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  • Oct 20- Hasbro Inc, the second-largest U.S. toymaker, reported a strong quarterly profit, driven by robust sales of Marvel and Transformers action figures in emerging markets such as Latin America and the Asia Pacific region. Hasbro's results were stronger than those of larger rival Mattel Inc, which last week posted its fourth straight quarterly fall in sales.

  • Transformers, Marvel toys boost Hasbro earnings Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:04 AM ET

    Hasbro reported a 43 percent jump in quarterly profit, helped by higher demand for its Transformers, Marvel and Stars Wars action figures.

  • Oct 20- Hasbro Inc, the second-largest U.S. toymaker, reported a 43 percent jump in quarterly profit, helped by higher demand for its Transformers, Marvel and Stars Wars action figures in emerging markets such as Latin America and the Asia Pacific region. Sales of boys' toys, Hasbro's largest business, rose 22 percent to $478.5 million, helped by higher sales of Nerf...

  • Netflix and Baker Hughes are big market movers Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Chesapeake Energy Corp., up $3.02 to $20.79. The energy company is selling drilling assets in West Virginia and Pennsylvania to Southwestern Energy Co. for $5.4 billion.

  • Mattel misses Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 12:52 PM ET

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. _ Mattel Inc. on Thursday reported earnings of $331.8 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.02 per share. Analysts expected $2.15 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Mattel's 3Q profit falls 21.5 percent Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Mattel said Thursday that its third-quarter net income fell 21.5 percent as demand for Barbie and American Girl dolls fell. The toy company said its net income fell to $331.8 million, or 97 cents per share, in the three months through Sept. 30, from $422.8 million, or $1.21 per share, in the same quarter a year ago. Mattel Inc., based in El Segundo, California, also...

  • Oct 16- Mattel Inc's revenue fell for the fourth straight quarter as demand for its billion-dollar brands, Barbie and Fisher-Price, slipped further, mounting pressure on the toymaker to reinvent itself. Mattel, which was deposed by Denmark's privately held Lego Group as the world's largest toymaker by sales earlier this year, also reported a 21.5 percent drop...

  • Barbie's star fades, dragging on Mattel in 3Q Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:41 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Mattel's got girl problems and her name is Barbie. Mattel reported Thursday that Barbie sales fell 21 percent for the three months ended Sept. 30, even sharper than the 15 percent drop in the second quarter. Heightening tensions even more, Mattel's rival Hasbro Inc. recently landed the rights for dolls from the blockbuster Disney movie "Frozen," a coveted...

  • Mattel profit falls as Barbie, Fisher-Price sales slide Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:10 AM ET

    Oct 16- Toymaker Mattel Inc reported a 21.5 percent fall in quarterly profit as demand for its billion-dollar brands, Barbie and Fisher-Price, slipped further. Mattel's net sales fell 8.4 percent to $2.02 billion. Net income fell to $331.8 million, or 97 cents per share, from $422.8 million, or $1.21 per share, a year earlier.

  • Market fear factors could linger Thursday Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 7:57 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 15, 2014.

    After Wednesday’s market turbulence, traders will be watching Thursday’s economic reports for any further indications the U.S. economy is running into headwinds.

  • Child of the 80s? We found your Christmas list Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 2:02 PM ET
    Pound Puppies

    Puppy Surprise, Care Bears, Pound Puppies: Some of this season’s hyped toys will be familiar to kids growing up in the 80s and 90s.

  • Lego CFO: Toy sales unfazed by slowdown Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 4:05 AM ET
    Lego sculptures are displayed before the opening of the new Lego store in New York, September 2014

    The toy industry saw a pick-up in sales in the first half of the year despite a slowing economy, and will remain strong, according to Lego's CFO.

  • Toy wars: Hasbro vs. Mattel     Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 6:36 AM ET

    Sean McGowan, Needham & Company, reveals his play on the toy makers after Disney announces it will shift the rights for "Frozen" dolls from Mattel to Hasbro.

  • Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Toys R Us Inc and industry magazine Toy Insider have all picked the just-launched toy for their closely watched annual gifting guides.

  • Turning your kid into the next big superhero Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Hasbro's Super Awesome Me

    Super Awesome Me uses 3-D printing technology to turn your kid into a superhero action figure.

  • Hey Mom, Wal-Mart says this is what the kids want Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 12:01 AM ET
    The Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa Doll

    Wal-Mart released its second annual Chosen by Kids Top 20 Toys List, which includes "Frozen" products and a cell phone case maker.

  • 10 stocks hard at work during summer vacation Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 2:26 PM ET
    A Family Dollar store on July 28, 2014 in Hollywood, Florida.

    As Wall Street returns back to work, these S&P 500 stocks were busy all summer making big returns in investors' portfolios.

  • Giddyap! My Little Pony's innovative stampede Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    The original My Little Pony characters, on display at the International Toy Fair in New York City

    Hasbro doesn't toy around when it comes to R&D. A look inside the art of innovation with My Little Pony, Mr. Potato Head and Play-Doh.

  • Here's what today's earnings misses mean Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 1:47 PM ET

    Several companies missed profit estimates today, bucking the trend. Here's what it means for the markets....

  • July 21- Hasbro Inc, the second-largest U.S. toymaker, reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue as sales of its games and preschool products fell for the second straight quarter.