Hot Services Stocks To Invest In Right Now

This year already has been a great one for stocks. The S&P 500 Index is up almost 16% after Wednesday’s gains to 1,654 as of mid-day, and the bull market may get another boost if Morgan Stanley is correct in its assessment. Morgan Stanley’s Adam Parker was one of gloomiest strategists out there but has recently changed into a stock market bull. Now Parker sees the S&P 500 Index rising to 1,840 over the next year or so.

If Parker is correct, this is a call for gains of more than 11% from Wednesday’s gains.

Parker previously predicted that the S&P 500 would end 2013 around 1,600. He raised the S&P 500 earnings estimates to $105.50 from $103.00 for 2013 and up to $112.00 from $110.00 for 2014. The SPDR S&P 500 (NYSEMKT: SPY) would have an implied valuation of up to over $184.00 in 2014 versus $165.80 as of Wednesday.

The thesis is a lack of credibility for the bear case. Parker thinks that multiple expansion is coming, implying that the market will be more willing to put higher earnings (or sales and EBITDA) on stocks. If the stock market is valuing the S&P 500 at 15 times earnings, the implication is that the market is willing to value it at closer to 17 times earnings.

Hot Services Stocks To Invest In Right Now: bebe stores inc.(BEBE)

bebe stores, inc. engages in the design, development, and production of women?s apparel and accessories. Its products include a range of separates, tops, dresses, active wear, and accessories in career, evening, casual, and active lifestyle categories. The company markets its products under the bebe, BEBE SPORT, bbsp, and 2b bebe brand names targeting 21 to 34-year-old woman. As of July 2, 2011, it operated 252 retail stores, and an online store at bebe.com in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Japan, and Canada, as well as 60 international licensee operated stores in south east Asia, the United Arab Emirates, Israel, Russia, Mexico, and Turkey. The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Brisbane, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Bebe Stores (NASDAQ: BEBE) shares declined 10.40% to $5.77 after the company reported a 5.7% drop in its Q3 same-store sales and issued a downbeat Q3 outlook.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    This series, brought to you by Yahoo! Finance, looks at which upgrades and downgrades make sense and which ones investors should act on. Today, our headlines include upgrades for both industrialist Aixtron (NASDAQ: AIXG  ) and fashionista bebe stores (NASDAQ: BEBE  ) . But the news isn’t all good, so let’s start off with a few words on…

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    What: Shares of Bebe Stores (NASDAQ: BEBE  ) were back in style today, gaining as much as 11% after receiving an upgrade from Janney Capital from Neutral to Buy.

Hot Services Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Charm Communications Inc.(CHRM)

Charm Communications Inc. operates as an advertising agency in China. The company offers a range of advertising agency services from planning and managing the advertising campaigns to creating and placing the advertisements. It places advertisements for its clients on a range of television channels, including CCTV, and satellite and regional television channels, and on other media platforms, including Internet and out-of-home media. The company also engages in media investment management through identifying, securing, and selling of advertising resources. In addition, it provides branding and identity services, including design, development, and production of advertisements; and marketing consulting services. The company is headquartered in Beijing, the People?s Republic of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Breaking news

    Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) reported a drop in its third-quarter profit. Time Warner Cable’s quarterly profit fell to $532 million, or $1.84 per share, from $808 million, or $2.60 per share, in the year-ago period. To read the full news, click here. Synergy Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SGYP) today announced the start of a phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of SP-333, its second-generation GC-C agonist and once-daily oral treatment, in adult patients with opioid-induced constipation (OIC). To read the full news, click here. Cigna (NYSE: CI) reported a 19% rise in its third-quarter earnings and lifted its full-year earnings outlook. To read the full news, click here. Charm Communications (NASDAQ: CHRM) announced today that the special committee of the Company’s board of directors, consisting of independent directors Mr. Zhan Wang, Mr. Andrew J. Rickards and Mr. Gang Chen, has retained China Renaissance Securities (Hong Kong) Limited as its financial advisor and Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP as its legal advisor. To read the full news, click here.

