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Amazon Prime Discount Program Not a Significant Threat to Dollar Tree (DLTR, AMZN)

Research Question: Will competitive pressure from Amazon’s Prime membership discount for low-income shoppers slow Dollar Tree’s sales? Companies: AMZN, COST, DG, DLTR, FIVE, TGT, WMT By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings com Inc.’s (AMZN) Prime membership discount for low-income shoppers is not a significant threat to Dollar Tree […]

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Select Comfort Idea Proposal (SCSS, SNBR)

Select Comfort Idea Proposal (SCSS, SNBR)

Will smart beds help Select Comfort grow unit volume overall?   Report Available: September 15, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found SCSS introducing a new line of innovative mattresses with smart technology and a high price tag that the company expects will increase sales and drive profit. But SCSS had inventory concerns which delayed delivery […]

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Autonomous Car Chipmakers Idea Proposal (INTC, NVDA)

Autonomous Car Chipmakers Idea Proposal (INTC, NVDA)

Who will win the race between Nvidia and Intel to be the driving force behind autonomous cars?   Report Available: October 18, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found NVDA taking the lead in self-driving car development with its superfast graphics processors. INTC’s acquisition of Mobileye, however, has thrust the chipmaker back into the conversation. NVDA […]

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Dollar Tree Idea Proposal (DLTR)

Dollar Tree Idea Proposal (DLTR)

Will competitive pressure from Amazon Prime’s discount for low-income shoppers slow Dollar Tree’s sales growth?   Report Available: August17, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research shows DLTR making significant progress with its long-term growth strategies, including the integration of thousands of Family Dollar stores. When complete, DLTR is expected to emerge as a mega discount retailer […]

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HomeAdvisor Gets the Job Done for Some But Disappoints Others (IAC)

Research Question: Are contractors getting their money’s worth from IAC’s HomeAdvisor? Companies: ANGI, GOOG/GOOGL, HD, IAC, LOW, YELP By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Home contractors offered a mixed assessment of InterActiveCorp/IAC’s (IAC) HomeAdvisor lead-generation platform. Several reported exceptional results while others contemplated permanently halting their use of […]

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Suppliers Bullish on Wayfair, Others Lean Bearish Based on Costs, Amazon (W, AMZN)

Research Question: Will Wayfair’s bulls or bears be proven right in terms of the company’s revenue, customer acquisition, inventory, payment risk and competition? Companies: AMZN, BABA, BBBY, COST, OSTK, TCS, TGT, W, WMT By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Wayfair Inc. (W) suppliers are positive about their relationships and sales […]

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Jul 10 2017 Automotive, Consumer Goods

Goodyear’s Margin Sustainable Even As Tire Demand Continues to Lag (GT)

Research Question: Is Goodyear’s higher margin sustainable? Will tire demand continue to lag? Companies: CTB, CTTAY, GT, HEL:NRE1V, KRX:000240, KRX:002350/002355, KRX:073240, MGDDY, MNRO, SHA:600182, SHA:601058, SHA:601163, SHLD, TYO:5101, TYO:5105, TYO:5108/BRDCY, TYO:8053 By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (GT) will be able to maintain […]

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Blackberry Idea Proposal (BBRY)

Blackberry Idea Proposal (BBRY)

Will Blackberry’s QNX auto software and Radar truck tracking system return the company to its glory days?   Report Available: August23, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found BBRY struggling as handset revenues decline and it focuses on its software business. There is a lot of optimism around the chances for its QNX software to play […]

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HomeAdvisor Idea Proposal (IAC, ANGI)

HomeAdvisor Idea Proposal (IAC, ANGI)

Are contractors getting their money’s worth from HomeAdvisor? Report Available:July 26, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found HomeAdvisor growing rapidly with more home service professionals subscribing to its network and more consumers requesting services. HomeAdvisor is beefing up its marketing to convince consumers to use the service to find home improvement contractors. The company is […]

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Wayfair Idea Proposal (W)

Wayfair Idea Proposal (W)

Will Wayfair’s bulls or bears be proven right when it comes to the company’s revenue, customer acquisition, inventory, payment risk, and competition?   Report Available: July 13, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found W a controversial company with strong supporters and a healthy number of detractors, too. W reported a strong Q1 marked by big […]

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