Tyco International

(

TYC

) pushed the Diversified Services industry higher today making it today's featured diversified services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Tyco International rose $1.16 (2.2%) to $54.94 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 4.9 million shares of Tyco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $53.89-$55.70 after having opened the day at $53.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.78. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that increased today were:

Rainmaker Systems

(

RMKR

), up 9.9%,

Corporate Executive Board Company

(

EXBD

), up 9.6%,

Carbonite

(

CARB

), up 8.2%, and

Bridgepoint Education

(

BPI

), up 8%.

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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 $24.98 billion and is part of the

services

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.9, equal to the average diversified services industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 15.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are eight analysts that rate Tyco International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and three rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tyco International as a

buy

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

On the negative front,

Oxygen Biotherapeutics

(

OXBT

), down 15.1%,

World Energy Solutions

(

XWES

), down 11.6%,

China Distance Education Holdings

(

DL

), down 10.5%, and

Heidrick & Struggles International

(

HSII

), down 10.5%, were all laggards within the diversified services industry with

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances

(

ULTA

) being today's diversified services industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the diversified services industry could consider

iShares Dow Jones US Cons Services

(

IYC

) while those bearish on the diversified services industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Short Consumer Sers

(

SCC

).

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