Toys & Games

(HAS) Hasbro Likely to Beat Earnings in First Quarter

We expect Hasbro Inc. (HAS), the worldwide leader in children’s and family entertainment products and services, to beat earnings expectations when it reports first-quarter 2013 results before the opening bell on Apr 22.

Why...

2May2013 | | Comments Off on (HAS) Hasbro Likely to Beat Earnings in First Quarter | Continued

(HAS) Hasbro Enhances Ties with Netflix

Leading toy maker Hasbro Inc. (HAS) recently extended its multi-year partnership with Netflix, Inc. (NFLX), the provider of online movie rental subscription services....

21Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (HAS) Hasbro Enhances Ties with Netflix | Continued

(JAKK) JAKKS Pacific Incorporated – Bear of the Day

With product launches, possible acquisitions, strategic partnerships, resolution of litigation and a strong financial condition, JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (JAKK) is well poised for long-term growth. However, a tough retail environment leading...

29Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (JAKK) JAKKS Pacific Incorporated – Bear of the Day | Continued

(JAKK) JAKKS Pacific – Bear of the Day

Challenging holiday sales hit JAKKS Pacific (JAKK) badly, which consequently made the company cut its fiscal 2011 guidance. The labor shortage in Asia and an increase in input costs also remained a drag on the stock.

An underperformance...

30Jan2012 | | 0 comments | Continued

(MAT) Mattel Analyst Maintains Neutral on Shares

We are maintaining our long-term Neutral recommendation for Mattel Inc. (MAT), the world’s largest manufacturer of toys.

Mattel’s first quarter 2011 earnings were in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate....

29Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HAS) Hasbro 2011 First Quarter Earnings Preview

Hasbro Inc. (HAS), one of the largest toy makers in the world is slated to release its first-quarter 2011 results on Thursday, April 14, before the market opens. The current Zacks Consensus Estimate for the first quarter is 17 cents...

13Apr2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(RCRC) RC2 Corporation – Bear of the Day

RC2 Corp.’s (RCRC) fourth quarter 2010 earnings missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate due to lower gross margin. We remain cautious on the stock due to increasing input costs pressure and currency fluctuation risk.

Moreover,...

4Mar2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HAS) Hasbro Incorporated – Bear of the Day

Hasbro Inc. (HAS) plans a shift toward strategic associations with Discovery, Universal Pictures, Electronic Arts and Mediaset, as well as aggressive penetration into emerging markets. However, most of its agreements will not materialize...

16Feb2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(JAKK) JAKKS Pacific Third Quarter 2010 Earnings Preview

JAKKS Pacific Inc. (JAKK), a multi-brand company that designs and markets a broad range of toys and consumer products, is slated to release its third quarter 2010 results on Tuesday, October 26. The current Zacks Consensus Estimate...

25Oct2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(JAKK) JAKKS Pacific Analyst Downgrades Shares to Neutral

We are downgrading our rating on JAKKS Pacific Inc. (JAKK), which designs and markets a broad range of toys and consumer products, to Neutral from Outperform based on a host of factors. These include a decline in revenues in the second...

11Oct2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(RCRC) RC2 Corporation – Bull of the Day

RC2 Corp’s (RCRC) second quarter 2010 earnings surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate, driven by strong international sales. The company also raised the lower end of its earnings guidance for fiscal 2010.

We expect the...

26Aug2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(JAKK) JAKKS Pacific – Bull of the Day

JAKKS Pacific (JAKK) posted second quarter 2010 results, which were way ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Although key brands like WWE, Hannah Montana and Pokemon continued to weigh on the company’s sales growth, improving...

25Aug2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HAS) Hasbro is the Leader in Children’s Games and Toys

Hasbro Inc. (HAS) is a worldwide leader in children’s and family leisure time and entertainment products and services Incorporatedluding the design, manufacture and marketing of games and toys ranging from traditional to high-tech....

12May2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HAS) Hasbro Beats Earnings Expectations on Strong Sales

Hasbro Inc. (HAS) reported first quarter earnings of 40 cents per share. Excluding a favorable tax adjustment, the company reported earnings of 26 cents per share. The results were well ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 16 cents...

19Apr2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(MAT) Mattel Turns Around and Posts Profit

Mattel Inc. (MAT) has reported first quarter earnings of 7 cents per share. It is quite a revelation, considering that the company was expected to report a loss of 2 cents per share according to the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The company...

