How Will Mattel (MAT) Stock React Today to This Ratings Downgrade?

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Mattel Inc. (MAT) was downgraded to "neutral" from "buy" at MKM Partners on Monday.

The firm said it downgraded the toy maker, famous for its "Barbie Doll" line, as it believes the company is facing many growth challenges.

Last week, Mattel lost the rights to continue developing dolls based on the popular Disney (DIS) princess characters to Hasbro (HAS) , beginning in 2016.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates MATTEL INC as a Buy with a ratings score of B-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate MATTEL INC (MAT) a BUY. This is driven by several positive factors, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income."

You can view the full analysis from the report here: MAT Ratings Report

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