Bill Ackman

Bill Ackman

Last Update: 05-15-2018

Number of Stocks: 7
Number of New Stocks: 1

Total Value: $4,832 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 5%

Countries: USA
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Bill Ackman' s Profile & Performance

Profile

William Ackman, co-investment manager for hedge-fund group Gotham Partners LP, formed Pershing Square in November 2003 with $54 million raised from three investors. Ackman got his start in the real estate business, where he worked for his father prior to starting Gotham.

Investing Philosophy

Bill Ackman is an activist investor. He buys the common stocks of public companies, and pushes for changes so that the market can realize the values of the companies. Ackman buys stocks trading at a discount, and sells when the companies reach their appraised value.

Total Holding History

Performance of Pershing Square, L.P.

YearReturn (%)S&P500 (%)Excess Gain (%)
2016-9.611.99-21.6
2015-16.21.24-17.4
201436.913.4723.4
3-Year Cumulative3.7 (1.2%/year)28.7 (8.8%/year)-25 (-7.6%/year)
20139.732.3-22.6
201213.315.99-2.7
5-Year Cumulative28.9 (5.2%/year)97.4 (14.6%/year)-68.5 (-9.4%/year)
2011-1.11.9-3.0
201029.715.0514.7
200940.626.3514.2
2008-13-36.7923.8
2007225.1416.9
10-Year Cumulative146.7 (9.5%/year)94.3 (6.9%/year)52.4 (2.6%/year)
200622.515.856.6
200539.94.8335.1
200442.610.731.9

Top Ranked Articles

Acting With Imperfect Knowledge Dealing with short-term market volatility and the noise of quarterly results
During a speech at the University of Florida in 1998, Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) was asked for his thoughts on the stock market. His answer has always stuck with me: Read more...
The Stocks Maiming Bill Ackman's Fumbling Portfolio Investors flee on more performance woes
Investors in Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio)’s Pershing Square scattered this month as the firm slid further in March, giving him a negative return of 8.2% for the quarter as most of his positions show lackluster performance rather than fizzle. Read more...
Restaurant Industry Shows Signs of Sizzle 'Fast casual' and 'fast fine' are the industry's new buzzwords
The restaurant industry is seeing signs of sizzle after some of the worst sales results in years. Read more...
Big Buys of the Week: Ackman and Icahn Two gurus announce substantial unreported buys
Two heavy-hitting investors disclosed this week that they are building positions that have not yet hit Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Read more...
Bill Ackman’s Picks Looking Up After several missteps, the hedge fund manager's portfolio is in the green
The year is looking bright for Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio), CEO of Pershing Square Capital, as most of his portfolio holdings have posted gains for the year, an event not seen since 2014. Read more...
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Bill Ackman’s Picks Looking Up After several missteps, the hedge fund manager's portfolio is in the green Bill Ackman - Bill Ackman’s Picks Looking Up
The year is looking bright for Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio), CEO of Pershing Square Capital, as most of his portfolio holdings have posted gains for the year, an event not seen since 2014. More...

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A Struggling Activist Investor Buys Into a Struggling Retailer Can Bill Ackman, another activist investor, a new CEO and an existing board work together at Lowe’s? Bill Ackman - A Struggling Activist Investor Buys Into A Struggling Retailer
On May 22, the Wall Street Journal, among others, reported that Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio)’s Pershing Square Capital had taken a $1 billion stake in Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW). The Journal says the position is expected to be a friendly one. More...

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Steven Bregman on the Problem With ETFs and Crypto Notes on Steven Bregman's presentation at the 2018 East Coast IDEAS Conference Bill Ackman,Chuck Royce - Steven Bregman On The Problem With ETFs And Crypto
Steven Bregman of Horizon Kinetics was a 2018 East Coast IDEAS conference speaker. Horizon Kinetics is a thought leader within asset management within at least two subjects: the problems of the ETF industry and cryptocurrency. More...

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Bill Ackman Comments on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Guru stock highlight
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Bill Ackman Comments on Mondelez International Guru stock highlight
Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) More...

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Bill Ackman Comments on The Howard Hughes Corp Guru stock highlight
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Bill Ackman Comments on Chipotle Mexican Grill Guru stock highlight
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) More...

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Bill Ackman Comments on Restaurant Brands International Guru stock highlight
Restaurant Brands International Inc. (NYSE:QSR) More...

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Bill Ackman's Pershing Square 1st Quarter Letter to Shareholders Discussion of holdings and markets Bill Ackman - Bill Ackman's Pershing Square 1st Quarter Letter To Shareholders
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Bill Ackman Buys United Technologies, Axes Nike Activist investor throws support behind Loeb in breaking up United Technologies Bill Ackman - Bill Ackman Buys United Technologies, Axes Nike
Pershing Square leader Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio) disclosed that he established one position and exited another when he released his first-quarter portfolio this week. More...

BILL ACKMAN, PERSHING SQUARE, 1Q, TRADES


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The Stocks Maiming Bill Ackman's Fumbling Portfolio Investors flee on more performance woes Bill Ackman - The Stocks Maiming Bill Ackman's Fumbling Portfolio
Investors in Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio)’s Pershing Square scattered this month as the firm slid further in March, giving him a negative return of 8.2% for the quarter as most of his positions show lackluster performance rather than fizzle. More...

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Usana Drove Out the Shorts. Now What? Value investors should watch its moat and its share price Bill Ackman,Chuck Royce - Usana Drove Out The Shorts. Now What?
When I previously wrote about Usana Health Sciences Inc. (NYSE:USNA) in July 2014, I asked if you (investors) would bet on this multi-level marketing company—or on the short sellers. At that time, there was a lot of short interest, 35.5%, despite the stock being found on three GuruFocus screens: Undervalued Predictable, Buffett-Munger and Peter Lynch. More...

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Bill Ackman Reduces Holding in ADP Stock is up, but Ackman lost proxy contest Bill Ackman - Bill Ackman Reduces Holding In ADP
Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio) of Pershing Square reduced his stock position in payments services company Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) by 9.7% on March 12, a Monday filing showed. More...

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Bill Ackman's 2017 Shareholder Letter 'While the overall record is satisfactory for early investors, it has been very disappointing for PSH investors' Bill Ackman - Bill Ackman's 2017 Shareholder Letter
Dear Pershing Square Investor, More...

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Big Buys of the Week: Ackman and Icahn Two gurus announce substantial unreported buys Carl Icahn,Bill Ackman - Big Buys Of The Week: Ackman And Icahn
Two heavy-hitting investors disclosed this week that they are building positions that have not yet hit Securities and Exchange Commission filings. More...

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Ackman Ends 5-Year Battle With Herbalife Stock hits record high Bill Ackman - Ackman Ends 5-Year Battle With Herbalife
Five years was long enough for Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio) to decide that Herbalife may not go to zero as he expected. More...

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Ackman Buys Nike Also acquires more Mondelez Bill Ackman - Ackman Buys Nike
Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio) reported Wednesday that he made only one new buy, Nike Inc., and increased his holding of Mondelez International Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) in the fourth quarter. More...

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