MAT : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Warner Bros. Revamps Its DC Comics Film Operations

    May 19, 2016
    Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) clearly has a moneymaker on its hands with its Warner Bros studio's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of ...
  2. Consumer Discretionary Sector: Industries Snapshot

    May 4, 2016
    Discover the consumer discretionary sector, industries within this sector and companies producing goods that fall under the ...
  3. Mattel's Girl Power Finally Adds Some Super Powers

    May 2, 2016
    Barbie may have long headlined Mattel's efforts to market to girls, but a new line of action figures based on DC Comics' ...
  4. Ever Wonder How Pixar Was Able To Feature So Many Brands In The ...

    May 1, 2016
    "Toy Story" created its own toy universe when it was released in 1995, as well as its 1999 and 2010 sequels. Along with ...
  5. Mattel Stock Plays Poorly on Q1 Loss (MAT)

    April 21, 2016
    The stock's decline seems overdone and more of a "sell the news" type event, given how well MAT shares had performed leading ...
  6. Hasbro Again Turns to Crowdsourcing for Game Ideas

    April 8, 2016
    Just because Hasbro's (NASDAQ: HAS) first crowd-sourced game was all about being irresponsible, it doesn't mean the toymaker ...
  7. Weird Diversification and Brand Extension Strategies

    March 29, 2016
    Pepsi phones, Coke wine: when should companies embark on diversification and brand extension strategies (from the mundane ...
  8. Hasbro and Mattel Take Toymaking to New Dimension

    March 17, 2016
    It's clear that toymakers Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT) and Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) no longer fear having their intellectual property ...
  9. Mattel Profit Estimate Positive Ahead of Earnings

    February 1, 2016
    Assuming the rebirth of Barbie goes according to plan, holding the shares here can still pay off, even amid the near-term ...
  10. Barbie's Makeovers Were Sorely Needed (opinion)

    January 31, 2016
    Barbie needed a much needed makeover in order to stay relevant to girls today, argues Amy Wu, and time will tell if this ...
  11. Are These the Top 4 Game & Toy Stocks of 2016?

    January 8, 2016
    These four toymaker stocks have the potential to deliver moderate to significant stock appreciation plays in 2016.
  12. The Top 10 Mid Cap Stocks for 2016 (BWA, CNP)

    January 8, 2016
    Learn about the top 10 mid-cap stocks that are expected to grow in 2016. A summary of each company is provided, along with ...
  13. Barbie Sends Mattel Stock on Extreme Slimming Diet

    July 20, 2015
    Shares of Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT) tumbled more than 3% on Friday after the toymaker reported a second quarter loss due to the ...
  14. Hasbro Tops Analyst Estimates With Mixed Earnings

    July 20, 2015
    Toymaker Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) reported its second quarter earnings Monday, beating analyst estimates on both the top and ...
  15. 2015 Dividend Playbook: Safe Stocks With Yields Above 4%

    January 15, 2015
    As I noted in my preview of this multi-part look at dividend payers, few investors are pleased with the fact that 10-Year ...
  16. Dividend Investors Rejoice: Falling Markets Means Rising Yields

    October 14, 2014
  17. Dividend Investors Rejoice: Falling Markets Mean Rising Yields

    October 14, 2014
  18. Is Now The Time To Buy These Flagging Stocks?

    July 30, 2014
    These stocks have lost enough value to be relatively cheap. But are they a bargain or a trap? Here's a technical perspective.
  19. Goldman Sachs Is Wrong About This Well-Known Company

    January 31, 2014
    Whether this industry's products are in a mansion owned by the wealthiest 1% or a poverty-stricken housing project, it ...
  20. Dividends, Options And You: What You Must Know

    January 31, 2014
    There are a number of strategies available to investors that use option contracts to generate attractive levels of income. ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. LeapFrog Inexplicably Leaps Backward

    November 9, 2012
    LeapFrog's stock drop of 15% provides investors with a good entry point.
  23. 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 ...
  24. Playing With Toy Stocks

    April 26, 2012
    If you're looking to get into the toy industry, consider investing in Mattel and LeapFrog. Find out why.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. Mattel – Steady, But Not On Sale

    October 19, 2011
    Mattel is a steady company with quality brands, but lacking in growth. The question for shareholders is whether there's enough ...
  28. Hasbro Is A Great Play

    August 1, 2011
    Hasbro is transforming a tough summer into a great long-term investment.
  29. Watch For The Rotation Into Consumer Staple Stocks

    May 18, 2011
    The consumer staples sector has been showing relative strength during the recent market weakness.
  30. Barbie And Bratz Are The Mattel Story

    April 20, 2011
    The real action for Mattel and the toymakers begins this summer with their movie tie-ins.
  31. Building A Watchlist Of Breakout Candidates

    April 8, 2011
    Four stocks that could break out with some help from the market.
  32. 3 Holiday Shopping Stock Picks

    October 15, 2010
    Find out where the hot spots are going to be this holiday shopping season.
  33. Five Mid Caps The Pros Own

    September 17, 2009
    We look at what stocks the most successful mid-cap funds have in common.
  34. Transformers: Revenge Of The Once Fallen Stocks

    July 1, 2009
    The success of the "Transformers" sequel has also meant success for these stocks.
  35. 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 ...
  36. Transformers Rescue Hasbro From Recession

    April 21, 2008
    Contrary to conventional wisdom one toy maker looks recession proof. Strong branding and nagging kids trump logic every time.
  37. 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.
  38. 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?
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