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Blackhawk Network Holdings Idea Proposal

Blackhawk Network Holdings Idea Proposal

Will the delay in retailers becoming EMV compliant derail Blackhawk’s gift card business? Report Available: June 29, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research found HAWK’s gift card business at risk because of retailers’ slow adoption of EMV compliant chip-enabled POS systems. As non-compliant retailers take measures to protect themselves against any fraud they now find themselves […]

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Fair Isaac Corp. Idea Proposal

Fair Isaac Corp. Idea Proposal

Will FICO’s decision management platform transform the company into an analytics leader in the next 2 to 3 years? Report Available: June 2, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows FICO continuing its efforts to become a leader in advanced analytics and broaden its business beyond credit scores, with its Decision Management Suite a key part […]

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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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Zillow Idea Proposal

Zillow Idea Proposal

Are competitive forces and social media advertising slowing Zillow’s growth? Report Available: May 5, 2016   Blueshift’s ongoing research shows Zillow as a requirement for real estate professionals since buyers and sellers view it as the essential, dominant real estate website. However, real estate professionals are not as enamored with Zillow, often citing the lack […]

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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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Mar 18 2016 Banking, Technology

Q2 Holdings Poised for Growth Due to Increasing Demand and Happy Customers

Research Question: Is Q2 Holdings meeting customer expectations, and will it see meaningful organic and cross-selling success in 2016? Companies: ACIW, CSVI, FDC, FIS, FISV, INTU, JKHY, NCR, NVAFF, PYPL, QTWO, TSE:DH By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Q2 Holdings Inc.’s (QTWO) customer satisfaction levels are high, […]

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Q2 Holdings Idea Proposal

Q2 Holdings Idea Proposal

Is Q2 Holdings meeting customer expectations and will it see meaningful organic and cross-selling success in 2016? Report Available: March 16, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows QTWO’s cloud-based banking service continuing to grow at a rapid pace. In order to maintain this growth, QTWO must ensure high renewal rates. But QTWO’s average customer subscribes […]

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Social Media ROI Is Taking Real Estate Agents’ Eyes Off of Zillow

Research Question: Have negative realtor sentiment or competitive forces slowed Zillow’s growth? Companies: FB, GOOG/GOOGL, MSFT, NWS/NWSA, RLGY, RMAX, TWTR, Z By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings As in Blueshift Research’s 30, 2015, report, most real estate agency sources remain underwhelmed by Zillow Group Inc. (Z) and its […]

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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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Zillow Group Idea Proposal

Zillow Group Idea Proposal

Research Question: Have negative realtor sentiment or competitive forces slowed down Zillow’s growth? Report Available: Feb. 5, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows ZG still growing in popularity both among its user base and realtors. Most realtors’ love-hate relationship with ZG has not changed, and competitive pressure from NWS’ Realtor.com has risen.   Observations ZG’s revenues […]

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