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Top pick: 1 growth stock that grew net i...

Image source: Getty Images I wrote last month about the two companies for high-potential kids. One reported outsized quarterly earnings growth. On February 28, 2022, Spin Master (TSX: TOY) reported record financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2021. The other company, Corus Entertainmentcontinues in 2022. However, it has not yet communicated its […]

The global toy industry supports Ukraine...

A girl plays in Ukraine | Source: Adobe Stock Originally published Mar 1, 2022 11:03 a.m. ET | Updated: March 4, 2022, 3:21 p.m. ET The Russian invasion of Ukraine creates a new ripple effect of challenges for toymakers around the world. Following the invasion, the Ukrainian Toy Industry Association (UTIA) issued a call to […]

North American morning briefing: Oil pri...

MARKET ENVELOPES To watch: US Q4 Revised Productivity and Costs; US Unemployment Weekly Claims; US Factory Orders for January; Toronto-Dominion Bank first quarter earnings. Opening call: Stock futures fell as oil prices continued to climb, as investors watched Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and how a rise in commodity prices is likely to impact inflation and […]

Predicting the Toy Industry and Market T...

Source: Adobe Stock by STEPHANIE WISSINK, Managing Director, Jefferies As I write, it has been over two years since the first identified case of COVID-19. It’s as if we could call COVID-19 endemic compared to a pandemic, given that this is our new living reality. Consumers and business leaders operate under one certainty: uncertainty. That […]

Is it time to buy Mattel stock?

Toy Product Actions and Content Creator Mattel, Inc. (NYSE: MAT) the stock is finally breaking out after a lag of several years. The iconic toy entertainment company has strengthened its position with various big entertainment brands in addition to its own evergreen IPs like Barbie and Hot Wheels to position itself for continued growth. Its […]

Should you add Hasbro stocks to your por...

Global gaming and entertainment company Hasbro, Inc. (AT) recently announced its fourth quarter results, beating Street’s estimates for revenue and adjusted EPS by 7.5% and 37.5%, respectively. Additionally, the company’s board of directors declared a quarterly dividend increase of 3% to $0.70 per share. It also paid off $1.08 billion in long-term debt in 2021. […]

Mattel Stock Up 9% After Earnings: Why I...

Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT) the stock jumped sharply following a strong fourth-quarter earnings report on Feb. 9. Sales and earnings were much better than investors expected, but more importantly, the Hot Wheels maker sees continued strong sales performance in the near term, despite supply chain issues and rising consumer prices. The stock is currently up 8.8% […]

Stock futures fell, bond yields rise aft...

IN NUMBERS U.S. stock futures fell on Thursday after government data showed a stronger-than-expected rise in consumer inflation. The 10-year Treasury yield jumped to 1.98%, around late 2019 highs. Earnings season continues on Thursday, the morning after Disney reported strong results, pushing Dow Jones stock up 7 % in pre-market trade. (CNBC) On Wednesday, the […]

A very cheap penny stock to buy right no...

Investing in penny stocks can be a hair-raising business for some. Low-cost stocks like these can be subject to extreme stock price movements. The majority of penny stocks also tend to have weaker balance sheets than other large cap companies. This can hamper their growth potential and put them at risk when business conditions deteriorate. […]

Most actively traded companies on the To...

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Tuesday: Toronto Stock Exchange (21,319.92, up 221.63 points.) Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Up 25 cents, or 0.5%, to $53.99 on 15.5 million shares. Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX: CVE). Energy. Up 72 cents, or 3.9%, to $19.21 on 10.2 million shares. […]

US toy industry grows 13% in 2021 • The

Source: Adobe Stock Play prevailed in another year of challenges and uncertainty for the toy industry. Despite the ongoing supply chain crisis, the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and other unpredictable factors, U.S. toy retail sales totaled $28.6 billion in 2021, compared to $25.4 billion in 2020, according to The NPD Group. In addition […]

Mattel Acquires Disney Princesses From H...

