Steve Rockwell

High stock prices pose risk, opportunity

Steve Rockwell analyzes stock and growth trends of major restaurant companies and offers tips on risks and opportunities in today's market.

Restaurant stocks have been on a tear this year.  The NRN Restaurant Index was up about 16 percent as I wrote this — in line with the 15-percent gain in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.

Still, the industry’s relative performance remains understated because the stock price of the largest company in the group, McDonald’s Corp., has risen only 11 percent, and the stock price for Yum! Brands Inc., the group’s second-largest company, has ed

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