There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Mattel Inc. (MAT) shows that investor sentiment remained same, with the stock’s consolidated last price remained same to $17.15. The Mattel Inc. has recorded 30,318 volume in the after hours trading session. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that Barbie® Celebrates International Women’s Day by Encouraging More Girls to See Themselves in STEM.
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This NASDAQ-listed company operates within the Leisure industry segment, falling under the Consumer Cyclical sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $17.15 and fluctuated between $17.81 as its day high and $17.14 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Mattel Inc. is $6.04B. A total of 1.82 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 3.31M shares.
Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, MAT has seen 8 BUY and 8 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 1,622,702 and the disposition of 767,646 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 36 BUYs and 27 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 1,894,621 shares during that period but sold 858,686.
The income generated by dividends is an indication that a company is improving its financial position, which is why investors prefer companies paying dividends. MAT’s most recent ex-dividend date was 8/21/2017 when it declared a $0.15 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 9/15/2017. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 6/9/2017 with an ex-dividend date of 5/17/2017. The MAT stock dividend was $0.38 per share in cash.
Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for MAT in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $23.00 with high estimates of $27.00 and low estimates of $18.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, MAT has a high of $26.99 and a low of $16.21.
As of this writing, MAT has an earnings estimate of $0.08 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 9 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.18 per share and a lower estimate of -$0.01. The company reported an EPS of $0.82 in the last quarter, which was 10.80% higher than expectations of $0.74.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its prospects.
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. Currently, 13 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 Hold with a score of 4.78. A total of 11 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 0 rated it as Overweight while 2 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.