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PayPal Use to Grow Among Consumers, Merchants Based on Recognition, Reliability

Research Question: Will PayPal’s latest moves increase use among merchants and shoppers, and how will it be affected by recent developments with Apple Pay and Amazon Payments? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, AXP, DFS, FB, FDC, GOOG/GOOGL, HPY, KRX:005935, MA, OSTK, PYPL, SQ, TWTR, TYO:4755, V, WFC By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf) […]

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PayPal Idea Proposal

PayPal Idea Proposal

Will PayPal’s latest moves increase use among merchants and shoppers, and how will it be affected by Apple Pay launching on mobile sites? Report Available: April 21, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows PYPL off to a good start as a standalone company after its split from EBAY, including impressive total payment volume growth numbers […]

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No Bubble Set to Burst This Year in Subprime Auto Loans

Research Question: Is the subprime auto loan industry in a bubble that will burst this year? Companies: ALLY, CACC, COF, GM, KAR, LAD, PAG, SC, WFC By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings An auto financing bubble that is set to burst in 2016 does not exist. Only three […]

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Subprime Auto Loan Idea Proposal

Subprime Auto Loan Idea Proposal

Research Question: Will the subprime auto loan bubble burst in 2016? Report Available: Feb. 4, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research finds speculators worrying about a subprime auto financing bubble, but government data has not yet shown rapidly increasing delinquencies, and several agencies and analysts predict a stable subprime auto loan market in 2016. Other economic indicators, […]

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Used Auto Financing Still in Drive, But Roadblocks Loom in 2016

Research Question: If a slowing auto sales cycle leads to higher used inventories and lower pricing, which sectors and companies will be most exposed? Companies: ALLY, CACC, CAR, COF, FIG, GM, HTZ, KAR, KMX, LAD, LEAF, PAG, SC, WFC By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The used car […]

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Used Car Financing Idea Proposal

Used Car Financing Idea Proposal

Research Question: Which dealers and finance companies will suffer the most from a slowing used auto sales cycle? Report Available: September 10, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows several Wall Street analysts claiming subprime auto loans are approaching bubble status, while auto industry experts believe subprime loans are at safe levels. A large number of leased cars will […]

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Cardtronics Reaches Limit in U.S. But International Markets Still Open

Research Question: Will the possible loss of the 7-Eleven account, declining same-store sales and decelerating sector growth spell doom for Cardtronics? Or can it offset these issues through acquisitions and organic growth? Companies: C, CATM, DBD, FISV, MA, NCR, TYO:3382, TYO:8410, V By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Given […]

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PayPal Mobile Payments Effort Faces Many Challenges

Research Question: Can eBay’s PayPal remain the dominant mobile payment provider in light of slow consumer adoption and increasing competition? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, DFS, EBAY, EPA:ING, GOOG, HYC, INTU, MA, NCR, PAY, SBUX, V, VOD By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Sources are split regarding eBay Inc.’s. (EBAY) PayPal […]

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Bitcoin Whisper

Bitcoin Whisper

Research Question: Will the emergence of Bitcoin be the downfall of traditional payment services or will existing companies benefit from integrating the new currency? Companies Covered: PayPal (EBAY), American Express (AXP), Visa (V), Amazon (AMZN), Western Union (WU) Report Available: January 22, 2013   Blueshift’s initial research indicates that Bitcoin, with its low transaction cost, is threatening […]

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Small Business Loans and Hiring Up QQ, Tempered by Election

Research Question: Have lending availability and hiring improved for small businesses in the fourth quarter to date? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: BAC, C, COF, JPM, MAN, WFC Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Small business lending has continued to improve into the fourth quarter, and small businesses’ hiring levels have been stable to […]

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