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Subprime Auto Loan Idea Proposal

Subprime Auto Loan Idea Proposal

Is the subprime auto loan industry in a bubble that will burst in the next 12-18 months? Report Available: August 17, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows record highs for total auto loans exceeding $1 Trillion, average loan amounts of $30,000, average monthly payments of $500, and average length of payment of 68 months. At […]

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Bats Global Markets Idea Proposal

Bats Global Markets Idea Proposal

Will Bats Global Markets monetize its platform to successfully close the gap with Nasdaq and NYSE? Report Available: August 10, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research showed BATS with an opportunity to gain ground on its primary competitors, NDAQ and NYSE. It has substantial room to grow its market data offering, it can potentially increase revenue […]

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Jun 29 2016 Financial Services

EMV Compliance Delays Will Continue to Hurt HAWK’s Gift Card Sales

Research Question: Will the delay in retailers becoming EMV-compliant derail Blackhawk’s U.S. gift card business? Companies: AXP, C, DFS, EPA:ING, FDC, GPN, HAWK, JPM, MA, NCR, ORCL, PYPL, TSS, USB, V, VNTV By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings EMV compliance delays show no signs of being resolved this year […]

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Deck is Stacked Against FICO’s Decision Management Software

Research Question: Will FICO’s decision management platform transform the company into an analytics leader in the next 2 to 3 years? Companies: ADBE, EFX, EXPN, FICO, IBM, ORCL, PEGA, SAP By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Fair Isaac Corp.’s (FICO) Decision Management Suite 2.0 is a promising entry in […]

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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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