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Shares of Mattel Inc. have not only climbed more than 5 percent during trading today.

Not only did Mattel Inc, announce Q4 earnings, and their 2011 Full Year Earnings, they biggest news was the announcement of a $0.31 Q1 2012 cash Dividend.

Mattel, Inc. – Manufactures, Designs, and Markets a broad variety of toy products on a Worldwide Basis through there sales to customers, and directly to consumers. Operating in two segments Domestic, and International. Portfolio includes Barbie fashion dolls, and accessories, Polly Pocket, Disney Classics, and Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Tyco, and WWE Wrestling products.

Mattel’s Q4 Earnings announced an increase in net sales by 1 percent Worldwide from the previous calender a year ago. Sales jumped 5%.

Top Products

Barbie – 6 Percent Sales Gains

Hot Wheels – 11 Percent Sales boost.

Overall

As we are now finishing up the First Month of the 2012 calender year, there is no questions that overall Mattel Inc, had one heck of a 2011 year with Worldwide sales increasing 7%, and International jumping 12%.

What You May Want to KNOW!

Some people complain and say that when a company is repurchasing shares of there own company it may be bad, and some other to suggest that obviously the company feels there stocks are vary undervalued and would rather reinvest money into themselves rather than another company. It has been reported that back in 2011 Mattel Inc. repurchased 20.4 Million shares for upwards of $536 Million.

Currently I have Mattel Inc – (NASDAQ-MAT) a BUY/HOLD Rating. As the 52 week High has just been broke it is clear Mattel Inc, will touch new highs. I could see Mattel Inc, climbing to 33-35.00 a share over the coming weeks ahead. Not only are they an attractive buy with dividend increase. If you want to add a Value Investment with over a 3% Yield this might be a company to add to your Watch List. 

Currently I do not own any Shares of the above talked about investments and have no plans to make a position within the next 3 trading days.

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The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) a diversified manufacturer/supplier of products used primarily as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services worldwide. Operates on 8 Segments providing services to a range of industries, including appliance, automotive, agricultural, building and construction, chemical processing, electronics, furniture, house wares, oil and gas, packaging, paints, coatings and adhesives, personal care pharmaceutical processed foods pulp and paper textile. Its portfolio includes specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses deliver a range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries. Google.com/Finance Section

Dow of which over the past 52 weeks has traded at a High of $42.23, and a low of $20.61 closed on Friday at $24.76. The Dow Chemical Company Currently has a $0.25 Dividend

Currently I am Calling a PoulTrend Alert on DOW, as I believe over the coming month ahead there is large upside potential.

As I have discussed in recent Blog Posts, the Market has Slight bull action, but is in a deep Bear Market of which I figure will continue possible threw into the New Year, or beyond. Some ETF’s I recommend to be on your Watch List this week are

 

Market Vectors Coal ETF (NYSE:KOL)

Direxion Daily Agribusiness Bear 3x Shares (NYSE:COWS)

ProShares UltraShort Russell 2000 (NYSE:SRTY)

Direxion Daily Finan. Bear 3X Shs(ETF)

Direxion Daily Emr Mkts Bear 3X Shs(ETF)

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The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) main focuses are in providing consumer packaged goods. P & G’s products are sold in more than 180 countries primarily through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores and high-frequency stores, the neighborhood stores,and developing markets. P&G currently has around 80 on the ground operations. Last reported approximately 16% of revenue comes from Wal-Mart Stores. With Procter & Gamble closing at $63.09, and at Pre-Market this morning floating around $62.66 this may be a solid morning to get some P&G and add them to your portfolio(LONG). With the emerging markets soon to be P&G next big thing there is no question that they still have area for growth and improvement. One of there biggest products of the global market is toothpaste. With an Estimated 70% of the Brazil Market, 80% of the Mexico,and huge Gains in the Asia Market as well, there is no wonder analysis believe possible growth with stay 9% the next 5 years plus. Not to mention with 16% of their revenue coming from Wal-Mart, this could easily grow to 20% plus if  Wal-Mart continues to stay the king of the retail world. Not to mention long term, they pay a solid Dividend at 0.52 a QT or $2.04 a year, and a Yield of 3.33%.

I Recommend P & G at $62.00 and under.

Ratings-Buy,HOLD HOLD HOLD

Disclosure – Currently I do not own any Procter & Gamble nor plan to initiate position within the next 72 hours.