Price Crosses Moving Average
|Bid||13.25 x 900|
|Ask||14.39 x 1000|
|Day's Range||13.23 - 13.43|
|52 Week Range||6.52 - 27.79|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.55|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||15.10|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.12 (0.91%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Jun 17, 2020|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
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* AT&T (NYSE:T) * Altria Group (NYSE:MO) * RCI Hospitality (NASDAQ:RICK) * Molson Coors Beverage (NYSE:TAP) * Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) * Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) * Simon Property Group (NYSE:SPG) * ViacomCBS (NASDAQ:VIAC) * Champignon Brands (OTCMKTS:SHRMF)Although it's natural to mourn the cessation of the bull market, from another perspective, the novel coronavirus has gifted patient investors with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Previously, so many companies had fundamentally strong business, but were gutted once the pandemic struck. Now, these stalwarts can be reasonably considered cheap stocks to buy.Better yet, no matter what your thoughts are on the market's trajectory, investors should be looking to advantage these lows. For instance, if you still believe in a quick, V-shaped economic recovery, then acquiring cheap stocks now would see you earn a swift profit.However, if we take the opposite road and slog it out through years of frustration, this would still be a net positive -- unless you must cash out now for whatever reason. That's because a slow recovery allows you to build a robust portfolio of high-quality names. By the end of these trials, you'll thank yourself for thinking ahead.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsAt the same time, not all cheap stocks to buy are viable bets for the long haul. As the bankruptcies of once-iconic American companies have demonstrated, we are still in the midst of an unprecedented calamity. Therefore, even solid names will likely suffer volatility, especially if we have an extended recovery.For this list of discounted companies, I'm primarily looking at businesses that can ride out the present calamity; hence, my focus on the vice industry. As well, I'm considering investments that may not find favor now but should have long-term upside. * 7 Red-Hot Vaccine Stocks Racing to Develop a Coronavirus Cure As with any pick you're considering, you should already acknowledge that turbulence is a given. Implement common-sense risk mitigation and you'll likely do well with these cheap stocks. AT&T (T)Source: Roman Tiraspolsky / Shutterstock.com AT&T is not only regarded among many analysts as one of the best cheap stocks to buy during this crisis, it's also incredibly boring. But remember, in the new normal, boring typically means stable, and stability is a very good thing. Here, this translates to T stock sporting a nearly 7% dividend yield.Additionally, AT&T features a forward price-earnings ratio of 9.5. That's incredibly low compared to both the telecommunications industry and broader benchmarks. Still, there's a reason for the discount. Over the years, the company has become very bloated, with some high-dollar decisions not working out favorably.Still, it's possible that the market is focusing too much on the negatives of T stock and not enough on the positives. For instance, the 5G network rollout will provide years of support for AT&T. In addition, the company owns HBO, which gives AT&T's streaming service much more gravitas than the competition. Altria Group (MO)Source: Kristi Blokhin / Shutterstock.com Admittedly, in the pre-pandemic years, Altria Group was disappointing. As you know, smoking rates are on the decline. Even worse, a new competitor, vaporizers or e-cigarettes, began providing a cleaner alternative to combustible cigarettes.However, MO stock became interesting when Altria invested heavily in Juul. However, underage vaping controversies saw Juul hit with lawsuits and ugly public accusations. Invariably, Altria's stake in Juul turned into a debacle.So, with all that, does Altria really belong in this list of cheap stocks to buy? While the headlines look terrible for the tobacco giant, the coronavirus may provide a surprising catalyst. According to research in Canada, recessions have a positive impact on smoking and imbibing rates. * 7 Cheap Stocks to Buy With Great Potential If this translates stateside -- and there's no reason to believe it wouldn't -- smoking rates could rise. Also, growing tensions between the U.S. and China may restrict vaporizer sales, which would cynically benefit Altria. RCI Hospitality (RICK)Source: Shutterstock Due to its universally attractive -- though admittedly shady -- business, RCI Hospitality is usually a solid bet, irrespective of broader market conditions. While RICK stock has seen a significant rise in value since hitting a bottom in March, shares are still sharply discounted relative to their pre-pandemic