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A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of El Pollo LoCo Holdings (NASDAQ: LOCO) recently:

  • El Pollo LoCo Holdings is now covered by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They set a “hold” rating and a $30.00 price target on the stock.
  • El Pollo LoCo Holdings is now covered by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They set an “underweight” rating and a $22.00 price target on the stock. They wrote, “For our bull case to unfold, LOCO would have to outperform our expectations on all measures, giving investors confidence in upside to initial growth targets while continuing to out-comp competitors.” Pollo Bueno: Base Case-$22 price target “Our base case assumes steady execution of the unit growth plan while maintaining healthy (low-to-midsingle) digit comps in the near term.” Pollo Muertos: Bear Case-$13 price target “Lower-than-expected volumes in new markets like Houston and sharply decelerating comps would signal more limited expansion opportunities, driving sharp multiple contraction.”
  • El Pollo LoCo Holdings is now covered by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They set a “neutral” rating and a $32.00 price target on the stock.
  • El Pollo LoCo Holdings is now covered by analysts at Jefferies Group. They set a “hold” rating and a $30.00 price target on the stock.
  • El Pollo LoCo Holdings is now covered by analysts at William Blair. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock.

Shares of El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LOCO) traded down 0.10% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $31.54. The stock had a trading volume of 823,186 shares. El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc has a 1-year low of $18.48 and a 1-year high of $41.70. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $33.67 and its 200-day moving average is $33.67. The company’s market cap is $1.131 billion. El Pollo LoCo Holdings also was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest during the month of August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,071,978 shares, a growth of 130.2% from the July 31st total of 900,173 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 5,456,882 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.4 days. Currently, 34.6% of the company’s shares are short sold.

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ:LOCO) develops, franchises, licenses and operates quick-service restaurants under the name El Pollo Loco and operates under one business segment.

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