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NASDAQ:LOCO

El Pollo Loco - LOCO Stock Forecast, Price & News

$9.56
-0.01 (-0.10%)
(As of 08/19/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$9.43
$9.59
50-Day Range
$9.25
$10.19
52-Week Range
$9.03
$18.65
Volume
113,492 shs
Average Volume
167,446 shs
Market Capitalization
$353.75 million
P/E Ratio
13.46
Dividend Yield
N/A
Price Target
$18.00

El Pollo Loco MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
88.3% Upside
$18.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
4.33% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
N/A
Sustainability
-2.71
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.45mentions of El Pollo Loco in the last 14 days
Based on 4 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
44.44%
From $0.54 to $0.78 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.46 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

86th out of 219 stocks

Eating Places Industry

21st out of 46 stocks

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About El Pollo Loco (NASDAQ:LOCO) Stock

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. As of May 04, 2022, the company operated 480 restaurants comprising 189 company-operated and 291 franchised restaurants located in California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Utah, and Louisiana. It also licenses one 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 1975 and is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Separately, StockNews.com lowered shares of El Pollo Loco from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Sunday, May 15th.

El Pollo Loco Price Performance

LOCO Stock opened at $9.57 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $354.09 million, a P/E ratio of 13.48 and a beta of 1.27. El Pollo Loco has a 52-week low of $9.03 and a 52-week high of $18.65. The business has a 50-day simple moving average of $9.73 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $10.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13, a quick ratio of 0.76 and a current ratio of 0.79.

El Pollo Loco (NASDAQ:LOCO - Get Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 4th. The restaurant operator reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.02. El Pollo Loco had a return on equity of 8.39% and a net margin of 5.58%. The business had revenue of $124.11 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $125.22 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.29 earnings per share. El Pollo Loco's revenue was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Research analysts expect that El Pollo Loco will post 0.54 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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LOCO Company Calendar

Last Earnings
8/04/2022
Today
8/19/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
11/03/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Eating places
Sub-Industry
N/A
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:LOCO
Fax
N/A
Employees
4,626
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$18.00
High Stock Price Forecast
$18.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$18.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+88.3%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.00
Research Coverage
1 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$29.12 million
Pretax Margin
7.61%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$454.36 million
Cash Flow
$1.28 per share
Book Value
$8.75 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
19,575,000
Market Cap
$353.75 million
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.27

Key Executives

  • Mr. Laurance RobertsMr. Laurance Roberts (Age 62)
    CEO, Pres & Director
    Comp: $799.83k
  • Mr. Miguel LozanoMr. Miguel Lozano (Age 58)
    Chief Operating Officer
    Comp: $607.64k
  • Mr. Ira M. Fils (Age 57)
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Mr. Douglas Soller
    VP of Accounting & Fin.
  • Anne E. Jollay
    Sr. VP, Chief Legal Officer & Corp. Sec.
  • Andy Rebhun
    Chief Marketing Officer
  • Rosanne Setoguchi
    Chief People Officer
  • Mr. Brian Carmichall (Age 58)
    Chief Devel. Officer













LOCO Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell El Pollo Loco stock right now?

1 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for El Pollo Loco in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" LOCO shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in LOCO, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is El Pollo Loco's stock price forecast for 2022?

1 Wall Street research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for El Pollo Loco's shares. Their LOCO share price forecasts range from $18.00 to $18.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $18.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 88.3% from the stock's current price.
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How have LOCO shares performed in 2022?

El Pollo Loco's stock was trading at $14.19 at the start of the year. Since then, LOCO stock has decreased by 32.6% and is now trading at $9.56.
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When is El Pollo Loco's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November 3rd 2022.
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How were El Pollo Loco's earnings last quarter?

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August, 4th. The restaurant operator reported $0.21 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.19 by $0.02. The restaurant operator earned $124.11 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $125.22 million. El Pollo Loco had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 8.39% and a net margin of 5.58%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.29 earnings per share.

What is Bernard Acoca's approval rating as El Pollo Loco's CEO?

32 employees have rated El Pollo Loco Chief Executive Officer Bernard Acoca on Glassdoor.com. Bernard Acoca has an approval rating of 66% among the company's employees.

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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include William Blair Investment Management LLC (4.41%), FMR LLC (2.58%), State Street Corp (1.85%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (1.43%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.20%) and Nordea Investment Management AB (0.96%). Insiders that own company stock include Laurance Roberts, Miguel Lozano and Samuel N Borgese.
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How do I buy shares of El Pollo Loco?

Shares of LOCO stock 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 $9.56.

How much money does El Pollo Loco make?

El Pollo Loco (NASDAQ:LOCO) has a market capitalization of $353.75 million and generates $454.36 million in revenue each year. The restaurant operator earns $29.12 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.71 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does El Pollo Loco have?

The company employs 4,626 workers across the globe.

How can I contact El Pollo Loco?

El Pollo Loco's mailing address is 3535 HARBOR BOULEVARD SUITE 100, COSTA MESA CA, 92626. The official website for the company is www.elpolloloco.com. The restaurant operator can be reached via phone at (714) 599-5000 or via email at investors@elpolloloco.com.

This page (NASDAQ:LOCO) was last updated on 8/19/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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