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July 11, 2014
07:25 EDTMATMattel July volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
Mattel July call option implied volatility is at 40, August is at 23, October is at 20; compared to its 26-week average of 22 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q2 results on July 17.
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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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January 29, 2016
17:45 EDTMATMattel acquires substantially all the assets of Fuhu
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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.
January 27, 2016
10:18 EDTMATMattel and Disney Consumer Products announce renewed agreement
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January 26, 2016
08:14 EDTMATMattel should be bought aggressively ahead of Q4 results, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo thinks that Mattel's stock could rise significantly in 2016 and early 2017. The firm believes that the company's Q4 results could trigger a positive turning point in investors' view of the shares. Wells thinks that the company's revenue and EPS rose versus easy 2014 comps, while Barbie and HotWheels both performed well. The firm keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
January 25, 2016
10:00 EDTMATOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: American Express (AXP) upgraded to Perform from Underperform at Oppenheimer... BankMutual (BKMU) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Hovde Group... Black Hills (BKH) upgraded on acquisition at BMO Capital... Bruker (BRKR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Cantor... Cedar Fair (FUN) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman... Charles Schwab (SCHW) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... Corporate Office Properties (OFC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho... Entegris (ENTG) upgraded on valuation, outlook at Pacific Crest... First Financial upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Goldman Sachs (GS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... Graphic Packaging (GPK) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Home Depot (HD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Intel (INTC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... J.B. Hunt (JBHT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T... Magna (MGA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi... Masco (MAS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI... Mattel (MAT) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman... O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... PACCAR (PCAR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi... People's United (PBCT) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at Piper Jaffray... Quality Systems (QSII) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... RadiSys (RSYS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham... Standard Motor (SMP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at CL King... Swedbank (SWDBY) upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies... Toll Brothers (TOL) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... Voyager Therapeutics (VYGR) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Chardan... Yahoo (YHOO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Pivotal Research.
07:11 EDTMATMattel upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman
Goldman analyst Taposh Bari added Mattel to the Conviction Buy List saying he has increased confidence that earnings are at a positive inflection point following core brands, Barbie and Hot Wheels, having their best Holiday season in years expects declining resin prices and the devalued Chinese yuan to result in a positive margin benefit. The analyst raised his price target on Mattel to $36 from $35 on shares.
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