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  Companies Followed
   APOL    ARC    AYI
   BCO    BGG    COCO
   CSGP    DV    ESI
   GCA    HCG.TO    HNI
   IPSU    KNL    LOOP
   MCRS    MLHR    NA.TO
   NILE    OPEN    RGR
   RON.TO    SIG    SWHC
   THQI    TRLA    TTC
   TWPG    WPO    WWE
   XOXO    Z    ZIPR
PAA Research

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Recent Reports

  CSGP: A Year From Now, Who Will Remember Brad Bellflower? Cutting Adjusted EBITDA and EPS Estimates

Now that was a press release straight out of the late 1990’s tech company playbook.  Even for a management team that’s renown for its constant self-promotion and “smoke and mirrors” games with growth metrics, this was an interesting .....

  ESI: A Grand Exercise in Greater Fool Theory as the March to Zero Continues

It’s as if the SEC never filed suit against ESI, the CEO, and the CFO…. The 100%+ rally in shares of ESI over the past three trading days has been truly something to behold.  The stock has been acting like the typical villain in a hor.....

  Z: Game Changer? The Age of Upstream Might Finally Be Upon Us As Brokers Attempt to Reassert Control over the Flow of Listings Data

“Beware the the “tions” of 2015, Especially Those Related to Project Upstream….” -          PAA Research, 1/29/15 There’s something brewing here that really makes me think that the people in.....

  Z: Purposeful Obfuscation of Slowing Metrics and Other Key Takeaways from Zillow’s Earnings Release and Analyst Calls

Heading into the company’s 1Q15 earnings call we thought we might get the following from Zillow:
  • Messy 1Q15 results - check
  • New metrics that would be impossible to reconcile with historical results from Zillow and Tru.....

  ESI: The ZERO Scenario Is Finally Here and the For-Profit Education Space Might Never Be the Same

“You shouldn’t talk to that guy, he’s a liar” You might be thinking that’s a quote from someone talking about Kevin Modany, but in fact this is a quote FROM Kevin Modany which was said to a reporter when he was asked abo.....