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Hot Services Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Interval Leisure Group Inc.(IILG)

Interval Leisure Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides membership and leisure services to the vacation industry in the United States, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Membership and Exchange, and Management and Rental. The Membership and Exchange segment offers travel and leisure related products and services to owners of vacation interests, and others primarily through various membership programs, as well as related services to resort developer clients. As of December 31, 2011, its Interval Network comprised approximately 2,600 resorts located in approximately 75 countries, as well as had approximately 1.8 million vacation ownership interest owners enrolled as members. The Management and Rental segment offers hotel, condominium resort, timeshare resort and homeowners association management, and vacation rental services to vacationers and vacation property owners. As of the above date, this segment provided management and rental services to approximately 60 vacation properties and hotels. Interval Leisure Group, Inc. was incorporated in 2008 is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lawrence Meyers]

    DRII stock hit the market just last year at $16.15 and now trades above $20. Only 3 analysts follow it, and earnings estimates aren’t spectacular. FY14 earnings are expected to be 92 cents, down from 96 in FY13 — but they’re also supposed to rise to $1.06 in FY15. The problem with Diamond is its debt structure. It paid $88 million on its $414 million in long-term debt last year. If it gets its interest payments refinanced, it’s worth a look because revenue growth is strong.

    Interval Leisure Group (IILG)

    Interval Leisure Group (IILG) feels to me like it has been bought and sold many times, probably because it’s one of the oldest timeshare stocks, founded in 1976. Its 2,900 resorts are spread across 16 nations, with more than 2 million owners. It also diversifies its revenue stream by selling ownerships, and by managing and renting properties. Virtually ever major hotel chain is partnered with it.

  • [By Lawrence Meyers]

    Diller then spins off some of these entities into public companies, as he did with Home Shopping Network (HSNI) and timeshare company Interval Leisure Group (IILG). The company’s 52 week high was $80.64, it trades right now at $66. I’d love to make this one of my stocks to buy in the below the $50 mark, but IACI would be a bargain under $55.

  • [By Seth Jayson]

    Calling all cash flows
    When you are trying to buy the market’s best stocks, it’s worth checking up on your companies’ free cash flow once a quarter or so, to see whether it bears any relationship to the net income in the headlines. That’s what we do with this series. Today, we’re checking in on Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG  ) , whose recent revenue and earnings are plotted below.

Hot Services Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Demandware Inc (DWRE)

Demandware, Inc. (Demandware), incorporated in February 2004, is a provider of software-as-a-service e-commerce solutions that enable companies to design, implement and manage their own customized e-commerce sites, including Websites, mobile applications and other digital storefronts. The Company sells subscriptions to its on-demand software and related services through both a direct sales force and indirect channels. Its customers consist of retailers and branded consumer product manufacturers that operate principally in the vertical markets, including apparel, general merchandise, health and beauty, home and garden, sporting goods and other vertical categories. The Company derives most of its revenue from subscriptions to its on-demand platform and related services. The Company derives its services revenue from the implementation of its customers’ e-commerce sites, which includes the integration of complementary technologies and adaptation to back-end systems and/or bu siness processes and the configuration and deployment of the site. In January 2014, Demandware Inc acquired privately-held Mainstreet Commerce, a provider of cloud-based order management solutions.

The Company physically hosts its on-demand solutions for its customers in 11 secure data center facilities located in North America and Europe. It contracts for use of these data center facilities from Equinix Operating Co. and NaviSite, Inc. The Company engineers and architects the actual computer, storage and network systems upon which its platform operates, which the Company calls its grid computing points of delivery (PODs), and deploy them to the data center facilities, which provide physical security, including manned security round the clock. The Company provides system security, including firewalls and encryption technology, and it conducts regular system tests and vulnerability assessments.

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