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June, 2017  // Posts published in June, 2017

Nevro Idea Proposal (NVRO)

Nevro Idea Proposal (NVRO)

Is Nevro’s Senza spinal cord stimulation system the best non-drug chronic pain solution? Report Available: July 26, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found NVRO aggressively and successfully ramping up sales of its Senza system. The Senza system has energized the 30-year-old spinal cord stimulation industry with its innovative HF10 high frequency therapy. As the opioid […]

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Wayfair Idea Proposal (W)

Wayfair Idea Proposal (W)

Will Wayfair’s bulls or bears be proven right when it comes to the company’s revenue, customer acquisition, inventory, payment risk, and competition?   Report Available: July 13, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found W a controversial company with strong supporters and a healthy number of detractors, too. W reported a strong Q1 marked by big […]

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Healthcare Reform Uncertainty, Hospital Innovation Slow Demand For Temp/Travel Nurses (AMN, CCRN)

Research Question: Has the nursing shortage peaked? How will the leading providers of temporary nurses be affected by the current nursing staffing cycle? Companies: AMN, CCRN By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The nursing shortage has not yet peaked, according to 12 of 18 sources who said the […]

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Cognex Idea Proposal (CGNX)

Cognex Idea Proposal (CGNX)

Will Cognex’s claim of superior technology and software drive growth to keep it ahead of the competition? Report Available: July 7, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found CGNX with several quarters of significant growth, introducing innovative technology, and acquiring companies with impressive intellectual property. Also, adoption and growth in factory automation, specifically machine vision, are trending […]

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Ellie Mae Looks Ready to Face Down Challenges (ELLI)

Research Question: Is Ellie Mae vulnerable if a strong competitor emerges for small and midsize lenders? Companies: ACN, ASPS, BAC, BKFS, CNDT, ELLI, FISV, FMCC, FNMA, JPM, NSE:WIPRO, TSX:DH By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Ellie Mae Inc. (ELLI) is on solid footing as customers are generally happy […]

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Goodyear Tire Idea Proposal (GT)

Goodyear Tire Idea Proposal (GT)

Is Goodyear’s higher margin sustainable? Will tire demand continue to lag? Report Available:July 6, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research shows GT experiencing a decline in tire sales in both its original equipment and replacement businesses as demand for tires weakens and auto production slows. Still, GT is seeing positives from the increasing emphasis on higher-profit […]

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iRobot’s Roomba on Track, Holds Off Competition; Braava Limited in U.S. (IRBT)

Research Question: Will iRobot’s successful run continue? Companies: AMZN, BABA, BOM:500530, GOOG/GOOGL, HKG:0669, IRBT, KRX:003550/003555, KRX:005930/005935, SWK By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings iRobot Corp.’s (IRBT) Roomba robot vacuum is expected to continue its successful run as the industry leader and pacesetter. Brand recognition, marketing, word of mouth […]

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Hotels and Online Travel Agencies Idea Proposal (EXPE, HLT, MAR, PCLN)

Hotels and Online Travel Agencies Idea Proposal (EXPE, HLT, MAR, PCLN)

Are hotels getting customers to book directly with them instead of using Online Travel Agencies? Report Available: June 28, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found hotels trying to increase their direct bookings over having guests use online travel agencies (OTAs), which are more costly to the hotels because of the commissions they charge. It is […]

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FTS International’s IPO Success Depends on Oil Price, Not the Company’s Strengths or Services (FTSI)

Research Question: Does FTS International possess any strengths or unique services that will ensure a successful IPO? Companies: BAS, CAT, FRAC, FTSI, HAL, NFX, NOV, PUMP, RES, SLB, TSE:CFW, WFT By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings FTS International Inc.’s (or FTSI) IPO success will depend largely on the timing […]

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