Articles in the Financial Category

Hasbro Revenues Up But Not Enough According to Wall Street
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Posted in Financial, Toys on 28 July 2014
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“Hasbro posted second quarter sales of $829.3 million, up 8.2% compared to last year. Sales fell short compared to consensus estimates at $839 million. Despite the increase in topline sales growth, earnings were down and fell by 8.2% to $33.5 million.” Of course, this was the quarter they shipped TRANSFORMERS – sales are counted when […]

Be a Stooge – Get a 3 Stooges Pre-Paid Credit Card
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Posted in Financial on 12 February 2013
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Now you can pay for your banana cream pie with a 3 Stooges Pre-Paid Credit Card … via Card.com … Tweet This Post

Plot of Land in Manitoba – $10 (Not a Repeat From 1836)
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Posted in Financial on 24 December 2012
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In Reston, Manitoba (the one in Canada) will sell you a plot of land of $10 (well, technically, it’s $1,000 but once you start to build, they refund you $990. Looks like a lively town with all the amenities including phone service. 🙂 And hopefully the promise of golf though clearly in Canada, you tee […]

Plexiglass? Is that Flammable or Inflammable?
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Posted in Financial, Internet on 1 October 2012
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You stand watch. I’ll smash this glass with a rock. We’ll be rich, I tell you! Rich! Tweet This Post

Mattel Q2 Financial Numbers: CARS? Humm, Sounds Vaguely Familiar …
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Posted in Financial on 21 July 2012
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Bottom line – Sales are down but profits are up thanks to cost cutting & higher prices. Monster High did well and Barbie was up. “Looking at our second quarter results, we executed well and delivered solid performance despite the backdrop of a very challenging global economic climate that’s driving volatility in input costs and […]

Kmart at 50: MMR Magazine Review
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Posted in Financial on 26 March 2012
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From “Mass Market Retailer,” the industry trade magazine. “This is Kmart’s 50th anniversary. The first Kmart opened on March 1, 1962, in Garden City, Mich. That was the year, as well, that both Walmart and Target opened their initial discount stores.” You can read the rest here …   Tweet This Post

Sears Says, “$2.4 Billion” In Losses … No Biggie … We Got It …
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Posted in Financial on 25 February 2012
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(there are a few clouds) Lou D’Ambrosio, Sears Holdings’ CEO/president, said, “It’s also important to distinguish between our earnings issue and the strength of our balance sheet, where we have significant assets and liquidity. We are further strengthening the balance sheet by approximately $1 billion through the actions we are announcing today regarding Hometown, outlet, […]

Know When to Fold ‘Em and Know When to Walk Away …
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Posted in Financial, Media on 22 February 2012
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Pretty interesting book …. Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure Some excerpts … “I spent the summer of 2005 studying poker. I interviewed some of the best players in the world, attended the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, analyzed “pokerbots” — poker-playing computers — and chronicled the efforts of highly rational players, […]

European Debt: Cash Hauler Style … Visualize
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Posted in Financial on 1 February 2012
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Perhaps fun is not the right word but seeing it on flatbed trucks is a lot easier to envision what’s going on in Europe … You can see the full chart here … this is literally just the morning load at 7 AM load … the truck is coming for a ton more loads … […]

Disney Pixar CARS Diecast: Mattel Financial Numbers
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Posted in Financial on 1 February 2012
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As you might know, Mattel announced the Q4 and 2011YTD earnings report yesterday … as a CARS buyer concerned with what’s going at retail … What does it all mean? Fourth Quarter Highlights Worldwide net sales up 1% from the prior year; Domestic gross sales down 2% and international gross sales up 5%; Worldwide gross […]