The ADT Corporation (ADT): Today's Featured Diversified Services Winner

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ADT Corporation ( ADT) pushed the Diversified Services industry higher today making it today's featured diversified services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, ADT Corporation rose $0.55 (1.8%) to $31.24 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,684,195 shares of ADT Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,625,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $30.64-$31.58 after having opened the day at $30.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.69. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that increased today were: Luna Innovations ( LUNA), up 10.7%, Hudson Global ( HSON), up 10.3%, Taomee Holdings ( TAOM), up 5.6% and CTPartners Executive Search ( CTP), up 4.9%.

The ADT Corporation provides electronic security, interactive home and business automation, and related monitoring services under the ADT, ADT Pulse, and Companion Service brands to residential and small business customers in the United States and Canada. ADT Corporation has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 24.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate ADT Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ADT Corporation as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front, China HGS Real Estate ( HGSH), down 6.0%, Brady Corporation ( BRC), down 4.7%, AthenaHealth ( ATHN), down 4.6% and ABM Industries ( ABM), down 4.4% , were all laggards within the diversified services industry with Alliance Data Systems Corporation ( ADS) 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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