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October, 2012  // Posts published in October, 2012

For-Profit Enrollments to Begin Slow Climb in Six Months, Phoenix Will Lead

Research Questions: When will enrollments at for-profit colleges pick up, and which schools will lead the turnaround? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: APEI, APOL, BPI, CECO, COCO, CPLA, DV, EDMC, ESI, LOPE, NAUH, STRA, WPO Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Enrollments will not pick up across the board for six to 12 months. […]

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TPX’s Simplicity Line Sluggish Among a Sea of Competitors

Research Question: Will Tempur-Pedic’s lower-priced mattress lines help turn company sales around? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: TPX, ZZ Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings A plethora of competitors is inhibiting share gains for Tempur-Pedic International Inc.’s (TPX) Simplicity line, making it unlikely to significantly boost the company’s overall sales. Five of nine […]

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Oct 04 2012 Food & Beverage, Retail

Urban Outfitters’ Short-Term Sales Buoyed by On-Trend Inventory

Research Question: What are Urban Outfitters suppliers saying about sales growth and inventory for the next three to six months? By: Ryan Duck & Carolyn Marshall Companies:  ANF, BIT:LUX/LUX, GES, GPS, JWN, MCE:ITX, STO:HM-B, TYO:9983, URBN Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Blueshift’s Aug. 16 report focused on Urban Outfitters Inc.’s (URBN) brand image […]

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Salesforce Growth Waning, Microsoft Coming on Strong in SaaS

Research Question: Which is the best SaaS tool in today’s growing market for CRM? By: Reverdy Johnson & Guido Gualandi Companies: CRM, ELOQ, IBM, MSFT, MSTR, ORCL, SAP, WDAY Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Nine of 17 sources said Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM) will see its growth slow in the coming year. Despite being […]

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Advertising Soars in Political Markets; Mobile Search Leads Spending Online

Research Question: What is the outlook for the 2H12 after growth hiccupped in local markets in the 1H12 while digital maintained consistent year-to-year growth? By: Rachel Dangermond Companies: AOL, BLC, CBS, CMCSA, DIS, DISCA, GCI, GOOG, JRN, MSFT, MNI, NWS, NYT, P, SBGI, SNI, SSP, TWX, VCI, VIA, YHOO Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of […]

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