highs.But can RCI make good as a recession-resistant investment under these trying times? I will concede that this is a riskier proposition compared to other cheap stocks. Certainly, new normal protocols such as social distancing don't help when you're in the gentlemen's business. Still, this industry did very well, relatively speaking, during the Great Recession. I wouldn't be surprised if RICK stock provides an encore performance.At the end of the day, RCI meets a human need for close companionship that no technology can replicate. Granted, it's a cheap, twisted take on said companionship, but the demand is there. Molson Coors Beverage (TAP)Source: JHVEPhoto / Shutterstock.com Another vice-related company, Molson Coors Beverage is more palatable for investors than RCI. I mean that figuratively and literally. As a provider of multiple beer brands, including low-cost, budget-friendly beers like Coors Light and Keystone Light, Molson Coors has distinct relevance during our troubles.For many of us, drinking booze is a way to help get the edge off. Obviously, with the quarantines and social isolation, along with mass uncertainty over the viability of our economy, many reasons exist to knock down a cold one. But so far, it's TAP stock that's the one getting knocked down.Currently, shares are trading at levels last seen in the early years of last decade. What gives? * 25 Stocks to Buy for the Reopening Rally Unfortunately, shuttered restaurants have had a huge impact on Molson Coors and several other beverage makers. But with most states reopening -- and some blatantly ignoring common sense -- it's possible that cheap beer will start flowing again. Therefore, you'll want to keep Molson on your list of cheap stocks to consider. Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD)Source: legacy1995 / Shutterstock.com Similar to Molson Coors, Anheuser-Busch specializes in cheap beer. For many years, Anheuser's flagship brand, Bud Light, has been the most popular beer in America, followed by Coors Light. Personally, I like the taste of Coors Light as far as cheap light beer goes. But Bud Light? It's simply awful.However, the customer is always right. And for the long term, you don't want to fight the tape on BUD stock. Right now, though, shares are at a remarkable discount. With BUD, you have to go back to the Great Recession years to see prices this low.Understandably, that might raise concerns. Typically, cheap stocks are cheap for a reason. In this case, Anheuser-Busch got rattled by the mass restaurant closure. Also, all popular cheap beer brands suffered a massive revenue reduction due to the quarantining of sports.However, the eventual return of sports -- as NASCAR demonstrated -- augurs well for BUD stock. Sure, there many not be fans in the stands but that will change over the next few years. Additionally, sports events provide an incentive for increased grocery sales of cheap beer, which is a net positive for this industry. Yamana Gold (AUY)Source: Shutterstock Fundamentally, you wouldn't consider Yamana Gold cheap. Currently, shares sport a forward P/E ratio of 31.5, which is high compared to the metals and mining industry. But on a technical basis, it's still one of the cheap stocks that you can pick up below double-digit prices.I'll freely concede that such thinking alone is a terrible reason to buy equity in an organization. But AUY stock is riding on the enthusiasm of the gold market. And while the yellow metal has frustrated many investors over the years, this time is different.Yes, those may be the four most dangerous words in investing. However, when Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell states that the U.S. economy faces unprecedented risks, this phrase is justified. * 7 Excellent Penny Stocks Ready to Roar Further, the labor market continues to print an ugly picture. Over a nine-week period, 40 million Americans filed for initial jobless claims. This number will probably continue to rise uncomfortably, giving AUY stock a cynical edge. Simon Property Group (SPG)Source: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com Usually, being the biggest U.S. operator in an industry is cause for celebration. But for Simon Property Group, which specializes in shopping malls, this distinction suddenly became a liability. Obviously, with the onset of stay-at-home orders, social distancing protocols and a sense of fear over contracting Covid-19, very few people could -- or even wanted -- to leave their homes. Naturally, SPG stock tanked.However, shares might interest risk-tolerant contrarians. I must be clear: This is among the riskiest of risky cheap stocks. Therefore, I wouldn't recommend spending a dime more than what your dumb money allocation allows.That said, Simon Property will gradually open stores as states lift their restrictions. As out-of-state travel data revealed, pent-up demand caused many Americans to run to regions that first reopened their businesses. We could see a similar dynamic play out for SPG stock.Another reason to