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Kingfisher’s Castorama Stores in Poland Will Continue to Outperform (LON:KGF)

Research Question: Why are Kingfisher’s Castorama stores in Poland outperforming the rest of the company? Is this sustainable? Companies: LON:KGF By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings All 10 sources said sales at Kingfisher plc’s (LON:KGF) Castorama stores in Poland have increased year to year. Five said sales are […]

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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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Ulta Not Yet Threatened by Online Sales or Shifting Beauty Trends (ULTA)

Research Question: Do shifting beauty product trends and online sales growth mean Ulta’s successful run has peaked? Companies: AMZN, COTY, CVS, EL, ELF, EPA:OR, JNJ, LVMUY, PG, REV, TGT, TYO:4911, TYO:4922, ULTA, UN, VTX:NESN, WBA, WMT By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Ulta Beauty Inc. (ULTA) should be […]

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Aaron’s Progressive Leasing Continues Solid Growth Rate (AAN)

Research Question: Will Aaron’s Progressive Leasing unit continue to grow at its current pace? Companies: AAN, AMZN, BBY, RCII, SYF, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Aaron’s Inc.’s (AAN) Progressive Leasing will continue its rapid pace of growth, according to industry specialists and store personnel at retailers […]

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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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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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HomeAdvisor Gets the Job Done for Some But Disappoints Others (IAC)

Research Question: Are contractors getting their money’s worth from IAC’s HomeAdvisor? Companies: ANGI, GOOG/GOOGL, HD, IAC, LOW, YELP By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Home contractors offered a mixed assessment of InterActiveCorp/IAC’s (IAC) HomeAdvisor lead-generation platform. Several reported exceptional results while others contemplated permanently halting their use of […]

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Suppliers Bullish on Wayfair, Others Lean Bearish Based on Costs, Amazon (W, AMZN)

Research Question: Will Wayfair’s bulls or bears be proven right in terms of the company’s revenue, customer acquisition, inventory, payment risk and competition? Companies: AMZN, BABA, BBBY, COST, OSTK, TCS, TGT, W, WMT By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Wayfair Inc. (W) suppliers are positive about their relationships and sales […]

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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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Whirlpool to Continue to Grow in 2017 But Faces Big Headwinds (WHR)

Research Question: Will Whirlpool maintain its growth in 2017 given the highly competitive and promotional appliance marketplace? Companies: AMZN, BBY, HD, HKG:1169, JCP, KRX:003555, KRX:005930/005935, LOW, SHE:000333, SHLD, STO:ELUX-A, WHR Click here to download report (.pdf) By: David Franklin   Summary of Findings Whirlpool Corp.’s (WHR) sales momentum is secure for the rest of 2017, during […]

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