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Spotify Is No Netflix But Has a Chance to Soar Beyond Pandora (SPOT)

Research Question: Is Spotify the next Netflix or the next Pandora? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, EPA:VIV, GOOG/GOOGL, HKG:0700, NFLX, P, SPOT, TYO:6758 By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Spotify Technology S.A. (SPOT) will never become the runaway dominant force in music streaming that Netflix Inc. (NFLX) has become in […]

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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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Spotify Idea Proposal (SPOT)

Spotify Idea Proposal (SPOT)

Is Spotify the next Netflix or the next Pandora? Report Available: July 24, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found strong revenue and subscriber growth in SPOT’s first earnings report as a public company but also some question marks around profitability and revenue per user. SPOT’s success and growing influence in the music industry has led […]

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Zillow Has the Tools to Succeed and Lead in the iBuyer Space (Z/ZG)

Research Question: Will Zillow’s new house flipping business propel or derail the company’s growth? Companies: BRK.A/B, BX, INVH, LEN, LON:PURP, RDFN, RLGY, Z/ZG By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Sources expect Zillow Group Inc. (Z/ZG) to succeed and see continued growth in its expanded Instant Offers program and […]

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Facebook Idea Proposal (FB)

Facebook Idea Proposal (FB)

Were advertisers spooked enough by the data privacy and other scandals swirling around Facebook to hurt its top line in Q2? Report Available: July 13, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found FB’s stellar Q1 results quelling many fears about a series of recent controversies. However, the Cambridge Analytica scandal over data privacy first became public […]

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Update: Ulta Not Hurt by Reselling Allegations; Sales Still Climbing (ULTA)

Research Question: Are the makeup reselling allegations having any lasting effect on Ulta sales? Companies: AMZN, COTY, CVS, EBAY, EL, ELF, EPA:OR, JNJ, LVMUY, PG, REV, TGT, TYO:4911, TYO:4922, ULTA, UN, VTX:NESN, WBA, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings All seven sources interviewed for this report update […]

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PayPal Idea Proposal (PYPL)

PayPal Idea Proposal (PYPL)

Will PayPal’s acquisition of iZettle give it critical momentum to boost in-store use? Report Available: June 28, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found PYPL making a major acquisition that could increase its presence in physical stores. The company continues to make gains with is peer-to-peer payment app but faces stiff competition from a bank-backed platform. […]

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ANGI Homeservices Providers’ Ad Spending Flat to Declining (ANGI)

Research Question: Are home service providers increasing their advertising spending with ANGI Homeservices’ Home Advisor and Angie’s List brands? Companies: ANGI, GOOG/GOOGL, IAC, VZ, YELP By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Overall, home service providers who advertise on ANGI Homeservices Inc.’s (ANGI, with IAC/InterActive Corp.) HomeAdvisor and Angie’s […]

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Zillow Idea Proposal (Z/ZG)

Zillow Idea Proposal (Z/ZG)

Will Zillow’s new house flipping business propel or derail the company’s growth? Report Available: June 7, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found Z/ZG surprising the real estate and investment industries by announcing that it would be entering the home buying and selling/flipping business and expanding its Instant Offers program. The news potentially eliminates or at least […]

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ANGI Homeservices Idea Proposal (ANGI)

ANGI Homeservices Idea Proposal (ANGI)

Are service contractors increasing their spending with Angie’s List and Home Advisor?   Report Available: May 2, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research showed ANGI merging the declining Angie’s List brand with the HomeAdvisor platform. Salesforce expansion, cost savings initiatives, and monetization of web traffic are said to be ahead of plan. A key challenge to […]

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