4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Mattel

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, toy maker Mattel (NAS: MAT) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Mattel's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Mattel facts

Founded (founded)El Segundo, Calif. (1945)
Market Cap$10.6 billion
IndustryLeisure products
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$6.2 billion
ManagementCEO Bryan Stockton (since January 2012)
CFO Kevin Farr (since February 2000)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)27.3%
Cash/Debt$372.3 million / $1.6 billion
Dividend Yield4%
CompetitorsHasbro
JAKKS Pacific
LEGO A/S

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 88% of the 744 members who have rated Mattel believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

A few months ago, one of those Fools, TMFRedRam, tapped the stock as a particularly attractive growth opportunity: "Mattel is better positioned than Hasbro to make the most out of a growing global market. They've demonstrated an ability to get it done overseas and there is no reason that trend will end anytime soon."

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The article 4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Mattel originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Mattel and Hasbro. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended creating a bear put spread position in Mattel. The Fool owns shares of Hasbro. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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