El Pollo LoCo (LOCO) Receiving Somewhat Critical News Coverage, Accern Reports

News stories about El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ:LOCO) have trended somewhat negative on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. El Pollo LoCo earned a daily sentiment score of -0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the restaurant operator an impact score of 47.1511494989949 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

LOCO has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded El Pollo LoCo from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $12.00 price objective on shares of El Pollo LoCo in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Robert W. Baird lowered their price target on El Pollo LoCo from $15.00 to $12.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. El Pollo LoCo has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $13.00.

Shares of El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ LOCO) opened at $9.45 on Friday. El Pollo LoCo has a 12-month low of $9.05 and a 12-month high of $14.85. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31, a quick ratio of 0.31 and a current ratio of 0.35. The firm has a market capitalization of $369.14, a PE ratio of 42.95, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.89 and a beta of 0.34.

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El Pollo LoCo 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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