8:30 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021
- By Tonya Garcia
Hasbro extends partnership with Fortnite maker for next five yearsHasbro Inc. announced during its investor event on Thursday that its partnership with Epic Games, maker of the blockbuster Fortnite videogame, will continue for five more years. The new deal extends and expands the licensing deal first brokered two years ago, which brought Fortnite to the Nerf and Monopoly brands. Fortnite will now be integrated with other brands, including Fortnite x G.I. Joe Collab Snake Eyes: Zero Point Edition. Additional launches will come in the fall. Hasbro stock is down 2.6% over the last three months, but is up nearly 8% over the last year. The S&P 500 index is up 23.5% for the past 12 months. Also:
2:42 a.m. Feb. 8, 2021
- By Tomi Kilgore
Hasbro stock surges, as gaming strength helps boost profit and revenue above expectationsShares of Hasbro Inc. rallied 2.8% toward a one-year high in premarket trading Monday, after the toy maker reported fourth-quarter profit and revenue that rose above expectations, as strength in gaming offset a miss in its franchise brands business. Net income increased to $105.2 million, or 76 cents a share, from $95.5 million, or 69 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Excluding nonrecurring items, adjusted earnings per share grew to $1.27 from 90 cents, above the FactSet consensus of $1.14. Revenue rose 4% to $1.72 billion, topping the FactSet consensus of $1.69 billion. Among the business segments, Franchise Brands revenue rose 7% to $705.2 million to miss the FactSet consensus of $730.8 million; Partner Brands revenue declined 14% to $349.6 million, in line with expectations of $349.4 million; and Hasbro Gaming revenue jumped 21% to $298.5 million to beat expectations of $279.1 million. "We continue to see strong retail, consumer and audience support for our brands and content as we look to the coming year," said Chief Financial Officer Deborah Thomas. The stock has advanced 15.3% over the past three months through Friday, while the S&P 500 has gained 10.8%.
5:50 a.m. Nov. 25, 2020
- By William Barritt
Beware of ‘zombie’ companies running rampant in the stock market A total of 19%, or 571 companies, in the Russell 3000 Index are considered unviableA total of 19%, or 571 companies, in the Russell 3000 Index are considered unviable, writes William Barritt.
5:34 a.m. Oct. 26, 2020
- By Andrea Riquier
Stocks sink to start Monday trade on rising case counts and dwindling chances of stimulusStocks slumped at the open Monday as COVID-19 cases surged and talks on fiscal aid remained stalled. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 294 points, 1%, to open near 28,042, while the S&P 500 dropped 32 points, 0.9%, near 3,433. The Nasdaq Composite fell 0.9%, 101 points, and traded near 11,447. The U.S. recorded 83,757 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, a new record high, even as Wall Street braces for the busiest week of corporate earnings of the quarter. On Monday, Hasbro Inc. shares fell 4% after the bell despite reporting strong Q3 earnings and forecasting a better Q4.
2:43 a.m. Oct. 26, 2020
- By Tomi Kilgore
Hasbro's stock rallies toward 8-month high after profit and revenue beat expectationsShares of Hasbro Inc. rallied 1.7% toward an 8-month high in premarket trading Monday, after the toy maker reported third-quarter profit and revenue that beat expectations, and said deliveries are expected to improve in the fourth quarter. Net income was $220.9 million, or $1.61 a share, after net income of $212.9 million, or $1.67 a share, in the year-ago period. Excluding non-recurring items, adjusted earnings per share came to $1.88, above the FactSet consensus of $1.63. Revenue grew 12.8% to $1.78 billion, above the FactSet consensus of $1.74 billion, as sales in the U.S. and Canada increased 9% and e-commerce revenue jumped 50%. Revenue from eOne TV and film fell to reflect entertainment delivery delays due to live-action production shutdowns as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. "Building off this quarter's growth in toys, games and digital we are positioned to deliver a good holiday season," said Chief Executive Brian Goldner. "Live-action entertainment production is returning, and we are set to improve deliveries in the fourth quarter with some moving into 2021." The stock has declined 12.9% year to date through Friday, while the S&P 500 has gained 7.3%.
12:32 p.m. July 27, 2020
- By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow ends 114 points higher, U.S. stocks snap 2-day losing streak, as investors await stimulus progress Gold settles at highest level in history at $1,931 an ounce U.S. stocks closed higher Monday as investors monitored efforts in Washington to craft another coronavirus rescue package and braced for tech giant to report in the busiest week of earnings season.
