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 0.6%. By the end of trading, Tyco International fell $0.45 (-1.1%) to $40.84 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 5,131,161 shares of Tyco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,998,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $40.16-$41.52 after having opened the day at $41.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.29. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that declined today were: China Yida ( CNYD), down 11.3%, Taomee Holdings ( TAOM), down 8.9%, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), down 8.5% and UniTek Global Services ( UNTK), down 8.2%.

Tyco International Ltd. provides security, fire detection, suppression, and life safety products and services worldwide. Tyco International has a market cap of $19.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.6% 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 4 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 solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing.

On the positive front, Furiex Pharmaceuticals ( FURX), up 28.6%, Rent-A-Center ( RCII), up 5.8%, Planet Payment ( PLPM), up 5.6% and SPS Commerce ( SPSC), up 5.4% , were all gainers within the diversified services industry with Fiserv ( FISV) being today's featured diversified services industry leader.

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