RATINGS CHANGES

Barrick Gold (ABX) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: ABX.

Bloomin' Brands (BLMN - Get Report) was downgraded to neutral at Credit Suisse. $19 price target. The company lacks near-term catalysts, Credit Suisse said. 

Home Depot (HD - Get Report) was upgraded to overweight from equal-weight at Morgan Stanley. $165 price target. The housing recovery is only in the middle innings and the fundamentals remain strong, Morgan Stanley. 

Nvidia (NVDA - Get Report) was downgraded to underperform from market perform at BMO Capital. $85 price target. The valuation is less attractive, as the company is facing increased competition, BMO said. 

Steve Madden (SHOO - Get Report) was upgraded to overweight from neutral at Piper Jaffray. $41 price target. The business model can continue to shine in a choppy environment, Piper said. 

Walmart (WMT - Get Report) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: WMT.

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