be optimistic is that the company owns a large portfolio of outlet malls. Although traditional department stores are out of favor, retailers offering discounts will never go out of style. ViacomCBS (VIAC)Source: Jer123 / Shutterstock.com At first glance, you'd expect the quarantines to help lift ViacomCBS. Although a traditional content and entertainment powerhouse, ViacomCBS offers mainstream programs that many viewers find compelling. Yet that didn't help VIAC stock on the technical front, with shares plummeting throughout much of February and March.To be fair, VIAC has found robust momentum since hitting its March bottom. Despite that, shares are still discounted relative to their beginning-of-year price. Thus, ViacomCBS qualifies as one of the cheap stocks to buy amid this pandemic.More importantly, VIAC stock has a credible upside pathway. Mainly, the underlying company probably slipped into the background as pure streaming plays like Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) stole its thunder. However, as we work through this crisis, ViacomCBS becomes more compelling. * 10 Lithium Stocks to Buy Despite the Market's Irrationality For one thing, ViacomCBS has trusted news brands, which is more crucial than ever before. Additionally, the return of sports -- even in a mitigated fashion -- is a net positive for VIAC due to its live broadcasts. Champignon Brands (SHRMF)Source: Shutterstock Technically the cheapest of the cheap stocks on this list, Champignon Brands can be had for less than two bucks. Admittedly, this announcement will cause many investors to turn away from this company, and that's a good thing. You don't want to touch SHRMF stock if you can't take the heat.But if you can stomach the volatility, Champignon could be one of the most exciting opportunities available. Levered toward the burgeoning psychedelic medicine industry, SHRMF stock may strike you as another vice name. Actually, it's much more than that. Psychedelics offer profoundly positive implications toward addressing mental health issues.Most notable of all, Champignon Brands operates in a market that features incredibly high barriers to entry. Unlike cannabis, which anyone with enough drive can engage, psychedelics are strictly controlled by the federal government. Thus, your money is going to medicinal research, not toward a shady retail market.A former senior business analyst for Sony Electronics, Josh Enomoto has helped broker major contracts with Fortune Global 500 companies. Over the past several years, he has delivered unique, critical insights for the investment markets, as well as various other industries including legal, construction management, and healthcare. As of this writing, he is long AT&T, Altria, gold bullion and Champignon Brands. 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It's been a good year for IPO stocks.The first eight months of 2019 have seen 107 IPOs priced, down about 20% from the same period last year. However, the total proceeds raised add up to $42.5 billion, 23% higher than in the first eight months of 2018.For example, SmileDirectClub, the company that provides in-home teeth straightening at a fraction of the cost, filed its preliminary prospectus Sept. 3. It expects to raise up to $1.3 billion in its IPO selling 58.5 million shares at between $19 and $22 a share, valuing the company at a jaw-dropping $3.2 billion. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsGenerally, it's been a seller's market, so you would think there wouldn't be any stinkers. Think again. * 7 Stocks to Buy In a Flat Market Despite a relatively healthy IPO market that's produced an average return of 33% year-to-date through Sept. 3, almost double the S&P 500, several IPOs have wet the bed. Here are what I believe are seven of the worst IPOs in 2019. The Worst IPO Stocks: The We Company (WE)Source: Mitch Hutchinson / Shutterstock.com The first of my worst IPO stocks in 2019 is The We Company, the holding company for office co-working giant WeWork, which currently has 528 locations in 111 cities across 29 countries. Its growth since opening its first location in New York City in early 2010 is mind-boggling. That's the good news. The bad news is that WeWork may never make money. "On the key question of future profitability, it is impossible to tell if WeWork's costs will continue to be double its revenues, or if the per-unit trends justify additional investment," wrote Financial Times contributor Rett Wallace Sept. 3. "Investors relying on the prospectus may have trouble telling what gets more elevated, their consciousness or their blood pressure."WeWork has yet to price its shares, but the cynicism facing this IPO suggests it will be nearly impossible for it to come out of the gate with a positive first-day return. In addition to the fact it loses money, has a nosebleed valuation and relies heavily on CEO and founder Adam Neumann, is the presence of a three-class share structure that will make it virtually impossible for institutional investors to exert