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How to buy Mattel stock

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Mattel, Inc is a leisure business based in the US. Mattel shares (MAT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Mattel employs 24,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$4.3 billion.

How to buy shares in Mattel

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Mattel Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MAT. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Mattel reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Mattel, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Mattel. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Mattel share price

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Mattel shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-25.
52-week rangeUSD$6.53 - USD$14.83
50-day moving average USD$11.2734
200-day moving average USD$9.8792
Wall St. target priceUSD$12.88
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.783

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Is it a good time to buy Mattel stock?

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Is Mattel under- or over-valued?

Valuing Mattel stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Mattel's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Mattel's PEG ratio

Mattel's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.23. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Mattel's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Mattel's EBITDA

Mattel's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$319.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Mattel's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Mattel financials

Revenue TTM USD$4.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.27%
Gross profit TTM USD$2 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.21%
Return on equity TTM -98.19%
Profit margin -5.82%
Book value $0.248
Market capitalisation USD$3.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Mattel shares

There are currently 21.7 million Mattel shares held short by investors – that's known as Mattel's "short interest". This figure is 1.3% up from 21.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Mattel shares can be evaluated.

Mattel's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Mattel's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Mattel shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Mattel shares traded daily (recently around 1.9 million). Mattel's SIR currently stands at 11.21. In other words for every 100,000 Mattel shares traded daily on the market, roughly 11210 shares are currently held short.

However Mattel's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Mattel shares, or, against the total number of tradable Mattel shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Mattel's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Mattel shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.1206% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Mattel shares, roughly 121 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Mattel.

Find out more about how you can short Mattel stock.

Mattel's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Mattel.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Mattel's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 13.05

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Mattel's overall score of 13.05 (as at 08/01/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Mattel is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Mattel's environmental score

Environmental score: 1.43/100

Mattel's environmental score of 1.43 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Mattel is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Mattel's social score

Social score: 8.71/100

Mattel's social score of 8.71 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Mattel is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Mattel's governance score

Governance score: 4.77/100

Mattel's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Mattel is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Mattel's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Mattel scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Mattel hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Mattel, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 13.05
Total ESG percentile 5.4
Environmental score 1.43
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 8.71
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 4.77
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 3

Mattel share dividends

We're not expecting Mattel to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Mattel's shares ever split?

Mattel's shares were split on a 5:4 basis on 4 March 1996. So if you had owned 4 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Mattel shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 20% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Mattel shares which in turn could have impacted Mattel's share price.

Mattel share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Mattel's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.53 up to $14.83. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MAT.US volatility(beta: 1.59)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Mattel's is 1.5931. This would suggest that Mattel's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Mattel overview

Mattel, Inc., a children's entertainment company, designs and produces toys and consumer products worldwide. The company operates through North America, International, and American Girl segments. It offers dolls and accessories, as well as content, gaming, and lifestyle products for children under the Barbie, Enchantimals, and Polly Pocket brands; dolls and books under the American Girl brand name; diecast cars, tracks, playsets, and play products for kids, adults, and collectors under the Hot Wheels brand name; and infant, toddler, and preschool products comprising content, toys, live events, and other lifestyle products under the Fisher-Price and Thomas & Friends, Power wheels, Fireman Sam, and Shimmer and Shine brands. The company also provides action figures, building sets, and games under the MEGA, UNO, Toy Story (Disney Pixar), Jurassic World (NBCUniversal), and WWE brands; and licensor partner brands, including Disney, WWE, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, NBCUniversal, and Microsoft. It sells its products directly to consumers through its catalog, Website, and proprietary retail stores; retailers, including discount and free-standing toy stores, chain stores, department stores, and other retail outlets; and wholesalers, as well as through agents and distributors. Mattel, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in El Segundo, California.

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