NASDAQ:LOCO - El Pollo LoCo Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $12.40 -0.19 (-1.51 %) (As of 04/26/2019 06:00 AM ET)Previous Close$12.59Today's Range$12.28 - $12.5652-Week Range$9.55 - $18.47Volume341,555 shsAverage Volume534,591 shsMarket Capitalization$484.43 millionP/E Ratio16.76Dividend YieldN/ABeta0.32 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. The company specializes in offering flame-grilled chicken. As of February 18, 2019, it had approximately 480 company-owned and franchised restaurants in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, Utah, and Louisiana. 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. Receive LOCO News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for LOCO and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Eating places Sub-IndustryN/A SectorRetail/Wholesale Current SymbolNASDAQ:LOCO Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A CIK1606366 Webwww.elpolloloco.com Phone714-599-5000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.28 Current Ratio0.27 Quick Ratio0.24Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio16.76 Forward P/E Ratio16.76 P/E Growth1.69 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$435.83 million Price / Sales1.11 Cash Flow$1.2027 per share Price / Cash Flow10.31 Book Value$6.79 per share Price / Book1.83Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.74 Net Income$-8,990,000.00 Net Margins-2.06% Return on Equity10.47% Return on Assets6.50%Miscellaneous Employees5,573 Outstanding Shares39,067,000Market Cap$484.43 million Next Earnings Date5/2/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ:LOCO) Frequently Asked Questions What is El Pollo LoCo's stock symbol? El Pollo LoCo trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "LOCO." How were El Pollo LoCo's earnings last quarter? El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LOCO) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March, 7th. The restaurant operator reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.02. The restaurant operator earned $106.26 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $104.59 million. El Pollo LoCo had a positive return on equity of 10.47% and a negative net margin of 2.06%. View El Pollo LoCo's Earnings History. When is El Pollo LoCo's next earnings date? El Pollo LoCo is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 2nd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for El Pollo LoCo. How can I listen to El Pollo LoCo's earnings call? El Pollo LoCo will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, May 2nd at 4:30 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8774073982. What guidance has El Pollo LoCo issued on next quarter's earnings? El Pollo LoCo updated its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Thursday, March, 7th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.70-0.75 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.80. What price target have analysts set for LOCO? 3 analysts have issued 1-year price targets for El Pollo LoCo's stock. Their predictions range from $14.00 to $17.00. On average, they anticipate El Pollo LoCo's stock price to reach $15.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 21.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for El Pollo LoCo. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for El Pollo LoCo? 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, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for El Pollo LoCo. Has El Pollo LoCo been receiving favorable news coverage? Media stories about LOCO stock have trended neutral on Friday, InfoTrie reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. El Pollo LoCo earned a media sentiment score of 0.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the restaurant operator a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days. Who are some of El Pollo LoCo's key competitors? Some companies that are related to El Pollo LoCo include Bloomin' Brands (BLMN), Dine Brands Global (DIN), Brinker International (EAT), Papa John's Int'l (PZZA), Sonic (SONC), Arcos Dorados (ARCO), MITCHELLS &BUTLERS (MBPFF), Denny's (DENN), BJ's Restaurants (BJRI), Ruth's Hospitality Group (RUTH), Bojangles (BOJA), Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (RRGB), Carrols Restaurant Group (TAST), Del Taco Restaurants (TACO) and Fiesta Restaurant Group (FRGI). 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), CHIMERA INVT CO/SH NEW (CIM), Virtu Financial (VIRT), Alcoa (AA), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INO), La Jolla Pharmaceutical (LJPC), AK Steel (AKS), Five9 (FIVN) and GoPro (GPRO). Who are El Pollo LoCo's key executives? El Pollo LoCo's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Laurance Roberts, CFO & Treasurer (Age 59)Mr. Bernard Acoca, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 49)Mr. Douglas Soller, VP of Accounting & Fin.Edith R. Austin, VP of Legal and Corp. Sec.Mr. Hector A. Munoz, Chief Marketing Officer Who are El Pollo LoCo's major shareholders? El Pollo LoCo's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include 6 Meridian (0.07%), Investors Research Corp (0.02%), Meeder Asset Management Inc. (0.02%) and BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA (0.01%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for El Pollo LoCo. Which major investors are buying El Pollo LoCo stock? LOCO stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including 6 Meridian, Investors Research Corp, Meeder Asset Management Inc. and BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA. View Insider Buying and Selling for El Pollo LoCo. 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 Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is El Pollo LoCo's stock price today? One share of LOCO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $12.40. How big of a company is El Pollo LoCo? El Pollo LoCo has a market capitalization of $484.43 million and generates $435.83 million in revenue each year. The restaurant operator earns $-8,990,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or $0.74 on an earnings per share basis. El Pollo LoCo employs 5,573 workers across the globe. What is El Pollo LoCo's official website? The official website for El Pollo LoCo is http://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] MarketBeat Community Rating for El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ LOCO)Community Ranking: 2.3 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 273 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 319 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 592MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about El Pollo LoCo and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe LOCO will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe LOCO will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 4/26/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is Blockchain?