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July 17, 2014
09:31 EDTMAT, DISMattel says 'Frozen' brand continuing to grow
Mattel (MAT) says difficult to say if Disney's (DIS) Frozen brand is having an effect on Barbie and Monster High brands. Expects in the back half of the year, the company will see the global benefit of the "Frozen" brand. Says feels "very good" about Barbie momentum. Says American Girl "Girl of the Year" brand continues to do well. Says has "more innovation" to come in terms of its baby portfolio. Says tablet business does not impact Fisher Price.
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February 2, 2016
08:11 EDTMATMattel shares should be bought aggressively, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo says that Mattel's fundamentals have stabilized, and the firm thinks the company has multiple positive catalysts this year. Wells believes that the stock could rise significantly this year and in early 2017, and it thinks the shares offer the best risk/reward idea in the Leisure category.
07:05 EDTMATMattel upgraded on positive catalysts at Stifel
As noted earlier, Stifel upgraded Mattel to Buy from Hold . The firm expects the company to benefit from the growth of its core brands, an improved entertainment pipeline, and higher margins. Stifel predicts that the company's earnings will recover in 2017, and says that the stock's dividend and activist pressure put a floor on the stock. Target $33.
06:29 EDTMATMattel upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel
06:24 EDTMATOptions expected to be active
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05:36 EDTMATStocks with implied volatility movement; MAT WFT
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February 1, 2016
19:09 EDTMATOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL), up 5.2% and 4.7%, respectively... Mattel (MAT), up 5.6%... Anadarko Petroleum (APC), up 4%... AFLAC (AFL), up 1.5%. ALSO HIGHER: PVH Corp. (PVH), up 8.1% after giving guidance for fiscal 2015 and entering a license agreement with G-III Apparel (GIII) for Tommy Hilfiger womenswear collections. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Integrated Device (IDTI), down 15.8%... Rent-A-Center (RCII), down 9.6%. ALSO LOWER: Pixelworks (PXLW), down 5.7% after giving fourth quarter guidance and announcing the resignation of its CEO... PDL BioPharma (PDLI), down 14.3% after cutting its quarterly dividend to 5c per share from 15c per share.
18:10 EDTMATMattel sees Q1 revenue ex-currency 'down slightly,' consensus $861.62M
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16:52 EDTMATMattel targets long term sales growth of low-to-mid single digits
Expects more challenging first half of 2016. Says goal is to hold topline relatively flat in constant currency. Sees FY16 gross margin about 50%. Sees FY16 adjusted SG&A down $55M-$65M. Sees FY16 currency impact of 2%-4% negative impact on net revenue and 30c-40c negative impact on EPS. FY16 consensus is $1.38 for EPS and $5.46B for revenue. Guidance from slides presentation.
16:17 EDTMATMattel up 7.5% to $28.75 following Q4 results
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16:16 EDTMATMattel CEO says 'pleased with performance'
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16:15 EDTMATMattel reports Q4 Barbie worldwide gross sales up 8% in constant currency
Up 1% as reported. Reports Q4 Fisher-Price worldwide gross sales up 13% in constant currency, and 8% as reported; Hot Wheels worldwide gross sales up 28% in constant currency, and 18% as reported.
16:06 EDTMATMattel reports Q4 adjusted EPS 67c, consensus 61c
Reports Q4 revenue $1.99B, consensus $1.91B.
14:32 EDTMATNotable companies reporting after market close
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12:27 EDTMATOptions with increasing put volume
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07:13 EDTDISDisney price target lowered to $92 from $112 at Jefferies
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January 31, 2016
20:11 EDTDISTime Warner, Hulu talks heat up over issue of current seasons, WSJ says
Time Warner's (TWX) negotiations to potentially buy into Hulu, a joint venture of Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK), Fox (FOX, FOXA) and Disney (DIS), have been heating up lately over the issue of Hulu subscribers being able to view current-season TV shows, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing sources. Though the feature is a differentiator for Hulu when compared to Netflix (NFLX) and Amazon (AMZN), Time Warner believes the presence of full, current seasons contributes to cord cutting, the report says. Reference Link
18:07 EDTDIS'Kung Fu Panda 3' swings to first, 'Finest Hours' lands in choppy waters
"Kung Fu Panda 3" topped the box office in its U.S. debut while nautical disaster drama "The Finest Hours" floundered. WEEKEND LEADER: "Kung Fu Panda 3," produced by DreamWorks (DWA) and distributed by Fox (FOX, FOXA), grossed $41M against expectations for $35M-$50M in its domestic debut during the weekend of January 31. The computer-animated action comedy, featuring the voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman and Angelina Jolie, set a new box office record for January animated film openings but fell somewhat short of the $60.2M and $47.7M debuts seen by previous films in the franchise. BOX OFFICE RUNNERS-UP: "The Revenant," also from Fox, grossed $12.4M. Disney's (DIS) "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" took in an additional $10.8M and stands at $1.98B globally, while the company's "The Finest Hours" earned $10.3M in its domestic start despite an estimated $70M-$80M budget. Rounding out the top five was Universal's (CMCSA, CMCSK) "Ride Along 2" with $8.3M.
January 29, 2016
17:45 EDTMATMattel acquires substantially all the assets of Fuhu
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12:53 EDTDISBox Office Battle: 'Kung Fu Panda 3' expected to kick 'Revenant' from top spot
DreamWorks Animation's (DWA) "Kung Fu Panda 3" featuring Jack Black is expected to break the record for the largest January opening for an animated feature, topping the opening of "The Nut Job" in 2014. The first two films in the "Kung Fu Panda" franchise took in $60.2M and $47.6M, respectively, in their opening weekends and grossed a total of nearly $1.3B worldwide. With a strong base of Po the Panda fans and the popularity of a recent TV show, conservative early estimates say "Panda 3" is expected to bring in $35M-$50M. Also opening this weekend are Disney's (DIS) "The Finest Hours," starring Chris Pine, and Open Road Films' "Fifty Shades of Black," starring Marlon Wayans. "The Finest Hours" may disappoint, with expectations topping out at $10M in its opening weekend. "Fifty Shades of Black," meanwhile, is the latest spoof movie from the team of Wayans and Michael Tiddes from "Haunted House" fame. The last film from Wayans had an opening weekend of $8.8M, and this one is currently expected to take in a similar amount. Both films will battle with Fox's (FOX, FOXA) survival story and Oscar contender "The Revenant," starring Leonardo Dicaprio, and Disney's (DIS) "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" for spots in the top five. "The Revenant" and "Star Wars" should each take in $9M-$12M even as they continue to lose theaters this coming weekend. Other publicly traded companies involved in filmmaking include Lionsgate (LGF), Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK), and Sony (SNE).
08:22 EDTMATMattel volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
Mattel February call option implied volatility is at 45, March is at 34; compared to its 52-week range of 22 to 49, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q4 results on February 1.
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