28 декабря 2017, 16:09

Here's Why You Should Get Rid of Mattel (MAT) Stock Now

Declining sales, lower margins, along with a dismal guidance, make Mattel (MAT) a company that might not impress investors.

27 декабря 2017, 22:14

One of the Deadliest Product Recalls in History Was Ignored by the Manufacturer

While some product recalls deal with minor issues, these products resulted in actual deaths. Here are some of the deadliest product recalls in history, including one that was long ignored by the company responsible.

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22 декабря 2017, 19:15

How the toy makers lost their Christmas magic

Mattel is struggling. Hasbro has fallen from its highs. Even the mighty Lego posted a recent drop in sales. The Toys "R" Us bankruptcy are hurting the industry, as is the rise of digital games. But Hatchimals and Fingerlings could be big hits.

22 декабря 2017, 15:00

The Worst Stocks Of 2017: Under Armour, General Electric, Mattel

The companies that have been left behind in a roaring bull market:

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19 декабря 2017, 02:55

Toys "R" Us Shocker: Bankrupt Toy Retailer To Close Up To 200 Stores Amid Collapsing Sales

When Toys “R” Us filed for Chapter 11 in September, capping an unexpectedly sharp collapse for a company whose bonds mere months earlier were trading just shy of par, the prevailing consensus was that once the company's balance sheet is restructured, it would continue its existence without substantial operational changes and with largely the same number of stores and employees. However, in the first confirmation that the company's collapse was much more extensive than just the result of excess leverage, Bloomberg reports that Toys "R" Us is considering closing at least 100 U.S. stores - and as many as 200 - in the face of weak holiday sales. According to Bloomberg's sources, the store closures are coming after a sharp contraction in sales which declined 15% this Christmas-shopping season from a year earlier. The Wayne, NJ-based company operated 879 U.S. stores as of the end of January, which means that between 11% and 22% of the company's store base is about to be shuttered, resulting in thousands of layoffs. The announcement was a double whammy from the company which previously stunned bondholders when news leaked it was preparing for bankruptcy. While shutting stores is common practice for bankrupt retailers, Toys “R” Us had previously said that its Chapter 11 filing "wouldn’t herald a big retrenchment for the largest toy-store chain" according to Bloomberg. In fact, CEO Dave Brandon went so far as to say in September that the company was pushing ahead with plans to open more stores in some cities, and was contemplating extending the lease on its Times Square location, which opened in August as a temporary holiday shop. Turns out it lied. But it's not just Toys employees who are on the hook: the prospect of Toys “R” Us closing locations is another major blow to its biggest suppliers, Mattel and Hasbro, both of which were hammered after Toys' bankruptcy, and whose shares again fell to session lows on Monday after the news of the store closures. Mattel declined as much as 4.5% to $14.78, while Hasbro dropped 3.2% to $91.02. As we reported previously, the toymakers have already blamed Toys “R” Us’ bankruptcy for their declining sales. Mattel, the world's biggest toymaker and maker of Barbie dolls and Fisher-Price, was hit particularly hard, with sales plunging in North America last quarter resulting in a suspension of the company's dividend. Meanwhile, with Amazon stealing market share from every conventional retailer, and with sales continuing to tumble, Toys “R” Us may have to shut even more stores in the months ahead, which the recent Chapter 11 filing will make especially easy. The bankruptcy process makes it easier to exit leases and shut down the company’s worst-performing locations. And the company has said that it would continue to evaluate its store fleet as part of the restructuring process. Which means that in addition to Toys "R" Us and its suppliers, also on the hook are the numerous malls and retail outlet locations where the company's store are located, and which will soon stop paying their leases. Ultimately, however, it is all about the toy store's turnaround, which appears to not be going as planned: Weak holiday results threaten to complicate the retailer’s plans to get its finances in order and emerge from bankruptcy with an improved balance sheet. Before filing for bankruptcy, the company had been weighed down by roughly $5 billion in debt, stemming from a leveraged buyout last decade led by Bain Capital. Separately, Bloomberg reported previously, Toys “R” Us has also announced plans to close at least 26 stores in the U.K., which is outside the purview of the bankruptcy. The idea there is to reduce its emphasis on warehouse-size stores, letting the company focus on better-performing small shops and online operations.

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18 декабря 2017, 16:31

What Falling Estimates & Price Mean for Mattel (MAT)

Mattel (MAT) has witnessed a significant price decline in the past four weeks, and it has seen negative earnings estimate revisions for the current quarter and year.

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17 декабря 2017, 17:13

15 Favorite 1980s Toys That Could Be Worth a Fortune

Here's how much Cabbage Patch Kids dolls and My Little Pony cost back in the '80s.

15 декабря 2017, 16:29

Here's Why These Toymakers Might Kill Your Christmas Spirit

Despite a decent overall industry scenario, major toy companies like Hasbro, Mattel and JAKKS Pacific might disappoint investors this Christmas.

14 декабря 2017, 01:24

Are You Beating the Market This Year?

Are You Beating the Market This Year?

13 декабря 2017, 17:10

SodaStream International, Mattel, AppFolio, Red Hat and Adobe Systems as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day

SodaStream International, Mattel, AppFolio, Red Hat and Adobe Systems as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day

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13 декабря 2017, 14:49

Bear of the Day: Mattel (MAT)

Bear of the Day: Mattel (MAT)

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12 декабря 2017, 18:35

Mattel/Hasbro: junk bond Barbie

A takeover approach at an appropriate premium would bring investors some festive cheer

12 декабря 2017, 16:53

Mattel Sees Weak Sales: Will Christmas Turn Out a Nightmare?

Despite the cost-cutting initiatives, Mattel (MAT) lowered 2017 outlook on expectations of reduced sales this Christmas.

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12 декабря 2017, 15:47

Mattel downgraded to neutral from buy at Monness Crespi Hardt

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12 декабря 2017, 10:17

Агентство Moody's понизило рейтинг Mattel до "мусорного" уровня

Вчера, 11 декабря, международное агентство Moody's Investors Service понизило рейтинг старших необеспеченных облигаций американского производителя игрушек Mattel сразу на три ступени. Так, рейтинг был снижен с Baa3 до Ba3 ("мусорного" уровня). По заявлениям агентства, снижение рейтинга связано со слабыми показателями Mattel в текущем году и неблагоприятными прогнозами по прибыли на период праздников. Кроме того, Moody's понизило краткосрочный кредитный рейтинг Mattel с Prime-3 до Not Prime, установив по нему "стабильный" прогноз. Примечательно, что S&P Global Ratings также понизило вчера кредитный рейтинг Mattel. Рейтинг был снижен на одну ступень с BB до BB- с "негативным" прогнозом.

12 декабря 2017, 10:04

Агентство Moody's понизило рейтинг Mattel до "мусорного" уровня

Вчера, 11 декабря, международное агентство Moody's Investors Service понизило рейтинг старших необеспеченных облигаций американского производителя игрушек Mattel сразу на три ступени. Так, рейтинг был снижен с Baa3 до Ba3 ("мусорного" уровня). По заявлениям агентства, снижение рейтинга связано со слабыми показателями Mattel в текущем году и неблагоприятными прогнозами по прибыли на период праздников. Кроме того, Moody's понизило краткосрочный кредитный рейтинг Mattel с Prime-3 до Not Prime, установив по нему "стабильный" прогноз. Примечательно, что S&P Global Ratings также понизило вчера кредитный рейтинг Mattel. Рейтинг был снижен на одну ступень с BB до BB- с "негативным" прогнозом.

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