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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for LOCO. The highest price target was 18, implying potential capital gains of 35.34 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 5.26 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the 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. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of LOCO to grow at a rate of 48.92 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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 traded between a high of 14.85 and a low of 10.08 over the past year. Today's price is 31.94 percent above the 52-week low, and 10.44 percent lower than its 52-week 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.