Carl Icahn Reveals Talisman Energy Position, Gains Board Seats at Nuance Communications ~ market folly

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Carl Icahn Reveals Talisman Energy Position, Gains Board Seats at Nuance Communications

Carl Icahn has been busy with positions in Talisman Energy (TLM) and Nuance Communications (NUAN).  The breakdown is below:

Icahn's New Talisman Energy Stake

Icahn simultaneously tweeted and filed a 13D with the SEC, disclosing a 5.97% ownership stake in Talisman Energy (TLM).  He owns 61,554,602 shares and this is a brand new position for him.

On Twitter, Icahn noted that he, "may have conversations with mgmt re strategic alternatives, board seats, etc."

So if you aren't already, follow @Carl_C_Icahn on Twitter, and don't forget to follow @MarketFolly if you haven't already.

Per Google Finance, Talisman Energy is "an oil and gas producers, through a combination of exploration, development and acquisitions. The Company's business activities include exploration, development, production, transportation and marketing of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids. Talisman's three main operating areas are North America, the North Sea and Southeast Asia."

Icahn Gains Board Seats at Nuance Communications

Icahn has reached an agreement with Nuance Communications (NUAN) to gain 2 board seats.  Carl Icahn's son Brett Icahn will become a director, along with David Schecter.

Per Google Finance, Nuance Communications is "a provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers globally. The Company's solutions are used in healthcare, mobile, consumer, enterprise customer service, and imaging markets. The Company offers accuracy, natural language understanding capability, domain knowledge and implementation capabilities. The Company's solutions are based on the Company's voice and language platform and are used by businesses for tasks and services, such as requesting information from a phone-based self-service solution, dictating medical records, searching the mobile Web by voice, entering a destination into a navigation system, or working with portable document format (PDF) documents."

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