Verizon Slides 0.8% on Flat Earnings After Strike - TheStreet

Verizon

(VZ) - Get Report

was down 0.8% in early trading after it posted third-quarter earnings of 73 cents per share, meeting the

First Call/Thomson Financial

estimate and just ahead of the year-ago 72 cents.

The local phone company arm was hurt by an 18-day strike.