Verizon gets lift as CEO says he'd talk merger with Comcast, Disney, others

|About: Comcast Corporation (CMCSA)|By:, SA News Editor

Verizon (NYSE:VZ) is rising into the close, up 1.3%, as chief Lowell McAdam says he's open to talks about merger deals with any number of power players in media/telecom, including Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and Disney (NYSE:DIS).

He'd discuss a merger if it would reset the company's course amid rapid change, he said.

DIS is sparking a bit, +0.4%, and CMCSA has spiked 0.8%.

Source: Bloomberg