Tyco International Ltd (TYC): Today's Featured Diversified Services Laggard

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Tyco International ( TYC) pushed the Diversified Services industry lower today making it today's featured Diversified Services laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, Tyco International fell 47 cents (-1.7%) to $27.90 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3.5 million shares of Tyco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.7 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $27.84-$28.52 after having opened the day at $28.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.37. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that declined today were: Innovaro ( INV), down 13%, WidePoint Corporation ( WYY), down 12.2%, SmartPros ( SPRO), down 10%, and Vantiv ( VNTV), down 5.9%.
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Tyco International Ltd. operates as a fire protection and security company. The company provides security products and services, fire protection and detection products and services, valves and controls, and other industrial products. Tyco International has a market cap of $13.26 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 8.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are seven 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 hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, CIBT Education Group ( MBA), up 29.4%, Cambium Learning Group ( ABCD), up 17.2%, China Distance Education Holdings ( DL), up 15.1%, and ENGlobal Corporation ( ENG), up 8.5%, were all gainers within the diversified services industry with Zillow ( Z) being today's featured diversified services industry leader.

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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