Share prices at two of the world’s largest restaurant companies, McDonald’s Corp. and Yum! Brands Inc., reached all-time highs during trading this week, as the companies benefited from investor favor surrounding global operations as well as takeover talk involving their quick-service competitors. Louisville, Ky.-based Yum Brands closed Friday at $48.85 after hitting a new high of $48.90 during trading. The operator and franchisor of more than 37,000 restaurants worldwide — ...

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