Icahn Associates closed out its stakes in Commercial Metals Company (NYSE:CMC) and Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK). Oshkosh doesn’t seem like a bargain now, with its recent P/E ratio of 15 well above its five-year average of 11. Its defense operations are vulnerable to military spending cutbacks, but it also has non-military operations, such as in fire and emergency equipment. In its last quarter, it topped earnings estimates, though revenue was down.
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The article Here’s What Billionaire Value Hunter Carl Icahn Is Buying originally appeared on Fool.com and is written by Selena Maranjian.
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