18Apr2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HAS) Hasbro – Analysts Increasing Earnings Estimates

Hasbro Inc. (HAS) has a Zacks #1 Rank and trades at 15.5x 2010 consensus EPS estimates.

Hasbro’s growth and income attributes are an expected long-term EPS growth rate of 10% and a dividend yield of 2.1%.

Company...

6Apr2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HAS) Hasbro Incorporated – Bull of the Day

We are upgrading our recommendation on Hasbro (HAS) to Outperform. The company’s fourth quarter earnings were well ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate, reflecting a better-than-expected growth in revenue.

Most of its...

5Apr2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HAS) Hasbro Analyst Raises to Outperform

We are upgrading our recommendation on Hasbro Inc. (HAS) to Outperform.

Hasbro reported fourth quarter earnings of $1.09 per share, well ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 81 cents. The beat reflected a better-than-expected...

1Apr2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HAS) Hasbro Offers $500 Million in Notes

Earlier the week, Hasbro, Inc. (HAS) announced an offering of $500 million of the 6.35% notes due 2040. Interest on the notes will be paid twice each year on March 15 and September 15. The notes will mature on March 15, 2040.

The...

10Mar2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(JAKK) JAKKS Pacific Earnings Down a Cent – Outlook Weak

JAKKS Pacific Inc. (JAKK) reported fourth quarter earnings of 22 cents per share, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny. The company had earned 55 cents in the year-ago quarter.

Results were mostly in line with our...

4Mar2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(RCRC) RC2 Raised to Neutral by Analysts

We are upgrading our recommendation on RC2 Corp. (RCRC) to Neutral from Underperform.

RC2’s fourth-quarter earnings of 43 cents per share was ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 41 cents. The better-than-expected results...

3Mar2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(MAT) Mattel Incorporated – Double-Digit Earnings Growth Projected

Mattel Inc. (MAT) beat recently beat expectations, which sent estimates and share price higher.

Company Description

Mattel makes toys and other family products. Brands include the iconic Barbie, Hot Wheels,...

24Feb2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(MAT) Mattel Incorporated – Earnings Topped Estimates

Mattel Inc. (MAT) beat recently beat expectations, which sent estimates and share price higher.

Company Description

Mattel makes toys and other family products. Brands include the iconic Barbie, Hot Wheels,...

17Feb2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(MAT) Mattel Incorporated – Bull of the Day

We are upgrading our recommendation on Mattel (MAT) to Outperform from Neutral. Mattel’s fourth quarter earnings were well ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The better-than-expected results were primarily driven by strong...

17Feb2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(MAT) Mattel Analysts Upgrade to Outperform

We are upgrading our recommendation on the shares of Mattel Inc. (MAT) to Outperform from Neutral.

Mattel reported fourth quarter earnings of 89 cents per share. Excluding a tax benefit in the quarter, the company had earned...

16Feb2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(MAT) Mattel Incorporated Beats Expectations as Barbie Jumps

Mattel Incorporated (MAT) reported fourth quarter earnings of 89 cents per share. Excluding a tax benefit in the quarter, the company has earned 81 cents per share. The results are well ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 68 cents....

30Jan2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(RCRC) RC2 Corporation Penalized for Lead Levels

RC2 Corp. (RCRC) has agreed to pay $1.25 million civil penalty for violation of the federal lead paint ban, as announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently.

The CPSC had alleged that RC2 Corp. and...

5Jan2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(RCRC) RC2 Corporation – Bear of the Day

We are downgrading our recommendation on RC2 Corporation (RCRC) from Neutral to Underperform. While third quarter results were ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate, primarily due to the benefits of...

2Nov2009 | | 0 comments | Continued

(RCRC) RC2 Corp Beats, Raises Outlook

RC2 Corporation’s (RCRC) third quarter earnings of 66 cents per share are ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 60 cents. Results were driven by cost reduction initiatives implemented by the company though sales reported a drop...

26Oct2009 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HAS) Hasbro Surpasses Consensus Earnings Estimates

Hasbro Inc.’s (HAS) third quarter earnings of 99 cents per share were well ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 91 cents, reflecting a drop in costs and demand for its movie-based toys. The company had earned 89 cents per share in the year-ago period.

Net revenues for...

19Oct2009 | | 0 comments | Continued