1. As of noon trading, Mattel ( MAT) is up $0.85 (2.0%) to $43.21 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Mattel exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.41-$43.22 after having opened the day at $42.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.36.

Mattel, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets various toy products. The company operates in three segments: North America, International, and American Girl. Its products comprise fashion dolls and accessories, vehicles and play sets, and games and puzzles. Mattel has a market cap of $14.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 9.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Mattel a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mattel as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Mattel Ratings Report now.

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