Shares of Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) ended Monday session in green amid volatile trading. The shares closed up +0.21 points or 0.66% at $31.94 with 340.62 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $31.60 the shares hit an intraday low of $31.33 and an intraday high of $32.03 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $10.63 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 340.62 million shares.
On Sept. 7, 2016 Global book publisher DK announced a partnership with American Girl®, a premium brand for girls and a wholly owned subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., to create an exclusive collection of nonfiction books for children to launch in September 2016. DK is an award-winning publisher lauded for its unique visual design that blends beautiful images and graphics with informational text for a fully engaging reading experience. This fall, DK will employ their hallmark approach through a series of non-fiction formats that celebrate the American Girl brand and its history since the company was founded in 1986.
DK’s first licensed American Girl title, a fully illustrated reference book, The American Girl® Ultimate Visual Guide, tells the fascinating story of American Girl, from the original idea conceived by educator and entrepreneur Pleasant T. Rowland to the development of its bestselling doll lines including Truly Me™, Girl of the Year™, Bitty Baby™, and the classic historical character line BeForever™. Through each page, DK employs its signature visual approach, capturing the whole range of American Girl dolls, including beloved fan-favorites Samantha Parkington, Addy Walker, and Julie Albright, along with the 2016 Girl of the Year™, Lea Clark, and newest BeForever addition, Melody Ellison, through packed character profiles and richly detailed photography that showcases each doll’s world, including her outfits, hobbies, and pets.
The only comprehensive non-fiction guide on the iconic American Girl dolls, The American Girl Ultimate Visual Guide is filled with never-before-published anecdotes from the American Girl team and insider information about how the dolls are created, from concept to market. A companion piece, a full-color American Girl®: Ultimate Sticker Collection, is also set for publication this September 2016. The collection includes over 1,000 reusable stickers featuring the latest American Girl dolls and accessories along with fun facts and dynamic illustrations that evoke the American Girl aesthetic.
“DK is thrilled to partner with American Girl, whose dedication to bringing to life history and culture through play and learning so closely aligns with ours,” says Simon Beecroft, Publishing Director of Licensing. “We are eager to share these books with a new generation of children who are discovering American Girl for the first time, as well as adult collectors and fans from years past.”
“American Girl and DK are both committed to creating entertaining and informative content,” says Julia Prohaska, VP of Marketing for American Girl. “Working with DK on this new collection provides the perfect opportunity to present our characters and brand story to readers in a bold new way.”
Shares of LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) ended Monday session in green amid volatile trading. The shares closed up +0.52 points or 1.49% at $35.43 with 307.11 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $34.85 the shares hit an intraday low of $34.69 and an intraday high of $35.47 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $10.63 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 307.11 million shares.
LKQ Corporation (LKQ) announced that members of its senior management will be presenting at the following investor conference:
Raymond James 12th Annual North American Equities Conference September 13, 2016
Four Seasons Hotel, London
Materials used during the presentations will be posted to the Company’s website: www.lkqcorp.com on the day of the conferences.