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June, 2017  // Posts published in June, 2017

OTAs Lower Commissions for Big Hotel Chains, Survive Their Direct Bookings Push (EXPE, PCLN, MAR)

Research Question: Are hotels getting customers to book directly with them instead of using online travel agencies? Companies: CHH, EPA:AC, EXPE, GOOG/GOOGL, H, HKG:0017, HLT, IHG, MAR, PCLN, TRIP, TRVG, WYN By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Despite increasing direct bookings through their efforts to build this channel, […]

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Axon’s Body-Worn Camera Deal Will Drive Continuing Growth (AAXN)

Research Question: Will Axon’s camera deal shut down the competition and result in continuing growth? Companies: AAXN, AMZN, DGLY, DVMT, EPA:SAF, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, LLL, MSFT, MSI, NTAP, TYO:6701, TYO:6752, TYO:7751 By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Axon Enterprise Inc.’s (AAXN) one-year-free offer of a body-worn camera (BWC) and […]

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Data Center REITs Are Playing Musical Chairs in a Bubble World

Research Questions: Outside of the mega clouds, do enough opportunities exist for CDN, network interconnects, contra-clouds and other uses to meet public data center REIT operators’ growth expectations? Companies: AMZN, CONE, DFT, DLR, EQIX, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, MSFT, ORCL, QTS, TWTR By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary Data center operators have plenty […]

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Healthcare Reform Uncertainty, Hospital Innovation Slow Demand For Temp/Travel Nurses (AMN, CCRN)

Research Question: Has the nursing shortage peaked? How will the leading providers of temporary nurses be affected by the current nursing staffing cycle? Companies: AMN, CCRN By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The nursing shortage has not yet peaked, according to 12 of 18 sources who said the […]

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Ellie Mae Looks Ready to Face Down Challenges (ELLI)

Research Question: Is Ellie Mae vulnerable if a strong competitor emerges for small and midsize lenders? Companies: ACN, ASPS, BAC, BKFS, CNDT, ELLI, FISV, FMCC, FNMA, JPM, NSE:WIPRO, TSX:DH By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Ellie Mae Inc. (ELLI) is on solid footing as customers are generally happy […]

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iRobot’s Roomba on Track, Holds Off Competition; Braava Limited in U.S. (IRBT)

Research Question: Will iRobot’s successful run continue? Companies: AMZN, BABA, BOM:500530, GOOG/GOOGL, HKG:0669, IRBT, KRX:003550/003555, KRX:005930/005935, SWK By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings iRobot Corp.’s (IRBT) Roomba robot vacuum is expected to continue its successful run as the industry leader and pacesetter. Brand recognition, marketing, word of mouth […]

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FTS International’s IPO Success Depends on Oil Price, Not the Company’s Strengths or Services (FTSI)

Research Question: Does FTS International possess any strengths or unique services that will ensure a successful IPO? Companies: BAS, CAT, FRAC, FTSI, HAL, NFX, NOV, PUMP, RES, SLB, TSE:CFW, WFT By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings FTS International Inc.’s (or FTSI) IPO success will depend largely on the timing […]

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