NASDAQ:LOCO - El Pollo LoCo Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $15.44 +0.39 (+2.59 %) (As of 12/14/2018 01:29 AM ET)Previous Close$15.05Today's Range$15.00 - $15.5552-Week Range$9.05 - $16.95Volume523,500 shsAverage Volume343,143 shsMarket Capitalization$576.23 millionP/E Ratio24.51Dividend YieldN/ABeta0.35 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 December 06, 2018, 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 Webwww.elpolloloco.com Phone714-599-5000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.25 Current Ratio0.42 Quick Ratio0.38 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio24.51 Forward P/E Ratio21.44 P/E Growth1.37 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$401.70 million Price / Sales1.50 Cash Flow$1.1653 per share Price / Cash Flow13.25 Book Value$7.11 per share Price / Book2.17 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.63 Net Income$8.61 million Net Margins3.38% Return on Equity9.77% Return on Assets6.15% Miscellaneous Employees5,637 Outstanding Shares39,070,000Market Cap$576.23 million 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, November, 1st. The restaurant operator reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.01. The restaurant operator earned $112.18 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $109.54 million. El Pollo LoCo had a return on equity of 9.77% and a net margin of 3.38%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 10.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.15 earnings per share. 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, March 14th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for El Pollo LoCo. What guidance has El Pollo LoCo issued on next quarter's earnings? El Pollo LoCo issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, November, 1st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.70-0.73 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.71. El Pollo LoCo also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $0.70-0.73 EPS. What price target have analysts set for LOCO? 5 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for El Pollo LoCo's stock. Their forecasts range from $11.00 to $17.00. On average, they anticipate El Pollo LoCo's share price to reach $13.40 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 13.2%. View Analyst Price Targets for El Pollo LoCo. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for El Pollo LoCo? 5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for El Pollo LoCo in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for El Pollo LoCo. Has El Pollo LoCo been receiving favorable news coverage? News articles about LOCO stock have trended positive recently, according to InfoTrie. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. El Pollo LoCo earned a media sentiment score of 2.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the restaurant operator a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. Who are some of El Pollo LoCo's key competitors? Some companies that are related to El Pollo LoCo include Main Street Capital (MAIN), Jack in the Box (JACK), Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), Dave & Buster's Entertainment (PLAY), Brinker International (EAT), Wingstop (WING), Bloomin' Brands (BLMN), Arcos Dorados (ARCO), Sonic (SONC), MITCHELLS &BUTLERS (MBPFF), Dine Brands Global (DIN), Papa John's Int'l (PZZA), BJ's Restaurants (BJRI), Denny's (DENN) and Ruth's Hospitality Group (RUTH). Who are El Pollo LoCo's key executives? El Pollo LoCo's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Laurance Roberts, CFO & Treasurer (Age 58)Mr. Bernard Acoca, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 48)Mr. Gustavo Siade, Sr. VP of Operations (Age 56)Mr. Douglas Soller, VP of Accounting & Fin.Edith R. Austin, VP of Legal and Corp. Sec. Who are El Pollo LoCo's major shareholders? El Pollo LoCo's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.40%), Vanguard Group Inc. (5.66%), Vanguard Group Inc (5.66%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.97%), Royce & Associates LP (2.36%) and Personal Capital Advisors Corp (0.93%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for El Pollo LoCo. Which major investors are selling El Pollo LoCo stock? LOCO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Prudential Financial Inc., Man Group plc and Morgan Stanley. View Insider Buying and Selling for El Pollo LoCo. Which major investors are buying El Pollo LoCo stock? LOCO stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Vanguard Group Inc, Vanguard Group Inc., Royce & Associates LP, Wells Fargo & Company MN, BlueMountain Capital Management LLC, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC and Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp. 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 $15.44. How big of a company is El Pollo LoCo? El Pollo LoCo has a market capitalization of $576.23 million and generates $401.70 million in revenue each year. The restaurant operator earns $8.61 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.63 on an earnings per share basis. El Pollo LoCo employs 5,637 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: 254 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 288 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 542MarketBeat'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 12/14/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR)?