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Monday, March 13, 2017

Carl Icahn Buys More Herbalife & Navistar

Activist investor Carl Icahn has submitted two SEC filings regarding his positions. 

Icahn Buys More Herbalife

Icahn added to his Herbalife (HLF) position, per SEC filings.  In a 13D filing, Icahn disclosed he now owns 24.57% of HLF with over 22.87 million shares.

This means he purchased 372,324 shares at a price of $51.35 on March 10th per the 13D.

For more on this investor, we also highlighted how Icahn started a Bristol-Myers Squibb stake.

Per Google Finance, Herbalife is "a global nutrition company. The Company develops and sells weight management, healthy meals and snacks, sports and fitness, energy and targeted nutritional products, as well as personal care products. The Company's segments include North America; Mexico; South & Central America; Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); Asia Pacific, and China. The Company markets and sells over 140 products, encompassing approximately 5,000 stock keeping units (SKUs) globally. Its product categories include Weight Management; Targeted Nutrition; Energy, Sports and Fitness; Outer Nutrition, and Literature, Promotional and Other. The Company's representative products include Formula 1 Healthy Meal, Herbal Tea Concentrate, Protein Drink Mix, Personalized Protein Powder, Total Control, Prolessa Duo, Protein Bars, Aloe Concentrate, Niteworks, Garden 7 phytonutrient supplement, Best Defense for improved immune system, COQ10 Plus and Herbalife SKIN line."

Icahn Adds To Navistar Position Too

Second,  Icahn now owns 17.02% of Navistar (NAV) with over 16.69 million shares, per a 13D filed with the SEC.

The filing notes Icahn bought 423,404 shares in total across March 8th, 9th, and 10th at prices of $25.47, $25.37, and $25.92.

Per Google Finance, Navistar is "a holding company whose principal operating entities are Navistar, Inc. and Navistar Financial Corporation (NFC). The Company's segments include Truck, Parts, Global Operations (collectively, Manufacturing operations) and Financial Services, which consists of NFC and its foreign finance operations (collectively, Financial Services operations). The Truck segment manufactures and distributes Class 4 through 8 trucks, buses and military vehicles under the International and IC Bus brands, along with production of engines. The Parts segment supports its brands of International commercial trucks, IC buses and engines. The Global Operations segment includes operations of its subsidiary, International Industria de Motores da America do Sul Ltda. (IIAA). The Financial Services segment provides and manages retail, wholesale and lease financing of products sold by the Truck and Parts segments and their dealers."

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