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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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Cruise Lines Idea Proposal (CCL, RCL)

Cruise Lines Idea Proposal (CCL, RCL)

Will bookings growth for wave season 2018 continue to be ahead of last year’s pace? Report Available: January 10, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research shows solid revenue and bookings for major cruise lines in Q3, especially considering the devastation from the hurricanes in the Caribbean this fall. Coupled with expected growth in Q4 and bookings for […]

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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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Report Update: Grubhub Continues to Outperform Competitors, Including UberEATS (GRUB)

Research Question: Will Grubhub’s purchase of Eat24 be enough to hold off competitors? Companies: AMZN, GRPN, GRUB, MCD, PNRA, SQ, YELP By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Grubhub Inc. (GRUB) remains the top performing delivery business, outpacing all competitors, according to a frozen yogurt franchise owner source who […]

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Hugo Boss Idea Proposal (BOSS)

Hugo Boss Idea Proposal (BOSS)

Will Hugo Boss’ rebranding efforts and focus on growing its casualwear line lead to improved sales in Europe?   Report Available: December 14, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research shows Hugo Boss simplifying its brand away from its traditional color labels and into two distinct bands, HUGO and BOSS. Amid this shift, there is also an increased […]

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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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WageWorks’ Growth Stems from Acquisitions Rather Than New Clients (WAGE)

Research Question: Will WageWorks’ organic growth continue at its projected pace of 9% to 14%? Companies: BNFT, CNDT, HQY, MMC, TNET, UMBF, WAGE, WLTW By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings WageWorks Inc. (WAGE) is more likely to see its growth come from acquisitions rather than organically. Seven of […]

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Oct 20 2017 Media & Print, Services

Nielsen Can Rest Easy on the Throne As the King of TV Ratings (NLSN)

Research Question: Is there a credible threat to Nielsen’s stranglehold on the TV ad buying process? Companies: ADBE, AMZN, CBS, CHTR, CMCSA, CRM, DIS, DISH, FB, FOX, GOOG/GOOGL, NFLX, NLSN, ORCL, ROKU, SCOR, T, TWX, VIA/VIAB, VZ By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Nielsen N.V. (NLSN) is as […]

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