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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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Nearmap Idea Proposal (ASX:NEA)

Nearmap Idea Proposal (ASX:NEA)

Will Nearmap’s aerial imagery business in the U.S. be $30 million or $100 million in three years? Report Available: August 16, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found NEA successfully growing its aerial imagery business in the U.S., more than doubling its Annual Contract Value in the last year and exceeding its own expectations. It is […]

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Jul 12 2018 Financial, Real Estate

Agent Recruitment and Retention Remain Challenges for Realogy (RLGY)

Research Question: Is Realogy losing top agents to competitors like Compass and Redfin, or are the company’s recruitment and retention efforts working? Companies: AMZN, BRK.A/B, EXPI, PRPPF, RDFN, RLGY, Z By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Realogy Holdings Corp. (RLGY) has made little to no progress in its […]

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Zillow Has the Tools to Succeed and Lead in the iBuyer Space (Z/ZG)

Research Question: Will Zillow’s new house flipping business propel or derail the company’s growth? Companies: BRK.A/B, BX, INVH, LEN, LON:PURP, RDFN, RLGY, Z/ZG By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Sources expect Zillow Group Inc. (Z/ZG) to succeed and see continued growth in its expanded Instant Offers program and […]

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Undisciplined Nonbank Subprime Auto Lenders Still at Risk

Research Question: What is the level of risk for financial institutions from the failure of subprime auto lenders and the rapid growth of subprime mortgages? Companies: ALLY, BAC, BMO, BX, CACC, COF, CPSS, EXPN, FCAU, GM, JPM, SC, WFC By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Some nonbank subprime […]

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PayPal Idea Proposal (PYPL)

PayPal Idea Proposal (PYPL)

Will PayPal’s acquisition of iZettle give it critical momentum to boost in-store use? Report Available: June 28, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found PYPL making a major acquisition that could increase its presence in physical stores. The company continues to make gains with is peer-to-peer payment app but faces stiff competition from a bank-backed platform. […]

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Subprime Lending Idea Proposal

Subprime Lending Idea Proposal

What is the level of risk for financial institutions from the failure of subprime auto lenders and the rapid growth of subprime mortgages? Report Available: May 31, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found that three small specialized subprime auto lenders recently went bankrupt or closed. Several others are at high risk of failure due to the […]

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Zillow Idea Proposal (Z/ZG)

Zillow Idea Proposal (Z/ZG)

Will Zillow’s new house flipping business propel or derail the company’s growth? Report Available: June 7, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found Z/ZG surprising the real estate and investment industries by announcing that it would be entering the home buying and selling/flipping business and expanding its Instant Offers program. The news potentially eliminates or at least […]

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Report Update: CoStar Group Looks Poised to Continue Growing (CSGP)

Research Question: Will CoStar’s momentum continue in 2018 after a strong fourth quarter? Companies: CSGP, GOOG/GOOGL, VZ, YELP, Z By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Two of three property management sources said CoStar Group Inc.’s com continues to deliver excellent results, and they expect the company’s recent impressive […]

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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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