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Healthcare Reform Uncertainty, Hospital Innovation Slow Demand For Temp/Travel Nurses (AMN, CCRN)

Research Question: Has the nursing shortage peaked? How will the leading providers of temporary nurses be affected by the current nursing staffing cycle? Companies: AMN, CCRN By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The nursing shortage has not yet peaked, according to 12 of 18 sources who said the […]

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ComScore Has an Opening, But Toppling Nielsen Will Be Tough (NLSN, SCOR)

Research Question: Will ComScore’s cross-platform measurement technology lead it to revenue growth and challenge Nielsen? Companies: ADBE, ASX:FOX/FOX, CHTR, CMCSA, DISH, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, NFLX, NLSN, OMC, ORCL, SCOR, T, TWX, VIA/VIAB, VZ, WPPGY Click here to download report (.pdf) By: Seth Agulnick   Summary of Findings Neither ComScore (SCOR) nor Nielsen N.V. (NLSN) has hit on […]

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Shopify’s Growth Trend Will Continue With Higher Pricing Model (SHOP)

Research Question: Will Shopify’s new variable-pricing model for Shopify Plus slow its growth or be a profit catalyst? Companies: CRM, PYPL, SAP, TSE:SHOP/SHOP By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Shopify Inc.’s (TSE:SHOP/SHOP) growth trend will not be hurt by the new variable-pricing model for its Shopify Plus enterprise […]

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Grubhub Feeling the Heat from UberEATS and Other Delivery Services (GRUB)

Research Question: Will Grubhub fend off UberEATS and Amazon? Companies: AMZN, GRPN, GRUB, SQ, YELP   By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Grubhub Inc. (GRUB) faces mounting pressure from competitors and is finding it more difficult to fight them off. This worrisome trend for the company is a […]

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Premier Agents Will Drive Growth for Zillow Despite Negative Views and Concerns (Z, ZG)

Research Question: Will premier agent spending continue to drive growth for Zillow in 2017? Companies: BRK.A/B, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, NWS/NWSA, RLGY, TWTR, Z By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Zillow Group Inc.’s (Z) growth trend will continue this year, according to 14 of 20 sources. Eleven of the 14 […]

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Mindbody’s Lead Threatened by Poor User Experience, Customer Service (MB)

Research Question: Will Mindbody experience a breakout year in 2017? Companies: GOOG/GOOGL, INTU, MB, MSFT, NZE:XRO, ORCL, UA By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Mindbody Inc. (MB) is not expected to have a breakout year in 2017 as nearly half of Blueshift Research’s user sources and all of […]

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ServiceMaster’s ServSmart App Popular, But Not a Game Changer for AHS (SERV)

Research Question: Is ServiceMaster’s ServSmart technology bringing incremental improvement or revolutionary change to its American Home Shield segment? Companies: SERV, SHLD By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The ServSmart app from me is very popular among ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc.’s (SERV) American Home Shield contractors and has provided […]

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Zillow Can’t Sustain ARPA Growth Rate But Is Still the Leading Real Estate Site (Z)

Research Question: Can Zillow sustain its gains in average revenue per account? Companies: FB, GOOG/GOOGL, NWS/NWSA, TWTR, Z By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Zillow Group Inc.’s (Z) average revenue per account (ARPA) will be flat, according to seven Zillow premier agents and five executives whose real estate agencies […]

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No Meaningful Growth for RealPage Until New and Updated Software Is Released

Research Question: Will RealPage improve organic growth with existing and prospective customers? Companies: APPF, CLGX, CRM, LON:SGE, MSFT, N, ORCL, RP By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Organic and new customer growth will elude RealPage Inc. (RP) until it launches new and updated products later this year. Eleven of […]

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Summer Brought More Bookings, Steady Rates YY for Rental Car Industry

Research Question: Did rental car companies see increased bookings and pricing power this summer? Companies: CAR, DDAIY, ETR:SIX2/SIX3, EXPE, HTZ, KYAK, PCLN By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The improving economy and increased leisure travel resulted in more rental car bookings this past summer year to year, according […]

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