How to buy Mattel shares

Mattel shares have fallen -1.04% from their previous closing price ($19.25). Learn how to easily invest in Mattel shares in the UK.

Mattel Inc (MAT) is a publicly traded leisure business based in the US. Mattel is listed on the NASDAQ and traded in US dollars. Its current price of $19.05 is 6.6% up on its price a month ago ($17.87).

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  2. Open your account. Provide your personal information and sign up.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: MAT in this case.
  5. Research shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your shares. Place a market order or limit order with your preferred number of shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

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Alternative ways to invest in Mattel

Buying shares in just one company is generally considered a riskier bet than investing in a range of investments - AKA a "diversified portfolio". Experts generally recommend holding a mix of investments in specific assets and funds. Funds are ready-made portfolios of multiple companies' shares (potentially including Mattel), and the idea is that drops in the value of one constituent company's share price might be offset by rises in others.

Mattel is a major part of the NASDAQ, so it's included in many global funds and investment trusts, as well as tracker-style exchange traded funds (ETFs).

Latest updates for Mattel

February 8, 2024: Mattel's latest earnings report saw the toymaker miss on estimates (even though earnings per share of $0.29 was much higher than last year's $0.18).

February 6, 2024: Mattel on Wednesday said it is targeting annualized savings of up to $200 million between this year and 2026 via a new cost-cutting drive. The company also announced a $1 billion share buyback program, citing its strong balance sheet, according to MarketWatch.

February 5, 2024: Mattel stock dipped by close to 3% yesterday after analysts at JPMorgan downgraded the stock to a "neutral" rating and cut its price target, citing headwinds that could impact the toy industry in 2024.

January 30, 2024: Mattel is set to issue its quarterly earnings data after the market closes on Wednesday, February 7th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.33 per share for the quarter, according to MarketBeat.

January 17, 2024: Mattel stock is contuining to slide after Barbie buzz ebbs away. Analysts at Morgan Stanley have downgraded the stock from "overweight" to "equal weight" and lowered the price target from $25 to $19 per share.

Is it a good time to buy Mattel stock?

Only you can make the decision on the time to leap... but here's some supporting information and analysis.

Use our graph to track the performance of MAT stocks over time.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Mattel's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.36 up to $22.64. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MAT.US volatility(beta: 0.97)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 0.968. This would suggest that Mattel's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Historical closes compared with the last close of $19.05

1 week (2024-02-12)1.11%
1 month (2024-01-18)6.60%
3 months (2023-11-19)3.53%
6 months (2023-08-17)-8.24%
1 year (2023-02-16)-0.47%
2 years (2022-02-17)-23.28%
3 years (2021-02-18)0.16%
5 years (2019-02-19)39.77%

The gauge below shows real-time ratings that are based on 26 popular indicators such as moving averages, for specific time periods. It's not a recommendation but is simply technical analysis that can form part of your research.

Finder might not agree with the analysis and we take no responsibility. We also give no representations or warranty on the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this page.

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

Is Mattel under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value. Check out the Mattel P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

Mattel's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, Mattel shares trade at around 31x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the United States stock markets on average as of November 09, 2023 (20.44). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

However, Mattel's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the industry or those of similar companies.

  • VTech Holdings Ltd ADR (VTKLY.US): 9.02
  • Spin Master (SNMSF.US): 16.20

Mattel's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4506. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

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.

However, it's sensible to consider Mattel's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

Mattel's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $816.7 million (£0.0 million).

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

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

  • Hasbro (HAS.US): USD$474.5 million
  • Funko (FNKO.US): USD$-22494000
  • VTech Holdings Ltd ADR (VTKLY.US): USD$226.1 million
  • Spin Master (SNMSF.US): USD$271.8 million

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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