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May, 2018  // Posts published in May, 2018

Undisciplined Nonbank Subprime Auto Lenders Still at Risk

Research Question: What is the level of risk for financial institutions from the failure of subprime auto lenders and the rapid growth of subprime mortgages? Companies: ALLY, BAC, BMO, BX, CACC, COF, CPSS, EXPN, FCAU, GM, JPM, SC, WFC By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Some nonbank subprime […]

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Update: Ulta Not Hurt by Reselling Allegations; Sales Still Climbing (ULTA)

Research Question: Are the makeup reselling allegations having any lasting effect on Ulta sales? Companies: AMZN, COTY, CVS, EBAY, EL, ELF, EPA:OR, JNJ, LVMUY, PG, REV, TGT, TYO:4911, TYO:4922, ULTA, UN, VTX:NESN, WBA, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings All seven sources interviewed for this report update […]

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Updates From The Oil Patch: Higher Oil Price Is Benefitting the Drilling Industry

Research Question: What is the status of the oil and gas drilling industry in light of $70 oil? Companies: BHGE, HAL, HP, NBR, NOV, PTEN, SLB   Click here to download report (.pdf)   Highlights Conference attendees at the IADC’s well-attended Drilling Onshore Conference and Exhibition held in Houston last week confirmed findings in Blueshift Research’s […]

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Share Shifts Away from Patterson to Henry Schein; Amazon a Potential Big Gainer (PDCO, HSIC, AMZN)

Research Question: Has share in the equipment and consumable dental supply market shifted between the three main distributors? Companies: ALGN, AMZN, DHR, HSIC, PDCO, SWX:STMN, TLV:ITMR, XRAY By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Patterson Companies Inc. (PDCO) is losing some market share to Henry Schein Inc. (HSIC), regional distributors […]

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Updates from Oil Patch: Oilfield Activity, Some Equipment Orders Rising on High Oil Price

Research Question: What is the status of oilfield activity and rig componentorders in light of $68 oil? Companies: CAT, GDI, HAL, HP, NBR, NOV, PTEN, RES, SLB Click here to download report (.pdf)   Highlights Demand for fraccing and drilling services in the second quarter has increased compared with first quarter, and new orders of key […]

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Oil Patch Updates: Oilfield Activity, Some Equipment Orders Rising on High Oil Price

Research Question: What is the status of oilfield activity and rig component orders in light of $68 oil? Companies: CAT, GDI, HAL, HP, NBR, NOV, PTEN, RES, SLB Click here to download report (.pdf)   Highlights Demand for fraccing and drilling services in the second quarter has increased compared with first quarter, and new orders of […]

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Tech Trends: Super-Scale AI Cloud Disruption Hitting Critical Mass

Research Question: Which new technologies and applications are most immediately disruptive toward the business models of the established large IT vendors in every category? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, CSCO, CTXS, DVMT, GOOG/GOOGL, FTNT, HPE, IBM, JNPR, MSFT, ORCL, PANW, SAP By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings All 16 sources agree that, […]

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Tech Trends: Super-Scale AI Cloud Disruption Hitting Critical Mass

Research Question: Which new technologies and applications are most immediately disruptive toward the business models of the established large IT vendors in every category Companies: AMZN, CHKP, CSCO, CTXS, DVMT, GOOG/GOOGL, FTNT, HPE, IBM, JNPR, MSFT, ORCL, PANW, SAP By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings All 16 sources agree that, […]

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Dropbox Will Be Hard-Pressed to Stand Out in a Crowded Field (DBX)

Research Question: Will Dropbox be able to grow its subscription base in a competitive cloud-storage market? Companies: AAPL, BOX, CRM, DBX, GOOG/GOOGL, MSFT By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Dropbox Inc.’s (DBX) cloud storage and file sharing software does not stand out in terms of price or key […]

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ANGI Homeservices Providers’ Ad Spending Flat to Declining (ANGI)

Research Question: Are home service providers increasing their advertising spending with ANGI Homeservices’ Home Advisor and Angie’s List brands? Companies: ANGI, GOOG/GOOGL, IAC, VZ, YELP By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Overall, home service providers who advertise on ANGI Homeservices Inc.’s (ANGI, with IAC/InterActive Corp.) HomeAdvisor and Angie’s […]

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