A Look At Insider Reactions To Mattel Inc. (MAT)


As of Wednesday close, Mattel Inc.’s (NASDAQ:MAT) stock was up $0.39, moving up 2.20 percent to $18.11. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 4,257,020 shares. 4 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $1.03 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 4,900,585, while in the previous 50 days, it was 4,039,662.

Since last month, MAT stock retreated -8.40%. Shares of the company fell to $16.51 on 11/09/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $26.99 was reached on 05/05/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $16.51. Since the beginning of this year, MAT’s stock price has dropped by -16.00% or -$3.45, and marked a new high 11 times. However, the stock has declined by -32.90% since its 52-week high.

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MAT stock investors should be aware that Mattel Inc. (MAT) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 284 days ago on Feb 14. Isaias Zanatta Roberto Jacobo, the EVP & Chief Supply Chain Offr of the company, disposed of 51,761 shares for $24.50 on Feb 14. It resulted in a $1,268,144 divestment by the insider. BRADLEY RICHARD TODD sold 9,000 shares at an average price of $24.54 on Feb 14. The insider now owns 162 shares following the transaction.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Mattel Inc. (MAT) has a P/E ratio of about 10.85. The stock’s beta is 1.17. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.12, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 3.26, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 16.80 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.15 per share was paid out, which is -60.53% less than last year’s $0.38.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Mattel Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.30, while its current ratio was 2.00, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 1.18, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.31. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 47.60% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 14.70%. Based on annual data, MAT earned $2.63 billion in gross profit and brought in $5.46 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 27.80%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 35.10%.

In Mattel Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $2.32 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. MAT’s revenue fell -0.37% to $1.24 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $1.76 billion. While analysts expected Mattel Inc. to report $0.74 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.82 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 10.80%. During the quarter, the company generated $437.43 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Mattel Inc. were 4.5 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $2.85 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $354.4 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Mattel Inc.’s (MAT) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 44.95%, the RSI 9-day stood at 56.80% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Mattel Inc. price is up by +6.03% percent or $1.03. At present, MAT shares trade -5.82% below its 20-day simple moving average and -19.90% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -21.64% below its SMA50 and -17.34% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 61.29% and Stochastic coefficient D was 39.09%, while ATR was 0.69. Given the Stochastic reading of 95.81% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 50.18%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.30, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.24.

Analyst Ratings

Goldman upgraded its rating on Mattel Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) to a Buy in a note to investors on July 11, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Neutral rating on the stock.Mattel Inc. (MAT) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, MAT is a sell, and 2 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 2 analysts rate Mattel Inc. stock as buy, with 11 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $26.50, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $19.00 – $33.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Mattel Inc. (MAT) will achieve an average price target of $26.58.


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