NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Mattel

(Nasdaq:

MAT

) is Monday, August 29, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 23 cents per share. At a price of $24.95 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.6%.

The average volume for Mattel has been four million shares per day over the past 30 days. Mattel has a market cap of $8.7 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector and

consumer durables

industry. Shares are down 1.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Mattel, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of various toy products worldwide. Its products comprise fashion dolls and accessories, vehicles and playsets, and games and puzzles. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.1, equal to the average consumer durables industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Mattel as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

Mattel Ratings Report

.

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