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Grainger Idea Proposal (GWW)

Grainger Idea Proposal (GWW)

Did MRO buyers front-load purchases ahead of tariffs? What does this mean for Grainger? Report Available: October 11, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found MRO industry leader GWW having a great year. The company’s price reduction initiative, increased digital marketing, and improved ecommerce platforms are driving increasing purchase volume from existing accounts, inspiring inactive accounts […]

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Capital Investment Idea Proposal

Capital Investment Idea Proposal

Are companies increasing their capex spending as a result of more favorable expensing rules? Which industries are most affected?   Report Available: November 1, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found potential incentives for capital spending in the major tax reform law approved last year. As companies develop their 2019 spending plans, the ability to fully expense […]

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Kingfisher’s Castorama Stores Will Sustain Success in Poland (LON:KGF)

Research Question: Is the success of Kingfisher’s Castorama stores in Poland sustainable? Companies: LON:KGF By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Kingfisher plc’s (LON:KGF) Castorama stores in Poland are continuing their strong sales performance this summer, with no slowdown in sight. These findings support Blueshift Research’s June 29 report. […]

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Kingfisher’s Castorama Stores in Poland Will Continue to Outperform (LON:KGF)

Research Question: Why are Kingfisher’s Castorama stores in Poland outperforming the rest of the company? Is this sustainable? Companies: LON:KGF By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings All 10 sources said sales at Kingfisher plc’s (LON:KGF) Castorama stores in Poland have increased year to year. Five said sales are […]

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Update: Grainger’s Growth Trend Will Continue, But Customer Acquisition Will Be Limited (GWW)

Research Question: Can Grainger sustain its first-quarter momentum through the rest of 2018? Is its price reduction initiative leading to an increase in new customers? Companies: AMZN, BRK.A/B, GWW, MSM By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings W. Grainger Inc. (GWW) will sustain its first-quarter momentum throughout 2018, according […]

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Few Signs of Synergies, New Products from Johnson Controls/Tyco Merger (JCI)

Research Question: Is Johnson Controls gaining traction with its synergies and new products from the Tyco merger? Companies: EPA:SU, HON, IR, JCI, KRX:003550/003555, KRX:005930, LII, SIEGY, TYO:6367, TYO:6501, TYO:6503, UTX By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) is not seeing any sales success with […]

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Grainger to Retain Biggest Accounts for Now But Will Add Few New Customers (GWW)

Research Question: Is W.W. Grainger’s price decrease helping it win more share of existing customers’ wallets? Will it help Grainger gain new customers? Companies: AMZN, BABA, EPA:AI, FAST, GPC, GWW, HD, LON:FERG, LOW, MSM, TYO:3064 By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings W. Grainger Inc. (GWW) can maintain and […]

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Grainger Idea Proposal (GWW)

Grainger Idea Proposal (GWW)

Is Grainger’s price decrease helping it win more share of existing customers’ wallets? Will it help Grainger gain new customers? Report Available: March 7, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found GWW seeing improved results after its widespread price cuts aimed at increasing volume and share from existing customers and attracting new business. But it has been […]

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Report Update: FivePoint Holdings’ Newhall Ranch Escapes Rye Fire; Development Still on Track (FPH)

Research Question: Are FivePoint Holdings’ three major development projects on track to meet their stated timelines and milestones? Companies: FPH, LEN By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download (.pdf)   Summary of Findings FivePoint Holdings LLC’s (FPH) Newhall Ranch development escaped the Rye Fire in Santa Clarita relatively unscathed, according to two local officials and […]

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FPH’s Three Developments on Schedule with No Expected Delays (FPH)

Research Question: Are FivePoint Holdings’ three major development projects on track to meet their stated timelines and milestones? Companies: AMZN, FPH, LEN, TOL By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings All three of FivePoint Holdings LLC’s (FPH) major development projects are on schedule to meet their timelines and milestones. […]

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