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  • Sector Snap: Toy companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 10:56 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The stocks of Mattel and Hasbro are sliding less than a week before Christmas, with BMO Capital Markets analysts expressing concern that the toy companies seem to be losing share to competitors. Both Hasbro and Mattel seem to be losing share to rivals that are mostly privately held, according to BMO, which also believes that they may end up with high...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 10- If you still have Disney's Frozen Castle and Ice Palace Playset on your holiday gift list this year, you may already be out of luck. With Christmas approaching, the $119 toy- made by Mattel Inc- is sold out. Expect fierce price competition at major retailers like Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Target Corp, which carry thousands of toys, notes Jim Silver,...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 26- LeapFrog Enterprises Inc, the maker of educational electronics for kids whose missed sales estimates have pushed its shares down 30 percent this year, is attracting some big-name value fund managers who are betting the company will either rebound during the holiday season or be bought by a rival. If the company's newest product, a video game...

  • Queen Elsa dethrones Barbie as top toy Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 5:26 PM ET
    Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa and Disney Frozen Sparkle Doll are named one of the top 12 Dream Toys at the Dream Toys 2014 Launch on November 5, 2014 in London.

    For the first time in the 11-year history of the poll, Mattel's Barbie was not the top choice for girls' parents.

  • Oh, boy! Engineer Barbie book enrages readers Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:57 PM ET

    Readers have slammed a Barbie picture book for portraying men as more capable than women in technology, the Daily Mail reported on Wednesday.

  • ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov 6- Little green army men finally prevailed on Thursday in their two-year battle for a coveted spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame, joining Rubik's Cube and soap bubbles on the podium for an induction ceremony held at a western New York museum. "It was a pretty stiff competition this year," said Patricia Hogan, curator of toys and dolls at The Strong, a...

  • Oct 23- Shares of Build-a-Bear Workshop Inc and Jakks Pacific Inc jumped after the struggling toy retailers forecast strong holiday sales, indicating that a bumper fourth quarter could go a long way in lifting the companies' sagging fortunes. Jakks Pacific's shares touched a five-month high of $8.99. Based on strong demand for Frozen Snow Glow Elsa doll and...

  • Oct 22- Advertising company Interpublic Group of Cos Inc reported quarterly revenue above analysts' expectations, helped by higher ad spending by U.S. businesses. Interpublic, whose clients include General Motors Co, Unilever Plc and Johnson& Johnson, reported organic revenue growth of 6.3 percent in the third quarter ended Sept 30. Interpublic, home to...

  • *Apple rallies, lifting S&P 500 and Nasdaq. NEW YORK, Oct 21- U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 on track for a fourth straight session of gains boosted by strong corporate results, including Apple's. Apple Inc rose 2.4 percent to $102.18 a day after revenue topped expectations, helped by strong iPhone sales.

  • 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...

  • US stock futures retain sharp losses after claims Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures are signalling a lower open following widespread market volatility.

  • Early movers: GS, DAL, MAT, AXP, NFLX & more Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 8:21 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as the Alibaba Group IPO goes public.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Mattel profit falls as Barbie sales slide Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:55 AM ET
    Barbie Collection 2014 dolls are shown at the press preview of the Nuremberg International Toy Fair 2014 in Nuremberg, Germany.

    Mattel reported a 21.5 percent drop in profit as demand for its billion-dollar brands, Barbie and Fisher-Price, slipped further.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Traders looking for more economic headwinds Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:06 AM 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.

  • 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.