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El Pollo Loco Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.25 (-1.24 %)
(As of 01/21/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $19.85
50-Day Range
MA: $18.42
52-Week Range
Now: $19.85
Volume115,874 shs
Average Volume256,679 shs
Market Capitalization$723.47 million
P/E Ratio31.02
Dividend YieldN/A
El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary El Pollo Loco, Inc., develops, franchises, licenses, and operates quick-service restaurants under the El Pollo Loco name. It offers fire-grilling citrus-marinated chicken in various entrees, including specialty chicken burritos, chicken quesadillas, chicken tostada salads, and chicken tortilla soup, as well as provides 500 calorie entrees, and Pollo Bowl and Pollo salad products. As of December 02, 2020, the company operated approximately 465 company-owned and franchised restaurants in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, Utah, and Louisiana. It also licenses 1 restaurant in the Philippines. The company was formerly known as Chicken Acquisition Corp. and changed its name to El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. in April 2014. El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California.
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Overall MarketRank

1.48 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

97th out of 383 stocks

Eating Places Industry

17th out of 66 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.3Community Rank: 2.3Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Eating places
Current SymbolNASDAQ:LOCO



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$442.33 million
Cash Flow$1.40 per share
Book Value$7.04 per share


Net Income$24.90 million


Market Cap$723.47 million
Next Earnings Date3/4/2021 (Estimated)
-0.25 (-1.24 %)
(As of 01/21/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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El Pollo Loco (NASDAQ:LOCO) Frequently Asked Questions

How has El Pollo Loco's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus?

El Pollo Loco's stock was trading at $9.90 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, LOCO shares have increased by 100.5% and is now trading at $19.85.
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Is El Pollo Loco a buy right now?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for El Pollo Loco in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" El Pollo Loco stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than El Pollo Loco?

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What is Doug Parker's approval rating as El Pollo Loco's CEO?

1,448 employees have rated El Pollo Loco CEO Doug Parker on Glassdoor.com. Doug Parker has an approval rating of 60% among El Pollo Loco's employees. This puts Doug Parker in the bottom 25% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

When is El Pollo Loco's next earnings date?

El Pollo Loco is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, March 4th 2021.
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How were El Pollo Loco's earnings last quarter?

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 29th. The restaurant operator reported $0.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.06. The restaurant operator earned $111 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $112.27 million. El Pollo Loco had a net margin of 5.32% and a return on equity of 11.20%. El Pollo Loco's revenue for the quarter was down 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.20 EPS.
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What guidance has El Pollo Loco issued on next quarter's earnings?

El Pollo Loco issued an update on its fourth quarter 2020 After-Hours earnings guidance on Tuesday, January, 12th. The company provided EPS guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $109.5-110.5 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $116.56 million.

What price target have analysts set for LOCO?

3 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for El Pollo Loco's stock. Their forecasts range from $14.00 to $14.00. On average, they expect El Pollo Loco's stock price to reach $14.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 29.5%.
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Who are some of El Pollo Loco's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of El Pollo Loco own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other El Pollo Loco investors own include BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (BCRX), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Chimera Investment (CIM), Virtu Financial (VIRT), Alcoa (AA), Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INO), La Jolla Pharmaceutical (LJPC), AK Steel (AKS), Twitter (TWTR) and Five9 (FIVN).

Who are El Pollo Loco's key executives?

El Pollo Loco's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Bernard Acoca, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 52, Pay $1.11M)
  • Mr. Laurance Roberts, CFO & Treasurer (Age 61, Pay $616.41k)
  • Mr. Miguel Lozano, Chief Operating Officer (Age 57, Pay $429.3k)
  • Mr. Douglas Soller, VP of Accounting & Fin.
  • Mr. Jason Weintraub, Sr. VP, Chief Legal Officer & Corp. Sec.
  • Ms. Jennifer Jaffe, Chief People Officer & Sr. VP
  • Mr. Brian Carmichall, Chief Devel. Officer (Age 57)

What is El Pollo Loco's stock symbol?

El Pollo Loco trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "LOCO."

Who are El Pollo Loco's major shareholders?

El Pollo Loco's stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.04%). Company insiders that own El Pollo Loco stock include Laurance Roberts and Samuel N Borgese.
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Which institutional investors are selling El Pollo Loco stock?

LOCO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of Alaska Department of Revenue. Company insiders that have sold El Pollo Loco company stock in the last year include Laurance Roberts, and Samuel N Borgese.
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How do I buy shares of El Pollo Loco?

Shares of LOCO can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is El Pollo Loco's stock price today?

One share of LOCO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $19.85.

How big of a company is El Pollo Loco?

El Pollo Loco has a market capitalization of $723.47 million and generates $442.33 million in revenue each year. The restaurant operator earns $24.90 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.75 on an earnings per share basis. El Pollo Loco employs 5,005 workers across the globe.

What is El Pollo Loco's official website?

The official website for El Pollo Loco is www.elpolloloco.com.

How can I contact El Pollo Loco?

El Pollo Loco's mailing address is 3535 HARBOR BOULEVARD SUITE 100, COSTA MESA CA, 92626. The restaurant operator can be reached via phone at 714-599-5000 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 1/22/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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