Mattel Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) stock plummeted by more than 18% after announcing it would downgrade its 2019 forecast due largely to slowing demand for its Barbie doll.

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Mattel Announces Strong Q4 2018 Earnings; CEO boasts of growth

On February 7, 2019, Mattel released its fourth quarter 2018 earnings, beating analyst expectations and sales predictions.  On an investor conference call, CEO Ynon Kreiz stated:

“2018 was a great year for Barbie, which sustained growth and continued momentum globally… We look forward to celebrating her 60th anniversary throughout 2019…”

Mattel Announces Downgraded 2019 Forecast; Stock Plummets Over 18%

Eight days later on February 15, 2019 during an analyst meeting, Mattel announced it would downgrade its 2019 forecast, reporting a slowing demand for its Barbie doll.   Reuters published an article on the company’s adjusted forecast noting that it came
“barely a week after the company said strong holiday sales of Barbie drove a surprise fourth quarter profit.”

The Wall Street Journal also published an article on Mattel’s adjusted outlook, noting:

“Mattel’s decision to announce an adjusted outlook just a week after earnings is bizarre” and further stating “[M]attel isn’t as healthy as it made out.  Management should have been candid about that when it reported earnings instead of letting investors get unjustly excited.”

Following this news, shares of MAT dropped by more than 18% to close at $13.82 on February 15, 2019, which was reported to be the worst one-day decline for the company in a decade.

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