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Mattel
MATTEL, INC. (/məˈtɛl/ ) is an American multinational toy manufacturing company founded in 1945 with headquarters in El Segundo, California . In 2014, it ranked #403 on the Fortune 500 list. The products and brands it produces include Fisher-Price , Barbie
Barbie
dolls, Monster High
Monster High
dolls, Ever After High dolls, Winx Club
Winx Club
dolls, Hot Wheels and Matchbox toys, Masters of the Universe toys, American Girl dolls, board games , and WWE
WWE
toys. In the early 1980s, Mattel
Mattel
produced video game systems , under both its own brands and under license from Nintendo
Nintendo
. The company has presence in 40 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations. The company operates through three business segments: North America, international, and American Girl
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El Segundo, California
EL SEGUNDO is a suburban city of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
located in Los Angeles County , California
California
, United States
United States
. El Segundo, from Spanish, means "The Second" in English. Located on the Santa Monica Bay
Santa Monica Bay
, it was incorporated on January 18, 1917, and part of the South Bay Cities Council of Governments. The population was 16,654 at the 2010 census , slightly up from 16,033 at the 2000 census
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List Of Business Entities
A BUSINESS ENTITY is an entity that is formed and administered as per commercial law in order to engage in business activities, charitable work, or other activities allowable. Most often, business entities are formed to sell a product or a service. There are many types of business entities defined in the legal systems of various countries. These include corporations , cooperatives , partnerships , sole traders , limited liability company and other specifically permitted and labelled types of entities. The specific rules vary by country and by state or province. Some of these types are listed below, by country
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Public Company
A PUBLIC, PUBLICLY TRADED, PUBLICLY HELD COMPANY, or PUBLIC CORPORATION is a corporation whose ownership is dispersed among the general public in many shares of stock which are freely traded on a stock exchange or in over the counter markets. In some jurisdictions, public companies over a certain size must be listed on an exchange. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Securities of a company * 2.1 Advantages * 2.2 Disadvantages * 2.3 Stockholders * 3 General trend * 4 Privatization * 5 Trading and valuation * 6 See also * 7 References HISTORYIn the early modern period, the Dutch developed several financial instruments and helped lay the foundations of modern financial system. The Dutch East India Company (VOC) became the first company in history to issue bonds and shares of stock to the general public
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Ticker Symbol
A TICKER SYMBOL or STOCK SYMBOL is an abbreviation used to uniquely identify publicly traded shares of a particular stock on a particular stock market . A stock symbol may consist of letters, numbers or a combination of both. "Ticker symbol" refers to the symbols that were printed on the ticker tape of a ticker tape machine. CONTENTS* 1 Interpreting the symbol * 1.1 Other identifiers * 2 Symbols by Country * 2.1 Canada * 2.2 United Kingdom
United Kingdom
* 2.3 United States
United States
* 2.3.1 Single-letter ticker symbols * 2.4 Other countries * 3 See also * 4 References INTERPRETING THE SYMBOL Stock
Stock
symbols are unique identifiers assigned to each security traded on a particular market. For example, AAPL is for Apple Inc.; OODH is for Orion DHC, Inc.; and HD is for Home Depot, Inc
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NASDAQ
The NASDAQ STOCK MARKET (/ˈnæzˌdæk/ ( listen )) is an American stock exchange . It is the second-largest exchange in the world by market capitalization , behind only the New York Stock Exchange . The exchange platform is owned by Nasdaq, Inc., which also owns the Nasdaq Nordic (formerly known as OMX) and Nasdaq Baltic stock market network and several other US stock and options exchanges. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Quote availability * 3 Trading schedule * 4 Market tiers * 5 Average annualized growth rate * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links HISTORYWhen it was founded, NASDAQ stood for the acronym of "National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations". NASDAQ was founded in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), which divested itself of NASDAQ in a series of sales in 2000 and 2001
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NASDAQ-100
