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This is Icahn’s secret winner

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Carl Icahn's latest investment in Apple is making news. But, there may be another future winner already in his portfolio.

Very few things can move a stock like news that billionaire Carl Icahn has taken a position in it. That includes one of the world’s most valuable companies, Apple.

And, when Icahn says he’s taken a big stake in something, it moves the needle even on companies the size of Apple.

(Watch: Cramer's Icahn-Apple solution: Give him a seat on the board)

Yesterday, the 77 year-old Icahn acted like a high school kid, taking to Twitter to tell everyone about his newest love and most recent phone call. At 2:21PM, Icahn tweeted:

Within an hour of that tweet, Apple’s value increased by $10 billion. Apple shares have finally broken back above the $500 mark and Icahn wants the company to buyback enough stock to push it above $700. His position is believed to be worth about $1 billion.

(Read: Apple shares cross $500 after Icahn, Cooperman take stakes)

But what about the other 21 stocks Icahn’s company, Icahn Associates, has in its portfolio?

Five of those companies have had enormous returns this year. They are:

Company Ticker Year-to-date
Netflix NFLX 186%
Federal-Mogul FDML 113%
WebMD WBMD 131%
Herbalife HLF 98%
Chesapeake CHK 51%

Of those names, which one could be the best bet to see higher returns?

We ask Steve Cortes, founder of Veracruz TJM, to pick the company he believes has the fundamentals to drive its value even higher. Do the charts agree with Cortes? Talking Numbers contributor Richard Ross, Global Technical Strategist at Auerbach Grayson, looks at that company’s technicals.

To find out which stock in Icahn’s portfolio may have even more upside ahead, watch the video above.

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