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Tyco International



) pushed the Diversified Services industry lower today making it today's featured Diversified Services loser. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Tyco International fell 27 cents (-0.5%) to $50.54 on average volume. Throughout the day, three million shares of Tyco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of three million shares. The stock ranged in price between $50.47-$51.29 after having opened the day at $50.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.81. Other company's within the Diversified Services industry that declined today were:

Corinthian Colleges



), down 8.6%,

Bioanalytical Systems



), down 7.8%,




), down 6.8%, and

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Tyco International Ltd. provides security products and services, fire protection and detection products and services, valves and controls, and other industrial products worldwide. It operates through three segments: Tyco Security Solutions, Tyco Fire Protection, and Tyco Flow Control. Tyco International has a market cap of $24.2 billion and is part of the


sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.3, equal to the average diversified services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are nine analysts that rate Tyco International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and two rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tyco International as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the positive front,

Apollo Group



), up 10.3%,




), up 7.9%,

Strayer Education



), up 7.8%, and

Willdan Group



), up 7.1%, were all gainers within the diversified services industry with

Moody's Corporation



) being today's featured diversified services industry winner.

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