Bill Ackman

Bill Ackman

Last Update: 09-19-2018

Number of Stocks: 8
Number of New Stocks: 1

Total Value: $5,805 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 18%

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 Reduces Stake in Company Leading His Turnaround, Chipotle Pershing Square said it still 'loves' the stock Bill Ackman - Bill Ackman Reduces Stake In Company Leading His Turnaround, Chipotle
Pershing Square’s Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio) cut back on his holding of Chipotle (NYSE:CMG) this week, enjoying some profits after several difficult years. More...

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Bill Ackman's Top-Performing Stocks Guru's holdings with the highest returns Bill Ackman - Bill Ackman's Top-Performing Stocks
Bill Ackman (TradesPortfolio), who leads hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management, is a well-known activist investor. According to the GuruFocus All-In-One Screener, the following stocks are top performers in his equity portfolio. More...

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Hedge Funds' Most-Loved Stocks in 2nd Quarter What were hedge funds buying last quarter? Warren Buffett, Bill Ackman, Daniel Loeb, Lee Ains - Hedge Funds' Most-Loved Stocks In 2nd Quarter
It's 13F season again. The time of year when hedge fund managers with more than $100 million in assets under management publish their equity holdings via a report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The report, which must be filed within 45 days after the end of each calendar quarter, contains a detailed description of all equity positions held. It excludes any credit and cash positions. More...

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Bill Ackman Buys Lowe’s, Boosts 2 Holdings in 2nd Quarter Pershing Square investor discloses substantial portfolio performance during first half of year Bill Ackman, Warren Buffett, Daniel Loeb - Bill Ackman Buys Lowe’s, Boosts 2 Holdings In 2nd Quarter
Pershing Square fund manager Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio) disclosed on Tuesday that he established a position in Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW) and increased his holdings in United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) and Mondelez International Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) during the second quarter. More...

WARREN BUFFETT, BILL ACKMAN, DANIEL LOEB


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Bill Ackman Comments on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Guru stock highlight
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Bill Ackman Comments on Platform Specialty Products Corp Guru stock highlight
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Bill Ackman Comments on The Howard Hughes Corp 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 United Technologies Corp Guru stock highlight
United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) More...

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Bill Ackman Comments on Lowe’s Companies Guru stock highlight
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) 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 Comments on Chipotle Mexican Grill Guru stock highlight
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) More...

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Bill Ackman Comments on Automatic Data Processing Guru stock highlight
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Bill Ackman Makes a Comeback, but Can His Good Performance Continue? After a positive first half, Ackman's outlook is improving Bill Ackman - Bill Ackman Makes A Comeback, But Can His Good Performance Continue?
While other investors struggle, 2018 is turning out to be a fantastic year for activist hedge fund manager Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio). More...

BILL ACKMAN, PERSHING SQUARE


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Bill Ackman's Pershing Square 2nd Quarter Letter to Shareholders Discussion of quarter and holdings Bill Ackman - Bill Ackman's Pershing Square 2nd Quarter Letter To Shareholders
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The Fate of Fannie and Freddie The US government continues to keep shareholders in the dark Bill Ackman - The Fate Of Fannie And Freddie
The rising housing market hasn’t translated into recovery for these two stocks at all, but getting them out of conservatorship will help. More...

HOUSING, FEDERAL MORTGAGES, MORTGAGE BACKED SECURITIES, FHFA


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Bill Ackman and Dan Loeb’s United Technologies Soars on Strong 2nd-Quarter Organic Sales Growth Activist target raises full-year sales and earnings guidance, stock rises approximately 3% in morning trading Bill Ackman - Bill Ackman And Dan Loeb’s United Technologies Soars On Strong 2nd-Quarter Organic Sales Growth
United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), a company that Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio) and Daniel Loeb (Trades, Portfolio) both established an activist stake in over the past five months, said organic sales increased at least 5% organic sales growth for the fourth consecutive quarter. More...

BILL ACKMAN, DANIEL LOEB


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Bill Ackman’s Top 4 Holdings as of June Guru’s top holdings include Oreo manufacturer and two restaurants Bill Ackman, Warren Buffett - Bill Ackman’s Top 4 Holdings As Of June
According to GuruFocus’ top 10 holdings pages, Pershing Square fund manager Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio)’s top four holdings as of June 30 are Restaurant Brands International Inc. (NYSE:QSR), Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE:CMG), Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) and Mondelez International Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ). More...

BILL ACKMAN, WARREN BUFFETT, RESTAURANTS


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Bill Ackman Trims Stake in Automatic Data Processing to Manage Investment Size Guru sells over 4.2 million shares yet remains committed to company’s long-term growth potential Bill Ackman - Bill Ackman Trims Stake In Automatic Data Processing To Manage Investment Size
Pershing Square fund manager Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio) disclosed on Monday that he trimmed 46.80% of his position in Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) according to GuruFocus Real-Time Picks. 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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