Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn

Last Update: 11-22-2017

Number of Stocks: 16
Number of New Stocks: 0

Total Value: $21,251 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 1%

Countries: USA
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Carl Icahn' s Profile & Performance

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.

Web Page:http://www.icahnenterprises.com/

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.

Total Holding History

Performance of Icahn Capital

YearReturn (%)S&P500 (%)Excess Gain (%)
20133132.39-1.4
201220.2164.2
201134.52.1132.4
3-Year Cumulative111.8 (28.4%/year)56.8 (16.2%/year)55 (12.2%/year)
201015.215.060.1
200933.326.466.8
5-Year Cumulative225.2 (26.6%/year)128.2 (17.9%/year)97 (8.7%/year)
2008-35.6-371.4
200712.35.496.8
200637.815.7922.0
200517.94.9113.0

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Carl Icahn Willing to Pay More for Herbalife Icahn increases position for first time in 2017
Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) has signaled increasing confidence in his bet on Herbalife (NYSE:HLF), paying more per share this week to add to his position than he has on average for previous purchases, as odds mount against the short thesis on the company by fellow investor Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio). Read more...
Bill Ackman Expands Chipotle Position, Cuts Zoetis Activist investor trims 3 positions in 4th quarter
Activist investor Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio), founder of Pershing Square Capital Management, buys the common stock of companies and pushes for changes so that the market can realize the values of these companies. Like fellow activist investor Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio), Ackman buys out-of-favor companies at a discount and sells them when the companies reach their appraised value. Read more...
Carl Icahn Confronts a New Reality The former corporate raider and current activist investor has fallen behind in his quest to deliver the outsized returns of earlier years
Few investors are better known than Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio), a legend for some 40 years. But he is becoming a faded legend, with results dragging downward since early 2014. Read more...
Carl Icahn Expands Industrial Empire Billionaire investor keeps buying shares in 4 major positions, including 2 auto companies
Activist investor Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) departs from consensus thinking, investing in out-of-favor companies and pushing for changes. The Icahn Management LP fund manager expanded his positions in four companies recently: Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:FDML), Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTZ), Icahn Enterprises LP (NASDAQ:IEP) and Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF). Icahn has been buying shares in these four companies in the past quarters. Read more...
Carl Icahn Slashes PayPal Stake 70% Icahn helped split company from eBay
Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) slashed his holding of PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL), a company he helped separate from eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY), after shrinking it for several previous quarters, he announced via a portfolio update Monday. Read more...
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Carl Icahn Nominates 4 Directors to Xerox’s Board Icahn-appointed director resigns as part of process Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn Nominates 4 Directors To Xerox’s Board
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Largest Insider Trades of the Week SandRidge Energy, Wal-Mart among stocks traded by insiders Carl Icahn - Largest Insider Trades Of The Week
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Carl Icahn Takes Stake in SandRidge Energy Activist investor opposes proposed Bonanza Creek acquisition Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn Takes Stake In SandRidge Energy
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Icahn Enterprises Rises 5% in 30-Day Period on Acquisitions Icahn continues its winning streak as the market reacts to strategic acquisitions Carl Icahn - Icahn Enterprises Rises 5% In 30-Day Period On Acquisitions
Icahn Enterprises LP (NASDAQ:IEP) stock was up 0.21% on Monday and 5.30% in the trailing 30-day period. The company's stock continues to gain strength on strong global stock markets and acquisitions in the past month. More...

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Carl Icahn Slashes PayPal Stake 70% Icahn helped split company from eBay Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn Slashes PayPal Stake 70%
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Pacific Ethanol Stock, Production Down After Plant Explosion Political uncertainty was the main factor leading to the May decline Carl Icahn - Pacific Ethanol Stock, Production Down After Plant Explosion
Pacific Ethanol Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX) stock was down 0.84% in midmorning trading Friday. The company, a leader in the industry, announced a positive first quarter in May with revenue increasing 13% and gallons sold increasing by 9% on the year. More...

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Why High Frequency Trading Doesn’t Matter The NYSE got permission to implement a 350-microsecond speed bump, which is supposed to foil traders, but do they even matter? Warren Buffett,Carl Icahn - Why High Frequency Trading Doesn’t Matter
The New York Stock Exchange, owned by Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (NYSE:ICE) and listed on its own exchange, just got permission to implement a speed bump on its exchange, which lists 370 companies. The purpose of the speed bump is to prevent high frequency traders, or HFTs, from clipping pennies off front-running trades. These trades are, as the nomenclature suggests, very high frequency, loading and offloading huge positions in fractions of a second. More...

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Time to Sell Carl Icahn? The guru may have lost his edge Carl Icahn, Warren Buffett - Time To Sell Carl Icahn?
Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio)’s Icahn Enterprises LP (NASDAQ:IEP) reported its first-quarter 2017 financial results at the beginning of this week. The results show that despite Icahn’s reputation and position in Donald Trump’s administration, trading continues to be tough with a loss of $18 million reported for the period on revenues of $4.7 billion. Still, these figures are much improved year-on-year. For the comparable period last year, revenues were $3.1 billion and the net loss attributable to unitholders was $837 million. More...

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Gabelli Funds Divests 4 Positions in 1st Quarter Guru reports quarterly portfolio Mario Gabelli,Carl Icahn,Warren Buffett - Gabelli Funds Divests 4 Positions In 1st Quarter
Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio), founder of GAMCO Investors Inc. (NYSE:GBL), eliminated his positions in four companies during first-quarter 2017: Harman International Industries Inc. (HAR), Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:FDML), Media General Inc. (NYSE:MEG) and Clarcor Inc. (NYSE:CLC). More...

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Manning & Napier Are Buying These 9 Stocks Holdings the company increased during the last 2 quarters Manning & Napier Advisors Inc.,Carl Icahn,Jim Simo - Manning & Napier Are Buying These 9 Stocks
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AIG: Time To Buy? Is it time to buy troubled insurer AIG? Carl Icahn - AIG: Time To Buy?
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Why You Really Need to Diversify The chances of picking a stock that generates positive returns over its life are just 1 in 24 Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn - Why You Really Need To Diversify
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The Key to Successful Investing Is Understanding Your Weaknesses The best way to invest is to understand you cannot Warren Buffett,Carl Icahn, Ray Dalio, George Soros - The Key To Successful Investing Is Understanding Your Weaknesses
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Bill Ackman Expands Chipotle Position, Cuts Zoetis Activist investor trims 3 positions in 4th quarter Bill Ackman, Carl Icahn, Frank Sands, Stanley Druc - Bill Ackman Expands Chipotle Position, Cuts Zoetis
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