Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. Yesterday, Nov. 19, 2013, 167 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $93.28 to $173,250,000.00. Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders: Verizon Communications (VZ) - FREE Research Report Milch Randal S who is EVP - Pub Policy & Gen Counsel at Verizon Communications sold 2,823 shares at $50.35 on Nov. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP - Pub Policy & Gen Counsel owned 17,496 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.89% with the 2,823 share transaction. The shares most recently traded at $50.88, up $0.53, or 1.04% since the insider transaction. The average volume for Verizon Communications has been 15.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Verizon Communications has a market cap of $145.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 17.31% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Verizon Communications Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.18%. The company has a P/E ratio of 66.8. Currently there are 18 analysts that rate Verizon Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on VZ - FREE TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Verizon Communications as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Verizon Communications Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.