Is Hasbro Stalking Mattel?

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  1. Chartman

    Chartman Senior Investor

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    Strong speculation that Hasbro is stalking Mattel - well timed or pure speculation?

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  2. JR Ewing

    JR Ewing Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have owned both for some months now - have been buying them on dips. Have a much larger position in HAS. I am now in the green in both positions. Am holding them for the moment.
     
  3. longtermbull

    longtermbull Administrator Staff Member

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    I think the combined group would make a great fit. On competition terms, with Amazon dominating the online market, I doubt there would be any regulatory hurdles. Maybe the merged group would be a credible challenger to Amazon in the toy sector?
     
  4. Chartman

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    Looks like something might be happening here - the shares are showing no sign of a sell off into strength which indicates underlying demand to me.
     
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    Last I heard, MAT rejected the offer as too low.
     
  7. gowiththeflow

    gowiththeflow Senior Investor

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    Looks to me as though Mattel is in play and the market is expecting further developments?
     
  8. longtermbull

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    Are we on the verge or a new era in mergers and acquisitions? There seems to be a lot of activity surrounding some household names.
     
  9. gowiththeflow

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    Worth looking at Mattel as one to tuck away - if Hasbro has done its homework and feels it would make a good fit then I cant help but think they will be back at some stage.
     
  10. longtermbull

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    I don’t think that this takeover speculation will go away now the cat is out of the bag. Surely it is just a matter of time before somebody mops up Mattel?
     
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