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Mother’s Day Promotion Boosts Sales at Signet’s Kay; Zales Still Disappointing (SIG)

Research Question: Will Signet bounce back with improved sales for Mother’s Day? Companies: CPH:PNDORA, SIG By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Signet Jewelers Ltd.’s (SIG) Mother’s Day sales were mixed among its three main retailers—Zales, Kay Jewelers and Jared—but the company has made progress compared with Blueshift Research’s […]

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iRobot Idea Proposal (IRBT)

iRobot Idea Proposal (IRBT)

Will iRobot’s successful run continue? Report Available: June 7, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research showed IRBT on a tear with a great first quarter in the U.S. and internationally. The company believes it is on the verge of explosive growth, pointing to the success of its Roomba vacuum cleaner, the introduction of its Braava wet […]

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Shopify’s Growth Trend Will Continue With Higher Pricing Model (SHOP)

Research Question: Will Shopify’s new variable-pricing model for Shopify Plus slow its growth or be a profit catalyst? Companies: CRM, PYPL, SAP, TSE:SHOP/SHOP By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Shopify Inc.’s (TSE:SHOP/SHOP) growth trend will not be hurt by the new variable-pricing model for its Shopify Plus enterprise […]

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Shopify Idea Proposal (SHOP)

Shopify Idea Proposal (SHOP)

Will Shopify’s transition from fixed to variable pricing for Shopify Plus slow growth or be the catalyst for profits? Report Available: May 3, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found SHOP implementing a change in pricing for its rapidly growing enterprise-level ecommerce solution, Shopify Plus. The company believes the change is a natural evolution which better […]

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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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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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Signet Jewelers’ Holiday Sales Lacked Luster (SIG)

Research Question: Will Signet Jewelers overcome industry deceleration to excel this holiday season? Companies: AMZN, CPH:PNDORA, NILE, SIG, TIF, TYO:7762 By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Holiday sales were somewhat lackluster overall for the 11 repeat sources at Signet Jewelers Ltd.’s (SIG) brand stores despite the optimism voiced […]

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QVC Buoyed by Loyal Customers But Faces Worrisome Trends (QVCA)

Research Question: Will Liberty Interactive’s QVC return to revenue growth in the fourth quarter and beyond? Companies: AMZN, EBAY, ETSY, HSNI, KSS, M, QVCA, TGT, WMT By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Liberty Interactive Corp.’s QVC Group (QVCA) has a loyal customer base and a track record of […]

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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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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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