$0.18 EPS Expected for El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (LOCO)

October 8, 2017 - By Vivian Park

 $0.18 EPS Expected for El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (LOCO)

Analysts await El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LOCO) to report earnings on November, 2. They expect $0.18 EPS, 0.00 % or $0.00 from last year’s $0.18 per share. LOCO’s profit will be $6.96M for 17.22 P/E if the $0.18 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.21 actual EPS reported by El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -14.29 % negative EPS growth. The stock increased 0.40% or $0.05 on October 6, reaching $12.4. About 158,276 shares traded. El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LOCO) has risen 28.29% since October 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.59% the S&P500.

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 18 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LOCO) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, August 7. The stock has “Hold” rating by Zacks on Monday, September 7. The stock of El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LOCO) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, April 27 by SunTrust. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Hold” rating and $15.0 target in Sunday, September 17 report. On Wednesday, January 13 the stock rating was initiated by Sidoti with “Buy”. Zacks downgraded the shares of LOCO in report on Monday, August 17 to “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LOCO) rating on Tuesday, June 13. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $1500 target. The stock of El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LOCO) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 28 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, July 26 by Stifel Nicolaus. Suntrust Robinson initiated El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LOCO) on Thursday, October 8 with “Buy” rating.

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. specializes in fire-grilling citrus-marinated chicken and operates in the limited service restaurant segment. The company has market cap of $479.28 million. 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. It has a 26.46 P/E ratio. Every day in every restaurant, the Company marinates and fire-grills its chicken over open flames, and hand-slices whole tomatoes, avocados, serrano peppers and cilantro to make its salsas, guacamole and cilantro dressings from scratch.

More notable recent El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LOCO) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “El Pollo Loco Continues to Expand, Opens Store in Arizona” on September 25, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “El Pollo Loco Unveils Brand New Restaurant in Arizona” published on June 13, 2017, Nasdaq.com published: “El Pollo Loco Expands With Another Outlet in California” on September 15, 2017. More interesting news about El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LOCO) were released by: Ocbj.com and their article: “El Pollo Loco Cuts Franchise Fees” published on April 13, 2017 as well as Marketwatch.com‘s news article titled: “El Pollo Loco lowers initial franchise fees, royalty fees to boost expansion” with publication date: April 10, 2017.

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