stocks: Microsoft, Seagate Technology and Apple

    David Einhorn is the president and founder of Greenlight Capital, a value-oriented hedge fund. Unlike other funds, Greenlight does not leverage its positions to increase returns, and the fund does not generate large trading volumes. Nevertheless, since the fund's inception in 1996, Greenlight has generated more than a 25% annualized net return. Einhorn is best known for short-selling positions, most famously Allied Capital and Lehman Brothers, and his aggressive shorts in financials helped Greenlight prosper in its early days. However, he holds mostly long positions, emphasizing intrinsic value to achieve consistent returns and safeguard capital against market conditions. According to his second quarter portfolio update, Einhorn added to his position in Microsoft (MSFT), Seagate Technology (STX), and Apple (AAPL).

    Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)  


  • Hedge Fund Greenlight Capital Reports Q2 Portfolio

    Renowned hedge fund manager David Einhorn reported his second quarter portfolio. Einhorn made many trades during the second quarter. He added to his positions in out of favor techs such as Microsoft. He exits his position in Yahoo as discussed in his latest shareholder letter. As of 06/30/2011, Greenlight Capital owns 37 stocks with a total value of $4.7 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

    This is the portfolio chart of David Einhorn. You can click on the legend of the chart to show/hide buys, sells, or holdings. Each ball on the chart represents a position in the portfolio. You can move your mouse on the balls to see the details of each position and click to see the details of all guru trades with this position.  


  • Does poker help to improve one’s investing skills?

    Warning: This article may not be suitable for value investors, nevertheless no harm in keeping an open mind.

    I believe in addition to this absolute passion for investing, playing poker does in fact help to improve one’s investing skills. Successful investing is a complex blend between valuation skills and ability to read the market sentiment. Thus, to be successful in poker, the same set of skills in reading people’s behavior (sentiment) applies. See, Notable Hedge Fund Managers Started Investing When They Were in Their Teens http://www.gurufocus.com/news/139170/notable-hedge-fund-managers-started-investing-when-they-were-in-their-teens for more.  


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  • What Gurus Are Saying About the Debt Ceiling Crisis

    The U.S. Treasury has told congress that they must come to an agreement on raising the debt ceiling by August 2 in order to prevent government debt defaults, a downgrade of the nation's AAA rating, a declining dollar and increased interest rates. With the deadline less than a week away, both parties in congress are still in a deadlock. The situation, which could have major implications for the stock market and economy, has spurred many of the world’s leading money managers to voice their views on whether the debt ceiling should be raised. Some have written letters or given interviews criticizing government leaders, proposing solutions, and arguing for who or what they believe is to blame. Many of them disagree. Here’s a collection of what Gurus are saying:

    Bruce Berkowitz  


  • David Einhorn Initiates Position in Huntington Ingalls Industries

    David Einhorn is the president and founder of Greenlight Capital, a value-oriented hedge fund. Unlike other funds, Greenlight does not leverage its positions to increase returns, and the fund does not generate large trading volumes. Nevertheless, since the fund's inception in 1996, Greenlight has generated more than a 25% annualized net return. Einhorn is best known for short selling positions, most famously Allied Capital and Lehman Brothers, and his aggressive shorts in financials helped Greenlight prosper in its early days. However, he holds mostly long positions, emphasizing intrinsic value to achieve consistent returns and safeguard capital against market conditions. According to his latest 13G filings, Einhorn entered into a new holding in Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) with 2,510,000 shares at an average price of $34.28.

    Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII)  


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  • David Einhorn Buys Seagate and Drops Yahoo in Q2

    David Einhorn manages Greenlight Capital, a hedge fund with over $6 billion in assets. From inception to August 2006, Einhorn achieved 29% annual returns. He looks at companies intrinsic values which he believes will safeguard them regardless of market conditions. In his recently reported second-quarter investor letter, he announced that he bought one company, Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX), and made a surprising exit out of Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO).

    Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX)  


  • David Einhorn's Q2 Investor Letter

    David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital released his second quarter investor letter on Wednesday, which is full of musings and surprises. Einhorn opines about the Greek crisis, the US debt ceiling, credit ratings agencies and other pressing financial matters. Following is an overview of the Partnerships’ investing movements for the quarter, including details on their one new buy and their prompt exit from Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO).

    The full letter is here.  


  • Why Third Point Capital's Daniel Loeb Is Beating John Paulson and David Einhorn

    On Wednesday, Reuters reported that hedge funds overall have lost an average of 2% over the first half of the year, while the S&P gained around 6%. Below the average are unexpected names like John Paulson (flagship fund down 15%), David Einhorn (Greenlight Capital down 5%), and Bill Ackman (Pershing Square Capital down 2.27%).

    Yet at least one manager has outshone them – Daniel Loeb. He is the founder of the $7.1 billion hedge fund Third Point LLC, which has had an annualized return of 19% since inception in 1996. Year to date, his fund has gained 6.3%, after losing 2.9% in June. His portfolio has climbed because he took a slightly different tack this year than other top investors. For example, only 7.6% of his fund is invested in battered financials, down from about 14% in the fourth quarter. He completely sold out his shares of Citigroup (NYSE:C) in the first quarter of 2011.  


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