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(Barron's)   Hasbro stock up 13% on earnings that were 50% better than expected, shareholders feeling about 20% cooler   ( barrons.com) divider line
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2018-07-24 09:14:00 AM  
Haa, was about to say I know why but then realised it was Hasbro and not Haribo which my other half consumer by the truckload
 
2018-07-24 09:26:18 AM  

colinspooky: Haa, was about to say I know why but then realised it was Hasbro and not Haribo which my other half consumer by the truckload


If Haribo is up, it's mostly thanks to the cost savings typically associated with slave labor.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile.r​e​uters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN1CW1C2
 
2018-07-24 09:42:40 AM  
That's nice; didn't the Toys R Us closer drastically affect them?
 
2018-07-24 09:45:39 AM  
The divergence of Mattel and Hasbro gets a lot of chatter among stock pickers.  People like to speculate on when Mattel will turn it around or when to buy.  I think this whole industry is fickle and you never know what toy will be a hit and what will be a dud so I just avoid both.
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2018-07-24 09:59:39 AM  
Cool story, Hasbro.
 
2018-07-24 10:44:13 AM  
So G.I. Joe is gonna use his kung-fu grip at the Barbie show tonight, subby?
 
2018-07-24 10:49:25 AM  

Rapmaster2000: The divergence of Mattel and Hasbro gets a lot of chatter among stock pickers.  People like to speculate on when Mattel will turn it around or when to buy.  I think this whole industry is fickle and you never know what toy will be a hit and what will be a dud so I just avoid both.
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Hasbro has gotten huge in the last several years.  I wouldn't be surprised if they try to buy Mattel at some point.
 
2018-07-24 10:53:54 AM  

Rapmaster2000: The divergence of Mattel and Hasbro gets a lot of chatter among stock pickers.  People like to speculate on when Mattel will turn it around or when to buy.  I think this whole industry is fickle and you never know what toy will be a hit and what will be a dud so I just avoid both.
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Their profit differences pretty well mirror the differences in popularity between Marvel movies and DC movies, imho.  Make shiatty movies nobody likes and it doesn't matter how good the tie-in product may be.
 
2018-07-24 11:09:39 AM  

AdrienVeidt: Rapmaster2000: The divergence of Mattel and Hasbro gets a lot of chatter among stock pickers.  People like to speculate on when Mattel will turn it around or when to buy.  I think this whole industry is fickle and you never know what toy will be a hit and what will be a dud so I just avoid both.
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Their profit differences pretty well mirror the differences in popularity between Marvel movies and DC movies, imho.  Make shiatty movies nobody likes and it doesn't matter how good the tie-in product may be.


I'm not a comic book guy or a movie guy, but from what I hear, I don't understand why DC sucking is still a thing.  Everybody knows it's a problem, but nothing ever gets done about it.  What is wrong with this organization?
 
2018-07-24 11:16:34 AM  

Rapmaster2000: The divergence of Mattel and Hasbro gets a lot of chatter among stock pickers.  People like to speculate on when Mattel will turn it around or when to buy.  I think this whole industry is fickle and you never know what toy will be a hit and what will be a dud so I just avoid both.
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I would normally avoid it too, but I had a little extra cash and decided to teach my daughter about the stock market. So I let her choose the stock and without hesitation she went with Hasbro. She's on cloud nine after seeing her stock jump, and I can't help but feel being naive may help you be a better stock picker.
 
2018-07-24 11:21:50 AM  

ArkPanda: Rapmaster2000: The divergence of Mattel and Hasbro gets a lot of chatter among stock pickers.  People like to speculate on when Mattel will turn it around or when to buy.  I think this whole industry is fickle and you never know what toy will be a hit and what will be a dud so I just avoid both.
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Hasbro has gotten huge in the last several years.  I wouldn't be surprised if they try to buy Mattel at some point.


Has to has been huge for a while, as has Mattel.  They're pretty much the only two toy makers anymore, other than the knockoff/ generics and a few upstarts. I don't expect either of them will be doing much acquisition if Trump gets his trade war though. Damn near everything either of them makes is made in China.  The toy industry is already seeing declining sales even without a 25% tariff.
 
2018-07-24 11:45:22 AM  
French game publisher Asmodee has been buying up smaller publishers for the last couple of years. People were joking that Hasbro would eventually buy *them*, but given there's now a rumor that Asmodee is looking to be bought out, it could happen.

Asmodee is turning into the Bain Capital of boardgaming.
 
2018-07-24 11:56:35 AM  

Flogster: Rapmaster2000: The divergence of Mattel and Hasbro gets a lot of chatter among stock pickers.  People like to speculate on when Mattel will turn it around or when to buy.  I think this whole industry is fickle and you never know what toy will be a hit and what will be a dud so I just avoid both.
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I would normally avoid it too, but I had a little extra cash and decided to teach my daughter about the stock market. So I let her choose the stock and without hesitation she went with Hasbro. She's on cloud nine after seeing her stock jump, and I can't help but feel being naive may help you be a better stock picker.


From my perspective, too much analysis on a stock can make one overthink it. Sometimes your gut or just your familiarity with a product (and extension the company) is a good indication of a good stock pick. When you hear and read too much positive and negative news from analysts who may or may not be self-serving, you can get swept into what they want you to think and make yourself ignore your own judgment.
 
2018-07-24 12:38:09 PM  

Rapmaster2000: AdrienVeidt: Rapmaster2000: The divergence of Mattel and Hasbro gets a lot of chatter among stock pickers.  People like to speculate on when Mattel will turn it around or when to buy.  I think this whole industry is fickle and you never know what toy will be a hit and what will be a dud so I just avoid both.
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Their profit differences pretty well mirror the differences in popularity between Marvel movies and DC movies, imho.  Make shiatty movies nobody likes and it doesn't matter how good the tie-in product may be.

I'm not a comic book guy or a movie guy, but from what I hear, I don't understand why DC sucking is still a thing.  Everybody knows it's a problem, but nothing ever gets done about it.  What is wrong with this organization?


Turns out "just make some better and also more profitable art" is hard. Harder still when you've got to turn around a multi-billion-dollar organisation in the process.
 
2018-07-24 01:46:05 PM  
...guess 5th edition D&D is doing better than expected.
 
2018-07-24 08:17:45 PM  

ArkPanda: Rapmaster2000: The divergence of Mattel and Hasbro gets a lot of chatter among stock pickers.  People like to speculate on when Mattel will turn it around or when to buy.  I think this whole industry is fickle and you never know what toy will be a hit and what will be a dud so I just avoid both.
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Hasbro has gotten huge in the last several years.  I wouldn't be surprised if they try to buy Mattel at some point.


Hasbro has already tried more than once only to get turned down flat.
 
2018-07-24 09:05:25 PM  

docilej: ...guess 5th edition D&D is doing better than expected.


The D&D division? Meh.

The M:tG division is doing gangbusters.
 
2018-07-25 07:09:51 AM  
I'm genuinely surprised that they're doing well. Hasbro's distribution of any toy line after wave 1 turns entire product lines into hunts for a holy grail.
 
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