Spencer Platt | Getty Photographs Information | Getty ImagesHere are the stocks making headlines in noon buying and selling:Nikola — Shares of the electrical truck maker plunged greater than 14% on rising issues concerning the firm’s progress. The uproar surrounding a severely important short-seller report and the resignation of Nikola’s founder makes the stock too dangerous to personal, in accordance with Wedbush, which downgraded the stock to underperform on Thursday. The writer of the Hindenburg report, Nathan Anderson, instructed The Wall Street Journal extra dangerous information is coming for Nikola and “the story is unquestionably not over.”Darden Eating places — Shares of the restaurant chain rose 5.8% after the dad or mum firm of Olive Backyard beat earnings expectations for its fiscal first quarter. Darden generated 28 cents in adjusted earnings per share, whereas analysts surveyed by Refinitiv anticipated 5 cents. Income did miss expectations barely, nonetheless, because the pandemic brought on a decline in gross sales. Darden additionally reinstated its dividend. E.W. Scripps – Shares of E.W. Scripps soared greater than 22% after the Cincinnati-based TV station stated it agreed to purchase ION Media for $2.65 billion, a transfer that might almost double the corporate’s nationwide footprint. The deal can also be backed by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, which made a $600 million preferred-equity funding in Scripps.Penn Nationwide Gaming – Shares of Penn Nationwide Gaming dropped almost 4% after the web gaming firm stated it will provide 14 million new shares of its widespread stock. In the meantime, Macquarie downgraded Penn Nationwide on Thursday to impartial from outperform, citing “stretched” valuation.Goldman Sachs — The bank stock rose 4.1% after UBS upgraded Goldman Sachs to purchase from impartial. The agency stated in a be aware that potential volatility across the election, which might enhance Goldman’s buying and selling income, could possibly be a near-term tailwind for the stock.Delta Air Strains, American Airways, United Airways — Shares of the foremost U.S. airways fell on Thursday as traders grappled with an absence of fiscal stimulus and an uptick in Covid-19 circumstances. Delta Air Strains dipped 3.8% and American Airways fell 2.7%. United Airways fell greater than 3%. Southwest Airways and Alaska Air Group dropped 3.7% and 4.9%, respectively.Jefferies Monetary Group – Shares of the monetary companies agency jumped greater than 9% after the corporate topped analyst expectations in the course of the third quarter. Jefferies reported a revenue of $1.07 per share, which was far forward of the Street forecast for 34 cents. Income additionally exceeded expectations, boosted by report funding banking and asset administration income.Ceremony Help — The pharmacy chain noticed its stock fall sharply on Wednesday, shedding 15% regardless of beating expectations for its fiscal second quarter. Funding agency Guggenheim stated in a be aware that the corporate’s second half steerage may “draw scrutiny.” Ceremony Help’s full-year steerage for adjusted earnings ranged from a lack of 67 cents per share to a acquire of 9 cents. Mattress Bathtub & Past – Shares of the retailer superior greater than 3% following an improve to outperform at Baird. “Retail turnarounds are difficult, however we’re intrigued by the potential at BBBY,” the agency stated. The agency additionally lifted its price goal to $20, which is about 44% above the place shares at present commerce.Accenture — Shares of the accounting agency fell 6% after the corporate’s fiscal fourth quarter report confirmed weaker than anticipated earnings and income, in accordance with consensus Wall Street estimates from FactSet. Adjusted earnings and income each declined 2% from the identical interval final yr, with the biggest income decline coming from Europe. Carmax — The automobile dealership stock dropped 12% regardless of beating Wall Street expectations for earnings and income for the corporate’s fiscal second quarter. Carmax did report a decrease common promoting price for used vehicles. The stock was nonetheless up about 100% from its March lows.