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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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Jan 21 2016 Financial

Facebook’s Ad Revenue Growth on Track Despite More Challenges

Research Question: Are advertisers beginning to slow their spending on Facebook? Companies: AAPL, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, KRX:005930, LNKD, TWTR By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Facebook Inc.’s (FB) flagship website could lose some ad dollars and market share to emerging social channels like Snapchat and its own Instagram platform […]

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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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Zillow’s Stronghold on Market Continues

Research Question: Are real estate agents spending more or less of their ad budgets with Zillow/Trulia, and will they partner with these syndication sites if MLS feeds are cut off? Companies: FB, NWS/NWSA, TRLA, Z By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings As in previous Blueshift Research reports, including our most […]

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Digital Realty Trust Set to Score on Network Interconnection

Research Question: How will Digital Realty Trust’s acquisition of Telx affect the network interconnection and leasing industry? Companies: AAPL, AKAM, AMZN, CONE, CORE, CRM, CSCO, CTL, DFT, DLR, EQIX, GOOG/GOOGL, LVLT, MSFT, ORCL, T, VZ, WIN, ZAYO By: John Harrington Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary Digital Realty Trust Inc.’s (DLR) $1.89 billion […]

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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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