Most Active Stock: Mattel, Inc. (MAT)

Stock investors purchased 7,362 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 425% compared to the average daily volume of 1,401 put options.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on MAT.

The target price for Mattel, Inc. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC decreased their price target on Mattel to $32.00 in a research report on Thursday, January 26th. The stock's 50 day moving average price is $29.22 and its 200 day moving average price is $31.30. Finally, Monness Crespi & Hardt cut their price objective on shares of Mattel from $37.00 to $34.00 and set a "buy" rating for the company in a report on Thursday, January 26th.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Mattel, Inc., where 5 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 2 analysts have given a Buy signal, 6 said it's a HOLD, 0 reported it as Underperform and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell. While some analysts have a High Price target for the stock of $36 and a Low Price Target of $26.

In other news, insider Christopher A. Sinclair bought 9,610 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Monday, February 13th. The latest exchange of 2.67 Million shares is below its average trading activity of 3.88 Million shares.

The number of shares now held by investors is 342.51 Million. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 0.97 while Long term debt to equity ratio for same time period is 0.89.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock.

Mattel, Inc. (MAT) has an annual dividend of $1.52, while its annual dividend yield is 5.91%. BTC Capital Management Inc. now owns 51,791 shares of the company's stock worth $1,565,000 after buying an additional 21,649 shares in the last quarter. Columbus Circle Investors boosted its stake in shares of Mattel by 74.4% in the second quarter. In the case of MAT they have increased their DPS from $0.65 to $1.52 in the past 11 years. Conning Inc. now owns 41,577 shares of the company's stock worth $1,259,000 after buying an additional 320 shares in the last quarter.

Mattel, Inc. (MAT) stock price unchanged 0.00% to finalize at $25.73 throughout previous buying and selling session. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 95,594 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $2,482,576.18. The stock touched its high share price of $33.08 on 04/18/16 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on 03/22/17 as $24.60.

The (Simple Month Average) SMA20 is at 1.66 percent, its SMA50 Value is 1.11% and SMA200 value is reported as -11.91 Percent. The firm has a market capitalization of $8.81 billion, a PE ratio of 27.97 and a beta of 0.90.

Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 25th. During the same quarter a year ago, the company earned $0.67 earnings per share.

Mattel, Inc. (MAT) is now showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of 5.1%. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.67 earnings per share. Its revenue would see a decline of at least -6.9% if the firm meet or beat revenue expectations. The analysts offering Earnings Estimates for the company were believing that Mattel, Inc. If you are reading this story on another publication, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of USA and worldwide trademark and copyright law.

Mattel, Inc. manufactures and markets a range of toy products around the world. The Company's segments are North America; International, and American Girl.

According to Zacks, "Mattel's focus on improving point of sale through introduction of more products, brand innovation and strategic initiatives, like entering into new categories and strengthening the Girls portfolio bode well".