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Subprime Lending Idea Proposal

Subprime Lending Idea Proposal

Has tighter underwriting isolated the subprime lending problems to 2015 vintages? Are 2017 risk-adjusted returns looking attractive? Report Available:July 20, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research shows the subprime lending industry and auto dealers signaling the end of the subprime lending bubble. Recent loan default metrics have declined for mortgages and auto loans. In addition, the […]

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Ellie Mae Looks Ready to Face Down Challenges (ELLI)

Research Question: Is Ellie Mae vulnerable if a strong competitor emerges for small and midsize lenders? Companies: ACN, ASPS, BAC, BKFS, CNDT, ELLI, FISV, FMCC, FNMA, JPM, NSE:WIPRO, TSX:DH By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Ellie Mae Inc. (ELLI) is on solid footing as customers are generally happy […]

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Ellie Mae Idea Proposal (ELLI, BKFS)

Ellie Mae Idea Proposal (ELLI, BKFS)

Is Black Knight’s new loan origination software a threat to Ellie Mae? Report Available:June 8, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found ELLI’s mortgage management software growing rapidly among small and mid-size loan originators. ELLI has had little direct competition to date but now faces a big test as BKFS, a leader in loan servicing software, […]

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Lending Club in a Tight Spot Despite Demand for Online Loans (LC)

Research Question: Is the appetite for consumer credit loans from borrowers and banks robust enough to return Lending Club to growth in 2017? Companies: AMZN, C, DFS, FIG, FITB, GS, JEF, JPM, LC, STI By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Lending Club Corp. (LC) faces powerful competitive and […]

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Bank of the Ozarks Is Aggressive But Not Reckless in Key Markets (OZRK, HOMB)

Research Question: Are Bank of the Ozarks and Home Bancshares taking on outsized risk in order to gain share in the New York City and South Florida multifamily and condo construction markets? Companies: ARI, BAC, BK, BXMT, COF, CSE, EPA:KN, HOMB, ISBC, JPM, LADR, MTB, OZRK, PACW, STWD, TD, VNO, WFC By: Seth Agulnick Click […]

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Premier Agents Will Drive Growth for Zillow Despite Negative Views and Concerns (Z, ZG)

Research Question: Will premier agent spending continue to drive growth for Zillow in 2017? Companies: BRK.A/B, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, NWS/NWSA, RLGY, TWTR, Z By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Zillow Group Inc.’s (Z) growth trend will continue this year, according to 14 of 20 sources. Eleven of the 14 […]

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Rising Delinquencies the New Normal for Subprime Auto Lending

Research Question: Are rising delinquencies of subprime auto loans signs of a bubble set to burst, or are they the new normal? Companies: ALLY, CACC, COF, F, GM, JPM, SC, WFC By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Rising delinquencies are the new normal for the subprime auto loan industry. […]

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Multi-Family Construction Lending Idea Proposal (HOMB, OZRK)

Multi-Family Construction Lending Idea Proposal (HOMB, OZRK)

Are Bank of the Ozarks and Home Bancshare taking on outsized risk in order to gain share in the NYC and south Florida multi-family and condo construction markets? Report Available: April 6, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found OZRK and HOMB expanding through strategic acquisitions of other banks and new loans, especially in the multi-family […]

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Zillow Idea Proposal (Z, ZG)

Zillow Idea Proposal (Z, ZG)

Will Premier Agent spending continue to drive growth for Zillow in 2017? Report Available: March 29, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research shows Z winning the battle for consumer visits to their websites and continuing to attract real estate agents to their Premier Agent program, where they are willing to consistently increase their advertising spending. Headwinds […]

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Lending Club Idea Proposal (LC)

Lending Club Idea Proposal (LC)

Is the appetite for consumer credit loans from small and regional banks robust enough to return Lending Club to growth in 2017? Report Available: April 6, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research shows LC just coming out of remediation and recovery mode from an internal investigation that found irregularities and led to the resignation of the […]

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