Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) persists its position slightly strong in context of buying side, while shares price jumped up 1.60% during latest trading session. Mattel Inc. (MAT) was upgraded to buy from neutral at Monness Crespi Hardt based on the mid-single-digit growth of the firm’s core business and the turnabout of the Barbie and Fisher-Price brands. The bank has a target price of $37 on Mattel shares.
The bank’s note stated that they believe low- to mid-single digit ‘core’ sales growth is sustainable going forward and entertainment properties will add over 6% to growth next year. Analyst Jim Chartier believes the firm’s momentum has been overshadowed by “unfavorable” currency exchange, the loss of the Disney DIS, +0.08% Princess license, and a “meaningful decline” in Monster High, leaving shares “underappreciated by investors. However, believes there’s potential for 10% sales growth in 2017.
Analysts Practices; to watch unbiased undervalue securities, there is need to see following technical rations. MAT holds price to earnings ratio of 31.27 that presents much better indication for a stock’s value than the market price alone. Based on historic views, the average P/E ratio in market fluctuates between 15 to 25, but alone low P/E ratio does not necessarily mean that a company is undervalue. With reference to all theories, earning yield also gives right direction to lure investment, as MAT has 4.79% dividend yield.
Narrow down focus to other ratios, the co has current ratio of 1.70 that indicates if MAT lies in 1.3% to 3% then it is acceptable for both active and passive investors, but sometimes its varies industry to industry. Generally, it indicates good short-term financial strength. Street is more conscious on this after SunEdison, Inc. case. To make strengthen these views, the active industry firm has Quick Ratio of 1.10, which indicates firm has sufficient short-term assets to cover its immediate liabilities. In addition, the firm has debt to equity ratio of 0.93, sometimes its remain same with long term debt to equity ratio.
Following previous ticker characteristics, Philip Morris International, Inc. (NYSE:PM) also run on active notice, stock price slightly down -0.02% after traded at $98.82 in most recent trading session.
PM has price to earnings ratio of 23.61 and the price to current year EPS stands at -7.20%. Whereas the traders who further want to see about this, may be interested to see Price to next year’s EPS that would be 9.43%. The earning yield also gives right direction to lure investment, as the co has 4.21% dividend yield. Moving toward ratio analysis, it has current ratio of 1.30 and quick ratio was calculated as 0.60.
Taking notice on volatility measures, price volatility of stock was 1.33% for a week and 1.24% for a month. The price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 1.35. On these bases, analysts would recommend this stock as an “Active Revolving Stocks.” The firm attains analyst recommendation of 2.20 out of 1-5 scale with week’s performance of -1.81%. PM’s institutional ownership was registered as 72.20%, while insider ownership was 0.10%.