Stocks Trending Alert: Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (NYSE:BK), NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI)

On Wednesday, Shares of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), SUBTRACT -0.81% and closed at $50.27 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $50.03 and $50.82. As Hurricane Matthew continues its path toward the east coast of the United States, Verizon Wireless is well-prepared to serve customers in Florida, up the eastern seaboard and across the region with the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network and leading.

Final fine-tuning measures are underway across the coastal markets, and local network teams also are prepared to travel to assist regions hit hardest by the storm.  The efforts are part of a year-round plan to keep the network strong and reliable during storms and other circumstances.

Network enhancements since last year’s storm season include enhancing the most advanced 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution) services; adding capacity to hundreds of cell sites; fortifying coverage along evacuation routes; deploying LTE Advanced technology and installing new in-building network systems at hospitals, government and emergency facilities, high-traffic public venues and other key locations.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp (NYSE:BK), jumped 1.57% and closed at $40.83 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $40.38 and $40.90. The company’s Market capitalization is $44.15 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 1.07 Billion. BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment administration and investment services, declared recently that its Board of Directors has elected Elizabeth Robinson, the former Global Treasurer of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., as an independent director, effective right away. With the addition of Robinson, BNY Mellon’s Board will have 12 directors, 11 of whom are independent.  Robinson will also be included in BNY Mellon’s slate of nominees for election to the Board at the 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

“We are delighted to welcome Liz to our Board,” said BNY Mellon Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gerald L. Hassell. “Liz will be a great asset to BNY Mellon as we continue to execute on our planned and regulatory programs.”

Robinson will join the Finance and Risk Committees of BNY Mellon’s Board of Directors.

Robinson, 47, joined Goldman Sachs in 1990 in the Investment Banking Division.  She became the Global Treasurer in 2005 and a partner in 2006.  As Treasurer, Robinson managed Goldman Sachs’ liquidity risk, balance sheet, and capital, funded the firm’s global businesses and worked with external stakeholders.  Robinson stepped down as Treasurer at the end of 2015 and, until August 2016, served as an Advisory Director and a member of the Board of Directors of Goldman Sachs Bank USA.

NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI), LOST -0.57% and closed at $22.58 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $22.79 and $23.20. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $18.60 and reached to max level of $26.94. The month of October kicked off with unseasonably warm temperatures in Ohio, which means there is more time to spend outside. If you’re enjoying traditional fall activities such as like football games, apple picking or bonfires, Columbia Gas of Ohio wants you to know what’s below and use your senses in case you detect the presence of natural gas.

  • Smell: Do you smell rotten eggs? Columbia Gas adds a sulfur or rotten egg odor to make sure you can smell natural gas
  • Sight: Do you notice bubbling water, blowing dirt or see dead vegetation over a gas line?
  • Sound: Hear a hissing or whistling noise?

“If you smell, see or hear natural gas, it’s an emergency,” said Dave Rau, communications manager for Columbia Gas of Ohio. “We say ‘Smell and Tell,’ but no matter which of your senses detects natural gas, we want you to take immediate action.”

If you detect natural gas inside or outside, leave the area right away. Do not do anything that might cause a spark such as using your phone or turning lights on or off, and do not open any windows or doors to ventilate. From a safe place, call 911 and call Columbia Gas of Ohio at 1-800-344-4077.

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