Are Analysts Bearish El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) After Last Week?

May 18, 2018 - By Nellie Hooten

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) Ratings Coverage

Among 4 analysts covering El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ:LOCO), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. El Pollo LoCo had 5 analyst reports since December 22, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $11 target in Monday, March 12 report. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold” on Thursday, March 8. The company was maintained on Friday, March 9 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Friday, December 22 by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, March 8 by SunTrust. Below is a list of El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) latest ratings and price target changes.

12/03/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $12 New Target: $11 Maintain
09/03/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $12.0 Maintain
08/03/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $11.0 Maintain
08/03/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $11.0 Maintain
22/12/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $14.0 Maintain

The stock increased 2.86% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $10.8. About 524,869 shares traded or 24.26% up from the average. El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) has declined 18.53% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.08% the S&P500.

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary, El Pollo Loco, Inc., develops, franchises, licenses, and operates quick-service restaurants under the El Pollo Loco name in the United States. The company has market cap of $417.27 million. As of September 21, 2017, it had approximately 470 company-owned and franchised restaurants in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, and Utah. It has a 49.09 P/E ratio. The firm was formerly known as Chicken Acquisition Corp. and changed its name to El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. in April 2014.

More notable recent El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) news were published by: Ocbj.com which released: “Midday Stock Roundup” on May 04, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2018 Financial Results” published on May 03, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “El Pollo Loco Packs an Extra Punch with the Launch of its New Double Protein Avocado Bowls” on May 01, 2018. More interesting news about El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. to Announce First Quarter 2018 Results on May 3, 2018” published on April 19, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “El Pollo Loco, Inc. Announces the Grand Opening of New Restaurant in Kingwood, TX” with publication date: April 19, 2018.

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