Icahn is a diversified investor with extensive holdings in biotech, casinos, information technology and real estate. About half his fortune is invested in publicly traded companies, including natural gas outfit El Paso and auto parts maker Federal Mogul. His closely held assets include a telecommunications company (XO Holdings) and rail cars (ACF).
Chesapeake Energy Corp. is hiring an Anadarko Petroleum Corp. engineer who oversaw oil projects around the world to slash costs and transform a corporate culture forged by Chesapeake’s wildcatting co-founder.
Dell Inc.’s board reiterated a call for billionaire Carl Icahn to provide more details about his proposal to take over the personal-computer maker, saying it needs more information to discuss his offer.
Herbalife Ltd. rose the most in more than four months, signaling that Carl Icahn’s prediction that rival hedge-fund manager Bill Ackman would become the victim of the “mother of all short squeezes” may be coming true.
Bonds of Transocean Ltd. rose after shareholders rejected a dividend proposal brought by billionaire investor Carl Icahn, instead approving a smaller payout from the world’s largest offshore oil rig contractor.
Today, Benjamin Graham is known primarily as Warren Buffett’s investing mentor and the author of multiple classics about value investing. Toward the end of his life, in the 1973 edition of “The Intelligent Investor,” Graham wrote, “Ever since 1934 we have argued in our writings for a more intelligent and energetic attitude by stockholders toward their managements”.