Toby Talbot/AP/Shutterstock Elsa, Anna, Jasmine, Ariel, Snow White, Mulan, Cinderella and all their friends return to Matteland Wall Street think this little economic news is just magical. See: 2 ways to do Disney World: extravagant and cheapFind: Disney files a patent to produce its own metaverse via personalized 3D images: will you ever be able […]

Funko Stock: Plenty of Reasons to Stay I...

gremlin/E+ via Getty Images Investors are currently turning away from small caps. So far in January, the S&P 500 has seen a very steep contraction of around 10% in a matter of weeks, with tech stocks, growth stocks and small/mid cap stocks taking the brunt of the losses. These moves, of course, all reflect the […]

Stock markets off to worst start since 2...

After falling for the fourth day in a row on Friday, the stock market had its worst week in nearly two years, and so far in January the S&P 500 has had its worst start since 2016. Tech stocks have been particularly hard hit , with the Nasdaq composite index falling more than 10% from […]

Hasbro stock: strategic direction unclea...

Rena-Marie/iStock Editorial via Getty Images Overview: Over the past decade, Hasbro (NASDAQ:A) led the industry in sales and profit growth against relatively heavy and high executive suites revenue at Mattel (MAT). Both companies had strong brands, with Hasbro supporting product lines such as Play-Doh, My Little Pony, Nerf, Baby Alive, Wizards of the Coast, a […]

1 FTSE growth stock you may never have h...

Macro shot of computer screen with FTSE 100 stock market data in trading app One FTSE the growth stock on my radar right now is Character group (LSE: CCT). Should I add the shares to my holdings at current levels? toy maker Character Group is a designer and developer of toys, games and giftware. The […]

1 under-the-radar TSX stock that keeps c...

Image source: Getty Images The past two years have been great for Motley Fool investors looking for growth stocks. After the huge fall of March 2020, finding a TSX stock that could rebound was actually quite easy. But now it’s getting harder and harder. On the one hand, that’s a good thing. This means the […]

Where to go when your stock of essential...

Amid the increase in COVID-19 cases, we are seeing bare shelves everywhere. As COVID cases continue to rise in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria, people are starting to panic and buy again across Australia. And, these high levels of demand combined with supply issues are causing stockouts everywhere. Australians stock up on everything from […]

As supply chain shortages continue, sell...

Sarah schiffling, John Moores University of Liverpool and Nikolaos Valantasis Kanellos, Dublin University of Technology It was all about a shortage in 2021. The COVID vaccine shortages at the start of the year have been replaced by fears that we would be hard pressed to buy turkeys, toys or electronic gadgets to put under the […]

Tesla’s big delivery figures shed light

Shares of Tesla Inc were set to open this year at their highest level in about a month after reporting stronger-than-expected quarterly deliveries of its electric cars, allaying fears of supply chain issues with which other automakers were faced. Shares of the world’s most valuable automaker rose more than 10% to $ 1,164 early in […]

Fed moves in 2022 could end stock market...

For two years, the stock market was able to largely ignore the reality that Americans lived during the pandemic – the increase in coronavirus cases, loss of lives and livelihoods, lockdowns – due to underlying policies that kept it dynamic. Investors can now say goodbye to all of this. By 2022, the Federal Reserve is […]

Here are my best consumer growth stocks ...

My main growth stock of consumer goods to buy right now is a chain of discount stores Five below (NASDAQ: FIVE). This company doesn’t cure cancer, split the atom, or land humans on Mars – it’s just a chain of stores that specialize in toys, candy, and other novelty items for teens and pre-teens. Nonetheless, […]

Which Video Game Stock Is A Better Buy?

