Mattel Inc


  • Investing Ideas From 5-Star Fund Managers Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 3:01 PM ET

    What's looking up in this down market? Peter Klein, senior portfolio manager at Fifth Third Asset Management, and Frank Holmes, CEO and chief investment officer of U.S. Global Investors, are two five-star fund managers who still find promising purchases.

  • Mattel Recalls 155,000 Unsafe Toys Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 7:20 AM ET
    Mattel's headquarters in El Segundo, Calfornia.

    Mattel, the world's largest toymaker, has recalled 155,000 of its products made in Mexico over safety concerns, an official at the company told Reuters on Tuesday.

  • Companies See Shades Of Green Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 2:38 PM ET

    Companies big and small are working on environmentally friendly initiatives, either looking to make money or save money.

  • Hasbro Profit Rises on Playskool, Transformers Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | 8:19 AM ET

    Hasbro, the second-largest U.S. toy company, posted a higher quarterly profit Monday, helped by sales at its Playskool brand and continued strong demand for products tied to the Transformers movie.

  • Dow Ends Below 14,000 as Financial Stocks Slump Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 4:00 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower after financial giant Citigroup halted its stock buyback plan and said it and two other big U.S. banks will create a multibillion-dollar fund in order to support the struggling commercial debt market.

  • As Holiday Nears, Mattel Tries to Polish Image Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 10:49 AM ET
    Mattel's headquarters in El Segundo, Calfornia.

    It is the most important season of the year for Mattel as the company faces its most horrific crisis.

  • Stocks Flat, Oil Hits High As Earnings Roll In Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 9:01 AM ET

    Stocks are sending a mixed message this morning as oil cranks to a new high and earnings season gets underway. European stocks are mixed to firmer, and Asian markets were higher though Tokyo had a flat session.

  • Mattel, the world's largest toy company, posted lower quarterly profit, missing Wall Street estimates, Monday on charges stemming from its recent global recalls of potentially harmful toys.

  • Week Ahead: Earnings Tell Two Tales Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 9:23 PM ET

    By the end of the coming week, the corporate earnings picture will be clear and it may not necessarily be one the stock market likes.

  • 500,000 Toys Recalled for Lead Levels Friday, 5 Oct 2007 | 5:12 AM ET

    More than half a million toys ranging from key chains to Winnie the Pooh bookmarks and Baby Einstein color blocks are being recalled because of excessive lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

  • More Than 500,000 Toys Recalled Over Lead Levels Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 3:00 PM ET

    More than half a million toys ranging from key chains to Winnie the Pooh bookmarks and Baby Einstein color blocks are being recalled because of excessive lead levels, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

  • Mattel Apology Raises Trust in Exports, Says China Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | 12:23 PM ET

    China's state media on Monday welcomed U.S. toy maker Mattel's apology over its recalls of Chinese-made toys, saying that although overdue it should help restore the country's sullied export reputation.

  • Mattel Apologizes to China for Toy Recalls Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | 7:43 AM ET

    The world's largest toy maker, Mattel, apologized on Friday for damaging China's reputation after recent massive recalls of its Chinese-made toys, admitting it targeted some goods that were actually up to scratch.

  • Consumers Could Face Higher Toy Prices Friday, 14 Sep 2007 | 4:54 AM ET

    For now, toy makers and retailers are sharing the burden, but that's only expected to last until the holiday season. Next year, American consumers will be facing price increases of up to 10% to pay for the industry's increased vigilance after more than 3 million lead-tainted toys from China were recalled worldwide since June.

  • Stocks Close Lower Amid Uncertainty About Rate Cut Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | 4:02 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower as investors remained cautious ahead of next week's Federal Reserve meeting on interest rates. "I think the Fed is behind the game and they have to play catch up," said Bill Strazzullo, chief market strategist at Bell Curve Trading.

  • Mattel CEO: Beef Up Consumer Safety Agency Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | 1:45 PM ET

    Mattel Chief Executive Robert Eckert apologized Wednesday for three huge recalls this summer of lead-paint tainted toys made in China and said the company supports strengthening the U.S. government's consumer safety agency.

  • China Bans Lead in Toys to Be Exported to U.S. Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | 11:59 AM ET

    An agreement unveiled during the second joint U.S.-China summit on consumer product safety came in the wake of the recalls of millions of playthings decorated with paint containing the toxic metal.

  • Toys R Us, Disney to Step Up Safety Checks Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 1:47 PM ET

    Walt Disney will begin its own testing of toys featuring Disney characters for lead paint, a move signaling increased worries over toy safety ahead of the holiday season, the New York Times reported on its Web site Monday.

  • Stocks finished the week with a huge selloff as a surprise drop in U.S. jobs sparked worries that the economy is headed for a recession.

  • Congress Looks into Mattel after Toy Recalls: WSJ Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 6:19 AM ET

    The U.S. Congress is looking into Mattel's procedures for alerting federal regulators about hazardous toys, The Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition Friday.