any pressure on the company should it continue to lose money for an extended period. While it's not uncommon for tech companies to have a dual-class share structure in place to ensure the founder can maintain a long-term vision, a three-class share structure takes the cake. It hasn't gone public yet and already it has to be considered one of the worst IPOs of 2019. Peloton (PTON)Source: Sundry Photography / Shutterstock.com Peloton, which filed its preliminary prospectus Aug. 28, considers itself to be a technology company that happens to sell interactive fitness machines.In addition to being a technology company, it believes itself to be a media company, an interactive software company, a product design company, a social connection company, an omni-channel retail company, an apparel company and a logistics company. That's like RCI Hospitality Holdings (NASDAQ:RICK), which operates a chain of strip clubs under the name Rick's Cabaret, calling itself a tech company, because, in addition to operating nightclubs, it also operates more than a dozen websites.In a nutshell, Peloton is a company that sells fitness bikes and treadmills between $2,245 and $4.295. Also, it streams classes for these machines for a monthly subscription of $39. In fiscal 2019, it generated $719 million in revenue from the sale of fitness products and $181 million in sales from monthly subscriptions. Including $14.7 million in other revenue, fitness product sales have gone from 84% of its total revenue in fiscal 2017, to 79% in the past year with most of the gains from its monthly subscriptions.Its gross profit margin for fitness products and the monthly subscriptions are 42.9% and 42.7% respectively. However, much like Wayfair (NYSE:W), it has to spend a boatload on marketing to attract and retain customers. As a result of these acquisition costs, Peloton lost $195.6 million before tax in 2019, almost three times what it lost in 2017. * 7 Deeply Discounted Energy Stocks to Buy Just have a look at Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) to understand the risks of investing in fitness equipment. You're far better to invest in Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and ride its growth in wearables. Peloton is most likely going to be a dud. Luckin Coffee (LK)Source: Keitma / Shutterstock.com Luckin Coffee (NASDAQ:LK) is China's fastest-growing coffee chain in terms of the number of stores open and cups of coffee sold. It went public May 16 at $17 a share, generating a 19.9% first-day return. Since then, LK stock has gone sideways. They say that you can often pick up an IPO stock for less than its initial pricing within 12-24 months. I have no doubt Luckin is in that category. It's been terribly over-hyped. In mid-August, Luckin reported its first earnings report as a public company. Its results were much worse than expected, sending its stock down by more than 15%.How bad were its second-quarter 2019 results?Luckin was expected to lose 43 cents per share. It lost 48 cents or $49.6 million on $132.4 million in revenue. That means it loses 37 cents for every dollar in sales. In April, Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) CEO Kevin Johnson called Luckin's heavy discounting "unsustainable."Furthermore, while Luckin has only been in business for two years in China, Starbucks has been operating there for the past 20 years and has almost 4,000 stores. As Starbucks plays the long game in China, it has both the experience and financial wherewithal to wait out Luckin. Luckin's IPO is an example of how alluring China is to North American investors. Eventually, that's going to come back to haunt them. Wanda Sports Group (WSG)Source: Juan Carlos Alonso Lopez / Shutterstock.com If you're a triathlete, you've probably familiar with China-based Wanda Sports Group (NASDAQ:WSG), a global sports events, media and marketing platform that owns the Ironman triathlon brand.In late July, WSG went public at $8 a share, raising $190 million by selling 23.8 million shares of its stock. Its stock lost 35.5% on its first day of trading and it's flatlined ever since. WSG is a spinoff of Dalian Wanda Group, the privately held holding company of Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin, who also owns a controlling interest in AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC). Jianlin initially thought Wanda Sports could raise more than $500 million from its IPO. Unfortunately, WSG went public below its IPO target price of $9-$11. Chinese IPOs, in general, have done poorly in 2019. As of the end of July, 11 of the 18 Chinese IPOs this year were trading below their IPO price. WSG is one of those 11. * 7 Best Tech Stocks to Buy Right Now Unlike many IPOs in 2019, Wanda Sports makes money. In 2018, it earned $61.9 million in net income from $1.3 billion in revenue. That's a net margin of just 4.8%, not much better than a grocery store chain. If you are a triathlon athlete, it's probably better to invest in yourself and not the owners of the Ironman. You'll be better