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Thursday's Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AMD, Affirm, Bank of New York, Cloudflare, DoorDash, Ford, Juniper Networks, Truist, Unilever and More

Boise Cascade Co. (NYSE: BCC): BofA Securities upgraded the stock to Buy from Underperform and lifted the target price to $82 from $68. The consensus target is $67.40. The closing share price on Wednesday was $69.95, which was up almost 4% for the day.

Brown Forman Inc. (NYSE: BF-B): Bernstein started coverage with a Market Perform and a $70 target price. The consensus price objective is $72.55. The stock closed on Wednesday at $66.77.

Cloudflare Inc. (NYSE: NET): KeyBanc Capital Markets began coverage with an Overweight rating and a $132 target price. The consensus price objective is up at $188.06. The last trade Wednesday hit the tape at $94.32.

Commercial Metals Co. (NYSE: CMC): KeyBanc Capital Markets raised its Sector Weight rating to Overweight with a $42 price target. The consensus target is $38.50. The stock closed at $36.56 Wednesday.

Commvault Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CVLT): KeyBanc Capital Markets cut its Overweight rating to Sector Weight. Over the past year, the stock has traded between $56.99 and $84.22, and it has a $77.14 consensus price objective. The last trade on Wednesday was posted at $66.67.

DoorDash Inc. (NYSE: DASH): Northcoast started coverage with a Neutral rating. The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $110.13 to $257.25 and have a $224.65 consensus target. The stock closed on Wednesday at $131.76.

F5 Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV): KeyBanc Capital Markets started coverage with an Overweight rating and a $307 price target. The consensus target is much lower at $249.13. Wednesday’s final trade was reported at $222.80 a share.


Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F): Though Jefferies downgraded the venerable automaker to Neutral from Buy, it also raised the target price to $25 from $20. The consensus target is $21.14. The shares closed Wednesday at $22.45, down almost 8% for the day.

Hancock Whitney Corp. (NYSE: HWC): Truist Securities upgraded the regional bank to Buy from Hold and lifted the $50 price target to $70. The consensus target is $58.56. The stock closed Wednesday at $55.18.

Interactive Brokers Group Inc. (NASDAQ: IBKR): Keefe Bruyette upgraded the stock to Outperform from Market Perform and has a $90 price objective. The consensus target is higher at $98.67. The final trade for Wednesday was posted at $72.15 a share.

Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE: JNPR): KeyBanc Capital Markets started coverage with an Overweight rating and a $46 target price. The $31.06 consensus target is less than the most recent close at $33.57.

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