Trending Tickers – Verizon (NYSE:VZ), Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO), National Security (NASDAQ:NSEC) , Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) , American Midstream Partners (NYSE:AMID)

Companies including Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), AT&T Inc., Cisco Systems Inc. and Apple Inc. have filed briefs in support of Microsoft, as has the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an advocacy group. A hearing is set for July 31 before US District Judge Loretta Preska in New York. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) stock performance was 0.85% in last session and finished the day at $50.75. Traded volume was 10.13million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 15.28million shares. The beta of the stock remained 0.40. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) insider ownership is 0.02%.

Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE:VLO), the biggest independent refiner in the U.S., has said it doesn’t see a need to change the ban. In an April 29 call with analysts, Valero Chairman Bill Klesse described the surge in domestic energy production as “a windfall for the United States,” allowing the nation’s refiners to enjoy large crude discounts relative to the rest of the world. Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) dropped -0.06 percent to $48.81 Friday on volume of 6.74million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $48.75 to $49.13. Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has a market capitalization of $26.04billion.

On May 16, 2014 the Annual Stockholders’ Meeting for The National Security Group (NASDAQ:NSEC) was held at the corporate offices in Elba, Alabama. The stockholders ratified the appointment of Warren Averett, LLC, as the Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the Company. National Security Group (NASDAQ:NSEC)’s stock on July 18, 2014 reported a decrease of -0.57% to the closing price of $12.21. Its fifty two weeks range is $6.08 -$12.75. The total market capitalization recorded $30.46million. The overall volume in the last trading session was 400.00million shares. In its share capital, NSEC has 2.50million outstanding shares.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST), from the U.S., which has expressed interest in opening a branch in Iceland, stated that the meat carried in its stores has been certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, that it is organic and doesn’t contain growth hormones.  On Friday, shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) advanced 0.81% to close the day at $117.74. Company return on investment (ROI) is 12.90% and its monthly performance is recorded as 1.57%. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) quarterly revenue growth is 4.37%.

American Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:AMID) acquired assets from an affiliate of DCP Midstream LLC through a purchase and sale agreement, American Midstream said July 14. For about $115 million, the Mobile Bay gas processing plant, the Dauphin Island gathering/transmission system, and interest in the Main Pass oil gathering system were acquired, the company said. American Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:AMID) stock performance was -0.68% in last session and finished the day at $29.23. Traded volume was 13,692.00million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 47.78K shares. American Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:AMID) insider ownership is 1.00%.