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September 3, 2013
10:29 EDTMAT, HAS, LFLeapFrog slides after analyst says new product disappointing
Shares of educational toymaker LeapFrog (LF) are sliding after an analyst at BMO Capital Markets said testing of the company's new LeapPad Ultra revealed several glitches. WHAT'S NEW: The new children's tablet, which follows up the successful LeapPad and LeapPad 2, has an improved design and features, but the number of bugs it includes was disappointing, BMO analyst Gerrick Johnson wrote in a note to investors. Expectations from both consumers and investors for the LeapPad Ultra has been high and poor reviews could hurt retail demand, the analyst contended. BMO lowered its price target on LeapFrog shares to $10 from $15 and cut its rating on the stock to Market Perform from Outperform. PRICE ACTION: In morning trading, LeapFrog fell over 7% to $8.90. OTHERS TO WATCH: Shares of larger toymakers Hasbro (HAS) and Mattel (MAT) were both up about 1%, in-line with the broader strength being seen in the major averages.
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January 27, 2015
14:12 EDTLFOppenheimer reports 5.32% passive stake in LeapFrog
07:29 EDTMATMattel may look outside company, industry for new CEO, WSJ says
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January 26, 2015
11:15 EDTMAT, HASMattel cash should be sufficient to cover dividend, says Wells Fargo
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09:47 EDTMATMattel falls, levels to watch
Shares are trading lower by over 5% at time of writing, last at $26.56. That price is off the earlier low of the session at $24.88 which is now support. Resistance is at $28.04, the prior session closing price.
09:23 EDTMAT, LF, HASMattel drops after CEO resigns, Q4 results miss expectations
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09:07 EDTMATMattel sees FY14 EPS with items $1.45, consensus $1.92
For FY14, the company reported preliminary EPS $1.45, which includes a negative impact of 16c per share from MEGA Brands acquisition and integration costs and a tax benefit of 13c per share. Reports preliminary FY14 worldwide net sales $6.02B, down 7%, including an unfavorable impact from changes in currency exchange rates of 2 percentage points.
09:05 EDTMATMattel reports preliminary Q4 EPS with items 44c, consensus 92c
Q4 preliminary results includes a negative impact of 5c per share from MEGA Brands integration costs and a negative tax impact of 3c per share. Reports preliminary Q4 worldwide net sales $1.99B, down 6%, including an unfavorable impact from changes in currency exchange rates of 3 percentage points. Consensus $2.12B. Q4 gross margin decreased by 410 basis points of net sales to 50.4%, which was partially due to the acquisition of MEGA Brands.
09:03 EDTMATMattel announces resignation of chairman and CEO Bryan Stockton
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09:02 EDTMATMattel names Christopher Sinclair as chairman, interim CEO
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January 23, 2015
16:32 EDTLFOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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10:02 EDTLFOn the Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:21 EDTLFOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Infinera (INFN), up 13.2%... E-Trade (ETFC), up 5.6%... Starbucks (SBUX), up 5%... ResMed (RMD), up 3.2%. ALSO HIGHER: IVUS (VVUS), up 6.2% after being initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Vitae Pharmaceuticals (VTAE), up 12.3% after 3M share Secondary priced at $11.90... lululemon (LULU), up 3.5% after being upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Kimberly Clark (KMB), down 4.6%... Bank of New York Mellon (BK), down 2.1%... Altera (ALTR), down 4.4%... Kansas City Southern (KSU), down 3.3%... McDonald's (MCD), down fractionally. ALSO LOWER: LeapFrog (LF), down 32.8% after reporting preliminary third quarter results and withdrawing fiscal 2015 guidance... Molycorp (MCP), down 10.7% after being downgraded to Neutral from Buy at DA Davidson... Dreamworks (DWA), down 12% after announcing that it will cut 500 jobs, reduce films released per year, and seeing a $55M charge for 'The Penguins of Madagascar' and 'Mr. Peabody and Sherman'... Otonomy (OTIC), down 1.8% after secondary increased to 2.55M shares, priced at $29.25.
07:26 EDTLFLeapFrog downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Monness Crespi
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January 22, 2015
18:34 EDTLFLeapFrog withdraws guidance for FY15
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18:31 EDTLFLeapFrog CFO sees Q4 sales declining
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18:28 EDTLFLeapFrog reports preliminary Q3 EPS ($1.77), consensus 19c
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January 20, 2015
06:06 EDTHASDreamWorks planning to lay off 'substantial' number of staff, LA Times reports
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January 15, 2015
10:07 EDTHASHigh option volume stocks
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