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Mar 30 2017 Automotive, Idea Proposals

Advance Auto Parts Idea Proposal (AAP)

Advance Auto Parts Idea Proposal (AAP)

Is Advance Auto Parts succeeding with its operational improvements in the commercial market to drive its turnaround and fend off rising online competition? Report Available: April 26, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research shows AAP focused on its five-year plan to turn itself around, seeing some fruits of that effort in the fourth quarter of 2016 […]

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Rising Delinquencies the New Normal for Subprime Auto Lending

Research Question: Are rising delinquencies of subprime auto loans signs of a bubble set to burst, or are they the new normal? Companies: ALLY, CACC, COF, F, GM, JPM, SC, WFC By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Rising delinquencies are the new normal for the subprime auto loan industry. […]

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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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Douglas Dynamics Dealerships Forecast Some Sales Growth Despite Mild Start to Winter (PLOW)

Research Question: Will Douglas Dynamics’ Western and Fisher brands sell more snowplows than a year ago? Companies: PLOW, TTC By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Nearly half of Douglas Dynamics Inc.’s (PLOW) Western and Fisher dealers interviewed are optimistic they will see a year-to-year sales increase on snowplows […]

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Nov 02 2016 Automotive, Consumer Goods

Advance Auto Parts Is Not Making Progress in the Commercial Market (AAP)

Research Question: Is Advance Auto Parts having enough success in the commercial market to reverse its declining sales and to drive its turnaround? Companies: AAP, AMZN, AZO, EBAY, GPC, IEP, ORLY By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Advance Auto Parts Inc.’s (AAP) efforts in the commercial market have […]

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Advance Auto Parts Idea Proposal (AAP)

Advance Auto Parts Idea Proposal (AAP)

Is Advance Auto Parts having enough success in the commercial market to reverse declining sales and drive its turnaround? Report Available: November 3, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows AAP with a string of disappointing sales results that have pushed the company further behind its peers. Competition remains fierce, including from online auto parts retailers […]

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Strong Summer Prices and Bookings to Boost Rental Car Industry

Research Question: Is Enterprise still priced to take market share from Avis and Hertz? Companies: CAR, ETR:SIX2, EXPE, HTZ, OWW By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Six of 16 sources said rental car rates have increased this summer compared to last, and six said booking volume and demand have […]

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Rental Car Industry Idea Proposal

Rental Car Industry Idea Proposal

Is Enterprise still priced to take market share from Avis and Hertz? Report Available:July 28, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows Enterprise continuing to lead the rental car industry as it achieves market share growth and high honors for its customer service. Rental car rates took a dip in June but appear to be strengthening […]

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Subprime Auto Loan Idea Proposal

Subprime Auto Loan Idea Proposal

Is the subprime auto loan industry in a bubble that will burst in the next 12-18 months? Report Available: August 17, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows record highs for total auto loans exceeding $1 Trillion, average loan amounts of $30,000, average monthly payments of $500, and average length of payment of 68 months. At […]

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Apr 14 2016 Automotive, Consumer Goods

Advance Auto Parts’ Push into Commercial Sales Remains Stalled

Research Question: Is Advance Auto Parts executing the right moves to catch up to its peers this year and beyond? Companies: AAP, AMZN, AZO, EBAY, GPC, ORLY By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Advance Auto Parts Inc.’s (AAP) focus on the commercial market is the right strategy, […]

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