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Ulta Not Yet Threatened by Online Sales or Shifting Beauty Trends (ULTA)

Research Question: Do shifting beauty product trends and online sales growth mean Ulta’s successful run has peaked? Companies: AMZN, COTY, CVS, EL, ELF, EPA:OR, JNJ, LVMUY, PG, REV, TGT, TYO:4911, TYO:4922, ULTA, UN, VTX:NESN, WBA, WMT By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Ulta Beauty Inc. (ULTA) should be […]

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Wayfair Idea Proposal (W)

Wayfair Idea Proposal (W)

Will Wayfair’s larger-than-expected losses continue or will the company’s sales growth move it toward profitability? Report Available: March 28, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found W disappointing with a larger-than-expected loss in its most recent quarter, despite strong revenue and sales growth. This only furthers questions about the company’s ability to be profitable. W also faces […]

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Aaron’s Progressive Leasing Continues Solid Growth Rate (AAN)

Research Question: Will Aaron’s Progressive Leasing unit continue to grow at its current pace? Companies: AAN, AMZN, BBY, RCII, SYF, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Aaron’s Inc.’s (AAN) Progressive Leasing will continue its rapid pace of growth, according to industry specialists and store personnel at retailers […]

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Hugo Boss Idea Proposal (BOSS)

Hugo Boss Idea Proposal (BOSS)

Will Hugo Boss’ rebranding efforts and focus on growing its casualwear line lead to improved sales in Europe?   Report Available: December 14, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research shows Hugo Boss simplifying its brand away from its traditional color labels and into two distinct bands, HUGO and BOSS. Amid this shift, there is also an increased […]

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Fitbit Idea Proposal (FIT)

Fitbit Idea Proposal (FIT)

Is demand for wearable tech and smartwatches growing? Will the new Ionic help Fitbit regain lost share?   Report Available: December 7, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found FIT losing ground as its device shipments are declining. It is estimated that by years end, FIT will have fallen to third place in the wearables market with […]

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Acuity Will Prevail Long Term Despite Intense Competition and Price Erosion (AYI)

Research Question: Will Acuity Brands suffer as upstream LED lighting manufacturers move downstream? Companies: AYI, CREE, EPA:LR, ETN, ETR:OSR, GE, HUBB, KOSDAQ:0032500, KRX:005930/005935, LSCG, PHG, TYO:6502 By: Reverdy Johnson & David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Acuity Brands Inc. (AYI) and the entire LED lighting industry are experiencing intense […]

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Select Comfort’s Smart Beds Set to Boost Sales with Superior Tech (SCSS, SNBR)

Research Question: Will smart beds help Select Comfort grow unit volume overall? Companies: ETR:SNH, SCSS, TPX By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Select Comfort Corp.’s (SCSS) Sleep Number 360 smart beds will help grow overall unit volume because of superior technology that is hard to imitate and currently […]

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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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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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