Carl Icahn
Carl Icahn
Icahn Capital Management LP
Last update 2018-10-15 21 Stocks (5 new)
Value $24.14 Bil Turnover 8 %
Top Holdings: IEP (48.97%) CVI (10.91%) HLF (7.84%) LNG (6.39%) FCX (3.59%)
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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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Can Carl Icahn Shake Up Dollar Tree?
The activist investor may help end management complacency
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31 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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16 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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260 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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121 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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658 Views    James Li    2018-08-29 19:29
Carl Icahn Buys Energen, VMware in 2nd quarter
Guru's largest buys of the quarter
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140 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2018-08-28 21:48
Cigna CEO Defends Merger With Express Scripts
Deal faces opposition from Carl Icahn
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34 Views    Cody Eustice    2018-08-09 18:39
Carl Icahn Increases Stake in Possible Takeover Target Energen
Shares soar
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320 Views    Holly LaFon    2018-06-26 22:10
Herbalife Plunges 9% as Carl Icahn Pares Stake
Several months after short-seller Ackman exits
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761 Views    Holly LaFon    2018-05-25 21:24

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Dead Companies Walking: An Interesting Book on Short Selling
Summarizing Scott Fearon's book
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2528 Views    Grahamites    2016-08-16 19:51
Buybacks: The Rationale and the Evidence
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1400 Views    Greenbackd    2014-10-06 15:45
The Danger on Which Gurus Agree
Value investing greats warn the shift toward passive investing distorts market valuations
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1265 Views    Bram de Haas    2016-12-28 22:33
Why Apple Should Increase Its Buyback in Seven Pages by Carl Icahn
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975 Views    Holly LaFon    2014-01-23 20:32
Icahn Discloses Activist Position in Family Dollar
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1164 Views    Chris Mydlo    2014-06-09 15:36