El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (LOCO) Stock Price Down 6.3%
El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO)’s share price traded down 6.3% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $12.41 and last traded at $12.45, with a volume of 310,407 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $13.28.
A number of equities 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. SunTrust Banks Inc. downgraded El Pollo Loco Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their price target for the company from $16.00 to $15.00 in a report on Wednesday, April 27th. Vetr raised El Pollo Loco Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $16.50 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, April 27th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded El Pollo Loco Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 5th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus downgraded El Pollo Loco Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 26th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $15.53.
The stock has a market capitalization of $478.80 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.19. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $12.79 and its 200-day moving average is $12.60.
El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 5th. The company reported $0.17 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.01. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.18 earnings per share. The firm earned $94.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $97.28 million. El Pollo Loco Holdings’s quarterly revenue was up 4.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. will post $0.70 EPS for the current fiscal year.
An institutional investor recently bought a new position in El Pollo Loco Holdings stock. Whitebox Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund 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 at the end of the most recent quarter.
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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