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McDonald’s (MCD) Stock Rated ‘Buy’ at SunTrust

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- McDonald's (MCD - Get Report) stock was initiated with a "buy" rating and a $117 price target at SunTrust on Thursday morning.

The firm began coverage on the fast food restaurant chain as McDonald's new CEO, Steven Easterbrook, has a strong track record of successfully turning organizations around, reports.

McDonald's has been dealing with a slump in sales recently but is looking for ways to turn that around.

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The home of the "Big Mac" burger has recently launched an all-day breakfast menu in the U.S. as part of that initiative.

U.S. stores make up about 40% of the company's global profits, CNN Money reported. Last year, U.S. sales had declined by 9%.

Other steps the company has taken include an improvement in food quality and requiring chicken suppliers to limit the use of antibiotics, CNN Money added.

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