NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Mattel (MAT) - Get Report finished the day in the green, having traded higher by 1.51% to $27.59 on Friday, as the toys and games maker prepares to release its fiscal 2015 fourth quarter results next week.
The company behind the Barbie Doll and Hot Wheels products will report its latest financial results after the market close on Monday afternoon.
Analysts are expecting Mattel to post a year over year rise in its earnings per share results for the most recent quarter. However, revenue has been forecast to retreat slightly when compared to the same quarter a year ago.
A survey of analysts by Thomson Reuters shows that the company is expected to report earnings of 61 cents per share on revenue of $1.91 billion for the three month period ended December 2015.
Mattel reported earnings of 44 cents per share on revenue of $1.99 billion for the fiscal 2014 fourth quarter.
Additionally, the company announced its classic Barbie Doll line is undergoing a makeover. Barbie will be available in three new body types, skin tones and hairstyles in order to give the doll a more realistic body image.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings has set a "hold" rating with a score of C on Mattel stock. The primary factors that have impacted the rating are mixed - some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks.
The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, TheStreet Ratings also finds weaknesses including a decline in the stock price during the past year, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and deteriorating net income.
TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.
You can view the full analysis from the report here: MAT