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

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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 0.4%. By the end of trading, Tyco International rose $0.69 (2.0%) to $34.58 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,983,238 shares of Tyco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,305,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $34.11-$34.58 after having opened the day at $34.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.89. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that increased today were: Innotrac Corporation ( INOC), up 21.7%, General Employment ( JOB), up 17.7%, Lime Energy ( LIME), up 10.5% and WidePoint Corporation ( WYY), up 7.9%.

Tyco International Ltd. provides security, fire detection, suppression, and life safety products and services worldwide. Tyco International has a market cap of $15.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 15.9% 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 negative front, Cambium Learning Group ( ABCD), down 11.1%, China Yida ( CNYD), down 9.2%, EnviroStar ( EVI), down 7.6% and Infoblox ( BLOX), down 5.9% , were all laggards within the diversified services industry with Shutterfly ( SFLY) 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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