MAT : Analysis & Opinions

  1. The Lodging Sector Finally Rebounds

    March 27, 2013
    After being commercial real estate’s whipping boy since the Great Recession, the lodging sector is finally beginning to bounce ...
  2. Hasbro Sets New 52-Week High - Analyst Blog

    February 12, 2013
    Shares of Hasbro Inc. (HAS) reached a new 52-week high of $40.13 on Monday, Feb 11, 2013, just after it announced a dividend ...
  3. Tepid 4Q for Hasbro; Hikes Dividend - Analyst Blog

    February 8, 2013
    Hasbro Inc.'s (HAS) fourth-quarter 2012 adjusted earnings per share of $1.20 were in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  4. Mattel Misses Overall - Analyst Blog

    February 1, 2013
    Mattel Inc.'s (MAT) fourth quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of $1.12 per share missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 1.75% ...
  5. Mixed Prelim Results from Hasbro - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    In its preliminary results for full-year 2012, Hasbro Inc. (HAS) revealed that lower holiday product sales in the U.S. and ...
  6. Hasbro Signs Agreement with PopCap - Analyst Blog

    January 11, 2013
    In order to enhance the brand's gaming experiences, toy maker Hasbro Inc. (HAS) recently signed a licensing agreement with ...
  7. LeapFrog Inexplicably Leaps Backward

    November 9, 2012
    LeapFrog's stock drop of 15% provides investors with a good entry point.
  8. Taking Stock of the Q3 Earnings season - Analyst Blog

    October 17, 2012
    Less than impressive earnings results from Intel (INTC), IBM (IBM), and CSX Corp. (CSX) after the close cap a busy earnings ...
  9. Grainger and More Big Movers in Consumer Cyclical on October ...

    October 16, 2012
    The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq up 1.1%, the S&P 500 rising 1% and the Dow climbing 1%. The consumer cyclical ...
  10. Summer Infant Still Colicky

    August 15, 2012
    This quarter was a disappointment for Summer Infant, as the company reported a loss of 0.02 per share instead of the 9-cent ...
  11. Stock Market News for July 20, 2012 - Market News

    July 20, 2012
    Corporate earnings were once again the catalyst for renewed investor confidence and eventually led the benchmarks to their ...
  12. Stock Market News for July 18, 2012 - Market News

    July 18, 2012
    Encouraging quarterly results combined with fresh hopes of economic stimulus measures to lift the benchmarks into the green ...
  13. The Hunger Games’ Stock Index

    March 16, 2012
    The highly acclaimed young-adult book series helped push up the share price of Scholastic Corp to 13.8% on Thursday.
  14. 5 Stocks To Look At Before Tuesday

    January 27, 2012
    Here are five companies that will be releasing their earnings on January 31st.
  15. The Year In Toy Stocks

    December 27, 2011
    Here is a look at the year in toy stocks as investors prepare to ring in the new year.
  16. LeapFrog's Revival Continues

    December 16, 2011
    LeapFrog's LeapPad is a Christmas hit with parents. Find out why now is the time to buy its stock.
  17. Hasbro's On Sale

    November 16, 2011
    Since August 1, Hasbro is down about 5.8% compared making it an even better buy three months later.
  18. Finding Value With Icahn

    August 3, 2011
    The holding company appears to have a stable financial situation and with much future upside potential.
  19. Hasbro Is A Great Play

    August 1, 2011
    Hasbro is transforming a tough summer into a great long-term investment.
  20. Earnings Preview for July 15

    July 14, 2011
    Here are four companies that will be releasing their earnings on July 15.
  21. Low Expectations For Earnings Season

    July 11, 2011
    With sour economic news at the forefront, investors are braced for a difficult earnings season.
  22. Is Hasbro A Proto-Disney?

    April 19, 2011
    Hasbro is taking some adventurous new steps, but reward doesn't seem to offset the risk today.
  23. 4 Important Earnings Announcements For April 15

    April 14, 2011
    Earnings reports are significant events for every stock. Here are 4 earnings announcement for April 15 to check out.
  24. Q1 Earnings Season's Most Likely Winners And Losers

    April 7, 2011
    What can investors expect from Q1 earnings season? It won't take long to know for sure.
  25. Despite Down Quarter, Hasbro Plays Well

    February 9, 2011
    Despite a disappointing fourth quarter, Hasbro had a solid 2010 of earnings with prospects to do well in 2011.
  26. 6 Overbought Stocks To Watch

    November 30, 2010
    Let's take a look at a few stocks that have recently entered overbought territory because these could be candidates for a ...
  27. Hasbro's Near-Term Momentum A Long-Term Drawback

    October 21, 2010
    At their current levels, shares of Hasbro are fully valued, which spells good news for Mattel down the road.
  28. 3 Holiday Shopping Stock Picks

    October 15, 2010
    Find out where the hot spots are going to be this holiday shopping season.
  29. No Leap In LeapFrog

    July 28, 2010
    Despite beating analyst expections, LeapFrog can't seem to get a jump on the competition.
  30. No Hasbro Deal For Now

    June 29, 2010
    News that a private equity firm has shown interest in buying Hasbro leads to further questions about Hasbro as a possible ...
  31. The Best Way To Play The Toy Biz

    February 10, 2010
    Even in a recession, parents can't help spoiling their kids, which is great news for investors looking to play.
  32. Holiday Hope For Hasbro

    October 22, 2009
    Due to the recession, Christmas season won't be a happy time for all toymakers, but Hasbro is in a better position than most.
  33. China: The Answer to America's Consumer Spending Woes

    October 19, 2009
    American consumer companies and retailers turn to China to get them through the recession.
  34. Five Mid Caps The Pros Own

    September 17, 2009
    We look at what stocks the most successful mid-cap funds have in common.
  35. Toy Story 2009: Surpises Amidst The Slump?

    August 10, 2009
    The toy market continues to look grim, but the upcoming holiday selling season could offer a few surprises.
  36. At The Movies: Hasbro Could Be A Feature Presentation

    July 13, 2009
    a look at Hasbro in advance of the summer movie season.
  37. Stuffing Knocked Out Of Build-A-Bear

    May 7, 2009
    Disappointing earnings results prompted a 20% share price plunge. Is the picnic over for this retailer of customized teddy ...
  38. Dividend All-Stars

    May 4, 2009
    Merck and DuPont have definite long-term potential, even in a fragile market.
  39. Is Lorillard Poised To Smoke?

    April 7, 2009
    Lorillard Tobacco Company looks promising to survive the current economic downturn, despite increasing cigarette taxes.
  40. Archer Daniels Midland: A Top-Notch Low P/E Stock?

    March 6, 2009
    Low P/E stocks can prove to be companies that should be added to your watch list.
  41. Holiday Spending Prospects Look Bleak

    October 29, 2007
    With consumers tightening the purse strings, the usually jolly spending season could be miserable this year.
  42. You Gotta Know When To Bail

    February 22, 2007
    When your stock's prospects take a turn for the worse, bailing out can be the best possible option.
  43. Paying Steep CEO Salaries For Flat Share Price Performance

    January 22, 2007
    Are the lucrative pay packages of today's prominent executives really worth the high price tag?
  44. Steer Clear of The Toys This Holiday Season (HAS, MAT)

    December 20, 2006
    These two toy makers appear to be setting up for a bit of a disappointing holiday season.
  45. Hasbro Isn't A Has Been (HAS)

    July 26, 2006
    Hasbro’s second quarter, although weaker then last years, indicates the company is on solid financial footing.
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