When Mattel reported lousy results for the holidays a few weeks ago, investors concluded that rival Hasbro probably had a terrible fourth quarter too. But they were wrong. They forgot that Hasbro has something Mattel no longer has — some Disney magic.
Hasbro ( stock surged 15% Monday to an all-time high after it reported earnings and sales for the fourth quarter that easily topped forecasts. That made the stock easily the best performer in the S&P 500. )