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Digital Freight Brokers’ Gains Still Slow and Incremental (CHRW, JBHT, XPO)

Research Question: Are digital platforms like Uber Freight and Convoy gaining momentum in their quest to disrupt traditional freight brokers such as C.H. Robinson and XPO Logistics? Companies: AMZN, CHRW, JBHT, KNX, UPS, XPO By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Digital freight-matching platforms continue to make inroads against […]

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Zillow Has the Tools to Succeed and Lead in the iBuyer Space (Z/ZG)

Research Question: Will Zillow’s new house flipping business propel or derail the company’s growth? Companies: BRK.A/B, BX, INVH, LEN, LON:PURP, RDFN, RLGY, Z/ZG By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Sources expect Zillow Group Inc. (Z/ZG) to succeed and see continued growth in its expanded Instant Offers program and […]

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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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Few Signs of Synergies, New Products from Johnson Controls/Tyco Merger (JCI)

Research Question: Is Johnson Controls gaining traction with its synergies and new products from the Tyco merger? Companies: EPA:SU, HON, IR, JCI, KRX:003550/003555, KRX:005930, LII, SIEGY, TYO:6367, TYO:6501, TYO:6503, UTX By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) is not seeing any sales success with […]

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Report Update: CoStar Group Looks Poised to Continue Growing (CSGP)

Research Question: Will CoStar’s momentum continue in 2018 after a strong fourth quarter? Companies: CSGP, GOOG/GOOGL, VZ, YELP, Z By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Two of three property management sources said CoStar Group Inc.’s com continues to deliver excellent results, and they expect the company’s recent impressive […]

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No Roadblocks or Headwinds Will Slow Shopify This Year (SHOP)

Research Question: Will anything slow Shopify’s growth in 2018? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, BOX, CRM, EBAY, ETSY, ORCL, SHOP By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Growth is expected to continue this year for Shopify Inc. (SHOP) and its ecommerce customers as the company controls the SMB segment and has […]

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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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Share Loss and Top Agent Departures Challenge Realogy in High-end Markets (RLGY)

Research Question: Are technology-enabled real estate brokerage competitors like Compass and Redfin taking agents and market share from Realogy? Companies: AMZN, BRK.A/B, NWSA, PRPPF, RDFN, RLGY, Z By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Realogy Holdings Corp. (RLGY) brands, which serve luxury real estate markets, are experiencing strong competition […]

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Big Freight Forwarders Will Blunt Web Threat by Adding Digital Tools (EXPD, KNIN, PWTN)

Research Question: Can traditional freight forwarders like Expeditors International ward off competition from web-based startups? Companies: AMZN, BABA, CPH:DSV, CPH:MAERSK-B, ETR:DPW, EXPD, FDX, GE, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, SHE:002352, SWX:PWTN, UPS, VTX:KNIN By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The freight forwarding industry is ripe for disruption as demand is growing […]

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Zillow’s 2018 Growth Potential Is Strong; CFPB Battle Bears Watching (Z/ZG)

Research Question: Are there any headwinds that will slow Zillow’s growth in 2018? Companies: AMZN, CLGX, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, NWS/NWSA, RDFN, Z/ZG By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Zillow Group Inc.’s (Z/ZG) 2018 growth trajectory will not be slowed by any current or potential headwinds, according to eight of […]

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