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 maximum price target given was 18, implying potential capital gains of 35.34 percent. The minimum price target given was 14, implying a possible loss 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes 5.26 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of LOCO's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 48.92 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of LOCO is 0.6.

In the trailing 52-weeks, LOCO hit 14.85 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 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 market cap of LOCO is $0.51867 billion. LOCO's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.