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Mattel

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Mattel reports Q3 gross sales of Mattel Girls & Boys Brands $1.06B

For the third quarter, worldwide gross sales for Mattel Girls & Boys Brands were $1.06 billion, down 5% as reported, and down 4% in constant currency, versus the prior year. Worldwide gross sales for the Barbie brand were up 16% as reported, and 17% in constant currency, versus the prior year. Worldwide gross sales for Other Girls brands were down 50% as reported, and down 46% in constant currency, versus the prior year. Worldwide gross sales for the Wheels category, which includes the Hot Wheels and Matchbox brands, were up 6% as reported and in constant currency, versus the prior year. Worldwide gross sales for the Entertainment business, which includes Radica and Games, were up 16% as reported and in constant currency, versus the prior year. Third quarter worldwide gross sales for Fisher-Price Brands, which includes the Fisher-Price Core, Fisher-Price Friends and Power Wheels brands, were $661.5 million, up 6% as reported, and up 8% in constant currency, versus the prior year. Third quarter gross sales for American Girl Brands, which offers American Girl-branded products directly to consumers, were $125.5 million, up 14% as reported, and up 15% in constant currency, versus the prior year. Third quarter gross sales for Construction and Arts & Crafts Brands, which includes the MEGA BLOKS and RoseArt brands, were $118.6 million, flat as reported, and up 6% in constant currency, versus the prior year.

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MAT Mattel
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. General Motors (GM) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Adam Jonas saying he believes even flat earnings in 2017 and 2018 would be received as a positive surprise by the market. 2. Wells Fargo (WFC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird analyst David George saying he believes the recent pullback is a buying opportunity. 3. Lockheed Martin (LMT) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo with analyst Sam Pearlstein saying he believes the company's earnings can grow 20% per year through 2020. 4. U.S. Steel (X), AK Steel (AKS), and Olympic Steel (ZEUS) were upgraded to Sector Weight from Underweight at KeyBanc with analyst Ivan Marcuse saying the stocks at current levels better reflect the more competitive market conditions he expects in Q4 and 2017. 5. Mattel (MAT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Monness Crespi. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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Target $40
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Mattel turnaround on track, says BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Gerrick Johnson attended last week's Dallas Fall Toy Preview and met with Mattel management in Los Angeles. The analyst said management seemed upbeat and confident that the company's business is on the right path towards recovery. Based on early holiday season and back-to-school channel checks, Johnson believes Mattel's business is good. Conversations with retailers and other toy companies have confirmed this, and his view is unchanged after meetings with management. The analyst said Mattel's turnaround is on track and reiterates his Outperform rating and $40 price target.
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Mattel upgraded to Buy from Neutral at MKM Partners
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Mattel upgraded to Buy, risk/reward favorable at MKM Partners
As previously reported, MKM Partners upgraded Mattel to Buy from Neutral and maintained its $36 price target. Analyst Eric Handler said the recent pullback in shares and positive turnaround efforts provide a favorable risk/reward scenario. Handler said revenue stabilization has shifted to growth and new product initiatives should help drive 2017 revenue acceleration.

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