El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.64-0.67 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.68.
Several analysts have issued reports on the stock. Robert W. Baird upped their price target on shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings from $14.00 to $15.00 and gave the company a neutral rating in a report on Friday, June 9th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reduced their price target on shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings from $14.00 to $13.00 and set an equal weight rating on the stock in a report on Monday, August 7th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $15.00.
Shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO) traded up 1.24% during trading on Friday, hitting $12.20. 203,669 shares of the company traded hands. El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. has a one year low of $10.08 and a one year high of $14.85. The stock has a market cap of $471.54 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.52 and a beta of 0.31. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $13.27 and a 200-day moving average price of $12.87.
El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The restaurant operator reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $105.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $105.83 million. El Pollo Loco Holdings had a net margin of 4.66% and a return on equity of 9.56%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.19 earnings per share. Analysts predict that El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. will post $0.67 EPS for the current year.
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El Pollo Loco Holdings Company Profile
El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc specializes in fire-grilling citrus-marinated chicken and operates in the limited service restaurant (LSR) segment. The Company’s menu features its signature product, citrus-marinated fire-grilled chicken, and a range of Mexican-inspired entrees that it creates from chicken.
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