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 up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Tyco International rose $0.54 (1.6%) to $35.32 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,763,826 shares of Tyco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,094,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $34.99-$35.39 after having opened the day at $35.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.78. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that increased today were: General Employment ( JOB), up 8.1%, Career Education Corporation ( CECO), up 6.1%, Learning Tree International ( LTRE), up 6.0% and Green Dot ( GDOT), up 5.6%.

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 $16.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 18.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Tyco International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 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 negative front, National Research Corporation ( NRCIB), down 41.7%, Luna Innovations ( LUNA), down 9.3%, China HGS Real Estate ( HGSH), down 7.5% and Willdan Group ( WLDN), down 6.2% , were all laggards within the diversified services industry with AthenaHealth ( ATHN) being today's diversified services industry laggard.

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