Icahn reports stake in Biogen, Forestar, Guaranty Financial

giovedì 14 febbraio 2008 18:26

Feb 14 (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn reported stakes in Biogen Idec Inc (BIIB.O: Quotazione), Forestar Real Estate Group (FOR.N: Quotazione) and Guaranty Financial Group GFG.N.

In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Icahn reported that as of Dec. 31, 2007, he had a 2.1 million share stake in biotechnology company Biogen. Icahn has been seeking three seats on Biogen's board.

He also disclosed a stake of 802,481 shares each in Forestar and Guaranty, which were spun-off by Temple-Inland Inc TIN.N in December 2007.

Icahn, who supported Oracle's ORCL.O $8.5 billion bid for BEA Systems BEAS.O, also reported a 10.4 million share stake in BEA. (Reporting by Shivani Singh and Sayantani Ghosh in Bangalore; Editing by Himani Sarkar)