Mattel Stock To Go Ex-dividend Monday (MAT)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Mattel (Nasdaq: MAT) is Monday, November 26, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 31 cents per share. At a price of $36.39 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.4%.

The average volume for Mattel has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Mattel has a market cap of $12.45 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. Shares are up 30.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Mattel, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets various toy products. Its products comprise fashion dolls and accessories, vehicles and play sets, and games and puzzles. The company has a P/E ratio of 15, 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 revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Mattel Ratings Report.

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