Today Jefferies Reconfirms a Buy Rating on El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ:LOCO) and a $14.0 Target Price

April 17, 2018 - By Michael Collier

El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ:LOCO) Rating Reaffirmed

They currently have a $14.0 price target on El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ:LOCO). The target price by Jefferies would suggest a potential upside of 44.03 % from the company’s current price. This has been disclosed in an analyst report on 22 December.

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

Among 4 analysts covering El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. El Pollo Loco Holdings has $14.0 highest and $11 lowest target. $11.25’s average target is 15.75% above currents $9.719 stock price. El Pollo Loco Holdings had 7 analyst reports since November 3, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. SunTrust maintained El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) rating on Thursday, November 2. SunTrust has “Hold” rating and $12.0 target. Morgan Stanley maintained El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) on Monday, March 12 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, December 22 with “Buy”. SunTrust maintained El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) on Thursday, March 8 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, November 3. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, March 8 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, March 9.

The stock decreased 0.83% or $0.081 during the last trading session, reaching $9.719. About 73,763 shares traded. El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) has declined 18.53% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.08% the S&P500.

Analysts await El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) to report earnings on May, 3. They expect $0.16 earnings per share, 0.00 % or $0.00 from last year’s $0.16 per share. LOCO’s profit will be $6.19 million for 15.19 P/E if the $0.16 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.11 actual earnings per share reported by El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 45.45 % EPS growth.

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 $375.75 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 44.18 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.

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