Morning Movers: Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (NASDAQ:MTSL), Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ:ASBC), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL)

The flurry of promotions in the wireless industry are taking a toll on America’s biggest phone companies — AT&T Inc. (T) and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) belongs to Technology sector. Its net profit margin is 13.50% and weekly performance is -4.46%. On last trading day company shares ended up $46.92. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -5.33%.

Macquarie downgraded shares of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) from an outperform rating to a neutral rating in a report issued on Tuesday, reports. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) shares increased 2.36% in last trading session and ended the day at $39.50. HAL Gross Margin is 16.00% and its return on assets is 11.30%. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) quarterly performance is -40.52%.

On December 02, Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (NASDAQ:MTSL), announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has awarded TEM Suite a 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY Lync Pioneer Award. On 09 December, MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (NASDAQ:MTSL) shares moved down -0.99% and was closed at $1.00. MTSL EPS growth in last 5 year was 24.60%. MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (NASDAQ:MTSL) year to date (YTD) performance is -61.24%.

Associated Banc Corp (NASDAQ:ASBC) EVP Breck F. Hanson sold 10,000 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction dated Friday, December 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.86, for a total transaction of $188,600.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 10,984 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $207,158. Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ:ASBC) ended the last trading day at $18.77. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 2.29% and price to cash ratio as 4.09. Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ:ASBC) showed a weekly performance of 2.23%.

Recognizing the deep bench of internal talent that has powered its long-term success, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:RCL) named two senior company executives to chart the future course of the company’s two largest brands. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) shares moved down -0.06% in last trading session and ended the day at $79.18. RCL Gross Margin is 34.10% and its return on assets is 3.30%. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) quarterly performance is 19.82%.