Tyco International

A Sneaky Way Companies Boost Their Stock Price

Of all the ways a company might become more valuable, this has got to be the most superficial: a simple change of name. And yet a study of corporate name changes shows that it works. From 1-800 Flowers.com to Philip Morris-Altria Group, here are some of the most noteworthy nominal transformations.

Tyco Registers to Spin Off Electrical & Metal Products Unit

Tyco International Ltd. filed documents with the Securities & Exchange Commission to spin off its Electrical & Metal Products division, which accounted for about 8% of its revenue last year. The company previously announced plans to spin off the unit in April.

Why Is Broadview Security Scaring the Hell Out of Us?

Using sex in advertising is a tried and true way to sell a product. But one company is betting that fear may be just as effective. Broadview Security (formerly branded as Brinks Home Security) has been airing ads that feature a series of scenarios that play on women's darkest fears.

Tyco Secures $2B Broadview Deal

Tyco has been quiet on the mergers and acquisitions front since the accounting scandal of 2002. But this week the company returned to the M&A game, agreeing to pay nearly $2 billion to fold Broadview Security (formerly Brinks Home Security) into its ADT unit.

Stocks in the news: MBIA, Tyco, Beazer

MBIA (MBI) shares dropped over 13% ahead of the bell after the bond insurer reported Monday heavier losses in its insurance business than expected....