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Amazon Prime Discount Program Not a Significant Threat to Dollar Tree (DLTR, AMZN)

Research Question: Will competitive pressure from Amazon’s Prime membership discount for low-income shoppers slow Dollar Tree’s sales? Companies: AMZN, COST, DG, DLTR, FIVE, TGT, WMT By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings com Inc.’s (AMZN) Prime membership discount for low-income shoppers is not a significant threat to Dollar Tree […]

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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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Mother’s Day Promotion Boosts Sales at Signet’s Kay; Zales Still Disappointing (SIG)

Research Question: Will Signet bounce back with improved sales for Mother’s Day? Companies: CPH:PNDORA, SIG By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Signet Jewelers Ltd.’s (SIG) Mother’s Day sales were mixed among its three main retailers—Zales, Kay Jewelers and Jared—but the company has made progress compared with Blueshift Research’s […]

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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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Signet Jewelers’ Holiday Sales Lacked Luster (SIG)

Research Question: Will Signet Jewelers overcome industry deceleration to excel this holiday season? Companies: AMZN, CPH:PNDORA, NILE, SIG, TIF, TYO:7762 By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Holiday sales were somewhat lackluster overall for the 11 repeat sources at Signet Jewelers Ltd.’s (SIG) brand stores despite the optimism voiced […]

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QVC Buoyed by Loyal Customers But Faces Worrisome Trends (QVCA)

Research Question: Will Liberty Interactive’s QVC return to revenue growth in the fourth quarter and beyond? Companies: AMZN, EBAY, ETSY, HSNI, KSS, M, QVCA, TGT, WMT By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Liberty Interactive Corp.’s QVC Group (QVCA) has a loyal customer base and a track record of […]

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Restoration Hardware’s Turnaround Needs More Work, Time (RH)

Research Question: Will Restoration Hardware’s aggressive action plan be the catalyst that reverses its yearlong decline and drives growth in the fourth quarter and 2017? Companies: AMZN, BBBY, RH, W, WSM By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc.’s (RH) turnaround effort remains a work in progress. […]

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Fitbit Set for Holidays But Must Evolve into a Medical Device to Secure Future (FIT)

Research Question: Will Fitbit’s new products drive sales and help maintain the company’s market dominance? Companies: AAPL, AMS:TOM2, FIT, FOSL, GOOG/GOOGL, GRMN, KRX:005930, NKE, NURO, UA By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Fitbit Inc.’s (FIT) prospects are high for strong holiday sales and continued market dominance, according to 11 […]

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Classic II UGGs Will Not Produce a Significant Sales Increase for Deckers (DECK)

Research Question: Are the Classic IIs and other new UGG styles enough to create a successful back-to-school and holiday season for Deckers? Companies: CAL, DECK, RPM, TGT, VFC By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The new UGG fall lineup, including the Classic II, will not produce a significant sales […]

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Monster Steady in a Growing Energy Drink Market, Will Do Well in China (MNST)

Research Question: Will Monster Beverage’s sales continue to rise, or will the energy drink brand be felled by a slowing category? Companies: CPB, DANOY, KO, MNST, PEP, SBUX, TPE:1216 By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The energy drink market still is in growth mode, according to 17 of 23 […]

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