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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Did you miss last night's "Mad Money" on CNBC? If so, here are Jim Cramer's top takeaways for today's trading.
Domino's Pizza (DPZ), Papa John's (PZZA) and Papa Murphy's (FRSH): Competition is heating up in the pizza wars, with all these pizza giants vying for your business. But with shares of Domino's up 54% for the year, Papa John's up 79% and Papa Murphy's up 128%, which one is the best investment?
The key metric in the pizza business is same-store sales, and among the three Domino's is the clear winner, with not only the strongest but also accelerating sales at its 11,700 locations.
As for the stocks, it just so happens that Domino's is also the cheapest of the three, Cramer said, trading at 28 times earnings, while Papa John's trades at 31 times and Papa Murphy's at 33 times earnings.
Cramer said he can't make a case for owning either of the others and is sticking with Domino's and its CEO Patrick Doyle. That stock is up nearly 1,000% since he first got behind the company's turnaround efforts five and a half years ago.