Earnings Around the Corner for Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT)

Earnings is just around the corner for Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) as the firm is slated to issue their report on 10/19/2016 4:30:00 PM.  The firm has most recently posted quarter over quarter growth of 73.20% and sales growth of -49.90% quarter over quarter.  

In terms of the trend lines, Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) shares are currently -10.90% off of their 52-week high and 44.98% off from the 52-week low point.  The stock is -2.30% from the 200-day moving average and -5.83% from the 50-day average.  The Relative Strength Index for the stock stands at 42.30.

Increased volatility should be expected heading into and immediately after the Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) earnings report.  According to the most recent data, the average true range stands at 0.64 which is a measure of the most recent volatility.  The number is an exponential 14-day moving average of the True Ranges (range of each trading day’s high and low).  The average volatility for the week stands at 2.28% and 2.04% for the past month. The relative volume (ratio between current volume and 3-month average) stands at 0.86.  

Potential Upside

So is there any potential upside for the stock if Mattel, Inc. is able to meet or beat earnings?  Analysts, on a consensus basis have a $35.27 on the stock, compared to a recent bid of $30.27.  The average broker recommendation yields a score of 2.10, which is an integer based calculation from all of the buy, sell and hold recommendations from sell-side analysts.  


Heading into the earnings report, 0.20% shares are held by company insiders.  On the institutional front, 99.10% of Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) are owned by firms or funds.  Over the past few months, insider transactions have trended -2.42% while institutions saw a change of 0.12% in company stock. 


Year to date, Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) holders have seen returns of 14.45%.  Over the past month the stock moved -4.28% and most recently shares over the past five trading days have moved -1.70%.

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