El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) shares traded down 6.3% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $12.90 and last traded at $12.99, with a volume of 451,972 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $13.87.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings in a report on Sunday, May 8th. Zacks Investment Research cut El Pollo Loco Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 14th. SunTrust Banks Inc. cut El Pollo Loco Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their price target for the company from $16.00 to $15.00 in a report on Wednesday, April 27th. Stifel Nicolaus cut El Pollo Loco Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday. Finally, Vetr raised El Pollo Loco Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $13.50 price target for the company in a report on Monday, June 27th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. El Pollo Loco Holdings presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $15.53.

The company has a 50 day moving average price of $12.59 and a 200 day moving average price of $12.58. The stock has a market capitalization of $495.65 million and a PE ratio of 21.93.

El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, May 5th. The company reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.01. The company earned $94.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $97.28 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.18 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts anticipate that El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. will post $0.71 EPS for the current year.

A hedge fund recently bought a new stake in El Pollo Loco Holdings stock. Whitebox Advisors LLC bought a new position in El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 147,202 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,859,000. Whitebox Advisors LLC owned approximately 0.38% of El Pollo Loco Holdings as of its most recent SEC filing.

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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