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There Are Warning Signs That Skechers’ Momentum Is Waning

Research Question: Are Skechers’ U.S. wholesale and retail businesses continuing to thrive despite warnings signs in the greater overall shoe market? Companies: ADDYY, CAL, DKS, DSW, DKX, KSS, NKE, SKX, UA, VFC, TYO:7936   By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Sales of Skechers USA Inc. (SKX) shoes were down […]

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Skechers Idea Proposal

Skechers Idea Proposal

Are Skechers’ U.S. wholesale and retail businesses continuing to thrive despite warnings signs in the greater overall shoe market? Report Available: July 20, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research found SKX riding high after a stellar Q1, though its U.S. wholesale and retail businesses face challenges as buyers with money tied up in excess boot and […]

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Optimism Abounds That J.C. Penney’s Turnaround Is Real

Research Question: Are J.C. Penney’s new initiatives enough to lead it to sustainable success in 2016 and beyond? Companies: ADDYY, AMZN, APPCQ, BBBY, BME:ITX, CHS, COST, HBI, HD, JCP, KSS, LB, LOW, LVMUY, M, NKE, PSUNQ, PVH, RL, SHLD, SPCHA, SQBG, STO:HM-B, TGT, TYO:9983, W, WMT By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download the report […]

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J.C. Penney Idea Proposal

J.C. Penney Idea Proposal

Are J.C. Penney’s new initiatives enough to lead it to sustainable success with its turnaround effort in 2016 and beyond? Report Available: May 6, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows J.C. Penney on the comeback trail with a new leader, initiatives to reinvigorate sales, bring more customers back the store, and increase sales per square […]

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Boot Barn’s Oil and Gas Related Troubles Worsen From October

Research Question: Will Boot Barn continue to see declining business in stores within or near oil and gas basins? Companies: BOOT, BRK-A/BRK-B, CAB, RCKY, TSCO, ­­WWW By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Business at Boot Barn Holdings Inc.’s (BOOT) stores in oil and gas regions continues to decline, […]

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UA Scores a Big Win Among Young Athletes Through Quality and Marketing

Research Question: Will Under Armour be the preferred athletic brand for high school and college athletes in 2016? Companies: ADDYY, BRK.A/B, COLM, DKS, ELY, ETR/FRA:PUM, GPS, HBI, KRX:081660, LB, LULU, NKE, RL, SKX, STO:NEWA-B By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Under Armour (UA) continues to gain among younger […]

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Boot Barn Idea Proposal

Boot Barn Idea Proposal

Research Question: Will Boot Barn continue to see declining business in stores within or near oil and gas basins? Report Available: January 28, 2016   Blueshift’s research shows BOOT’s stores in oil and gas geographies suffering, and the full impact of the oil recession may have not yet been felt at BOOT’s Texas stores. BOOT’s merger […]

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Gildan’s Low Price, High Quality Helping It to Gain Share Now and in 2016

Research Question: Will Gildan gain market share in branded innerwear in 2016? Companies: BRK.A/BRK.B, HBI, NKE, TSE:GIL/GIL, TYO:9983, UA, VFC By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)     Summary of Findings Gildan Activewear Inc.’s (TSE:GIL/GIL) combination of low price and high quality is helping its branded innerwear gain share now and into […]

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Popularity Decline, Not Just Weather, Spells Doom for Deckers’ UGG

Research Question: Did back-to-school and fall/early winter sales of Deckers’ UGG shearling and non-shearling boots meet retailers’ and distributors’ expectations? Companies: COLM, DECK, HKG:0494, NKE, SKX, VFC, WWW By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The popularity and sales of Deckers Outdoors Corp.’s (DECK) UGG are declining at an […]

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Under Armour Idea Proposal

Under Armour Idea Proposal

Research Question: Will Under Armour overtake Nike as the preferred athletic apparel brand for high school and college athletes in 2016? Report Available: January 27, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows UA making progress with its footwear line, encroaching on NKE’s turf in multiple ways, and lining itself up to make a strong bid for the […]

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