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comScore Idea Proposal (SCOR)

comScore Idea Proposal (SCOR)

Will comScore’s digital ad measurement business boost the company’s fortunes in 2017? Report Available:May 11, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found SCOR scrambling to deal with internal accounting issues that have temporarily halted trading of the company’s shares. At the same time, SCOR is facing off against NLSN and others as demand grows for measuring […]

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Zillow Idea Proposal (Z, ZG)

Zillow Idea Proposal (Z, ZG)

Will Premier Agent spending continue to drive growth for Zillow in 2017? Report Available: March 29, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research shows Z winning the battle for consumer visits to their websites and continuing to attract real estate agents to their Premier Agent program, where they are willing to consistently increase their advertising spending. Headwinds […]

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Mar 09 2017 Services, Travel & Leisure

Marriott’s Starwood Integration Off to a Good Start, RevPAR Looks Mixed for 2017 (MAR)

Research Question: How is Marriott’s integration of Starwood progressing? What is the RevPAR outlook for this year? Companies: CHH, EXPE, H, HLT, IHG, LQ, MAR, PCLN, REZT, TRIP, WYN By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Marriott International Inc.’s (MAR) acquisition of Starwood strengthens the company, giving it more […]

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GrubHub Idea Proposal (GRUB)

GrubHub Idea Proposal (GRUB)

Will GrubHub fend off the challenge from UberEATS and Amazon? Report Available:April 5, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research shows GRUB continuing its strong growth trajectory, but competition is on the rise, including from well-known consumer-facing companies Amazon and Uber that are expanding aggressively.   Observations GRUB’s Q4 profits missed expectations, though revenue grew 38% year […]

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FedEx Idea Proposal (FDX)

FedEx Idea Proposal (FDX)

Will FedEx’s new fulfillment service be successful enough to take market share from Fulfillment by Amazon? Report Available:March 16, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research finds FedEx aggressively entering the fast growing ecommerce fulfillment-as-a-service (FaaS) business for small and midsize companies with FedEx Fulfillment.  This new service will compete directly with its partner, Amazon, which offers […]

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Marriott Idea Proposal (MAR)

Marriott Idea Proposal (MAR)

Will Marriott’s acquisition of Starwood boost the hotel industry in 2017? Report Available: March 8, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research showed a mediocre 2016 in the hotel industry, though the year finished with some momentum in Q4. Expectations for 2017 call for a deceleration of growth, though the integration of Starwood and MAR will ramp […]

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Mindbody’s Lead Threatened by Poor User Experience, Customer Service (MB)

Research Question: Will Mindbody experience a breakout year in 2017? Companies: GOOG/GOOGL, INTU, MB, MSFT, NZE:XRO, ORCL, UA By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Mindbody Inc. (MB) is not expected to have a breakout year in 2017 as nearly half of Blueshift Research’s user sources and all of […]

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Netgear Idea Proposal (NTGR)

Netgear Idea Proposal (NTGR)

Will Netgear’s commercial and retail business segments achieve expected 10% revenue growth in 2017? Report Available: February 2, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found NTGR counting heavily on its retail and commercial segments to drive growth in 2017. The company introduced a new Nighthawk wireless router, an improved Arlo security camera, and unveiled the Orbi […]

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Jan 11 2017 Services, Travel & Leisure

Wave Season Bookings Swell, But China Flooded with Capacity (CCL, RCL)

Research Question: Will the 2017 wave season produce the level of booking growth expected by the cruise industry? Companies: CCL/CUK, CTRP, DIS, HKG:0678, NCLH, RCL, TYO:9101 By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings This year’s wave season bookings and revenue generated for support businesses are expected to exceed 2016 […]

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Deckers Idea Proposal (DECK)

Deckers Idea Proposal (DECK)

Did Deckers’ new UGG Slim and Classic II boots drive holiday sales and reinvigorate the brand?   Report Available: January 26, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research shows DECK struggling to energize the UGG brand. Warm weather led to inventory surpluses last year, and a shift in consumer preference has hampered sales. The introduction of the […]

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