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Thursday's Top Analysts Upgrades and Downgrades: Alaska Air, Clover Health, CME, Fastly, Marathon Oil, ServiceNow, UPS and More

Clover Health Investments Corp. (NASDAQ: CLOV): BofA Securities downgraded this newest meme stock from Neutral to Underperform with a $10 price target. The $9.67 consensus target is also lower than Wednesday’s close of $16.92, even after a stunning 23% drop on Thursday.

CME Group Inc. (NYSE: CME): Atlantic Equities downgraded the shares to Neutral from Overweight and has a $235 price target. The consensus price objective is $212.24, and the stock ended trading on Wednesday at $215.51.

Community Health Systems Inc. (NYSE: CYH): RBC Capital Markets upgraded the stock from Sector Perform to Outperform and also raised the target price to $21. The consensus target is just $11.10. The shares were closed Wednesday at $15.32. They were up almost 5% in premarket trading.

Continental Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLR): Though RBC Capital Markets downgraded the stock to Sector Perform from Outperform, the firm also raised the target price to $40. The consensus target is $33, and the stock was closed on Wednesday at $35.46. As it is trading right at the 52-week high after a strong run, this looks like a valuation call.

Dillard’s Inc. (NYSE: DDS): Zacks named this retailer its Bull of the Day. The analyst pointed out that one blockbuster earnings report sent this stock is skyrocketing. The stock most recently closed at $179.49 but has a consensus price target of just $92.25.

Discovery Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA): Zacks selected this as its Bear of the Day stock, saying that after a huge run following hedge fund interest, the shares have come back to earth. The stock last closed at $30.56, and its consensus price target is $43.26.


Dun & Bradstreet Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DNB): Raymond James raised its Market Perform rating to Outperform and has a $26 price target. The consensus price objective is $29.08, and the stock closed at $20.85 on Wednesday.

Fastly Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLY): Oppenheimer downgraded the shares to Perform from Outperform. The stock has traded in a wide 52-week range of $39.47 to $136.50 and has a $57.33 consensus target price. The final Wednesday trade was reported at $54.69.

F5 Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV): Credit Suisse upgraded the shares to Outperform from Neutral and also raised the price target to $235. The lower $217.50 consensus is closer to Wednesday’s $187.74 final print.

FTC Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: FTCI): Piper Sandler started coverage with an Overweight rating and a $15 price target. No consensus price objective was available, and the stock closed Wednesday at $10.81.

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