That has not stopped commentators around the globe from providing insight into what the possible combination might not only produce but also forefend.
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Upon completion of the sale of tower businesses, Vodafone India will receive $592 million and Idea will receive $615 million. Accordingly, private equity funds KKR and Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) had emerged as the top contenders.
Hasbro and Mattel declined to comment. Or not. "Merger talks between the two companies have been going on for years, though nothing has materialized out of them", points out Dennis Green for Business Insider Australia.
Hasbro and Mattel have had talks several times over the years, including in 1996 and again sometime in late 2015. "Mr. Potato Head would be under the same roof as Barbie", writes Chris Woodyard for USA Today. In Friday's regular session, shares of Mattel closed up 5% at $14.62 for a market cap of $5.03 billion, and shares of Hasbro finished up 3.1% at $91.45 for a cap of $11.39 billion. MKM Partners raised Mattel from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $36.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, October 10th.
Speculation about the deal sent Mattel shares up 20 percent Monday, days after its stock dropped in the wake of a $600 million third-quarter net loss. The company reported C$0.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of C$0.58 by C ($0.49).
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"VR is such a sensory experience", Mary Yee, vice president of marketing for Sony PlayStation , tells Marketing Daily . As Dragonborn, the prophesied hero born with the power of The Voice, you are the only one who can stand amongst them.
"If a deal did go ahead, it would reflect the tech industry's increasingly firm grip on kids' free time". It could have long-term consequences for connected toys, too.
The news comes a week after it was announced Hasbro has teamed with Paramount Pictures to produce and distribute content based on Hasbro brands, as well as original stories.
Hasbro owns the Transformers, G.I. Joe, and My Little Pony franchises, among others.
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Disciplinary report: Penn State outside linebacker Manny Bowen, a starter in every game before Saturday, was not in uniform. Barkley added a red-zone leap, landing at the Rutgers 1-yard line, and scored two plays later.