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December, 2018  // Posts published in December, 2018

Tech Trends: Part 1: Data and Disruption Will Be Everywhere in 2019

Research Question: What areas of information technology will be the focus for making money in 2019? Which trends will present opportunity or pain in the industry? Companies: AAPL, AMT, AMZN, ARRS, CCI, CSCO, CTXS, DELL, DVMT, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, MSFT, NTAP, PANW, PSTG, RHT, SBAC, VMW, ZAYO By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf) […]

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Updates from Oil Patch: Oilfield Expenditures Likely to Flatten YY in 2019

Research Question: What is the outlook for E&P spending and oilfield services considering the recent decline in oil pricing? Companies: BAS, FRAC, HAL, HP, PDS, PTEN, RES, RNGR, SLB Click here to download report (.pdf)   Highlights Oil pricing’s recent drop to the lower $50s has caused hesitation in industry circles for projects to move forward […]

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Dec 14 2018 Services, Travel & Leisure

Cruise Industry Idea Proposal (CCL, RCL, NCLH)

Cruise Industry Idea Proposal (CCL, RCL, NCLH)

Will the cruise industry’s 2019 bookings continue to be ahead of 2018’s pace? Report Available: January 16, 2019   Blueshift’s ongoing research showed booking strength for cruise lines as advance bookings for 2019 are ahead of this year’s pace, rates are higher, and the booking window is further out. Innovation including smart technology, apps for […]

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Subprime Lending Idea Proposal

Subprime Lending Idea Proposal

Can the subprime lending industry sustain its late year bounce and extend gains through 2019? Report Available: January 23, 2019   Blueshift’s ongoing research found that the subprime lending industry saw significant gains in the second half of 2018. The economy and the current regulatory conditions seem to be lining up to drive even more […]

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ADBE’s Creative Cloud Subscription Growth Will Continue Despite Intense App-Level Competition (ADBE)

Research Question: Will Adobe’s Creative Cloud continue to experience year-to-year subscription growth? Companies: AAPL, ADBE, ADSK, DASTY, DATA, GOOG/GOOGL, MSFT, PS, WIX By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Adobe Inc.’s (ADBE) Creative Cloud will continue to see growth in new subscriptions and individual application subscriptions into 2019 but […]

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PayPal Idea Proposal (PYPL)

PayPal Idea Proposal (PYPL)

Will PayPal’s efforts to monetize its Venmo app reach a tipping point in 2019? Report Available: January 10, 2019   Blueshift’s ongoing research found PYPL’s social payments platform, Venmo, thriving. PYPL has been ratcheting up its efforts to monetize the highly popular app. Venmo, however, has encountered higher-than-expected levels of fraud, especially with a key […]

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Is Dell “the Hindenburg” of IT Vendors? (DELL, DVMT)

Research Question: If Dell’s move to go public again passes following a Dec. 11 stakeholder vote, what kind of marketplace competition will the company face in 2019 and beyond? Can Dell deliver sufficient growth? Companies: AMZN, CSCO, DVMT, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, MSFT, NTAP, VMW   By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key […]

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Dental Supply Distribution Idea Proposal (HSIC, AMZN, PDCO)

Dental Supply Distribution Idea Proposal (HSIC, AMZN, PDCO)

Will Henry Schein’s latest company redesign be enough to generate growth and stay ahead of Amazon and other competitors? Report Available: January 8, 2019   Blueshift’s ongoing research found the dental supply market expanding with new competitors challenging for share. In response, HSIC is reshaping the company to better serve and grow its relationships in […]

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Netflix Challengers Are Ramping Up But Not a Threat in 2019 (NFLX)

Research Question: Will Netflix’s subscriber growth be slowed in 2019 by new content options such as Disney+ or by platforms like Roku that make competing content easier to find? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, BABA, CBS, CMCSA, DIS, DISH, FB, FOX, GOOG/GOOGL, NFLX, ROKU, T, TCEHY, TMUS, TYO:6758, VIA, VZ By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download […]

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