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) was downgraded to neutral at Credit Suisse. $19 price target. The company lacks near-term catalysts, Credit Suisse said. 

Home Depot (HD) 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) 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) 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) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: WMT.

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.