Carl Icahn wants to be clear about his seemingly bearish stock market comments yesterday.
The famed activist investor was speaking at the Reuters Global Investment Outlook Summit Monday when he made remarks that halted markets' gains.
"I am very cautious on equities today," Icahn said. "This market could easily have a big drop." His reasoning is that earnings at many companies have been juiced more by low borrowing costs than by strong management.To continue reading, please click here...
Stock Market News Today: Gains Slip After Icahn Warning
Stock market news today, Nov. 18: The Dow ended up today but fell short of 16,000 after bearish comments from Carl Icahn.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 0.1% to 15,976 points, hitting a high of 16,030 earlier in the day. The S&P 500 closed down about 0.4% at 1,791 points, and the Nasdaq Composite Index closed down 1% at 3,949.To continue reading, please click here...
Transocean Deal Shows Rising Clout of Activist Investors
Score another victory for Carl Icahn.
The concessions he won from the world's largest offshore rig contractor include a boost to Transocean's dividend from $2.24 to $3 a share, subject to approval at next year's annual general meeting.
Transocean management also agreed to support Icahn-backed director Samuel Merksamer's re-election to the board, as well as the election of another Icahn pick, Vincent Intrieri, at next year's meeting.To continue reading click here...
Activist Investors Will Be Targeting More Stocks – Meaning Higher Share Prices Ahead
This year activist investors have been busier than ever, but they're just getting started.
That's because conditions in the market right now couldn't be any more ideal for activist investing, and the hedge fund managers who do this sort of thing are not known for letting opportunities go to waste.Here's how...
The Carl Icahn Letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook
p>Legendary hedge fund manager Carl Icahn is ramping up the pressure on Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) to greatly accelerate its share buyback efforts.
Icahn has been pushing Apple CEO Tim Cook to buy back more shares with its giant $147 billion pile of cash since mid-summer. Last month, Icahn had dinner with Cook to make his case personally.
Now he's publishing this letter to Cook in which he reminds the CEO of his rising stake in the company and describes the details of his plan, apparently hoping to get other Apple investors to line up behind him.To continue reading, please click here...
The Icahn Lift: Let Carl Icahn Give You Double-Digit Gains
If you owned Apple Inc. (NYSE: AAPL) stock , you saw a 5% jump in shares on August 13, when Carl Icahn tweeted that he held "a large" position in Apple.
Same with Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), when shares spiked as much as 14%, back on October 31, 2012, when Icahn's regulatory findings revealed he held a tidy 10% stake in the company.
Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Stock Hits $500 Thanks to Carl Icahn
You see, Tuesday afternoon, in a single tweet, the legendary 77-year-old activist investor added more than $17.26 billion to Apple's market cap. At 2:21 p.m., pre-tweet, AAPL stock was trading at $475. Following the tweet, shares shot up to $494, before settling the day at $489.57.
Best Investments 2013: How the Mining Mess Will Send Platinum Soaring
Thanks to the hit gold prices took in mid-April, other precious metals also got caught in the downdraft - but some still look to be among the best investments of 2013.
Take platinum, for example.
It is currently trading at about $1,500 an ounce, well off its 52-week high of $1,734 an ounce. During the height of the selloff last month, it touched a low of $1,381 an ounce.
Investors sold it along with all other precious metals, even though the fundamentals for platinum may be better than ever.
While platinum's long-term outlook is bright, a short-term price catalyst is about to take place, as early as this week.
The world's biggest platinum producer, ANGLO American Platinum (Amplats), could take a significant amount of platinum off the market. The restructuring could cost 14,000 jobs and close two South African mines.
It'll also help drive a supply deficit that will only expand in the years ahead, making platinum one of the best investments to make now before prices soar.
No wonder Sprott Holdings' Rick Rule bought $280 million worth of platinum and palladium earlier this year...
Best Investments: How These Investors Got 20% Annual Gains for a Decade
When billionaire and corporate raider Carl Icahn gets involved in a stock, the share price often skyrockets - known as the "Icahn Effect," or "Icahn Lift."
That's why investors often follow his lead into these stocks, hoping to get a piece of the resulting gains.
But there's another way to profit from Icahn's investing prowess. Investors who took this route have scored 20% annual gains for a decade.
We're talking about investing in Icahn's $6 billion master limited partnership, Icahn Enterprises LP (NYSE: IEP).
Will Carl Icahn's Latest Move Push Dell Stock Even Higher?
In a move that potentially staves off a battle over Dell Inc.'s (Nasdaq: DELL) $24.4 billion proposed deal to go private, activist investor Carl Icahn said today (Monday) he signed a confidentiality agreement with the personal computer giant.
Icahn's firm issued a short statement saying it "looks forward" to reviewing Dell's confidential financial info. The company hopes the move will keep Icahn from speaking out against Dell's planned sale.
In a letter to Dell last week, Icahn warned that Dell's insistence in moving forward with the $24.4 billion, $13.65 a share buyout would result in a costly, lengthy legal battle.
Icahn, who according to CNBC has amassed a 6% stake - or roughly 100 million shares - in Dell, opposes the proposed buyout of the Texas-based company that is being orchestrated by founder Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners.
"The Going Private Transaction is a related party transaction with the largest shareholder of the company and advantaging existing management as well, and as such it will be a subject to intense judicial review and potential challenges by shareholder and strike suitors," Icahn wrote.
"But you have the opportunity to avoid this situation by following the fair and reasonable path set forth in the letter," Icahn continued.