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3 Stocks to Watch Next Week: AMD, Netflix, and Mattel

By Timothy Green - Apr 17, 2016 at 12:19PM

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Earnings season is back, and next week is full of major companies reporting results.

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD -4.11%) has been suffering from falling revenue and profits for the past few years, and it doesn't look like that will change when AMD reports its first-quarter results next week. Global PC sales slumped 11.5% during the first quarter, according to IDC, and with AMD heavily dependent on the PC market, another steep revenue decline is in the cards. AMD stock has surged recently, but the company desperately needs to win back some market share.

Streaming giant Netflix (NFLX -3.79%) is also reporting results next week, and the company expects to continue adding international subscribers at a rapid pace. Back in 2014, Netflix boosted its prices but promised that old members would be free from price hikes for two years. That two-year window ends next month, and while Netflix's first-quarter results won't be affected, at least some members may drop the service going forward.

Following a holiday quarter that propelled the stock higher, Mattel (MAT -6.25%) is facing major headwinds in 2016 that will be reflected in its first-quarter report. A significant source of revenue is gone, and currency continues to wreak havoc on Mattel's results. Mattel's core brands, which include Barbie, Fisher-Price, and Hot Wheels, returned to growth in the fourth quarter, but revenue growth will be tough to come by this year. The good news is that Mattel has so far maintained its lofty 4.6% dividend yield, giving investors a reason to stick around.

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Stocks Mentioned

Netflix, Inc. Stock Quote
Netflix, Inc.
NFLX
$180.34 (-3.79%) $-7.10
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Stock Quote
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
AMD
$91.16 (-4.11%) $-3.91
Mattel, Inc. Stock Quote
Mattel, Inc.
MAT
$21.62 (-6.25%) $-1.44

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