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 maximum price target given was 18, implying potential capital gains of 35.34 percent. The lowest price target was 14, implying potential capital losses of 5.26 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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.

LOCO has an estimated earnings growth rate of 48.92 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 31.94 percent, 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 stock has a market capitalization of $0.51867 billion. LOCO will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.