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI) in Santa Monica, California, and Skillz Inc. of San Francisco (SKLZ) are two established players in the video game industry. ATVI develops and publishes interactive entertainment content and services on various gaming platforms, through subscription sales, full games and games, and by licensing software to third party or related companies that […]

“The Playground Podcast” Presents the Se

Clockwise from top left: Chris Byrne, James Zahn, Richard Gottlieb and John Baulch | Source: The Toy Book After an inaugural chat last December, four of the toy industry’s most visible and vocal figures are back together for another conversation. In a special edition of “The Playground Podcast”, Toy book Associate Editor James Zahn and […]

Money Monday: How supply chain issues ar...

LANISNG, Michigan (WLNS) – The holiday shopping season is in the home stretch, and for many, finding the perfect gift for your kids has been nearly impossible. There are several reasons for the shortage. The Toy Insider editor gives us some insight into what is fueling the problem. The answer is… well, it’s complicated. “Supply […]

Baton Rouge Business Owner and Best Frie...

The following information is from the St. George Fire Department: A treasure trove of toys was donated to the St. George Fire Department’s annual Christmas toy drive to benefit the local Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The toys, which were bought quietly over the course of the year, nearly filled a box truck. They […]

US toy industry sales soared 11% in thir...

Source: Adobe Stock The global supply chain crisis is causing headaches, but it has yet to officially make a financial hole in the U.S. toy industry’s cash registers. According to the latest data from The NPD Group, the toy industry’s total dollar sales in the United States rose 11% in the third quarter of 2021. […]

Spin Master (TSX: TOY) stock earnings: w...

Image source: Getty Images. Key points Analysts expect profits to be significantly lower than the previous quarter. Master of the spin (TSX: TOY) believes sales will continue, recently announcing a venture capital fund. Supply chain issues worry investors, but its digital revenues remain significant. Spin Master, one of the world’s leading children’s entertainment companies, will […]

Crowded supply chain creates problems fo...

item NEW YORK – Three months before Christmas, toy company Basic Fun has made an unprecedented decision to leave a third of its iconic Tonka Mighty dump trucks destined for U.S. store shelves in China. Why? With the prices of shipping containers and clogs in the supply network soaring, the transportation costs to get the […]

Toy industry grapples with supply chain ...

Ahead of the Paw Patrol movie release this summer, Toys “R” Us Canada and toy maker Spin Master Corp. have done something rarely seen before in the toy industry. They airlifted Liberty toys – the latest member of the animated search and rescue team – from China to Canada to put the new puppy on […]

Record 60 cargo ships waiting to unload ...

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 (Reuters) – A record 60 container ships are anchored or adrift in San Pedro Bay, waiting to be unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles / Long Beach seaports and 20 others are expected to arrive in the next few days, a port official said on Wednesday. While the pandemic still […]

Lego and Barbie remain the most requeste...

Dublin, August 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The “Toy Industry Quarterly Report – 2nd Quarter 2021” has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. Despite historic gains at the start of 2021, 2021 will not be a repeat of 2020 with its industry-wide double-digit increases. Chaos in the supply chain and inflation will reduce incomes due to […]

Global Toy Industry Q2 2021: Supply Chai...

DUBLIN – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – The report “Toy Industry Quarterly Report – 2nd Quarter 2021” has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. Key observations: Despite historic gains at the start of 2021, 2021 will not be a repeat of 2020 with its industry-wide double-digit increases. Chaos in the supply chain and inflation will reduce incomes due […]

Coronavirus disrupts the global toy indu...

Toy companies are delaying shipments and new product launches and struggling to fill retail orders as the coronavirus outbreak disrupts the industry’s supply chain. Some toy factories in China, where about 85% of the world’s toys are made, remain closed and others operate at a fraction of their capacity, either due to labor shortages or […]

The coronavirus comes at a bad time for ...

The coronavirus continues to impact industries with a strong presence in China, from auto parts to technology. And the toy industry is no less vulnerable to the virus and its deleterious effects on global supply chains. For now, the US toy industry, which is hosting its 117th North American International Toy Fair in New York […]