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

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Tyco International ( TYC) pushed the Services sector higher today making it today's featured services winner. The sector as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Tyco International rose $0.61 (1.6%) to $37.79 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,392,069 shares of Tyco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,784,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $37.12-$37.92 after having opened the day at $37.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.18. Other companies within the Services sector that increased today were: Zale Corporation ( ZLC), up 15.5%, Gray Television ( GTN.A), up 12.8%, China HGS Real Estate ( HGSH), up 12.5% and AerCap Holdings N.V ( AER), up 11.6%.

Tyco International Ltd. provides security, fire detection, suppression, and life safety products and services worldwide. Tyco International has a market cap of $17.5 billion and is part of the diversified services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 27.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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, 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, EnviroStar ( EVI), down 13.7%, SFX Entertainment ( SFXE), down 9.4%, Taminco ( TAM), down 7.4% and Newlead Holdings ( NEWL), down 6.8% , were all laggards within the services sector with Discovery Communications ( DISCA) being today's services sector laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the services sector could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Services ( IYC) while those bearish on the services sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Consumer Sers ( SCC).

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