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June, 2018  // Posts published in June, 2018

Kingfisher’s Castorama Stores in Poland Will Continue to Outperform (LON:KGF)

Research Question: Why are Kingfisher’s Castorama stores in Poland outperforming the rest of the company? Is this sustainable? Companies: LON:KGF By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings All 10 sources said sales at Kingfisher plc’s (LON:KGF) Castorama stores in Poland have increased year to year. Five said sales are […]

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Nvidia Is in Great Shape to Extend Its Data Center Dominance (NVDA)

Research Question: What are the roadblocks to Nvidia’s growth in AI-powered data centers? Companies: AAPL, AMD, AMZN, CTXS, ETR:SAP, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, INTC, KRX:005930, MSFT, NVDA, ORCL, QCOM, TXN, TYO:9984, XLNX By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Nvidia Corp.’s (NVDA) astonishing growth in sales to data centers should […]

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Update: Small Share Gains in Niche Markets Likely for NCS Multistage (NCSM)

Research Question: Are higher oil prices driving increased U.S. adoption of NCS Multistage’s fraccing technology, and will its new technology that does not require coil tubing be a significant improvement and fuel adoption? Companies: BHGE, CVX, EOG, HAL, NCSM, OXY, SLB, WFT, XOM By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of […]

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Tech Trends: Big Cloud Shrinks Big IT Projects; IBM, Dell, HPE, Oracle Feel the Pain

Research Question: How are firms like IBM and HPE being affected by the large multiyear IT projects that are being reduced by faster-to-implement cloud options? Companies: AMZN, BABA, CSCO, DVMT, ETR:DTE, ETR:SAP, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, MSFT, ORCL By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings A seismic shift is underway in how […]

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Indivior Sublocade Idea Proposal (LSE:INDV)

Indivior Sublocade Idea Proposal (LSE:INDV)

Is the addiction treatment and patient community going to adopt buprenorphine depot injections? Report Available: July 26, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found INDV highly optimistic about its recently approved drug Sublocade, a monthly injection of buprenorphine used to treat Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). The product is in the early stages of launch and INDV […]

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Tech Trends: All-Time High IT Security Spending Nears Saturation Point

Research Question: How are IT security incumbents responding to a source-forecasted spending slowdown and increasing competition from newer companies in the second half of 2018? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, CSCO, FFIV, FTNT, GOOG/GOOGL, JNPR, MSFT, PANW, PSDO, LON:SOPH By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings Think the IT security run is endless? […]

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Update: TreeHouse Still Focused on Larger Accounts, Raises Prices More Than Competitors (THS)

Research Question: Will the operational changes at TreeHouse lead to sales increases? Can they help TreeHouse stave off competitors? Companies: AMZN, CAG, COST, CVS, K, KR, LNCE, LON:MNDI, POST, THS, WBA, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings In a continuation of trends found in Blueshift Research’s 2 […]

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Update: Grainger’s Growth Trend Will Continue, But Customer Acquisition Will Be Limited (GWW)

Research Question: Can Grainger sustain its first-quarter momentum through the rest of 2018? Is its price reduction initiative leading to an increase in new customers? Companies: AMZN, BRK.A/B, GWW, MSM By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings W. Grainger Inc. (GWW) will sustain its first-quarter momentum throughout 2018, according […]

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Spotify Idea Proposal (SPOT)

Spotify Idea Proposal (SPOT)

Is Spotify the next Netflix or the next Pandora? Report Available: July 24, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found strong revenue and subscriber growth in SPOT’s first earnings report as a public company but also some question marks around profitability and revenue per user. SPOT’s success and growing influence in the music industry has led […]

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Zillow Has the Tools to Succeed and Lead in the iBuyer Space (Z/ZG)

Research Question: Will Zillow’s new house flipping business propel or derail the company’s growth? Companies: BRK.A/B, BX, INVH, LEN, LON:PURP, RDFN, RLGY, Z/ZG By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Sources expect Zillow Group Inc. (Z/ZG) to succeed and see continued growth in its expanded Instant Offers program and […]

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