Media stories about Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) have trended somewhat negative recently, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Mattel earned a daily sentiment score of -0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 41.5186031265885 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- $704.08 Million in Sales Expected for Mattel, Inc. (MAT) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- Market recap: Mattel shares decline amid industry concerns (startribune.com)
- Stocks Pop on Jobs Report; Shkreli Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison–ICYMI (finance.yahoo.com)
- Barclays Lowers Mattel (MAT) to Underweight (americanbankingnews.com)
- Brokerages Expect Mattel, Inc. (MAT) Will Announce Earnings of -$0.35 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of brokerages have recently commented on MAT. Barclays lowered shares of Mattel from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $16.00 price target for the company. in a research note on Friday. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Mattel from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. Jefferies Group downgraded shares of Mattel from a “hold” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $22.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Monday, February 26th. UBS Group set a $18.00 price objective on shares of Mattel and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 21st. Finally, Citigroup raised their price objective on shares of Mattel from $19.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $19.33.
Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The company reported ($0.72) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.21 by ($0.93). Mattel had a negative net margin of 21.59% and a negative return on equity of 21.37%. The firm had revenue of $1.61 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.69 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.52 EPS. Mattel’s revenue for the quarter was down 12.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Mattel will post -0.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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Mattel, Inc manufactures and markets a range of toy products around the world. The Company’s segments are North America; International, and American Girl. Its portfolio of brands and products are grouped into approximately four major brand categories, including Mattel Girls & Boys Brands, Fisher-Price Brands, American Girl Brands and Construction and Arts & Crafts Brands.
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