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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Apple Should Pose the Biggest Threat to Fitbit

    The Apple Watch is the biggest threat to Fitbit despite its being released only recently. In April, Apple released the Watch in nine countries.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Fitbit Continues to Lead the Wearables Market

    IDC expects the wearables market to grow 20.3% from 2016 to 2020. Total shipments are projected to rise from 79 million in 2015 to 101.9 million in 2016.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Apple May Report Subdued Apple Watch Sales in 3Q15

    Apple has tried its best to popularize the Apple Watch. A couple of months ago, Apple and IBM (IBM) added three new apps for Apple Watch.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Here’s Why R&D Spending Is so Important for Fitbit

    Fitbit’s revenues have increased substantially during the past few quarters, and so the company has placed a significant focus on its R&D spending.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Miscellaneous

    Can Fitbit Recover after a Disappointing 2016?

    Shares of Fitbit (FIT) fell 12.4% last month to close at $7.32. Shares of Fitbit fell over 75% in 2016, driven by the fall in sales due to low consumer demand and a slowdown in the wearable market.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Technology & Communications

    Apple Retains Smartwatch Market Crown, Google-Fitbit Deal Drags

    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) continues to dominate the global smartwatch market. Meanwhile, the Google-Fitbit deal remains stuck in the regulatory process.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Expected Growth for the Apple Watch in 2018

    Analysts expect Apple Watch Series 3 shipments to rise 20.0% year-over-year in 2018 to 23 million–25 million units.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Consumer

    What Wall Street Expects for GoPro in Q1 2019

    Consumer technology company GoPro (GPRO) is set to announce its first-quarter earnings results on May 2.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Fitness Trackers Are Likely to Hit Fitbit’s Sales in 2019

    Though Fitbit’s smartwatch sales rose 437% in 2018, the company posted negative overall revenue growth.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Fitbit Stock Has Been Volatile This Year

    Shares of consumer tech company Fitbit are up over 11% so far in 2019. From the start of this year to February 27, 2019, the stock rose 28%.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Consumer

    Sell or Short Deckers, Cintas, and Garmin NOW

    Don’t sell all of your stocks and head for the hills, but do add some shorts to the group or at least sell these silly stocks that lifted all boats.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Apple Overtakes Fitbit in the Global Wearable Market

    According to the IDC, global shipments of wearable devices in the third quarter rose 21.7% year-over-year to 32 million units.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Fitbit Loses Market Share in the Global Wearables Market

    Fitbit’s (FIT) shipments in Q2 fell 21.7% year-over-year. Its shipments declined compared to the overall 5.5% growth in the wearables market.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Numbers Show That Fitbit Could Be Apple’s Nightmare

    The global smartwatch market continues to expand, and the contest to dominate the market is shaping up to be a two-horse race between Fitbit and Apple.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Consumer

    A Look at Fitbit’s Strategic Priorities

    In this series, we’ve discussed how Fitbit (FIT) is grappling with declining sales driven by competition from peers such as Apple, Xiaomi, Garmin (GRMN), and Fossil (FOSL).

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Far Could an Amazon Partnership Take Garmin?

    Mobile navigation systems maker Garmin (GRMN) has tied up with Amazon.com (AMZN) to launch a new smart speaker device aimed at the automotive market.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Apple Could Continue to Dominate the Smartwatch Industry

    Apple (AAPL), Samsung (SSNLF), Garmin (GRMN), and Fitbit (FIT) are all launching Smartwatches in the next couple of months, with the third version of Apple Watch likely to be unveiled next week.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Consumer

    A Look at Fitbit’s Research and Development Spending

    We’ve seen that Fitbit’s (FIT) revenue fell significantly by 40% YoY (year-over-year) in 2Q17. Fitbit’s research and development (R&D) spending, however, rose 1% YoY in 2Q17 to $80.54 million.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Miscellaneous

    Dividend Growth of Seagate Technology and Garmin

    Garmin (GRMN) recorded three-year annualized growth of 5.3%, and its five-year annualized growth fell ~1%. Its growth dipped ~24% in 2016.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Importance of Research and Development for Fitbit

    Fitbit’s R&D (research and development) expenditures rose 21.0% to $87.8 million in 1Q17 and accounted for 14.2% of revenue.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can Samsung Overtake Garmin in the Wearables Market?

    Samsung (SSNLF) showed significant growth in the wearables segment (WEAR) in 2016 with its shipments growing at the rate of 38.6%.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Fitbit and Its Competition: Who’s Winning?

    Apple’s closest competitor, Fitbit (FIT), saw its market share fall from 36.8% in 2015 to 31.9% in 2016.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Apple Is Optimistic about Growth in Smartwatch Segment

    According to Slice Intelligence, Apple (AAPL) has 46.0% of the online revenue generated in the wearables market during this holiday period.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Fitbit’s Active User Count Continues to Drive Its Revenue

    Fitbit has increased its revenue significantly over the last five years. The company’s revenue rose from $76 million in 2012 to $745 million in 2014 and $1.9 billion in 2015.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Did Apple Compete in the Wearables Market in 4Q15?

    According to market research firm IDC, Apple Watch drove wearable sales in 4Q15 and 2015. Apple (AAPL) is projected to have shipped 4.1 million watches in 4Q15 and 11.6 million in 2015.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Under Armour Has Been Eyeing New Connected Fitness Streams

    Under Armour (UA) spent over half a billion dollars snapping up connected fitness app companies Endomondo and MyfitnessPal over the past year.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Apple Watch: How Many Units Were Shipped in 2Q15?

    Apple entered the wearables market with Apple Watch, grabbing an estimated 19.9% of the share by shipments in 2Q15.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Earnings Report

    GoPro Increased Its Revenue and Geographical Reach

    GoPro has expanded geographically to the EMEA and APAC countries. It has 40,000 retail outlets. GoPro’s revenue rose 126% in 2Q15.

    By Parker Thomas
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