The breaks that pizza restaurateurs are getting on commodities like cheese and wheat are likely being "eaten up" by surging vehicle fuel and natural gas prices.
Aside from the mounting price of vehicle fuel, it was a very happy Easter week for pizza operators.
The "luck of the Irish" was very selective on the brands it blessed during St. Patrick's Day week.
Just as we reset all our clocks to "spring forward" over the weekend, pizza stocks also spent the last trading week moving up in value.
The annual changing of the seasons is beginning; for proof, look no further than the price of commodities.
All players were heading in their own directions in commodity and brand trading last week.
It was a "bad news, good news" kind of week for most pizza restaurateurs, with some encouragement from gas prices which appear to be finally leveling out over the last month.
There wasn't a lot of love being shown toward pizza operators in either Wall Street or commodities trading last week. A largely business-hostile stock market sell-off preceded this week's annual celebration of love, Valentine's Day.
National Pizza Day deals are everywhere in Pizza-land today, from a free cauliflower pizza crust upgrade at California Pizza Kitchen, to a special "tribute" pizza creation from ice cream QSR, Baskin-Robbins, in the form of their brownie-crusted, ice cream-topped Sweetheart...
The end-of-week stock market plummet Friday took no prisoners, capturing pizza brands as well in its value-depleting trend.
Pizza brand leaders give the down-low on of-the-moment dough, up-to-the-second sauces and top-trending toppings.
Though most pizza commodity prices are falling as of late, the steady rise in vehicle fuel costs is eating up the savings for the delivery-heavy pizza industry.
Pizza stock prices have continued the steady rise that began in earnest in 2018.
It was another nice week of pizza stock trading and largely lower commodity prices last week, almost an exact replay of the previous week's financial stats.
Pizza brands did well as the market soared on Wall Street last week, but the highest New Year's pump prices since 2014 stole back some of the profits.
Some pizza brands might be firing off a letter to Santa this week before Christmas in one last effort to make something magical happen to their stock prices.
The nice uptick in stock market prices for most brands two weeks ago was all but erased last week in trading of some of the major pizza stocks.
With prices falling on many essentials, it was a fairly good week for pizza brands ... unless your name is Papa John's.
Last week’s commodities trading was a mixed bag of good and bad news, with minor wins for pizza operators on cheese and natural gas prices. But, in trading on Wall Street, it was all about the fallout from Papa John's CEO John Schnatter's comments about the NFL’s effects on the brand’s Q3 performance.
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