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Fitbit Likely to Get No More Than a Short-Term Boost from the Versa (FIT)

Research Question Will Fitbit’s Versa smartwatch lead a resurgence for the company? Companies: AAPL, FIT, FOSL, GOOG/GOOGL, GRMN, HMI, KORS, KRX:005930 By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Fitbit Inc.’s (FIT) newest smartwatch, the Versa, does not appear to be a sustainable hit that can reverse the struggling device […]

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Cruise Lines Primed for Smooth Sailing in the 2018 Wave Season (CCL, RCL, NCLH)

Research Question: Will booking growth for wave season 2018 continue to be ahead of last year’s pace? Companies: CCL/CUK, DIS, HKG:0678, NCLH, RCL   By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Early trends show wave season bookings are ahead of last year’s pace and are expected to continue at […]

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Gun Industry Has Low Sales, High Inventory; Rebound Unlikely Until Next Election (AOBC, RGR)

Research Question: How significant is the decline in gun sales brought on by the results of the presidential election? When will gun sales rebound? Companies: AOBC, CAB, RGR, SPWH, VSTO By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Firearm demand has dropped to nearly nothing since November when the election […]

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Gun Manufacturers Idea Proposal (AOBC, RGR)

Gun Manufacturers Idea Proposal (AOBC, RGR)

How significant is the decline in gun sales brought on by the Presidential election? When will gun sales rebound? Report Available:May 26, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research shows fears that gun sales will fall significantly with a pro-gun President and Congress, setting up low expectations for manufacturers RGR and AOBC. While FBI background checks have […]

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Fitbit Set for Holidays But Must Evolve into a Medical Device to Secure Future (FIT)

Research Question: Will Fitbit’s new products drive sales and help maintain the company’s market dominance? Companies: AAPL, AMS:TOM2, FIT, FOSL, GOOG/GOOGL, GRMN, KRX:005930, NKE, NURO, UA By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Fitbit Inc.’s (FIT) prospects are high for strong holiday sales and continued market dominance, according to 11 […]

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Millennials Focused on Price, Not Harley-Davidson’s Legacy

Research Question: Will Harley-Davidson bounce back in 2016 despite rising competition? Companies: BIT:PIA, ETR/FRA:BMW, ETR/FRA:NSU, HOG, PII, TYO:7012, TYO:7267, TYO:7269, TYO:7272 By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Although warm weather likely will help motorcycle sales overall, Harley-Davidson Inc. (HOG) still is struggling to maintain market share as its […]

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Harley-Davidson Idea Proposal

Harley-Davidson Idea Proposal

Research Question: Will Harley-Davidson experience a bounce-back year in 2016 despite rising competition? Report Available: Jan. 20, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows that despite HOG’s struggle to maintain market share in the face of competition from PII’s motorcycle brands and others, dealers are more optimistic about the company’s three-to-five year outlook, inventory appears in line, […]

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Dick’s Understaffing, Poor Service Lead to Frustration, Cement Its Reputation

Research Question: Will severe understaffing at Dick’s Sporting Goods derail sales and cause customers to opt for competitors? Companies: AMZN, BGFV, CAB, DKS, EBAY, FL, HIBB, JCP, KKR, TGT, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Seventeen of 33 sources, including customers and competitors, said Dick’s Sporting Goods […]

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Whisper

Dick’s Sporting Goods Whisper

Research Question: Will severe understaffing at Dick’s Sporting Goods derail sales and cause customers to opt for competitors? Report Available: July 30, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows DKS has ambitious growth plans as it opens up dozens of brick-and-mortar stores and takes measures to improve margins, however reports are surfacing from unsatisfied customers across the nation that DKS […]

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Polaris Uses Innovation to Throttle Its Side-By-Side ATV Competition

Research Question: Is Polaris maintaining its stranglehold on the side-by-side off-road vehicle market, or are competitors beginning to take share? Companies: ACAT, DE, DOO, PII, TYO:7012, TYO:7267, TYO:7269, TYO:7272 By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Twenty of 22 sources expect Polaris Industries Inc. (PII) to maintain its dominant share […]

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