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September, 2017  // Posts published in September, 2017

Kellogg to Benefit Long Term from Warehouse Shift Despite Rocky Transition (K)

Research Question: Will Kellogg’s shift from direct-store delivery to a warehouse system for its U.S. snack division boost the company’s fortunes? Companies: ADRNY, CPB, GIS, JJSF, K, KR, MDLZ, PEP, PF, POST, SJM, TGT, THS, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Kellogg Co. (K) eventually will emerge […]

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GoDaddy Has Mass Appeal and Great Customer Support (GDDY)

Research Question: Will GoDaddy’s website building platform gain or lose market share in the next one to two years? Companies: EIGI, GDDY, GOOG/GOOGL, TSE:SHOP/SHOP, WEB, WIX By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings GoDaddy Inc. (GDDY) is in great position to boost its market share among amateur website builders, […]

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Acuity Will Prevail Long Term Despite Intense Competition and Price Erosion (AYI)

Research Question: Will Acuity Brands suffer as upstream LED lighting manufacturers move downstream? Companies: AYI, CREE, EPA:LR, ETN, ETR:OSR, GE, HUBB, KOSDAQ:0032500, KRX:005930/005935, LSCG, PHG, TYO:6502 By: Reverdy Johnson & David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Acuity Brands Inc. (AYI) and the entire LED lighting industry are experiencing intense […]

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Take It to the Bank: PayPal Continues to Shine (PYPL)

Research Question: Now that PayPal has crossed the $100 billion mark in quarterly payment volume, can it continue to outpace expectations? Or are there threats on the horizon? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, AXP, BABA, BAC, C, COF, DFS, FDC, GOOG/GOOGL, GPN, HKG:0700, JPM, KRX:005930/005935, MA, PAY, PYPL, SQ, TSE:SHOP, TSS, V, VNTV, WFC By: Seth Agulnick […]

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Select Comfort’s Smart Beds Set to Boost Sales with Superior Tech (SCSS, SNBR)

Research Question: Will smart beds help Select Comfort grow unit volume overall? Companies: ETR:SNH, SCSS, TPX By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Select Comfort Corp.’s (SCSS) Sleep Number 360 smart beds will help grow overall unit volume because of superior technology that is hard to imitate and currently […]

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Oil Patch: 2H17Demand for Oilfield Services Steady to Up Slightly vs. 1H

Research Question: How will oilfield services demand for the second half of 2017 compare with the first half of the year? Companies: BAS, HAL, HP, KEG, NBR, PTEN, RES, RNGR, SLB Click here to download report (.pdf)   Highlights Demand and pricing for oilfield services are expected to hold steady or rise slightlyduring the second half […]

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