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  • Jan 30- Mattel Inc needs to move with a "sense of urgency" to create toys that connect with young customers, its interim CEO said, as dolls based on Disney's blockbuster film "Frozen" stole the show from its Barbie dolls in the holiday quarter. Christopher Sinclair, who took Mattel's reins after it removed Bryan Stockton as CEO on Monday, said the company's brand...

  • Jan 26- Mattel Inc removed Chief Executive Bryan Stockton after another disappointing holiday shopping season for the maker of the aging Barbie doll. On Monday, Mattel cited a strong dollar as a major factor behind a decline in revenue in the fourth quarter. Mattel's shares fell as much as 11 percent to a three-year low before recovering to trade down about 4...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 30- U.S. stocks were set to open lower on Friday, setting major indexes up for a second month of declines, pressured by the energy sector, with Chevron shares down 1 percent after reporting a 30 percent drop in quarterly earnings. The headline number was "well below consensus expectations and that is definitely one of the data points that many bulls were...

  • Jan 30- Mattel Inc will evaluate its business and move with a "heightened sense of urgency," interim CEO Christopher Sinclair said, as the maker of Barbie dolls posted its fifth straight fall in worldwide quarterly sales. Mattel appointed Sinclair, a former PepsiCo executive, its chairman and interim CEO on Monday, removing Brian Stockton after worldwide sales...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 30- U.S. stock index futures fell on Friday ahead of data on economic growth, consumer inflation and confidence, with major indexes poised for a second month of declines. *Google Inc shares rose 1.2 percent in premarket trading after revenue grew 15 percent in the fourth quarter but fell short of Wall Street's target on declining online ad prices and...

  • Jan 30- Mattel Inc, the maker of Barbie dolls and Fisher-Price preschool toys, reported its fifth straight fall in quarterly sales in North America, a nagging decline that likely cost Brian Stockton his job as chief executive this week. Shares of Mattel, which also makes Hot Wheels cars and Monster High and American Girl dolls, fell about 5 percent in light...

  • Barbie blues gave Mattel holiday disappointment Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 6:54 AM ET

    Slumping sales of Barbie did little to bring a happy holiday to her maker, Mattel Inc.. Mattel's fourth-quarter earnings release Friday drilled down into the details of a weak performance that led to the resignation of its chairman and CEO. Mattel's fourth-quarter performance fell far short of Wall Street's expectations when the toy maker provided...

  • Mattel misses Street 4Q forecasts Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 6:45 AM ET

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. _ Mattel Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter profit of $149.9 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 96 cents per share. Mattel shares have declined 13 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has fallen nearly 2 percent.

  • Mattel's Barbie sales fall 12 pct in holiday quarter Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 6:10 AM ET

    Jan 30- Mattel Inc said worldwide sales of its Barbie dolls fell 12 percent in the all-important holiday quarter, while those of Fisher-Price preschool toys declined 11 percent. Mattel, which also makes Hot Wheels cars and Monster High and American Girl dolls, removed Brian Stockton as chief executive on Monday after another disappointing holiday shopping...

  • Ocwen and Mattel are big market movers Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 4:32 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Ocwen Financial Corp., up 56 cents to $6.91. HCA Holdings Inc., up $4.36 to $73.

  • Stocks finish mildly higher as energy offsets tech Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks were near unchanged on Monday, with Greek election results already discounted by investors.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:53 PM ET

    Seagate Technology fell 7.7 percent to $59.06. 6 D Global Technologies Inc. fell 6.8 percent to $7.03. Integrated Electrical Services Inc. fell 6.3 percent to $7.33.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:53 PM ET

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. rose 6.5 percent to $2.61 with 36,478,400 shares traded. Apple Inc. rose. 1 percent to $113.10 with 50,982,500 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 9 percent to $27.97 with 18,119,600 shares traded.

  • Midday movers: IBM, Generac, Mattel & more Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 12:48 PM ET

    Some of Monday's midday movers:

  • Mattel's CEO resigns; warns of disappointing quarter Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 11:09 AM ET
    A customer browses the Mattel Inc. Barbie dolls section, of a Toys 'R' Us Inc.

    Mattel said Chief Executive Bryan Stockton has resigned, and warned preliminary fourth-quarter results will fall short of expectations.

  • Jan 26- Mattel Inc, the maker of Barbie dolls and Fisher-Price preschool toys, removed chairman and chief executive Bryan Stockton and warned of a fifth straight fall in quarterly sales. Mattel's shares fell as much as 11 percent to a three-year low, but recovered most of the losses to trade down 3 percent. Mattel has been hit hard in recent years as its iconic Barbie...

  • The trendy thing in shopping: Catalogs? Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 10:46 AM ET
    Restoration Hardward catalogs on display as print catalogs begin to make a comeback.

    Retailers are still relying on direct mail even as they spend considerable resources on improving their websites.

  • UPDATE 1-Mattel removes CEO, warns on holiday sales Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 9:54 AM ET

    Jan 26- Mattel Inc, the maker of Barbie dolls and Fisher-Price preschool toys, removed chairman and chief executive Bryan Stockton and warned sales fell 6 percent in the holiday quarter. Mattel named former PepsiCo Inc executive Christopher Sinclair chairman and interim CEO. Stockton had been Mattel's CEO since January 2012 and was named chairman in 2013..

  • Mattel Chairman and CEO Bryan Stockton has resigned after the struggling maker of Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels cars reported fourth-quarter results that fell far short of analyst expectations. The 64- year-old-executive has served on Mattel's board since 1996.. On a per-share basis, Mattel earned 44 cents per share in the most recent quarter, or 52 cents per...

  • Mattel says Bryan Stockton resigns as CEO Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 9:13 AM ET

    Jan 26- Toymaker Mattel Inc said Bryan Stockton had resigned as chief executive and chairman. The maker of Barbie dolls and Fisher-Price preschool toys named board member Christopher Sinclair chairman and interim chief executive. Mattel also estimated its worldwide net sales fell 6 percent to $1.99 billion in the holiday quarter ended Dec. 31, hurt by a...