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Deckers Idea Proposal (DECK)

Deckers Idea Proposal (DECK)

Did Deckers’ new UGG Slim and Classic II boots drive holiday sales and reinvigorate the brand?   Report Available: January 26, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research shows DECK struggling to energize the UGG brand. Warm weather led to inventory surpluses last year, and a shift in consumer preference has hampered sales. The introduction of the […]

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Apple Idea Proposal (AAPL)

Apple Idea Proposal (AAPL)

Where are the best opportunities for Apple to reclaim its cutting edge reputation?   Report Available: February 16, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research reveals AAPL fighting and possibly falling behind rivals like MSFT and AMZN in areas such as laptops, tablets and digital assistants. Perhaps the victim of sky-high expectations, AAPL is being criticized for […]

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Mindbody Idea Proposal (MB)

Mindbody Idea Proposal (MB)

Will Mindbody experience a breakout year in 2017? Report Available: January 25, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research shows MB well positioned as the leading cloud-based business management software and payments platform to the health and wellness industry. MB was founded in 2001 and has a network of more than 58,000 small and midsize businesses in […]

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J.C. Penney Idea Proposal (JCP)

J.C. Penney Idea Proposal (JCP)

Will J.C. Penney’s turnaround effort regain momentum or stall in 2017? Report Available: January 19, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research shows JCP hitting a third-quarter speed bump in its recovery, but expressing optimism about Q4 as the company’s return to appliance sales appears to be off to a good start. While clothing retailers were hurt […]

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Cruise Lines Idea Proposal (CCL, RCL)

Cruise Lines Idea Proposal (CCL, RCL)

Will wave season produce the level of growth the cruise industry expects? Report Available: January 11, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research shows the cruise industry enthusiastic about its growth potential in 2017 with the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe and Latin America all expected to be popular destinations in the new year. Cruise companies are also benefiting […]

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Signet Jewelers Idea Proposal (SIG)

Signet Jewelers Idea Proposal (SIG)

Will Signet Jewelers overcome industry deceleration to excel this holiday season? Report Available: December 14, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows SIG rebounding this fall after a poor second quarter that was affected by accusations of fake diamond swapping. As half of SIG’s business falls into the bridal category, Millennials’ unconventional approach to diamonds is […]

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ServiceMaster Idea Proposal (SERV)

ServiceMaster Idea Proposal (SERV)

Is ServiceMaster’s ServSmart technology bringing incremental improvement or revolutionary change to its American Home Shield segment? Report Available: December 16, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows SERV rolling out ServSmart, an innovative app for its technicians and customers alike; technology aimed at increasing efficiency for home warranty service calls. It holds great potential to transform […]

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Frac Sand Idea Proposal (HCLP, SLCA)

Frac Sand Idea Proposal (HCLP, SLCA)

How will Frac Sand companies be impacted by oil/gas well completion activity now and through 2017?   Report Available: December 15, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research reveals that oil/gas well completion activity is increasing in some of the domestic plays. Some frac sand mining companies have experienced increased demand and even seen a trend of […]

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Tableau Idea Proposal (DATA)

Tableau Idea Proposal (DATA)

Has Tableau lost its edge in a sea of analytics competitors? Report Available: December 20, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research reveals DATA being attacked from all sides by competitors, disappointing Q3 results and 2017 guidance. With a new CEO at the helm, DATA has a new focus on enterprise capabilities, which it hopes will keep […]

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Douglas Dynamics Idea Proposal (PLOW)

Douglas Dynamics Idea Proposal (PLOW)

Will Douglas Dynamics sell more snowplows than a year ago? Report Available: December 7, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows PLOW coming off a quarterly performance that fell short of last year’s record-setting numbers despite 2015’s paltry snowfall amounts. Forecasts for generous snowfall in the coming winter give reason for optimism, as do positive trends […]

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