El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ:LOCO) updated its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.70-0.75 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.80.
A number of research firms have issued reports on LOCO. BidaskClub downgraded El Pollo LoCo from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, February 14th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded El Pollo LoCo from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Friday, January 4th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $14.50.
El Pollo LoCo stock opened at $15.05 on Friday. El Pollo LoCo has a 52 week low of $9.20 and a 52 week high of $18.47. The company has a current ratio of 0.42, a quick ratio of 0.38 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25. The company has a market cap of $588.00 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.89, a PEG ratio of 1.91 and a beta of 0.37.
El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ:LOCO) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, March 7th. The restaurant operator reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.02. El Pollo LoCo had a net margin of 3.38% and a return on equity of 9.77%. As a group, sell-side analysts expect that El Pollo LoCo will post 0.72 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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About El Pollo LoCo
El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc, through its subsidiary El Pollo Loco, Inc, develops, franchises, licenses, and operates quick-service restaurants under the El Pollo Loco name. The company specializes in offering flame-grilled chicken. As of December 06, 2018, it had approximately 480 company-owned and franchised restaurants in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, Utah, and Louisiana.
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