Pizza Company Stocks Lifted by Stronger Market

“Last week, stocks finished at their highest level since 2008, before the financial crisis. Many pizza stocks reflected positive news. Pizza Hut parent Yum! Brands Inc. closed last week at $63.78, up from $62.85 the previous week. The company hit a new 52-week high earlier in the day, at $64.75. A year ago, the company was trading as low as $47.15.

“Domino’s closed last Friday at $32.93, from $32.31 the previous week. DPZ hit its 52-week high of $35.00 in mid-December. Shares remain substantially higher over this time last year when the company traded at $15.80. Papa John’s closed last week at $39.52, up from $39.01 the previous week. PZZA hit a new 52-week high earlier in the day at $40.57. The company hit its 52-week low a year ago when it traded at $26.95. CEC Entertainment Inc., parent company of Chuck E. Cheese restaurants, closed out last week at $36.29, from $35.60 the prior week. CEC hit its 52-week low of $27.42 in September. The company hit its 52-week high of $41.75 in July.Pizza Inn closed Friday at $5.55, down slightly from $5.63 the previous week. PZZI hit its 52-week high of $6.60 in early December and traded as low as $1.86 a year ago.”