JAKKS Pacific, Inc.

  • There Is Little Hope for This Toy Company

    By Amal Singh - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: HAS, JAKK, MAT

    JAKKS Pacific (NASDAQ: JAKK) has been in a steep decline over the past month or so after posting catastrophic quarterly results. The company's revenue took a body blow, and when management said that the business would be facing turbulent times and not be able to achieve its targets, things got worse.

    Woeful performance

    JAKKS' second-quarter report revealed a major decline in revenue. The net loss for the second quarter more »

  • Toys Are Not for Kids

    By Vanina Egea - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: HAS, JAKK, MAT

    The toy industry today is navigating muddy waters. A slow economic recovery has chipped away at company revenues and placed a few toy companies under great financial pressure. Let us take a look at the industry leader, Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT), a close competitor, Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS), and a struggling signature brand, Jakks Pacific (NASDAQ: JAKK).

    The big boy

    A worldwide leader in the toy design and production industry, Mattel distributes more »

  • Why Toys Companies Need To Focus On Technology

    By Kaitlyn Tokay - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: JAKK, LF, MAT

    Technology is evolving how kids play with toys. Screen time for the average child has skyrocketed to 4.5 hours a day for the media-heavy family according to a survey from USA Today. In the changing world of consumer electronics, toy companies are making the leap into digital to appeal to the technology savvy kids toy market.  

    Sinking ships 

    JAKKS Pacific (NASDAQ: JAKK) saw shares tumble almost 28% after a more »

  • Is This Toy Company a Good Buy After Its Recent Drop?

    By Anh HOANG - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: HAS, JAKK, MAT

    Barbie’s owner, Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT), dropped nearly 6.6% in one day. Even after the drop, Mattel is now up around 18% since the beginning of the year. Famous investors, including Joel Greenblatt, Tom Gayner, and Jim Simons currently have Mattel in their portfolio. Should investors consider the recent drop in Mattel’s stock price a good investment opportunity? Let’s find out.

    Sluggish second-quarter earnings results

    The drop more »

  • The Real 'Toy Story'

    By Zain Abbas - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: HAS, JAKK, MAT

    For some time, the toy industry has been undergoing a decline in demand due to macro as well as secular reasons. Industry trends remain tepid in both Europe and the US given macroeconomic pressures. Also, a slow but steady shift toward digital forms of entertainment has posed a huge threat to this industry. In these circumstances, it is worthwhile to have a look at some of the toy companies and more »

  • The Toymaker's Transition: This Toy Stock is Evolving

    By Ben Popkin - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: HAS, JAKK, MAT

    Toymakers have brought joy to children for generations -- but as the popularity of tablets and mobile devices increase, toymakers find that they must adapt to the changing technology. This means offering a combination of digital and physical products that are tailored to the newer generation. Among these toymakers is Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS). The company has been making toys since 1923, but past performance isn’t worth much without a plan more »

  • Why should you invest in Mattel?

    By Rashmi Singh - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: HAS, JAKK, MAT

    Man, I love toys and if they give $ 7 billion in annual sales, I love them even more.

    Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT) has been consistently delivering stellar performances as the last fiscal saw the company's revenue cross the $ 7 billion mark for the first time in its history and record operating profit in excess of a billion dollars for 2 consecutive years on the back of strong gross margins and more »

  • Why this toy maker deserve your attention ?

    By Rashmi Singh - July 6, 2013 | Tickers: HAS, JAKK, MAT

    Man...I love toys and if they give $ 7 billion in annual sales, I love them even more and who won’t if the company is Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT).

    The company has been consistently delivering stellar performances as the last fiscal saw the company cross the $ 7 billion mark for the first time in its history and record operating profits in excess of a billion dollars for 2 consecutive years more »

  • Toy Manufacturers: 3 Picks

    By Louie Grint - July 3, 2013 | Tickers: HAS, JAKK, MAT

    The toy industry is in the doldrums. Retail toy sales have flattened worldwide during the last few years. In the 21st Century, age “compression” has made toy companies face new competitors and become just one part of the greater "play industry," which consists of those who create immersive digital worlds, developing apps, video games, and manufacture devices. It seems kids nowadays are not amazed by new Barbies or cars and more »

  • Should You Prefer Hasbro or Mattel?

    By Bob Ciura - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: HAS, JAKK, MAT

    The toy industry in the United States is a two-headed beast, with Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) and Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT) the major players. Most of us have likely come across one or more of the famous brands these companies carry.

    Hasbro has a product portfolio that most consumers would easily recognize: games including Monopoly and Scrabble, and toy brands including Nerf and G.I. Joe. Meanwhile, Mattel’s stable of great more »

  • Are There Opportunities in the Toy Business?

