During one of our horrible dropping days at the end of August, I sold my BLS at 68+ to get some bargains (CSCO and CCI). I thought this was a good positioning move -- since the reliable old fashion utility stock BLS was holding up well against the sell off.
BUT it kept going up and going up and going up. For a utility stock, it's gone up far more than I can understand. Far more than the rest of the Bells. Far more than the news releases.
Maybe a deal for CIEN's cutting edge technology in their network is why the positive bump for BLS. I'll look forward to the news. Sorry I sold BLS; glad I still have CIEN (LONG!).