The NASDAQ-100 (^NDX) is a stock market index made up of 107 equity securities issued by 100 of the largest non-financial companies listed on the NASDAQ . It is a modified capitalization-weighted index . The stocks' weights in the index are based on their market capitalizations , with certain rules capping the influence of the largest components. It is based on exchange, and it is not an index of U.S.-based companies. It does not have any financial companies, since these were put in a separate index. Both of those criteria differentiate it from the Dow Jones Industrial Average , and the exclusion of financial companies distinguishes it from the S"> NASDAQ-100 Index 1985-2015 The NASDAQ-100 began on January 31, 1985 by the NASDAQ, trying to promote itself in the shadow of the New York Stock Exchange
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S&P 500
The STANDARD & POOR\'S 500, often abbreviated as the S&P 500, or just THE S&P, is an American stock market index based on the market capitalizations of 500 large companies having common stock listed on the NYSE
NYSE
or NASDAQ
NASDAQ
. The S&P 500 index components and their weightings are determined by S&P Dow Jones Indices . It differs from other U.S. stock market indices, such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average or the Nasdaq Composite index, because of its diverse constituency and weighting methodology . It is one of the most commonly followed equity indices, and many consider it one of the best representations of the U.S. stock market, and a bellwether for the U.S. economy. The National Bureau of Economic Research has classified common stocks as a leading indicator of business cycles
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Harold Matson (businessman)
MATTEL, INC. (/məˈtɛl/ ) is an American multinational toy manufacturing company founded in 1945 with headquarters in El Segundo, California . The products and brands it produces include Fisher-Price , Barbie
Barbie
, Monster High , Ever After High , Winx Club
Winx Club
, Hot Wheels and Matchbox , Masters of the Universe
Masters of the Universe
, American Girl
American Girl
, board games , and WWE
WWE
. In the early 1980's, Mattel
Mattel
produced video game systems , under its own brands and under license from Nintendo
Nintendo
. The company has presence in 40 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 countries. The company operates through three business segments: North America, international, and American Girl. It is the world's largest toy maker in terms of revenue
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Elliot Handler
ELLIOT HANDLER (April 9, 1916 – July 21, 2011) was an American inventor, businessman, and co-founder of Mattel
Mattel
. With his wife , he developed some of the biggest-selling toys in American history, including Barbie
Barbie
, Chatty Cathy
Chatty Cathy
, Creepy Crawlers , and Hot Wheels . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Mattel
Mattel
* 3 Personal * 4 Notes * 5 References EARLY LIFEHandler was born to a Jewish family in Chicago, Illinois
Chicago, Illinois
, on April 9, 1916, and grew up in Denver, Colorado
Denver, Colorado
. He studied industrial design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California
Pasadena, California
. In 1929, he met his future wife Ruth Mosko at a B'nai B'rith dance for teenagers
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Ruth Handler
RUTH MARIANNA HANDLER (née MOSKO; November 4, 1916 – April 27, 2002) was an American businesswoman and inventor. She served as the president of the toy manufacturer Mattel
Mattel
Inc. , and is best remembered for inventing the Barbie
Barbie
doll . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Formation of Mattel
Mattel
* 2.1 Barbie
Barbie
* 3 Later years * 4 References * 5 External links EARLY LIFEHandler was born as Ruth Marianna Mosko in Denver
Denver
, Colorado
Colorado
, to Polish Jewish
Polish Jewish
immigrants Ida Mosko (née Rubenstein) and Jacob Mosko. She married her high school boyfriend, Elliot Handler , and moved to Los Angeles
Los Angeles
in 1938. Her husband decided to make their furniture out of two newfound types of plastics, Lucite
Lucite
and Plexiglas
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Christopher A. Sinclair
CHRISTOPHER A. SINCLAIR (born September 5, 1950) is an American businessman . He is the Executive Chairman and former Chief Executive Officer of Mattel, Inc. , the world's largest toy company, and a non-executive director of Reckitt Benckiser . He is the former Chairman and CEO of Pepsi-Cola , the American beverage company. CONTENTS * 1 Background * 2 Business career * 3 Personal * 4 References BACKGROUNDSinclair was born in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
, and spent his childhood in Mumbai
Mumbai
, India
India
, and was educated at the Kodaikanal International School . Sinclair's father was president of Esso Oil (now Exxon Mobil )'s international operations
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Margo Georgiadis
MARGARET "MARGO" GEORGIADIS is an American business executive, and as of January 2017, the CEO
CEO
of Mattel
Mattel
. CONTENTS* 1 Career * 1.1 Mattel
Mattel
Inc. * 1.2 Prior career * 1.3 Other executive roles * 2 Education * 3 References CAREERMATTEL INC.Margaret Georgiadis was appointed CEO
CEO
of Mattel
Mattel
Inc. in January 2017. She took on the role on February 8, 2017 from Christopher A. Sinclair , who became Executive Chairman of the toy maker, making her the second woman ever to hold this position at the company
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