Buy Hasbro because Marvel, 'Star Wars' movies will boost earnings this year, Goldman says

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Investors should buy Hasbro shares because its earnings results will top expectations in the coming year, according to Goldman Sachs, which initiated on the toy company with a buy rating.

"Hasbro is a best-in-class toy company with a strong portfolio of entertainment-driven products including Marvel, Star Wars, Disney Princess, and Transformers," analyst Michael Ng wrote in a note to clients Monday. The company has "pricing power, as evidenced by its high and stable gross margins, makes it well positioned to manage near-term inflationary risks."

Hasbro reported better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings on Feb. 6.