The U.S.-listed shares of Curaleaf Holdings Inc. surged 4.5% in morning trading Thursday, to buck the weakness in the broader cannabis market, after MKM Partners analyst Bill Kirk turned bullish, saying the Massachusetts-based medical marijuana company is “poised to inflect operationally at the same time that legislative opportunities may come to fruition.” Kirk raised his

Stocks opened modestly higher Thursday after suffering the biggest rout since June amid a continued stream of corporate earnings and mixed data on the job market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 6 points to open near 26,526, while the S&P 500 gained 10 points, 0.3%, to trade near 3,281. The Nasdaq Composite jumped 74

Carnival Corp. said Thursday its Germany-based AIDA Cruises will suspend cruises for the month of November, following new restrictions imposed by the country to limit the spread of COVID-19. AIDA said it “fully supports” the government’s moves. The suspension comes just a couple weeks after AIDA restarted cruises on a phased-in basis. Carnival’s stock bounced

Walmart Inc. said Thursday that it is using four of its stores as test centers to develop strategies for using its locations to serve customers and for online order fulfillment. These test stores will use a rotating set of technologies and physical changes to find the best solutions. Among the processes already being tested are

Kontoor Brands Inc. shares rose 6% in Thursday premarket trading after the denim company reported third-quarter earnings that beat expectations and gave guidance that exceeds expectations. Net income totaled $60.8 million, or $1.05 per share, up from $14.5 million, or 25 cents per share last year. Adjusted EPS of $1.33 was up 40% from last

Ralph Lauren Corp. stock rose 3.6% then fell back to a 0.4% decline in Thursday premarket trading after the luxury lifestyle brand reported fiscal second-quarter revenue that missed expectations. Net losses totaled $39.1 million, or 53 cents per share, after net income of $182.1 million, or $2.34 per share, last year. Adjusted EPS of $1.44

Shares of Royal Caribbean Group bounced 0.2% in premarket trading Thursday, after plunging 17.6% over the past three sessions, although the cruise operator swung to a wider-than-expected loss, as the most operations remained suspended as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company reported a net loss of $1.35 billion, or $6.29 a share, after

Shares of Moderna Inc. were up 2.9% in premarket trading on Thursday after the company again reminded investors that the Phase 3 clinical trial for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate is fully enrolled as part of its third-quarter earnings announcement. It also said it is “actively preparing for the launch” of its COVID-19 vaccine. Moderna is

Kellogg Co. posted stronger-than-expected earnings for its third quarter and raised its guidance, as it continued to benefit from demand for at-home food during the pandemic. Kellogg posted net income of $348 million, or $1.01 a share, in the quarter, up from $248 million, or 72 cents a share, in the year-earlier period. Adjusted per-share

Kraft Heinz Co. stock rose 2.1% in Thursday premarket trading after the food company reported third-quarter earnings that beat expectations and raised its guidance. Net income totaled $597 million, or 49 cents per share, down from $899 million, or 74 cents per share, last year. Adjusted EPS of 70 cents beat the FactSet consensus for