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

February 15, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

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

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

Among 9 analysts covering El Pollo Loco (NASDAQ:LOCO), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. El Pollo Loco had 22 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, August 17 the stock rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Buy”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, November 13 by Robert W. Baird. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $15.0 target in Tuesday, October 10 report. The stock of El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, June 13. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, August 22. Robert W. Baird maintained El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) on Sunday, September 17 with “Hold” rating. The stock of El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, December 22. The rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Hold” on Tuesday, July 26. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $1500 target in Wednesday, July 19 report. The stock of El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) has “Sell” rating given on Friday, August 28 by Zacks. Below is a list of El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) latest ratings and price target changes.

22/12/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $14.0 Maintain
02/11/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $12.0 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Neutral Old Target: $15 New Target: $12 Maintain
10/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $15.0 Maintain
17/09/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $15.0 Maintain
22/08/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $15.0 Maintain

The stock increased 0.26% or $0.025 during the last trading session, reaching $9.525. About 94,907 shares traded. El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) has risen 28.29% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.59% 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 $368.17 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 41.41 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: Globenewswire.com which released: “El Pollo Loco Announces the Grand Opening of New Restaurant in Orem, UT” on November 09, 2017, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. Appoints Douglas J. Babb to its Board of Directors” published on January 08, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “El Pollo Loco Honors Market Force Information with Award of Excellence for …” on December 05, 2017. More interesting news about El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “El Pollo Loco Announces the Grand Opening of New Restaurant in Avondale, AZ” published on December 11, 2017 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. to Announce Third Quarter 2017 Results on …” with publication date: October 18, 2017.

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