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Restoration Hardware’s Turnaround Needs More Work, Time (RH)

Research Question: Will Restoration Hardware’s aggressive action plan be the catalyst that reverses its yearlong decline and drives growth in the fourth quarter and 2017? Companies: AMZN, BBBY, RH, W, WSM By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc.’s (RH) turnaround effort remains a work in progress. […]

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ServiceMaster Idea Proposal (SERV)

ServiceMaster Idea Proposal (SERV)

Is ServiceMaster’s ServSmart technology bringing incremental improvement or revolutionary change to its American Home Shield segment? Report Available: December 16, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows SERV rolling out ServSmart, an innovative app for its technicians and customers alike; technology aimed at increasing efficiency for home warranty service calls. It holds great potential to transform […]

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GrubHub Must Fend Off Hard-Charging UberEATS to Stay on Top (GRUB)

Research Question: Will GrubHub win the online food ordering battle? Companies: AMZN, GRUB, YELP By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings GrubHub Inc. (GRUB) has a tall task ahead of it in fending off Uber Technologies Inc.’s UberEATS and in maintaining its supremacy in the online food ordering and […]

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QVC Group Idea Proposal (QVCA)

QVC Group Idea Proposal (QVCA)

Will QVC return to revenue growth in the fourth quarter and beyond? Report Available: December 8, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research reveals QVCA sales declining in Q3, facing some customer backlash for its shipping charges, adjusting its credit terms in the face of rising bad debts, and integrating its Zulily acquisition.   Observations After years […]

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CoStar Group’s Apartments.com Idea Proposal (CSGP)

CoStar Group’s Apartments.com Idea Proposal (CSGP)

Is Apartments.com the best platform for advertising and returns for property managers?   Report Available:November 17, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows Apartments.com outperforming the competition and building its salesforce for continued growth. Site visits and bookings continue to increase and revenue is on the rise. Still, the company disappointed with its recent guidance leaving […]

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GrubHub Idea Proposal (GRUB)

GrubHub Idea Proposal (GRUB)

Will GrubHub win the online food ordering battle?   Report Available:November 16, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows GRUB as a leader in online food ordering and delivery, posting strong recent results after a down year. But GRUB faces challenges from numerous competitors in an increasingly crowded market where customer loyalty can be fleeting.   […]

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TripAdvisor’s Instant Booking Has Gained Traction Since Blueshift’s June Report (TRIP)

Research Question: Is TripAdvisor’s Instant Booking feature seeing increased adoption from hotels and online travel agencies? Companies: EXPE, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, PCLN, SABR, SAP, TRIP By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings TripAdvisor Inc.’s (TRIP) Instant Booking is seeing growth and increased results compared with Blueshift Research’s June 23 report. Five […]

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Fitbit Set for Holidays But Must Evolve into a Medical Device to Secure Future (FIT)

Research Question: Will Fitbit’s new products drive sales and help maintain the company’s market dominance? Companies: AAPL, AMS:TOM2, FIT, FOSL, GOOG/GOOGL, GRMN, KRX:005930, NKE, NURO, UA By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Fitbit Inc.’s (FIT) prospects are high for strong holiday sales and continued market dominance, according to 11 […]

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Oct 14 2016 Restaurants, Services

McDonald’s Cooks Up Slight Growth in Q3 But Challenged to Beat Q4 Comps (MCD)

Research Question: Will McDonald’s be able to combat high comps in the second half of 2016? Companies: CMG, DNKN, HABT, JACK, MCD, PNRA, QSR, RRGB, SHAK, SONC, WEN By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Third-quarter sales appear to be slightly positive year to year, but beating fourth-quarter same-store-sales numbers […]

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Classic II UGGs Will Not Produce a Significant Sales Increase for Deckers (DECK)

Research Question: Are the Classic IIs and other new UGG styles enough to create a successful back-to-school and holiday season for Deckers? Companies: CAL, DECK, RPM, TGT, VFC By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The new UGG fall lineup, including the Classic II, will not produce a significant sales […]

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