The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Mattel Inc. (MAT) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by +$0.24, or +1.19%, to $20.39. Volume reached 26,620 shares, with price reaching a high of $20.15 and a low of $19.9. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that Mattel Introduces Bruno the Brake Car, First Autistic Character in Iconic Thomas & Friends Franchise.
The company is listed on the NASDAQ and operates within the Leisure industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $19.90 and fluctuated between $19.98 as its day high and $19.37 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Mattel Inc. is $7.12B. A total of 3.28 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.68M shares.
Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, MAT has seen 18 BUY and 18 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 188,193 and the disposition of 90,316 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 35 BUYs and 29 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 1,548,237 shares during that period but sold 752,549.
In the most recent transaction, Isaias Zanatta Roberto Jacobo sold 51,761 shares of MAT for 24.50 per share on Feb 14. After the transaction, the EVP & Chief Supply Chain Offr now owns 59,035 company shares. In a previous transaction on Feb 14, BRADLEY RICHARD TODD sold 9,000 shares at 24.54 per share. MAT shares that Director owns now total 162.
The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. MAT’s most recent ex-dividend date was 08/21/2017 when it declared a $0.15 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 09/15/2017. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 06/09/2017 with an ex-dividend date of 05/17/2017. The dividend was $0.38 per share in cash.
It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for MAT in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $31.62 with high estimates of $45.00 and low estimates of $24.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, MAT has a high of $26.99 and a low of $17.94.
As of this writing, MAT has an earnings estimate of $0.74 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 6 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.78 per share and a lower estimate of $0.71. The company reported an EPS of $0.18 in the last quarter, which was 260% higher than expectations of $0.05.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information.
There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Currently, 17 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for MAT is Underweight with a score of 4.60. A total of 13 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 1 rated it as Overweight while 3 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.