Is there a Bearish outlook for El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) this week?

February 15, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

 Is there a Bearish outlook for El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) this 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. The firm has “Buy” rating by Suntrust Robinson given on Thursday, October 8. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) on Tuesday, July 26 to “Hold” rating. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Monday, September 7 to “Hold”. The stock of El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, June 13. As per Friday, November 3, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, November 13. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Friday, August 28 to “Sell”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, December 22. The stock of El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, August 7 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was downgraded by SunTrust to “Neutral” on Wednesday, April 27. 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 to Participate in the 20th Annual ICR Conference” on January 02, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “El Pollo Loco Announces the Grand Opening of New Restaurant in Orem, UT” published on November 09, 2017, Globenewswire.com published: “El Pollo Loco Announces the Grand Opening of New Restaurant in Avondale, AZ” on December 11, 2017. More interesting news about El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. Appoints Douglas J. Babb to its Board of Directors” published on January 08, 2018 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “El Pollo Loco Announces the Grand Opening of First Restaurant in Norco, CA” with publication date: December 07, 2017.

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