El Pollo Loco Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.06 (+0.35 %)
(As of 05/6/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
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52-Week Range
Volume195,860 shs
Average Volume243,991 shs
Market Capitalization$621.24 million
P/E Ratio26.61
Dividend YieldN/A
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Eating places
Current SymbolNASDAQ:LOCO
Year FoundedN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$442.33 million
Cash Flow$1.21 per share
Book Value$7.04 per share


Net Income$24.90 million




Market Cap$621.24 million
Next Earnings Date5/6/2021 (Confirmed)


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About El Pollo Loco

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. As of March 11, 2021, the company operated approximately 475 company-owned and franchised restaurants in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, Utah, and Louisiana. It also licenses one 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.


Overall MarketRank

1.59 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

85th out of 383 stocks

Eating Places Industry

14th out of 66 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.0Community Rank: 2.2Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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El Pollo Loco (NASDAQ:LOCO) Frequently Asked Questions

Is El Pollo Loco a buy right now?

2 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for El Pollo Loco in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 hold ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" El Pollo Loco stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in LOCO, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than El Pollo Loco?

Wall Street analysts have given El Pollo Loco a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but El Pollo Loco wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting El Pollo Loco?

El Pollo Loco saw a drop in short interest in March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,520,000 shares, a drop of 21.2% from the March 15th total of 1,930,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 251,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 6.0 days. Currently, 7.9% of the company's shares are short sold.
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When is El Pollo Loco's next earnings date?

El Pollo Loco is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 6th 2021.
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How were El Pollo Loco's earnings last quarter?

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, March, 10th. The restaurant operator reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.01. The restaurant operator had revenue of $110.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $110.13 million. El Pollo Loco had a net margin of 5.32% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 11.20%. The company's revenue was up 2.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.18 EPS.
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How has El Pollo Loco's stock 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. Since then, LOCO stock has increased by 72.0% and is now trading at $17.03.
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What price target have analysts set for LOCO?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month target prices for El Pollo Loco's shares. Their forecasts range from $20.00 to $20.00. On average, they anticipate El Pollo Loco's stock price to reach $20.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 17.4% from the stock's current price.
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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 51, 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 Bernard Acoca's approval rating as El Pollo Loco's CEO?

32 employees have rated El Pollo Loco CEO Bernard Acoca on Bernard Acoca has an approval rating of 66% among El Pollo Loco's employees.

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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).

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 variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Alliancebernstein L.P. (1.46%), Los Angeles Capital Management LLC (0.30%), Mitsubishi UFJ Asset Management UK Ltd. (0.14%), Texas Permanent School Fund (0.04%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (0.04%) and 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 Alliancebernstein L.P., Los Angeles Capital Management LLC, Victory Capital Management Inc., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, New York State Teachers Retirement System, and Texas Permanent School Fund. 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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Which institutional investors are buying El Pollo Loco stock?

LOCO stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Mitsubishi UFJ Asset Management UK Ltd., and Meeder Asset Management Inc..
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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.
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What is El Pollo Loco's stock price today?

One share of LOCO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $17.03.

How much money does El Pollo Loco make?

El Pollo Loco has a market capitalization of $621.24 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.

How many employees does El Pollo Loco have?

El Pollo Loco employs 4,711 workers across the globe.

What is El Pollo Loco's official website?

The official website for El Pollo Loco is

Where are El Pollo Loco's headquarters?

El Pollo Loco is headquartered at 3535 HARBOR BOULEVARD SUITE 100, COSTA MESA CA, 92626.

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 5/6/2021 by Staff
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