Toy rights associated with Marvel and Star Wars are on the line, but Mattel and Viacom may balk at the idea.
The toymaker slides 3.6% as Transformers tank and technology takes a toll.
Children with brokerage accounts appear to have an uncanny knack for making good trades ahead of earnings and takeover announcements, a study finds.
Bad earnings are still bad, even if they were expected.
Salesforce.com is upgraded to 'buy,' and Dendreon is initiated with a 'sell.'
These companies paid little or no federal income tax between 2008 and 2011.
Analysts aren't too worried, since the first quarter is the least relevant of the year for the toy industry.
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