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HomeAdvisor Idea Proposal (IAC, ANGI)

HomeAdvisor Idea Proposal (IAC, ANGI)

Are contractors getting their money’s worth from HomeAdvisor? Report Available:July 26, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found HomeAdvisor growing rapidly with more home service professionals subscribing to its network and more consumers requesting services. HomeAdvisor is beefing up its marketing to convince consumers to use the service to find home improvement contractors. The company is […]

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OTAs Lower Commissions for Big Hotel Chains, Survive Their Direct Bookings Push (EXPE, PCLN, MAR)

Research Question: Are hotels getting customers to book directly with them instead of using online travel agencies? Companies: CHH, EPA:AC, EXPE, GOOG/GOOGL, H, HKG:0017, HLT, IHG, MAR, PCLN, TRIP, TRVG, WYN By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Despite increasing direct bookings through their efforts to build this channel, […]

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Healthcare Reform Uncertainty, Hospital Innovation Slow Demand For Temp/Travel Nurses (AMN, CCRN)

Research Question: Has the nursing shortage peaked? How will the leading providers of temporary nurses be affected by the current nursing staffing cycle? Companies: AMN, CCRN By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The nursing shortage has not yet peaked, according to 12 of 18 sources who said the […]

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Cognex Idea Proposal (CGNX)

Cognex Idea Proposal (CGNX)

Will Cognex’s claim of superior technology and software drive growth to keep it ahead of the competition? Report Available: July 7, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found CGNX with several quarters of significant growth, introducing innovative technology, and acquiring companies with impressive intellectual property. Also, adoption and growth in factory automation, specifically machine vision, are trending […]

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iRobot’s Roomba on Track, Holds Off Competition; Braava Limited in U.S. (IRBT)

Research Question: Will iRobot’s successful run continue? Companies: AMZN, BABA, BOM:500530, GOOG/GOOGL, HKG:0669, IRBT, KRX:003550/003555, KRX:005930/005935, SWK By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings iRobot Corp.’s (IRBT) Roomba robot vacuum is expected to continue its successful run as the industry leader and pacesetter. Brand recognition, marketing, word of mouth […]

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Hotels and Online Travel Agencies Idea Proposal (EXPE, HLT, MAR, PCLN)

Hotels and Online Travel Agencies Idea Proposal (EXPE, HLT, MAR, PCLN)

Are hotels getting customers to book directly with them instead of using Online Travel Agencies? Report Available: June 28, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found hotels trying to increase their direct bookings over having guests use online travel agencies (OTAs), which are more costly to the hotels because of the commissions they charge. It is […]

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Mother’s Day Promotion Boosts Sales at Signet’s Kay; Zales Still Disappointing (SIG)

Research Question: Will Signet bounce back with improved sales for Mother’s Day? Companies: CPH:PNDORA, SIG By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Signet Jewelers Ltd.’s (SIG) Mother’s Day sales were mixed among its three main retailers—Zales, Kay Jewelers and Jared—but the company has made progress compared with Blueshift Research’s […]

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ComScore Has an Opening, But Toppling Nielsen Will Be Tough (NLSN, SCOR)

Research Question: Will ComScore’s cross-platform measurement technology lead it to revenue growth and challenge Nielsen? Companies: ADBE, ASX:FOX/FOX, CHTR, CMCSA, DISH, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, NFLX, NLSN, OMC, ORCL, SCOR, T, TWX, VIA/VIAB, VZ, WPPGY Click here to download report (.pdf) By: Seth Agulnick   Summary of Findings Neither ComScore (SCOR) nor Nielsen N.V. (NLSN) has hit on […]

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Ellie Mae Idea Proposal (ELLI, BKFS)

Ellie Mae Idea Proposal (ELLI, BKFS)

Is Black Knight’s new loan origination software a threat to Ellie Mae? Report Available:June 8, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found ELLI’s mortgage management software growing rapidly among small and mid-size loan originators. ELLI has had little direct competition to date but now faces a big test as BKFS, a leader in loan servicing software, […]

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Nursing Staffing Idea Proposal (AMN, CCRN)

Nursing Staffing Idea Proposal (AMN, CCRN)

Has the nursing shortage peaked? How will the leading providers of temporary nurses be affected by the current nursing staffing cycle?   Report Available:June 14, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found that the existence of a nurse shortage and its future is a frequently discussed, debated and studied issue. U.S. government agencies have researched the situation […]

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