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Hugo Boss’ Shift to Casual Will Succeed Over Time; New Lines Impress (ETR:BOSS)

Research Question: Are Hugo Boss’ rebranding efforts and focus on growing its men’s casual wear line leading to improved sales in Europe? Companies: BME:ITX, EPA:CDI, EPA:KER, ETR:BOSS, FRA:AAH, GOOS, HKG:0458, KORS, LON:BRBY, LON:TED, PVH, RL, STO:HM-B By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Hugo Boss AG (ETR:BOSS) remains on […]

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Kellogg Idea Proposal (K)

Kellogg Idea Proposal (K)

Will Kellogg’s new growth strategy turn around declining sales?   Report Available: March 21, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research showed K’s distribution change to the warehouse model from direct delivery paying off as earnings beat forecast slightly and margins improved with cost savings from the new strategy, though sales dropped and still look shaky. K announced its […]

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Shopify Idea Proposal (SHOP)

Shopify Idea Proposal (SHOP)

Will anything slow Shopify down in 2018?   Report Available: March 14, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found SHOP surging with dramatic revenue growth and more than 600,000 merchants generating over $9 billion on its platform in the fourth quarter. SHOP is adding features and partnerships to continue offering its merchants the tools to excel in […]

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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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Ulta Beauty Idea Proposal (ULTA)

Ulta Beauty Idea Proposal (ULTA)

Is Ulta’s slowdown a sign that the company’s successful run has peaked, or is this just a bump in the road?   Report Available: February 23, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found ULTA showing signs of concern as trends change in the beauty industry and growing competition looks to take share in the category. Despite double […]

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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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Neither Price Hikes Nor Competitors Will Slow Netflix This Year (NFLX)

Research Question: Will Netflix’s price increase open the door for a growing set of competitors to steal subscribers? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, CBS, CHTR, CMCSA, DIS, DISH, ERIC, FB, FOX, GOOG/GOOGL, LON:SKY, NFLX, RLJE, ROKU, T, TMUS, TWX, VZ By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Netflix Inc.’s (NFLX) recent […]

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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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Cruise Lines Primed for Smooth Sailing in the 2018 Wave Season (CCL, RCL, NCLH)

Research Question: Will booking growth for wave season 2018 continue to be ahead of last year’s pace? Companies: CCL/CUK, DIS, HKG:0678, NCLH, RCL   By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Early trends show wave season bookings are ahead of last year’s pace and are expected to continue at […]

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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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