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 1.1%. By the end of trading, Tyco International rose $0.73 (1.8%) to $41.55 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,964,794 shares of Tyco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,030,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $40.82-$41.67 after having opened the day at $41.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.82. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that increased today were: Corporate Resource Services ( CRRS), up 28.6%, AthenaHealth ( ATHN), up 25.1%, Net 1 Ueps Technologies ( UEPS), up 18.0% and Swisher Hygiene ( SWSH), up 10.5%.

Tyco International Ltd. provides security, fire detection, suppression, and life safety products and services worldwide. Tyco International has a market cap of $18.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 0.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Tyco International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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, Genpact ( G), down 17.1%, General Employment ( JOB), down 10.0%, China HGS Real Estate ( HGSH), down 7.7% and Maximus ( MMS), down 5.7%.

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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