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Icahn declines to comment on Hertz rumor

  • "No comment," says Carl Icahn, when asked by Bloomberg's Trish Regan about his rumored involvement in Hertz (HTZ -0.3%).
  • Previous: CNBC reports Icahn with a 30M-40M share stake
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  • Clayton Rulli
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    if his position is derivatives how would they know for sure
    3 Jan 2014, 03:21 PM Reply Like
  • RHMASSING
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    He used to be very open with his holdings. In fact he even tweeted such information on AAPL. Had he not held HTZ shares, he would have just said it, not "no Comment". There is something cooking here. May be he is negotiating with HTZ management regarding some issues. By publicly acknowledging his position may complicate the discussion. As far as I see it, it is all good for the shareholders.
    3 Jan 2014, 04:41 PM Reply Like
  • DAG Investments
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    Since it's what the link that leads to this page says, I just had to chime in to say how hilarious it is to see the words "Icahn" and "coy" in the same sentence!! lol
    3 Jan 2014, 06:11 PM Reply Like
  • redarrow5150
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    The guy has become a media whore thanks to CNBC and Bloomberg who think he's the cat's meow. Meanwhile funds like Fidelity, American Funds and Vanguard along with the money managers get ignored.
    3 Jan 2014, 08:01 PM Reply Like
  • GamCap LLC
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    Icahn has a 40 year track record better than any muppet portfolio/money manager. Self-made man with a net worth over 20B. He's right about 80% of the time.
    3 Jan 2014, 08:37 PM Reply Like
  • happyguy
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    I amazed with this guy, who is at his older age and you can see him hardly walking. And this guy still is trying to make more and more money. He doesn't want to take a break and enjoy his life by doing something else. Wait... I guess this is what he enjoys doing: making more and more money. until he is in heaven and his money is for somebody else's hands...

     

    Icahn's remarks few weeks ago sparked up AAPL, RIG and Suncor shares. All retreated back. But I think they may bounce back, so it could be a healthy correction
    The only exception is HOLX which is kinda rangebound
    3 Jan 2014, 09:30 PM Reply Like
  • redarrow5150
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    Yeah he's the only one that handles other peoples money. He's a media whore.
    3 Jan 2014, 09:37 PM Reply Like
  • kiar97
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    Happy guy...I think your comments are mean...If age is taken into consideration, then warren buffet should have retired looooong time back (and given up all the money)...

     

    Oracles CEO should have retired. Carlos Slim (richest guy on earth) should have retired....Your arguments hold no sense...
    3 Jan 2014, 10:00 PM Reply Like
  • Davidoff
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    Kiar,

     

    Age is taken into consideration for 99% of the population and there is nothing mean about that, it's completely natural. It isn't taken into consideration only for the 1% of the most wealthiest people on earth who's only life purpose is to accumulate more and more wealth even though they'd never even be able to spend it during their lifetime. 99% of people dream to earn billions in order to retire, consume and enjoy life, while the other 1% earn money just in sake of having more money. They don't even need to spend their billions, their sole joy is to own them. Even though it's abnormal and greedy, I don't judge anyone. I tend to agree with Buffet's "never enough" as well as with Skidelski's visions. I'll never know, but I suppose that when you earn billions and that you're part of the top 100 Forbes list it becomes some kind of obsession to earn even more. Everyone is addicted to money at his own level.
    4 Jan 2014, 08:54 AM Reply Like
  • Rafa T
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    Davidoff,
    consider too how beneficial is it for the world as a whole to have 'such greedy' people who only think about owning Bn and permits having bigger corps (that can invest in R&D and make more with less). If they would start spending them on boats and mansions think how many natural resources would be wasted on superficial flurry. Icahns >> Sheikhs.
    4 Jan 2014, 08:06 PM Reply Like
  • redarrow5150
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    How in the heck would anyone know that or prove it?
    4 Jan 2014, 08:52 PM Reply Like
  • JKB123
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    Get rich by investing in Icahn stock IEP. Loaded the truck at 105
    3 Jan 2014, 10:53 PM Reply Like
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