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SQ’s Cash App Carving Out Better Path to Profits Than PYPL’s Venmo (PYPL, SQ)

Research Question: Will Square’s Cash App upend PayPal’s grand plans for Venmo? Companies: AAPL, GOOG/GOOGL, JPM, MA, MSFT, PYPL, SQ, V, WFC By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The growth of Square Inc.’s (SQ) Cash App does not directly threaten PayPal Holdings Inc.’s (PYPL) Venmo, but Cash App […]

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PayPal/Square Idea Proposal (PYPL)

PayPal/Square Idea Proposal (PYPL)

Will Square’s Cash App upend PayPal’s grand plans for Venmo? Report Available: October 9, 2019   Blueshift’s ongoing research found SQ’s peer-to-peer payment service, Cash App, surpassing PYPL’s Venmo in downloads and revenue run rate. The peer-to-peer space is a huge opportunity for both companies, who are trying to monetize their millions of users and billions […]

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Online, Store Expansion Initiatives to Drive CarMax’s Growth in Robust Used Market (KMX)

Research Question: Will the rollout of an omnichannel/online car buying option and the expansion of physical store locations drive sales and loan originations for CarMax in 2019? Companies: ABG, AN, BRK.A/B, CARG, CVNA, HYRE, KMX, LAD, PAG, SAH By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings CarMax Inc.’s (KMX) omnichannel/online and […]

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CarMax Idea Proposal (KMX)

CarMax Idea Proposal (KMX)

Will the rollout of an online car-buying option and expansion of physical store locations drive sales and loan originations for CarMax in 2019?   Report Available: May 1, 2019   Blueshift’s initial research found KMX, the nation’s largest used car dealer, recovering nicely in its Q4 from declining market share experienced in the first half […]

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Subprime Loans Set to Grow in Personal and Mortgage But to Fall in Auto

Research Question: Can the subprime lending industry sustain its late-year bounce and extend gains through 2019? Companies: BAC, BX, CACC, COF, CPSS, DFS, ELVT, ENVA, FCFS, LON:EXPN, OMF, SC, USB, WFC By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Gains in the subprime lending industry through 2019 will be challenged […]

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Profitability for PayPal’s Venmo Will Take Years But the Path Is There (PYPL)

Research Question: Will PayPal’s efforts to monetize its Venmo app reach a tipping point in 2019? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, AXP, BAC, DFS, EPA:ING, FDC, GOOG/GOOGL, GRUB, JPM, KRX:005930, MA, PYPL, SQ, TCEHY, V, WFC, WMT By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Turning Venmo profitable will be a slow […]

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Subprime Lending Idea Proposal

Subprime Lending Idea Proposal

Can the subprime lending industry sustain its late year bounce and extend gains through 2019? Report Available: January 23, 2019   Blueshift’s ongoing research found that the subprime lending industry saw significant gains in the second half of 2018. The economy and the current regulatory conditions seem to be lining up to drive even more […]

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PayPal Idea Proposal (PYPL)

PayPal Idea Proposal (PYPL)

Will PayPal’s efforts to monetize its Venmo app reach a tipping point in 2019? Report Available: January 10, 2019   Blueshift’s ongoing research found PYPL’s social payments platform, Venmo, thriving. PYPL has been ratcheting up its efforts to monetize the highly popular app. Venmo, however, has encountered higher-than-expected levels of fraud, especially with a key […]

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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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PayPal Idea Proposal (PYPL)

PayPal Idea Proposal (PYPL)

Will PayPal’s acquisition of iZettle give it critical momentum to boost in-store use? Report Available: June 28, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found PYPL making a major acquisition that could increase its presence in physical stores. The company continues to make gains with is peer-to-peer payment app but faces stiff competition from a bank-backed platform. […]

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