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Tyco International



) pushed the Diversified Services industry higher today making it today's featured diversified services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.1%. By the end of trading, Tyco International rose $0.82 (2.1%) to $40.49 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 6,460,779 shares of Tyco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,873,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $39.15-$40.97 after having opened the day at $39.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.67. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that increased today were:

Computer Sciences Corporation



), up 9.5%,

Command Security Corporation



), up 9.5%,




), up 6.2% and

Cambium Learning Group



), up 5.0%.

Tyco International Ltd. provides security, fire detection, suppression, and life safety products and services worldwide. Tyco International has a market cap of $18.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Tyco International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall.

On the negative front,

General Employment



), down 18.0%,

Green Dot



), down 15.8%,

Education Management Corporation



), down 10.5% and

Universal Technical Institute



), down 8.7% , were all laggards within the diversified services industry with

Western Union Company



) being today's diversified services industry laggard.

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