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Aaron’s Progressive Leasing Continues Solid Growth Rate (AAN)

Research Question: Will Aaron’s Progressive Leasing unit continue to grow at its current pace? Companies: AAN, AMZN, BBY, RCII, SYF, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Aaron’s Inc.’s (AAN) Progressive Leasing will continue its rapid pace of growth, according to industry specialists and store personnel at retailers […]

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Share Loss and Top Agent Departures Challenge Realogy in High-end Markets (RLGY)

Research Question: Are technology-enabled real estate brokerage competitors like Compass and Redfin taking agents and market share from Realogy? Companies: AMZN, BRK.A/B, NWSA, PRPPF, RDFN, RLGY, Z By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Realogy Holdings Corp. (RLGY) brands, which serve luxury real estate markets, are experiencing strong competition […]

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Everbridge Idea Proposal (EVBG)

Everbridge Idea Proposal (EVBG)

Are Everbridge’s mass notification customers adding new applications to their existing plans? Will Everbridge continue adding new customers at its current pace? Report Available: February 7, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found EVBG, provider of a cloud-based software that automates and manages responses to public safety threats and critical business events, experiencing a breakout year in […]

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Big Freight Forwarders Will Blunt Web Threat by Adding Digital Tools (EXPD, KNIN, PWTN)

Research Question: Can traditional freight forwarders like Expeditors International ward off competition from web-based startups? Companies: AMZN, BABA, CPH:DSV, CPH:MAERSK-B, ETR:DPW, EXPD, FDX, GE, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, SHE:002352, SWX:PWTN, UPS, VTX:KNIN By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The freight forwarding industry is ripe for disruption as demand is growing […]

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Realogy Idea Proposal (RLGY)

Realogy Idea Proposal (RLGY)

Are technology-enabled real estate brokerage competitors like Redfin and Compass taking agents and market share from Realogy? Report Available: January 24, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research shows that RLGY, the largest U.S. real estate brokerage, is under fire from upstart disruptors like RDFN and Compass who are taking advantage of the market’s increasing propensity to use […]

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Zillow’s 2018 Growth Potential Is Strong; CFPB Battle Bears Watching (Z/ZG)

Research Question: Are there any headwinds that will slow Zillow’s growth in 2018? Companies: AMZN, CLGX, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, NWS/NWSA, RDFN, Z/ZG By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Zillow Group Inc.’s (Z/ZG) 2018 growth trajectory will not be slowed by any current or potential headwinds, according to eight of […]

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Report Update: Internet Listing Service Performance Declining Despite Increased Spending (CSGP)

Research Question: Can CoStar’s Apartments.com maintain its dominance in the ILS market despite fierce competition and a low barrier to entry? Companies: CSGP, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, RP, Z By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings A top-10 multifamily management company is experiencing declining performance from its Internet Listing Services (ILS) […]

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Zillow Idea Proposal (Z/ZG)

Zillow Idea Proposal (Z/ZG)

Are there any headwinds that will slow Zillow’s growth in 2018?   Report Available: December 6, 2017   Blueshift’s ongoing research on Z finds the company continuing to grow its lucrative premier agent advertising program which now accounts for 78% of its revenue. Home buyers and sellers continue to visit Z-branded sites and reinforce their dominance […]

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Freight Forwarders Idea Proposal (EXPD, KNIN, PWTN)

Freight Forwarders Idea Proposal (EXPD, KNIN, PWTN)

Will the emergence of web-based freight forwarders threaten the volume and margins of incumbents like Expeditors International?   Report Available: December 21, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found a fragmented freight forwarding industry reliant on old-school methods for connecting shippers and with ocean, air and ground carriers at ports around the world. Numerous start-ups are trying […]

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Report Update: Additional Enterprise Source Confirms WageWorks Challenged with ADP Transition (WAGE)

Research Question: Will WageWorks’ organic growth continue at its projected pace of 9% to 14%? Companies: ANTM, BNFT, CNDT, FITB, HQY, MMC, TNET, UMBF, WAGE, WLTW By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings An additional interview with a benefits manager for a financial services firm with nearly 5,000 employees […]

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