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Online, Store Expansion Initiatives to Drive CarMax’s Growth in Robust Used Market (KMX)

Research Question: Will the rollout of an omnichannel/online car buying option and the expansion of physical store locations drive sales and loan originations for CarMax in 2019? Companies: ABG, AN, BRK.A/B, CARG, CVNA, HYRE, KMX, LAD, PAG, SAH By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings CarMax Inc.’s (KMX) omnichannel/online and […]

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CarMax Idea Proposal (KMX)

CarMax Idea Proposal (KMX)

Will the rollout of an online car-buying option and expansion of physical store locations drive sales and loan originations for CarMax in 2019?   Report Available: May 1, 2019   Blueshift’s initial research found KMX, the nation’s largest used car dealer, recovering nicely in its Q4 from declining market share experienced in the first half […]

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Mar 21 2019 Real Estate, Services

Zillow Offers Will Dominate iBuyer Segment But May Alienate Many Premier Agents (Z/ZG)

Research Question: Will Zillow succeed in shifting its direction to the iBuyer market with its Zillow Offers product? Companies: BRK.A/B, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, INVH, NWS, RDFN, RLGY, Z/ZG By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Zillow Group Inc.’s (Z/ZG) Zillow Offers is on track to become the leading iBuyer because […]

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Zillow Idea Proposal (ZG)

Zillow Idea Proposal (ZG)

Will Zillow succeed in shifting the direction of the company to the iBuyer market with its Zillow Offers product? Report Available: March 21, 2019   Blueshift’s ongoing research found ZG launching Zillow 2.0 to disrupt the real estate market again. ZG is going all-in on its Zillow Offers program, buying, selling and financing homes. This […]

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Subprime Loans Set to Grow in Personal and Mortgage But to Fall in Auto

Research Question: Can the subprime lending industry sustain its late-year bounce and extend gains through 2019? Companies: BAC, BX, CACC, COF, CPSS, DFS, ELVT, ENVA, FCFS, LON:EXPN, OMF, SC, USB, WFC By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Gains in the subprime lending industry through 2019 will be challenged […]

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Profitability for PayPal’s Venmo Will Take Years But the Path Is There (PYPL)

Research Question: Will PayPal’s efforts to monetize its Venmo app reach a tipping point in 2019? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, AXP, BAC, DFS, EPA:ING, FDC, GOOG/GOOGL, GRUB, JPM, KRX:005930, MA, PYPL, SQ, TCEHY, V, WFC, WMT By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Turning Venmo profitable will be a slow […]

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Subprime Lending Idea Proposal

Subprime Lending Idea Proposal

Can the subprime lending industry sustain its late year bounce and extend gains through 2019? Report Available: January 23, 2019   Blueshift’s ongoing research found that the subprime lending industry saw significant gains in the second half of 2018. The economy and the current regulatory conditions seem to be lining up to drive even more […]

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PayPal Idea Proposal (PYPL)

PayPal Idea Proposal (PYPL)

Will PayPal’s efforts to monetize its Venmo app reach a tipping point in 2019? Report Available: January 10, 2019   Blueshift’s ongoing research found PYPL’s social payments platform, Venmo, thriving. PYPL has been ratcheting up its efforts to monetize the highly popular app. Venmo, however, has encountered higher-than-expected levels of fraud, especially with a key […]

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Zillow Offers Will Capture Share of Limited iBuyer Market, But Premier Agent Revenue at Risk (Z/ZG)

Research Question: Is the Zillow Offers program on track to become Zillow’s next growth story, or is the program detracting from the company’s core premier agent business? Companies: BRK.A/B, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, LON:PURP, RDFN, RLGY, Z/ZG By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Zillow Group Inc.’s (Z/ZG) Zillow Offers is […]

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Zillow Idea Proposal (ZG)

Zillow Idea Proposal (ZG)

Is Zillow’s Instant Offers on track to become the company’s next growth story or is it detracting from the core Premier Agent business? Report Available: October 24, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found ZG expanding its Instant Offers program beyond Phoenix and Las Vegas to Atlanta and Denver despite the program having posted zero revenue […]

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