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El Pollo Loco Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.29 (-1.56 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $18.33
50-Day Range
MA: $19.68
52-Week Range
Now: $18.33
Volume143,550 shs
Average Volume243,507 shs
Market Capitalization$668.07 million
P/E Ratio28.64
Dividend YieldN/A
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. It offers fire-grilling citrus-marinated chicken in various entrees, including specialty chicken burritos, chicken quesadillas, chicken tostada salads, and chicken tortilla soup, as well as provides 500 calorie entrees, and Pollo Bowl and Pollo salad products. As of December 31, 2020, the company operated approximately 475 company-owned and franchised restaurants in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, Utah, and Louisiana. It also licenses 1 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.
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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$1.30 per share
Book Value$7.04 per share


Net Income$24.90 million


Market Cap$668.07 million
Next Earnings Date3/11/2021 (Confirmed)


Overall MarketRank

1.59 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

82nd out of 383 stocks

Eating Places Industry

14th out of 66 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.3Community Rank: 2.3Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
-0.29 (-1.56 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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El Pollo Loco (NASDAQ:LOCO) Frequently Asked Questions

Is El Pollo Loco a buy right now?

4 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for El Pollo Loco in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" El Pollo Loco stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than El Pollo Loco?

Wall Street analysts have given El Pollo Loco a "Buy" 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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When is El Pollo Loco's next earnings date?

El Pollo Loco is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, March 11th 2021.
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How can I listen to El Pollo Loco's earnings call?

El Pollo Loco will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, March 11th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were El Pollo Loco's earnings last quarter?

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) issued its earnings results on Thursday, October, 29th. The restaurant operator reported $0.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.22 by $0.06. The restaurant operator had revenue of $111 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $112.27 million. El Pollo Loco had a net margin of 5.32% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 11.20%. El Pollo Loco's quarterly revenue was down 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.20 earnings per share.
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How has El Pollo Loco's stock price 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 85.2% and is now trading at $18.33.
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What guidance has El Pollo Loco issued on next quarter's earnings?

El Pollo Loco issued an update on its fourth quarter 2020 After-Hours earnings guidance on Tuesday, January, 12th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $109.5-110.5 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $116.56 million.

What price target have analysts set for LOCO?

4 analysts have issued 12 month price targets for El Pollo Loco's stock. Their forecasts range from $14.00 to $20.00. On average, they anticipate El Pollo Loco's stock price to reach $17.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 7.3%.
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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 Glassdoor.com. 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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.59%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.07%), Alliancebernstein L.P. (4.82%), Nuveen Asset Management LLC (1.90%), Northern Trust Corp (1.76%) and Personal Capital Advisors Corp (1.55%). Company insiders that own El Pollo Loco stock include Laurance Roberts and Samuel N Borgese.
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Which major investors are selling El Pollo Loco stock?

LOCO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC, Nordea Investment Management AB, Tudor Investment Corp Et Al, State of Wisconsin Investment Board, Los Angeles Capital Management LLC, and Lido Advisors LLC. 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 major investors are buying El Pollo Loco stock?

LOCO stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nuveen Asset Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Northern Trust Corp, Alliancebernstein L.P., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Trust Fund, Russell Investments Group Ltd., and Mitsubishi UFJ Asset Management UK Ltd..
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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 $18.33.

How much money does El Pollo Loco make?

El Pollo Loco has a market capitalization of $668.07 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 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.

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 2/27/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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