Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn

Icahn Capital Management LP
Last update 2018-12-03 20 Stocks (0 new)
Value $25.22 Bil Turnover 5 %
Top Holdings: IEP(47.9%) CVI(11.36%) CYM:HLF(7.62%) LNG(6.44%) DVMT(3.39%)
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Carl Icahn Profile

Carl Icahn is an activist investor. He takes minority stakes in public companies and typically pushes for change. He invests with three investment vehicles: the 7 billion hedge fund, Icahn Partners, American Real Estate Partners (AREP), a public traded private equity firm, and ICAHN MANAGEMENT LP, a $2 billion hedge fund. GuruFocus tracks the third portfolio, which covers all the stocks owned by Icahn Partners. Mr. Icahn has a personal wealth of $17 billion.

Carl Icahn Investing Philosophy

Mr. Icahn buys beaten-down assets that nobody else wants, usually out of bankruptcy, then fixes them up and sells them when they are back in favor. Regarding to his style, explains Icahn: The consensus thinking is generally wrong. If you go with a trend, the momentum always falls apart on you. So I buy companies that are not glamorous and usually out of favor. It is even better if the whole industry is out of favor.

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Commentaries and Stories
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Guru of the Year: Nominate Your Favorite Investor
Who did the best this year?
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391 Views    Holly LaFon    2018-12-06 14:44
Carl Icahn Ups Stake in Business Services Company Conduent
Activist investor adds to holdings of Xerox spinoff
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624 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2018-12-04 17:12
Carl Icahn: Not Slowing Down at 82
The activist investor has signed deal after deal this year; he's not finished just yet
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418 Views    Rupert Hargreaves    2018-11-19 21:23
Where Is Your Pension Fund Investing Your Money?
The hunt for yield leads allocators deeper into alternatives
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309 Views    John Engle    2018-10-17 18:58
Can Carl Icahn Shake Up Dollar Tree?
The activist investor may help end management complacency
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317 Views    John Engle    2018-10-16 21:13
Carl Icahn Takes on Dell Once Again
A review of the brewing Icahn-Dell showdown
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62 Views    Bram de Haas    2018-10-16 14:46
Is Freeport-McMoran a Bargain at Last?
There appears to be value in the copper miner, and some top gurus agree
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275 Views    John Engle    2018-10-05 20:57
Why You Shouldn’t Put ALL Your Money Into an Index Fund
Cliff Asness doesn’t have the name recognition of a Warren Buffett or a Carl Icahn. But among 'quant' investors, his words carry a lot more weight
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127 Views    Charles Sizemore    2018-09-24 16:22
5 Stocks Beating the Market
Illumina, Icahn Enterprises on the list
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145 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2018-09-16 14:53
Carl Icahn Ups Investment in Newell Brands
'Undervalued' company reports lower sales and profit margins during the second quarter
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662 Views    James Li    2018-08-29 19:29

Top Ranked Articles
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Dead Companies Walking: An Interesting Book on Short Selling
Summarizing Scott Fearon's book
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Buybacks: The Rationale and the Evidence
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The Danger on Which Gurus Agree
Value investing greats warn the shift toward passive investing distorts market valuations
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1272 Views    Bram de Haas    2016-12-28 22:33
Icahn Discloses Activist Position in Family Dollar
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1171 Views    Chris Mydlo    2014-06-09 15:36
TPCA: Assets for 35 Cents on the Dollar
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619 Views    John Emerson    2014-09-02 14:30