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Hasbro nearly triples profits during first quarter

by Published: April 19,2010

Tags: green porn, manufacturing, retail, toys

NEW YORK — Toymaker Hasbro’s first-quarter profit nearly tripled on rising revenue in all major product categories and a tax benefit. The maker of Transformers and Nerf toys also said today that it is starting a $625 million share buyback program. Shares rose 5 percent in pre-market trading. Profit climbed to $58.9 million, or 40 […] [...]

Mattel’s performance boosted by Barbie

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Mattel Inc. surprised the market today, returning to a first-quarter profit on the strength of core brands like Barbie and newly licensed toy lines such as Thomas and Friends. The results easily beat Wall Street’s expectations. Shares rose 3 percent in thin pre-market trading. The No. 1 U.S. toy maker earned […] [...]

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