    By Damian Illia - May 27, 2013 | Tickers: HAS, JAKK, MAT

    The market for toy companies remains challenging due to a variety of factors. So-called ‘age compression’ is affecting toy manufacturers, with electronic gadgets and games becoming more popular than toys. Toy companies have to sell their products before kids’ interests shift to other types of entertainment, or shift their focus to participate in the new industry.

    Consolidation across the industry has also shrunk the retail market for toys as mass more »

  • As First Quarter Profits and Demand Rise, Mattel Looks to the Future

    By Eileen Rojas - April 29, 2013 | Tickers: HAS, JAKK, MAT

    Mattel's (NASDAQ: MAT) CEO Bryan Stockton states in the company's 2012 annual report that his motto is "happy but never satisfied." The drive behind that statement can be seen in the company's pursuit of the next great toy.

    According to Forbes, the company's latest superhero action doll, Max Steel, will be making his appearance in U.S. toy store shelves in August 2013. The character's more »

  • Toying Around With Toy Stocks

    By Masam Abbas - April 24, 2013 | Tickers: HAS, JAKK, MAT

    Normally, toys are discussed with kids. However, things go differently in the equity world where you will find every sort of person talking about every other thing. Therefore, I have taken the liberty to discuss toy stocks in this post.

    I have decided to discuss two toy stocks in this post: Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) and Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT). The outlook for these stocks looks bleak due to three reasons:

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  • Toying Around with Toy Stocks

    By Masam Abbas - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: HAS, JAKK, MAT

    Normally, toys is a topic that you discuss with kids. However, things go differently in the equity world where you will find every sort of person talking about every other thing. Therefore, I have also taken the liberty to discuss toy stocks in this post.

    I have decided to discuss two toy stocks in this post: Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) and Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT). The outlook for these stocks looks bleak more »

  • What Are Those Other Guys Doing?

    By Marie Flanigan - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: JAKK, KNM, LF

    Looking at video game company stocks, I have a tendency to pay attention to companies that produce games I enjoy playing, like the ones I discuss here. Lately though, I’ve spent some time researching other game companies to see if I might be overlooking some gems that have flown beneath my radar.

    JAKKS Pacific (NASDAQ: JAKK)

    While you may never have heard of JAKKS Pacific, you’ve definitely heard more »

  • Are Kids Showing Investors Profit?

    By Anh HOANG - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: HAS, JAKK, DIS

    Those who are in pharmaceutical industry must know billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, a South African-born American surgeon, medical researcher, professor and a minority owner of the Los Angeles Lakers. Recently, Soon-Shiong has gotten excited about JAKKS Pacific (NASDAQ: JAKK), the small-cap company that design and produce different kinds of toys. Last Tuesday, he purchased around 858,580 shares in the company at $10.42 per share, with a total transaction value more »

  • Bigger Isn't Always Better

    By Marie Flanigan - April 2, 2013 | Tickers: JAKK, LF

    Looking at video game company stocks, I have a tendency to pay attention to the big boys like the ones I discuss here.  Those companies produce most of the games I play, but lately I’ve spent some time researching some of the smaller game companies looking to see if smaller might be better in terms of investment opportunities. I looked at companies with market caps in the millions instead more »

  • Is it Time to Play this Toy Maker?

    By Daniel James - February 5, 2013 | Tickers: HAS, JAKK, MAT

    While kids, like their parents, are increasingly turning to new technologies to satisfy their entertainment needs, traditional toys and games still appear to have a place in many children’s hearts. This is especially true over the holiday period, which is when toy makers enjoy their greatest sales, sometimes up to 40% of their yearly revenue. Despite Mattel’s (NASDAQ: MAT) earnings miss over this all-important holiday quarter, the prospects more »

  • Mattel: Beware of Toymakers Bearing Gifts

    By Charles Cody - December 21, 2012 | Tickers: HAS, JAKK, MAT

    Christmas is to Christianity as revenue and profits are to retailers worldwide. Retailing's most important holiday is just a few days away, which means there are only a few days remaining to capture pre-Christmas sales at the registers before post-holiday markdowns go into effect.

    Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT) is the world's largest manufacturer of toys and is highly dependent on retailers in its major markets -- the U.S., Europe more »

  • The Weather Outside Is Frightful, But My Toys Are So Delightful

    By Ash Anderson - December 18, 2012 | Tickers: HAS, JAKK, LF, MAT

    Christmas is coming! What’s the one thing that all kids want for Christmas? TOYS! What can you do to make sure you capture the gains from Christmas sales for years to come? Buy toy companies! There are two obvious choices that I want to take a look at in Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT) and Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) then two smaller companies in JAKKS Pacific (NASDAQ: JAKK) and LeapFrog Enterprises (NYSE: LFmore »)

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