9:10 a.m. July 27, 2020
- By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally climbs above 4.2 million after a fifth straight day of more than 1,000 deaths Dr. Deborah Birx says Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia should reimpose lockdowns on bars and gatherings of more than 10 peopleThe U.S. case tally for the coronavirus illness COVID-19 rose above 4.2 million on Monday, after a fifth straight day of more than 1,000 new infections, as states in the South and West continue to struggle to contain the spread of the deadly illness.
2:45 a.m. July 27, 2020
- By Tomi Kilgore
Hasbro's stock drops after adjusted profit, revenue miss expectationsShares of Hasbro Inc. dropped 3.2% in premarket trading Monday, after the toy maker reported an adjusted second-quarter profit and revenue that missed expectations, as the COVID-19 pandemic has led to temporary store closures, product shortages and lower retail inventory. The company swung to a net loss of $33.9 million, or 25 cents a share, from net income of $13.4 million, or 11 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Excluding non-recurring items, such as acquisition-related and severance charges and cost-saving initiatives, adjusted earnings per share was 2 cents, below the FactSet consensus of 22 cents. Revenue fell to $860.3 million from $984.5 million, or declined 29% on a pro forma basis, to miss the FactSet consensus of $985.5 million. Franchise brands revenue fell 35% to $376.8 million, missing the FactSet consensus of $507.6 million, and partner brands revenue dropped 35% to $138.2 million to miss expectations of $174.2 million, but Hasbro brands revenue rose 11% to $137.0 million to beat expectations of $125.9 million. Within Hasbro brands, consumer point of sales increased in the high-single digits percentage range. The company said nearly all of its partner factories and warehouses are now open. The stock has dropped 26.5% year to date through Friday, while the SPDR Consumer Discretionary Select Sector ETF has gained 8.1% and the S&P 500 has slipped 0.5%.
12:06 p.m. May 8, 2020
- By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Baby Yoda, Batman and Billie Eilish face masks — companies look to make social distancing more fun for families Disney and Warner Bros. are licensing their characters for face masks. Old Navy and Forever 21 are crafting face coverings, too.Disney and Warner Bros. are licensing their characters for face masks. Old Navy and Forever 21 are crafting face coverings, too.
5:18 a.m. May 6, 2020
- By Philip van Doorn
These 10 S&P 500 companies increased sales faster than Amazon in a coronavirus-tainted quarter Big winners included Vertex, Netflix, AMD and five exchange operatorsBig winners included Vertex, Netflix, AMD and five exchange operators.
10:36 a.m. April 29, 2020
- By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. deaths to COVID-19 exceed Vietnam War toll, and Pence slammed for not wearing face mask Boeing and GE earnings fall short of expectations; Gilead reports positive data in early trial of remdesivir as treatmentThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has surpassed the number of lives lost in the Vietnam War as more than 1 million Americans are confirmed to have had the deadly illness.
2:11 a.m. April 29, 2020
- By Tomi Kilgore
Hasbro's stock slips after adjusted profit misses, revenue comes up shyShares of Hasbro Inc. were indicated down nearly 1% in premarket trading Wednesday, after the toy maker reported first-quarter results that missed expectations and withdrew its full-year outlook, citing uncertainty related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company swung to a net loss of $69.6 million, or 51 cents a share, from net income of $26.7 million, or 21 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Excluding non-recurring items, such as eOne acquisition-related expenses, adjusted earnings per share came to 57 cents, below the FactSet consensus of 66 cents. Revenue rose to $1.11 billion from $732.5 million but came up shy of the FactSet consensus of $1.15 billion. Gaming revenue rose 30%, partner brands revenue increased 6% and franchise brands revenue edged up 1%, while emerging brands revenue fell 19% and TV/Film/Entertainment revenue dropped 29%. Hasbro said it was committed to paying its dividend. The stock has dropped 25.3% over the past three months through Tuesday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has lost 16.1%.
2:14 a.m. April 27, 2020
- By Ciara Linnane
My Little Pony parent Hasbro and Cartamundi to make 50,000 face shields a week for health-care workersHasbro Inc. said Monday it is working with Cartamundi, a Belgian maker of playing cards and board games, to produce 50,000 face shields a week for front-line health-care workers. The personal protective equipment will be manufactured at the Cartamundi facility in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts and donated to local hospitals in that state and neighboring Rhode Island. Hasbro is the owner of My Little Pony and Peppa Pig, among other brands. Shares were not yet active premarket, but have fallen 27% in the year to date, while the S&P 500 has fallen 12%.