for it. Greenlane Holdings (GNLN)Source: Shutterstock Greenlane Holdings (NASDAQ:GNLN) is a leading distributor of vaporization products and consumption accessories in the U.S. and Canada. Its biggest claim to fame is that it distributes Juul and Pax vape pens, two of the biggest manufacturers of vaporizers in the world. That was enough to sell 6 million shares of its stock in April at $17 a share, above the high-end of its pre-IPO pricing. As a result, its stock gained 24% in its first day of trading. However, since then, it's fallen to just under $6, prompting the threat of class-action lawsuits by lawyers across the country who believe the company made several untrue statements in its IPO prospectus. In its Q2 2019 earnings report, Greenlane reported $102.9 million in revenue and a net loss of $21.0 million. On an adjusted basis, it lost $2.6 million in the first six months of the year, a significant decline from a $3.1 million gain a year earlier. On Aug. 8, Greenlane announced that it had signed a deal with Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC) to be the exclusive distributor of the cannabis company's Storz & Bickel vaporizers.This piece of news has done nothing for Greenlane. The reality is that Greenlane's inventories are growing three times as fast as its sales, which suggests that its ties to cannabis are dubious at best. Uber (UBER)Source: NYCStock / Shutterstock.com In one of the most highly anticipated IPOs in several years, Uber (NYSE:UBER) went public in May at $45 a share, raising $8.1 billion in the process. As I write this, it is trading around $31 a share, 32% below its IPO price. Time to buy? Not by a long shot. Likely, Uber will never make money. In May, just before its IPO, I recommended that investors wait six months before buying its stock to see how it trades. Well, almost four months have passed and nothing good has happened to suggest now is the time to buy. In its first quarter as a public company, Uber reported a GAAP loss of $5.24 billion with about $3.9 billion due to share-based compensation. On a non-GAAP basis, the ride-hailing app's adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, debt and amortization (EBIDTA) loss in Q2 2019 was $656 million, 125% higher than a year earlier. Not quite as bad as $5.24 billion, but still a massive loss for a single quarter. That's especially true when you consider that Uber can do very little to ward off the competition."If I look down at my phone I've literally got six ride-hailing apps on there, and five bike-sharing apps, and drivers are the same -- they'll just go with whoever is busy or wherever they can get the peak pricing," said Aaron Shields, executive strategy director at FITCH, a retail brand consultancy. "The competitors on the market are taking advantage of switching costs -- they're dividing up a market and making it more saturated." * The 8 Worst Stocks to Buy Before the Trade Turmoil Cools Off Every time Uber and the rest of the ride-hailing apps does something to reduce costs, growth slows, which makes its business model a big loser. Levi Strauss (LEVI)Source: Davdeka / Shutterstock.com As of Sept. 3, Levi Strauss' (NYSE:LEVI) shares had lost 0.2% from its IPO price of $17. What makes this so egregious is that LEVI stock gained 32% in its first day of trading, which means it's lost $228 million of its market cap in the last five months. In March, before its IPO, I gave InvestorPlace readers seven reasons why they should steer clear of Levi's stock. It appears that I was right. One of my biggest concerns was the amount of debt it carried on its books. "Assuming Levi's goes out at a valuation of $5.78 billion, the company's long-term debt of $1.1 billion will be 19% of its market cap," I wrote on March 21. "That's not a massive amount by any means considering it's got more than $700 million on its balance sheet, but I can't help but wonder why it hasn't paid down its debt over the past four years."The other big concern I had about LEVI was its lack of significant growth in Asia. In the first six months of 2019, Levi's had Asian revenues of $474.4 million, 7.1% higher than a year earlier. That accounts for just 17% of its global revenue. Now, I get that it's an iconic U.S. brand, but there are plenty of American brands growing faster in Asia. I believe that the Haas family picked an ideal time to go public for a company whose best days may or may not be ahead of it. At the time of this writing Will Ashworth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. 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One of the biggest contributing factors for Donald Trump's electoral victory in 2016 was fear. Like a marketing expert, the then-real estate mogul tapped into underlying industrial blue-collar concerns about job displacement; hence, we heard topics such as coal that haven't been raised in quite some time. But the overriding reality is that nominally, nothing beats the service sector. Logically, then, you should consider adding services stocks to your portfolio.If you look at the numbers, it's not a foreign "other" that's creating a paradigm shift in the blue-collar workspace. Instead, the advent of technologies such as the internet, digitalization, and e-commerce have sparked massive opportunities in the service sector. