Yum! Brands stock prices on the mend

Wheat prices remained under $7.50 for the fourth week in a row, while cheese prices steadied after weeks on the rise.

Yum! Brands hit a new 52-week high last week, showcasing its continued recovery from its China woes earlier this year.

Cheese

After weeks of steadily increasing, average block cheese prices fell 2 cents last week on the Chicago Mercantile, averaging $1.77, from $1.79 the week prior.

Cheese averaged $1.90 in the spring.

Cheese markets closed at $1.77 Monday through Friday.

Wheat

After weeks of falling, wheat prices inched up 2 cents last week on the Minneapolis Grain Exchange, averaging $7.36, from $7.34 the week prior.

Prices averaged $9.13 at the end of 2012.

Last week, wheat closed at $7.36 Monday, $7.32 Tuesday, $7.36 Wednesday, $7.39 Thursday and $7.37 on Friday.

Gasoline and diesel fuel

The nationwide average price for regular unleaded fuel today is $ $3.53, down from $3.55 the week prior. According to the AAA and the Oil Price Information Service, prices a month ago were $ $3.67.

Last year at this time, consumers were paying $3.72 at the pump.

Today's mid-range unleaded is $3.71, down a penny from $3.72 last week. Premium gas is $3.87, from $3.89 last week.

Diesel fuel prices are averaging $3.87 today, even from $3.87 last week. The price of diesel fuel was also $3.87 a month ago and $3.98 a year ago.

Natural gas

With continued below-normal summer temperatures for much of the country, natural gas spot prices at most trading locations remained flat compared to last week. The Henry Hub spot price ended the report week (Aug. 7 to Aug. 14) at $3.36 per MMBtu, up 4 cents per MMBtu from $3.32 per MMBtu at the beginning of the report period.

At the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex), the price of the near-month (September 2013) contract rose nearly 10 cents per MMBtu, from $3.247 per MMBtu Aug. 7 to $3.342 per MMBtu Aug. 14.

Pizza company stocks

Shares of Pizza Hut parent Yum! Brands Inc. closed last week at $72.47, down from $74.10 the week prior. The company's 52-week low was in early February at $59.69. Yum! seems to be recovering strongly from its China woes earlier this year, as the company hit a new 52-week high of $75.13 earlier last week.

Domino's finished last week at $61.60, down from $62.70 the week prior. DPZ hit its 52-week high three weeks ago at $64.70. Its 52-week low was $33.57 a year ago.

Papa John's finished Friday at $68.70, down from $70.50 the week prior. The company hit a new 52-week high two weeks ago at $71.27, after reporting a strong second quarter. The company hit its 52-week low of $46.42 a year ago.

CEC Entertainment Inc., parent company of Chuck E. Cheese restaurants, closed out last week at $41.86, down from $43.12 the week prior. The company's 52-week high was three weeks ago at $45.66. Its low was a year ago at $28.95.

Pizza Inn closed out last week at $7.20, up from $6.78 the week prior. The company's 52-week high was $9.18 in May. It traded as low as $2.47 a year ago.

Read more about supply chain news.

Related Content

User Comments – Give us your opinion!
Products & Services

Leapfrog POS App

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/4559.png

4559/Leapfrog-POS-App

Granbury Websites

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6815.png

6815/Granbury-Websites

PCI Compliance Services

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/4892.png

4892/PCI-Compliance-Services

PeopleMatter LEARN™

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/4627.png

4627/PeopleMatter-LEARN

PeopleMatter SCHEDULE™

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/4628.png

4628/PeopleMatter-SCHEDULE

Operations Support

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6409.png

6409/Operations-Support

Quad Core Menu Board Media Player - $199

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6679.png

6679/Quad-Core-Menu-Board-Media-Player-199

Hardware

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/4553.png

4553/Hardware

Luzianne iced tea

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6957.png

6957/Luzianne-iced-tea

Features

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/4541.png

4541/Features

Fast Casual Executive Summit
Request Information From Suppliers
Save time looking for suppliers. Complete this form to submit a Request for Information to our entire network of partners.