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Cognex Faces Near-Term Challenges But Long-Term Gains in New Markets (CGNX)

Research Question: Will Cognex’s focus on new markets, including logistics, gain traction and drive meaningful growth in 2019? Companies: AMZN, BIT:DAL, CGNX, ETR:BSL, ETR:S9I, FLIR, GOOG/GOOGL, HON, IBM, INTC, MSFT, NATI, SHE:002415, TDY, TYO:6645, TYO:6758/SNE, TYO:6861, ZBRA By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Cognex Corp.’s (CGNX) focus on […]

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Mixed Signals for Tax Law’s Effects on Capex

Research Question: Are companies increasing their capex as a result of more favorable expensing rules? Companies: BA, BRK.A/B, CAT, CVX, DWDP, GE, HON, IR, JBHT, MMM, SLB, SWK, VZ, XOM By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Blueshift Research interviewed eight sources to assess the effects on capital spending […]

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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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Douglas Dynamics’ Plow Sales Curbed by Lack of Snow (PLOW)

Research Question: Will Douglas Dynamics’ snowplow sales meet expectations this winter? Companies: PLOW, TTC By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Douglas Dynamics Inc. (PLOW) will have a tough time meeting sales estimates for its plows this winter because of meager snowfall levels across large swaths of the Northeast […]

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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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Trimble in Demand, Innovating to Stay Ahead; Subscriptions Not a Deterrent

Research Question: Will Trimble’s shift to emphasize recurring revenue drive demand and pricing? Companies: TRMB By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Trimble Navigation Ltd.’s (TRMB) shift to emphasize recurring revenue with the introduction of a subscription-based service is an industry trend and a necessity to stay at […]

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Nov 11 2015 Industrial, Machinery

Used Inventory Glut Hurts New Equipment Sales for Deere and Entire Ag Category

Research Question: Will the glut of used equipment on Deere dealer lots hinder sales of the company’s new equipment now and into 2016? Companies: AGCO, CAT, CNHI, DE, NSE:M&M/BOM:500520, TITN, TYO:6326 By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Current and 2016 sales of new and used large agricultural equipment […]

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Deere & Co. Idea Proposal

Deere & Co. Idea Proposal

Research Question: Will the glut of used Deere equipment on dealer lots hamper sales of new Deere equipment now and into 2016? Report Available: Nov. 11, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows that an oversupply of ag commodities and lackluster global ag demand have led to lower ag equipment sales at DE, and dealers have been […]

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Kuka’s High Prices Will Limit Its Collaborative Robot Appeal

Research Question: Will Kuka’s reputation for quality overcome the higher price tag for its collaborative robots? Companies: ABB, AMZN, BABA, BIT:FCA/FCAU, GOOG/GOOGL, KUKAY, ROK, SHE:002009, SHE:300024, SIEGY, TER, TPE:2354, TYO:6503, TYO:6506, TYO:6954 Click here to download the report (.pdf) By: Seth Agulnick   Summary of Findings Kuka AG (KUKAY) could struggle in the burgeoning field of […]

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Kuka Whisper

Kuka Whisper

Research Question: Will Kuka’s reputation for quality overcome the higher price tag for its collaborative robots? Report Available: August 27, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows lofty growth forecasts for the industrial robot industry as robots become smarter, smaller and less expensive. Kuka’s LBR iiwa robot is among the newer generation of collaborative robots that are safe and nimble enough to collaborate with […]

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