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, this entire segment generated $15.5 trillion at the end of 2017. That alone is enough reason to justify pushing services stocks to buy.It's also quite telling that a majority of the sub-segments within the service industry are primarily white-collar occupations. Categories like information, finance and insurance, and even arts, entertainment, and recreation produced relatively strong single-digit revenue growth. On the other hand, areas such as utilities, and transportation and warehousing, suffered conspicuous declines.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsUnsurprisingly, economic components like the latter two categories are most at risk for automation. Of course, that represents a significant concern for the labor market. However, as an investor toward services stocks, automation can be a wonderful tool to maintain relevancy. * 7 Dependable Dividend Stocks to Buy Automation or not, the best part about the service sector is its broad reach. Unlike other lists of stocks to buy, you will almost surely find something to like.With that, here are seven services stocks to order up for the rest of the year. Ventas (VTR)Anytime you're pondering the best stocks to buy, you go where the demand is. In the case of healthcare real-estate investment trust Ventas (NYSE:VTR), no matter how advanced technology becomes, it can never replace the human element involved in senior-living provisions. Although this segment has been quite choppy in recent years, VTR stock shows significant fundamental promise.For one thing, we're on the cusp of a dramatic demographic shift. Following the end of World War II, people got, well, busy. That resulted in an unprecedented surge in population size. And because of this dynamic, we're seeing 10,000 Americans turn 65 years old daily. In a few more years, these individuals may consider senior-assisted living, which bolsters the case for VTR stock.Moreover, Ventas may organically benefit from political tailwinds. Developments within the Medicare Advantage program suggest that seniors will have greater access to federal funds for senior-care residential expenses. This implies a greater willingness to use senior services, which obviously assists VTR stock. Service Corporation (SCI)I love stocks that focus on the retirement sector. That said, no matter how much we take care of our seniors, they will eventually die. Given this inevitability, we have two choices: we can pretend that death won't affect us, or we can proactively strategize for it. Either way, you're going to die too. And this is the brutal investment thesis behind Service Corporation (NYSE:SCI) and SCI stock.Before we dive in, I must admit that I don't like buying into shares on a hot streak. Year-to-date, SCI stock is up nearly 19%, thus explaining my hesitancy. Moreover, SCI has exceeded its prior all-time high during the late 1990s. Plus, there are some rumblings about competition threatening the top players. With all that said, I'm long-term bullish. * 10 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 and Beyond As I mentioned earlier, it's a simple and brutal proposition. A recession - if it occurs - won't stop people from dying. Indeed, it might accelerate deaths nationwide. Cynically, this benefits SCI stock. Furthermore, we have a wave of humanity from the baby boom that will say their last goodbyes. I think there's more than enough "demand" to satisfy market players. H&R Block (HRB)We've all heard this adage: nothing is certain but death and taxes. In most cases in which this statement is uttered, it's a reflection of life's cruel inevitabilities. But for someone looking for viable services stocks to buy, it's a brilliant (and free) piece of advice. If you're squeamish about death care, you should try your hand at tax care with H&R Block (NYSE:HRB) and HRB stock.As my friend and InvestorPlace colleague Will Ashworth wrote, I see potential with HRB stock. Sure, it's a tough road. H&R Block doesn't have the greatest financials. And to Ashworth's countering arguments, the company faces competitive threats from fintech innovations. But with the massive shift toward the "gig economy," the demand for HRB's services will only rise.Plus, I have a quick word about fintech innovations. I'm a smart guy, but there are two things that drive me insane: deciphering healthcare policies and taxes. Last year, the tax code changed and it was a nightmare to finish my obligatory payments to Uncle Sam. That's a sentiment shared by many others. The point is, interacting with an app or program is the last thing I want to do on April 15.In other words, get me a human. Get me HRB stock. RCI Hospitality (RICK)When you invest, you really should adopt an