Could this be the case of a blown-up long-term opportunity? Mattel Inc. (MAT)

At the time of writing, Mattel Inc. [MAT] stock is trading at $17.72, up 5.16%. It is a good measure of the stock’s recent performance to check whether the stock’s short-term value is rising or falling. The MAT shares have gain 1.49% over the last week, with a monthly amount drifted -9.96%, and not seem to be holding up well over a long-time horizon.

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From an analyst’s perspective:

Mattel Inc. [NASDAQ: MAT] stock has seen the most recent analyst activity on July 11, 2022, when Goldman upgraded its rating to a Buy and also boosted its price target to $31 from $30. Previously, Stifel upgraded its rating to Buy on February 24, 2022, and elevated its price target to $33. On February 10, 2022, Monness Crespi & Hardt reiterated its Buy rating and revised its price target to $32 on the stock. MKM Partners upgraded its rating to a Buy and increased its price target to $30 on January 13, 2022. Stifel reiterated its recommendation of a Hold and reduced its price target to $22 on October 04, 2021. Berenberg upgraded its rating to Buy for this stock on April 21, 2021, and upped its price target to $25. In a note dated February 25, 2021, Monness Crespi & Hardt upgraded an Buy rating on this stock but restated the target price of $26.

For the past year, the stock price of Mattel Inc. fluctuated between $16.51 and $26.99. Currently, Wall Street analysts expect the stock to reach $26.58 within the next 12 months. Mattel Inc. [NASDAQ: MAT] shares were valued at $17.72 at the most recent close of the market. An investor can expect a potential return of 50.0% based on the average MAT price forecast.

Analyzing the MAT fundamentals

According to Mattel Inc. [NASDAQ:MAT], the company’s sales were 1.76 billion in the recent quarter, which represents an -0.40% plunge. Gross Margin for this corporation currently stands at +47.50% with Operating Margin at +14.03%, Pretax Margin comes in at +8.63%, and Net Margin reading is +16.55%.

Before buying any particular stock, readers tend to pay close attention to the indicators that support and create resistance. The company’s stock is currently sitting at 17.05 points at the first support level, and at 16.39 for the second support level. However, for the 1st resistance point, the stock is sitting at 18.12, and for the 2nd resistance point, it is at 18.53.

Mattel Inc. [MAT] reported earnings per share of $0.82 for its fiscal quarter that ended on 9/29/2022. Based on the Wall Street analysts’ estimates, the company was expected to report earnings of $0.74/share, meaning a difference of $0.08 and a surprise factor of 10.80%. By comparison, the stated earnings for the previous quarter ended on 6/29/2022 were $0.18 per share as compared to estimates of $0.06 per share, a difference of $0.12 representing a surprise of 200.00%.

Ratios To Look Out For

It is important to note that Mattel Inc. [NASDAQ:MAT] has a current ratio of 2.00. Further, the Quick Ratio stands at 1.31, while the Cash Ratio is 0.46. Considering the valuation of this stock, the price to sales ratio is 1.41, the price to book ratio is 4.82 and the P/E (TTM) ratio is 10.62.

Transactions by insiders

Insider trading, which has resulted in 1 insider purchases of 7,208 shares and 0 insider sales of 0 shares in the past three months, is now the topic of our analysis. Recent insider trading involved Isaias Zanatta Roberto Jacobo, EVP & Chief Supply Chain Offr, that happened on Feb 14 when 51761.0 shares were sold. Director, BRADLEY RICHARD TODD completed a deal on Feb 14 to sell 9000.0 shares.