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Dollar Tree’s Family Dollar Integration Gaining Traction, Still a Work in Progress (DLTR)

Research Question: Are Dollar Tree’s integration initiatives for its Family Dollar stores producing cost savings and sales growth? Companies: BRK.A/B, CVS, DG, DLTR, FLO, PEP, TGT, TYO:3382, WBA, WMT By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Dollar Tree Inc.’s (DLTR) changes and initiatives for Family Dollar continue to be […]

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Carter’s Wholesale Business Squeezed by Private Label; Amazon Not a Solution Yet (CRI)

Research Question: Will Carter’s wholesale business withstand private-label competition in 2017? Companies: AMZN, CRI, FINL, FL, HBI, JCP, KSS, M, NKE, PLCE, RL, ROST, TGT, TJX, WMT, UA By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Carter’s Inc. (CRI) faces an uphill battle in the wholesale channel, combatting the rise […]

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Signet Jewelers Idea Proposal (SIG)

Signet Jewelers Idea Proposal (SIG)

Will Signet Jewelers rebound from disappointing holiday sales with strong Valentine’s Day business? Report Available:February 27, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research shows SIG coming off a disappointing holiday that was weak across the industry. The company is hopeful for a Valentine’s Day rebound with a focus on online execution and sales of its branded collections. […]

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Netgear on Track to Achieve Projected Revenue Growth in 2017 (NTGR)

Research Question: Will Netgear’s commercial and retail business segments achieve the 10% revenue growth expected by the company in 2017? Companies: ARRS, CSCO, DVMT, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, JNPR, LOGI, NTGR, SHE:002528, TPE:2332, TPE:2357, UBNT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Netgear Inc.’s (NTGR) retail and commercial business segments are expected […]

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Skechers’ Q1 Orders Slip at Major Buyer, But 2H17 Holds Promise (SKX)

Research Question: Will Skechers’ domestic wholesale business continue to be a drag, or will new products revive the brand in 2017? Companies: ADDYY, CAL, DKS, ETR:PUM, KRX:081660, KSS, NKE, SKX, TYO:7936, UA, VFC, WWW By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Skechers USA Inc. (SKX) is struggling to regain […]

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Douglas Dynamics Idea Proposal (PLOW)

Douglas Dynamics Idea Proposal (PLOW)

Will Douglas Dynamics’ snowplow sales meet expectations this winter? Report Available: February 23, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found high expectations for PLOW sales in the back half of winter. Snowfall totals have vastly exceeded averages in some areas of the country but lagged in others. An uptick in pickup truck sales could bode well […]

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UGG’s Classic II, Classic Slim, Men’s Lines Were on Trend and Drove Holiday Sales For Deckers (DECK)

Research Question: Did Deckers’ new UGG Slim and Classic II boots drive holiday sales and reinvigorate the brand? Companies: COLM, DECK, KORS, NKE, VFC, WWW By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Deckers Outdoor Corp.’s (DECK) UGG brand experienced strong holiday sales and returned to being on trend in […]

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Hope for J.C. Penney’s Turnaround Not Extinguished by Subpar Q4 (JCP)

Research Question: Will J.C. Penney’s turnaround efforts regain momentum or stall in 2017? Companies: ADDYY, AMZN, BBY, BONT, COLM, DDS, GE, GPS, HD, HGG, IR, JCP, JWN, KRX:003555, KRX:005930/005935, KSS, LOW, M, NKE, RL, SHLD, TPX By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Despite its uneven fourth-quarter performance, C. Penney […]

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Dollar Tree Idea Proposal (DLTR, DG)

Dollar Tree Idea Proposal (DLTR, DG)

Are Dollar Tree’s integration initiatives at its Family Dollar stores producing cost savings and sales growth? Report Available: February 15, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research shows DLTR making progress with the integration of the Family Dollar (FDO) stores the company acquired in July 2015. DLTR and its customers have said the FDO stores are cleaner, […]

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Carter’s Idea Proposal (CRI)

Carter’s Idea Proposal (CRI)

Will Carter’s wholesale business withstand private label competition in 2017? Report Available: February 10, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research shows CRI’s wholesale business facing a challenge from an increased focus on private label brands in its partner stores, while also seeing demand decline at mall-based retailers. But the company is pushing its online strategy with […]

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