Carl Icahn Files 13D on Newell Brands ~ market folly

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Carl Icahn Files 13D on Newell Brands

Carl Icahn has filed an amended 13D with the SEC regarding his stake in Newell Brands (NWL).  Per the filing, Icahn now owns 6.96% of the company with 33.79 million shares (including shares underlying forward contracts).  The filing notes they've now formed a group with Brett Icahn and include his ownership stake.

The forward contracts have a forward price of $23 per share and expiration of January 28th, 2020 and includes exposure to just over 3.01 million shares.  The rest of Carl Icahn's position is common stock.  Brett Icahn owns 500,000 NWL shares.

The filing notes that Icahn started buying on January 25th and was buying as recently as March 16th.

In a previous CNBC interview, Icahn noted that, "I believe Newell itself is undervalued and that's why I bought it."  He said he originally bought NWL around $25

We've highlighted previously that activist firm Starboard Value has also been involved in Newell Brands.

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