Analyst Ratings for El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (LOCO)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Analysts covering El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. About 30 days ago, LOCO was issued an average rating of Overweight.

2 analysts declared LOCO a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

LOCO was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 18, which equates to a potential upside of 35.34 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 14, which equates to a potential downside of 5.26 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 5.26 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 3.03 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of LOCO's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 48.92 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. LOCO has a PEG ratio of 0.6.

LOCO has a 52-week high of 14.85 and a 52-week low of 10.08. Today's price is 31.94 percent above the 52-week low, and 10.44 percent below the high. LOCO has a price/earnings ratio of 29.56. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The LOCO value stock report compares LOCO to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of LOCO is $0.51867 billion. LOCO will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.