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

  • 9/19/2016 – El Pollo Loco Holdings had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group. They now have a $16.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/13/2016 – El Pollo Loco Holdings was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary, develops, franchises, licenses and operates quick-service restaurants under the name El Pollo Loco. The restaurants specializes in flame-grilled chicken in a variety of contemporary Mexican-influenced entrees, including specialty chicken burritos, chicken quesadillas, chicken tortilla soup, Pollo Bowls and Pollo Salads. El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California. “
  • 9/8/2016 – El Pollo Loco Holdings had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird.
  • 9/1/2016 – El Pollo Loco Holdings was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary, develops, franchises, licenses and operates quick-service restaurants under the name El Pollo Loco. The restaurants specializes in flame-grilled chicken in a variety of contemporary Mexican-influenced entrees, including specialty chicken burritos, chicken quesadillas, chicken tortilla soup, Pollo Bowls and Pollo Salads. El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California. “
  • 8/25/2016 – El Pollo Loco Holdings was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary, develops, franchises, licenses and operates quick-service restaurants under the name El Pollo Loco. The restaurants specializes in flame-grilled chicken in a variety of contemporary Mexican-influenced entrees, including specialty chicken burritos, chicken quesadillas, chicken tortilla soup, Pollo Bowls and Pollo Salads. El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California. “
  • 8/8/2016 – El Pollo Loco Holdings had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They now have a $15.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/5/2016 – El Pollo Loco Holdings had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They now have a $15.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/4/2016 – El Pollo Loco Holdings had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group. They now have a $16.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/26/2016 – El Pollo Loco Holdings was downgraded by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.

Shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) traded down 1.7018% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $13.1523. 109,541 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $13.53 and its 200-day moving average is $12.96. El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. has a 12-month low of $9.58 and a 12-month high of $15.44. The stock has a market cap of $505.30 million, a PE ratio of 22.2920 and a beta of 0.20.

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El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.01. The business earned $97.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $96.66 million. El Pollo Loco Holdings had a net margin of 6.20% and a return on equity of 11.01%. The company’s revenue was up 8.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.19 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts expect that El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. will post $0.70 EPS for the current year.

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc is a restaurant concept that offers fire-grilling citrus-marinated chicken. The Company operates in the limited service restaurant segment. The Company’s activities are conducted through its subsidiary, El Pollo Loco, Inc (EPL), which develops, franchises, licenses and operates quick-service restaurants under the name El Pollo Loco.

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