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 down 0.9%. By the end of trading, Tyco International fell $0.48 (-1.4%) to $33.78 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,199,111 shares of Tyco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,570,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $33.75-$34.28 after having opened the day at $34.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.26. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that declined today were: CTPartners Executive Search ( CTP), down 12.3%, Acorn Energy ( ACFN), down 9.2%, Cambium Learning Group ( ABCD), down 8.1% and Kelly Services ( KELYB), down 7.9%.

Tyco International Ltd. provides security, fire detection, suppression, and life safety products and services worldwide. Tyco International has a market cap of $15.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 17.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Tyco International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 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, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, VirtualScopics ( VSCP), up 14.1%, Lime Energy ( LIME), up 10.3%, ATA ( ATAI), up 6.8% and Learning Tree International ( LTRE), up 6.2%.

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