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NASDAQ:LOCOEl Pollo LoCo Stock Price, Forecast & News

$13.57
+0.08 (+0.59 %)
(As of 05/25/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$13.28
Now: $13.57
$13.70
50-Day Range
$7.82
MA: $11.81
$13.87
52-Week Range
$6.15
Now: $13.57
$16.65
Volume213,700 shs
Average Volume437,942 shs
Market Capitalization$476.31 million
P/E Ratio18.09
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.61
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 offers citrus-marinated, flame-grilled chicken, and handcrafted entrée products, including specialty chicken burritos, chicken quesadillas, and chicken tortilla soup, as well as under 500 calorie entrees, and Pollo Bowl and Pollo salad products. As of May 2, 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.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 1.5Community Rank: 2.3Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 2.0Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.66 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Eating places
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorRetail/Wholesale
Current SymbolNASDAQ:LOCO
CUSIPN/A
Phone714-599-5000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$442.33 million
Cash Flow$1.32 per share
Book Value$7.04 per share

Profitability

Net Income$24.90 million

Miscellaneous

Employees5,005
Market Cap$476.31 million
Next Earnings Date8/6/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ:LOCO) Frequently Asked Questions

How has El Pollo LoCo's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

El Pollo LoCo's stock was trading at $9.90 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, LOCO stock has increased by 37.1% and is now trading at $13.57. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of 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 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View analyst ratings for El Pollo LoCo.

When is El Pollo LoCo's next earnings date?

El Pollo LoCo is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August 6th 2020. View our earnings forecast for El Pollo LoCo.

How were El Pollo LoCo's earnings last quarter?

El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LOCO) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 30th. The restaurant operator reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.10 by $0.06. The restaurant operator earned $105.16 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $102.51 million. El Pollo LoCo had a return on equity of 11.09% and a net margin of 6.29%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 3.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.15 earnings per share. View El Pollo LoCo's earnings history.

What guidance has El Pollo LoCo issued on next quarter's earnings?

El Pollo LoCo updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Thursday, March, 5th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.75-0.85 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.80.

What price target have analysts set for LOCO?

3 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for El Pollo LoCo's stock. Their forecasts range from $14.00 to $15.00. On average, they expect El Pollo LoCo's stock price to reach $14.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 6.9% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for El Pollo LoCo.

Has El Pollo LoCo been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about LOCO stock have been trending very negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. El Pollo LoCo earned a news impact score of -3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the restaurant operator a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. View the latest news aboutEl Pollo LoCo.

Are investors shorting El Pollo LoCo?

El Pollo LoCo saw a increase in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totaling 3,150,000 shares, an increase of 12.5% from the April 30th total of 2,800,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 466,100 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 6.8 days. Approximately 17.6% of the company's shares are short sold. View El Pollo LoCo's Current Options Chain.

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), CHIMERA INVT CO/SH NEW (CIM), Virtu Financial (VIRT), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Alcoa (AA), Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INO), La Jolla Pharmaceutical (LJPC), AK Steel (AKS), Five9 (FIVN) and Twitter (TWTR).

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 50)
  • Mr. Laurance Roberts, CFO & Treasurer (Age 59)
  • Mr. Miguel Lozano, Chief Operating Officer (Age 55)
  • Mr. Douglas Soller, VP of Accounting & Fin.
  • Edith R. Austin, VP of Legal & Corp. Sec.

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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.87%), Alliancebernstein L.P. (6.69%), Investment Counselors of Maryland LLC (4.20%), State Street Corp (1.74%), Personal Capital Advisors Corp (1.55%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (0.86%). View institutional ownership trends for El Pollo LoCo.

Which institutional investors are selling El Pollo LoCo stock?

LOCO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Squarepoint Ops LLC, Alliancebernstein L.P., Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, BlackRock Inc., 6 Meridian, Morgan Stanley, Maverick Capital Ltd., and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. View insider buying and selling activity for El Pollo LoCo.

Which institutional investors are buying El Pollo LoCo stock?

LOCO stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Two Sigma Investments LP, State Street Corp, Personal Capital Advisors Corp, Alberta Investment Management Corp, and Investment Counselors of Maryland LLC. View insider buying and selling activity 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, 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 $13.57.

How big of a company is El Pollo LoCo?

El Pollo LoCo has a market capitalization of $476.36 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 5/26/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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