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July, 2014  // Posts published in July, 2014

Sprouts Has the Right Formula for Successful Expansion Despite Competition

Research Question: Can Sprouts Farmers Market fend off competition while expanding into new regions? Companies: FWM, KR, NGVC, SFM, SVU, TFM, UNFI, WFM By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (SFM) is positioned for successful expansion, drawing new customers with its low prices, fresh produce and strong offerings for […]

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Trends Tracker—Covering the Hottest Topics of July 2014 Introduction

Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Introduction Welcome to Blueshift Research’s and SurveyMonkey’s new monthly business research tracker entitled Trends Tracker. This is a monthly survey tracking U.S. consumers’ opinions and actions on 20 of what we think are the most pressing questions affecting U.S. citizens and their choices that could affect business and […]

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Consumer Demand for Zillow Makes the Site a Necessary Evil for Agents

Research Question: Do Zillow and Trulia hold pricing power over agents? How much of their budgets are agents willing to allocate to these sites? Companies: MOVE, TRLA, Z By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The only sources with positive feedback on Zillow Inc.’s (Z) ROI were those with Premier and […]

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ADT Still Not Seeing Growth Despite Minimal Threat from Cable/Telco

Research Question: Are home security/monitoring solutions from cable and telecom companies causing a significant drop in ADT’s business? Companies: ADT, CMCSA, DTV, HON, SWK, T, TWC, TYC By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Cable and telco companies still are not a threat to ADT Corp.’s (ADT) existing customer base, according […]

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Digital Banking Services Appear to Be on Amazon’s Horizon

Research Question: Is Amazon prepared to introduce itself as a bank and/or payment entity? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, AXP, EBAY, GOOG, MA, NCR, PAY, V By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Highlights Efforts to gain more control over its own system of receiving payments may result in Amazon.com becoming a full-blown digital financial services […]

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ARM Holdings Whisper

ARM Holdings Whisper

Research Question: Will ARM Holdings see a significant boost in 2015 revenue from smartphone royalties and its new system-on-a-chip server architecture? Companies Covered: ARM Holdings (ARMH), NVIDIA (NVDA), Intel (INTC), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Qualcomm (QCOM), Samsung (KRX: 005930), Applied Microcircuits (AMCC) Report Available: August 21, 2014   Blueshift’s initial research shows ARM Holdings not seeing […]

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Tableau Whisper

Tableau Whisper

Research Question: Is Tableau delivering a superior product to maintain its current growth rate? Companies Covered: Tableau (DATA), Splunk (SPLK), IBM (IBM), Tibco (TIBX), Microsoft (MSFT), Qlik Technologies (QLIK) Report Available: August 20, 2014   Blueshift’s initial research shows Tableau growing at a rapid pace due to increasing sales of its user-friendly visualization products, but competitors have […]

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Jul 21 2014 Services, Travel & Leisure

Rental Car Industry’s Strong Summer in Line with Expectations

Research Question: Will summer 2014 car rentals be better than expected? Companies: CAR, HTZ By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Demand for leisure rental cars is higher this summer compared to a year ago, according to 14 of 20 sources. Twelve sources also said demand is up for business rentals. […]

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AMZN’s AWS Dominates; Lucrative Future for Add-On Services

Research Question: Are Amazon Web Services’ price reductions spurring current customers to broaden use of the service and enticing new customers to come on board? Companies: AMZN, CTXS, EQIX, GOOG, IBM, MSFT, RAX By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Amazon Web Services (AMZN) will continue to lead the market. AWS […]

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Jul 16 2014 Biotechnology, Healthcare

Aegerion’s Juxtapid Likely to See Limited Sales Improvement

Research Question: Is the leveling off of Aegerion’s Juxtapid sales permanent, or will growth return? Companies: AEGR, AMGN, ISIS, PFE, REGN, SNY By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s (AEGR) orphan drug Juxtapid, which treats the extremely rare HoFH lipid disorder, likely will experience only a limited sales […]

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