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NASDAQ:LOCO - El Pollo LoCo Stock Price, Forecast & News

$8.04
+0.09 (+1.13 %)
(As of 03/30/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$7.50
Now: $8.04
$8.07
50-Day Range
$6.76
MA: $11.61
$15.24
52-Week Range
$6.15
Now: $8.04
$16.65
Volume676,760 shs
Average Volume393,304 shs
Market Capitalization$282.12 million
P/E Ratio12.00
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.94
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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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$1.34 per share
Book Value$7.04 per share

Profitability

Net Income$24.90 million

Miscellaneous

Employees5,005
Market Cap$282.12 million
Next Earnings Date5/7/2020 (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 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, LOCO stock has decreased by 18.8% and is now trading at $8.04. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of El Pollo LoCo?

2 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 1 buy rating 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, May 7th 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) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March, 5th. The restaurant operator reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.16 by $0.02. The restaurant operator had revenue of $107.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $106.04 million. El Pollo LoCo had a net margin of 5.63% and a return on equity of 11.09%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 1.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.16 EPS. 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?

2 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for El Pollo LoCo's stock. Their forecasts range from $14.00 to $15.00. On average, they expect El Pollo LoCo's share price to reach $14.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 80.3% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for El Pollo LoCo.

Has El Pollo LoCo been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about LOCO stock have trended negative on Monday, InfoTrie reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. El Pollo LoCo earned a media sentiment score of -2.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the restaurant operator a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. View the latest news aboutEl Pollo LoCo.

Are investors shorting El Pollo LoCo?

El Pollo LoCo saw a decline in short interest in the month of March. As of March 13th, there was short interest totaling 4,072,900 shares, a decline of 5.7% from the February 27th total of 4,320,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 535,900 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 7.6 days. Approximately 18.4% of the company's stock are sold short. 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), Alcoa (AA), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), 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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Alliancebernstein L.P. (7.04%), Investment Counselors of Maryland LLC (4.16%), State Street Corp (1.64%), Personal Capital Advisors Corp (1.49%), Royce & Associates LP (1.10%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (0.83%). 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 Oxford Asset Management LLP, Royce & Associates LP, Martingale Asset Management L P, Bessemer Group Inc., Bank of America Corp DE, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Geode Capital Management LLC, and Arizona State Retirement System. View insider buying and selling activity for El Pollo LoCo.

Which institutional investors are buying El Pollo LoCo stock?

LOCO stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Alliancebernstein L.P., State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Maverick Capital Ltd., Personal Capital Advisors Corp, Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC, Landscape Capital Management L.L.C., Mitsubishi UFJ Asset Management UK Ltd., and Alpha Windward 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 $8.04.

How big of a company is El Pollo LoCo?

El Pollo LoCo has a market capitalization of $282.12 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. View additional information about El Pollo LoCo.

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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  327 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  396 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  723
MarketBeat'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 3/30/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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