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Domino's, Papa John's, pizza ingredient prices all down last week

Domino's, Papa John's, pizza ingredient prices all down last week

From wheat and cheese to the gas that fires pizza ovens and powers delivery vehicles, all major pizza commodity prices took dives last week. The bad news is that a similar drop also hit at least two of the major publicly traded U.S. pizza brands.

Papa John's continues on a

Papa John's continues on a "roll" with traders last week

It was a relatively dismal trading week for all but one of the nation's publicly traded pizza brands, but gas prices are giving operators a break at the store level.

Papa John's, Yum up, while Domino's, Rave down, as trading week trends mirror year

Papa John's, Yum up, while Domino's, Rave down, as trading week trends mirror year

The trends established over the last 12 months at some of the world's major publicly traded pizza brands were mirrored in the trends of the last week on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq, while cheese prices may be heading for a "correction."

Papa John's only winner in last week's pizza trading wars

Papa John's only winner in last week's pizza trading wars

Trading in the runup to National Pizza Week was anything but a celebration for most publicly traded brands, with all but Papa John's posting losses.

Domino's, Rave stock values start trading year right

Domino's, Rave stock values start trading year right

At least two pizza brands had reason to continue their champagne toasts into the first week of 2020, though higher commodity prices as 2020 started put a damper on the fun.

Domino's, Papa John's clear winners with investors in 2019

Domino's, Papa John's clear winners with investors in 2019

As the last bites of the 2019 pizza pie disappear, one thing is evident: Domino's and Papa John's have gotten a lot of love from investors this year, driving the values of both brands up to new highs.

2020 pizza brand planner/predictor

2020 pizza brand planner/predictor

As 2019 draws to a close, pizza brands are contending with significant dips in dine-in traffic, as well as peaks in patrons' passion for all things plant-based. How can a brand make the most of the market is as we enter 2020? Part two of this Pizza Puzzler gives expert guidance for the year ahead.

Ho, ho, ho! It's sure good to be Domino's

Ho, ho, ho! It's sure good to be Domino's

Santa was apparently paying keen attention to Domino's leadership when they sent in their wishes for the brand this year, with the giant pizza chain last week again continuing to trade at record highs.

Pizza Inn, Pie Five parent up, other public pizza brands down

Pizza Inn, Pie Five parent up, other public pizza brands down

Of the major publicly traded U.S. pizza brands, only two-brand parent, Rave Restaurant Group last week had much to celebrate.

Traders gave a little early 'thanks' for pizza brands last week

Traders gave a little early 'thanks' for pizza brands last week

All but one publicly traded U.S. pizza brand got some gratitude a week early last week when investors worked helped raise the value of three of the nation's major pizza players.

Rough week for Rave on the trading floor

Rough week for Rave on the trading floor

The good news is that just about every essential pizza commodity price fell in value last week. The bad news is that most pizza company stock values did too.

Papa John's price passes $60 for 1st time in 19 months after leadership changes

Papa John's price passes $60 for 1st time in 19 months after leadership changes

Traders voted with their wallets last week after a major shakeup in Papa John's leadership team. The stock not only closed up, but passed the $60 mark for the first time since April 2018.

Pizza Hut parent gets one last 'boo' out of Halloween week

Pizza Hut parent gets one last 'boo' out of Halloween week

The ghosts and ghouls weren't the only ones moaning last week as Halloween week wrapped up the month of October. They had company from the folks at Pizza Hut parent, Yum brands, which closed the week of scares with one of its own -- a drop of nearly $10 in its stock value.

Schnatter: Morale, pizza quality are down at Papa John's

Schnatter: Morale, pizza quality are down at Papa John's

Papa John's founder John Schnatter has written something of a "tell-all" letter in the New York Post, suggesting that the company is teetering on the edge just as it approaches its Nov. 5 quarterly sales report.

Domino's, Papa John's 'treated,' Pizza Hut ... not so much

Domino's, Papa John's 'treated,' Pizza Hut ... not so much

On the stock market last week, investors were in a 'tricky' mood when it came to Pizza Hut parent, Yum Brands, though they morphed into little darlings with Domino's and Papa John's, handing out nothing but treats.

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