agnostic viewpoint: you want to focus on the numbers and the broader fundamentals. With that in mind, when one of the best services stocks to buy is RCI Hospitality (NASDAQ:RICK).How do I describe the underlying business of RICK stock without triggering unwanted attention? Let's just say that RCI specializes in upscale rhythmic-gyration establishments. These are services that you've never advantaged, but you know many friends that do.All joking aside, the pulsating action that occurs here is serious stuff. You know what they say about the "intimacy" industry being recession-proof? Nothing is truly recession proof, of course, but this particular service performed remarkably well in the last major downturn. With questions sprouting about the current economy, this is a good reason to buy RICK stock. * 10 Stocks to Sell for an Economic Slowdown The other is that shares are on deep discount. On a YTD basis, RICK stock has lost nearly 19%. However, I don't see this lasting because of this sector's obvious demand base. Match Group (MTCH)When used correctly and safely, online dating is a wonderful experience for many reasons. Primarily, it's the culmination of the marriage between technology and tradition. After all, a successful outcome typically leads to expanded families and more humans on the earth.Secondly, online dating gives dorks like me a chance to do the latter. I have a special place in my heart for Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH). But does that mean you should buy MTCH stock?The short answer is yes. Not because of my inability to engage with the opposite sex, but because millions of Americans apparently feel the same. According to the Pew Research Center, attitudes overall toward online dating has shifted positively. Naturally, this is especially true for the young demographic. Because millennials dominate the workforce, this is a key reason supporting MTCH stock.Another factor bolstering Match's inclusion among services stocks to buy is rising participation. Approximately 50 million Americans have tried online dating, and most of them are looking for relationships. It's safe to say that MTCH stock will remain relevant for a very long time. Uber (UBER)Source: Shutterstock Without hesitation, I would place Uber Technologies (NYSE:UBER) on any list of services stocks to buy. Because of the rise in technology and automation, we're at a unique time in human development. Companies are just now executing tech platforms that genuinely help the average person, rather than innovating for innovation's sake. Due to this one simple fact, I'm long-term bullish on UBER stock.By now, you've all heard of Uber and most likely use it on a frequent basis. But I didn't really understand the power of this innovation until I recently traveled to eastern Europe. Getting around in the former Soviet bloc is at times a tricky affair, especially if you're not a local. But with Uber, all critical operation occurred inside an intuitive app: I just needed to show up.And how could I trust this ride-sharing app in an unfamiliar part of the world? Simple: with Uber, you witness the free market working in real time. If an Uber driver wanted to deliberately harm me, guess what? That person is out of a job that they probably need. It's this ability to open up new doors is one of many reasons why I'm confident in UBER stock. MedMen Enterprises (MMNFF)Source: Shutterstock Decades from now, we'll look back and recognize green investments as one of the transformative services stocks to buy. No, I'm not talking about the environment, although that's important too. Rather, I'm talking about marijuana, which now that I think about it is part of the environment. So perhaps the cannabis industry is a win-win for everyone!Admittedly, that statement is a stretch. But I'm not joking about cannabis stocks to buy. Although they're going through a rough patch right now, I'm sure they'll recover. In the meantime, you can pick up great companies on discount. And if you're a true speculator, you should consider MedMen Enterprises (OTCMKTS:MMNFF) and MMNFF stock.Why MedMen? With recreational legalization trends gaining electoral steam, MedMen raced to the top tier among marijuana dispensaries. They specialize in a wide range of premium cannabis products from "botanicals" to edibles. And the emphasis on quality is what separates MMNFF stock from the run-of-the-mill dispensary.During the dark days, merely having access to weed was a plus. Now, with federal legalization probably on the horizon at some point, just having weed isn't enough; instead, you must have the good stuff. With MedMen establishing a premium brand in marijuana's nascent stage, I expect MMNFF stock to steadily move higher.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Best Stocks for 2019: A Volatile First Half * 7 Simple Ways for Young Investors to Invest Their First $1,000 * 6 Stocks to Buy Based on Insider Buying The post 7 Services Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 appeared first on InvestorPlace.