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.

Several price targets were given for LOCO by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 18, implying potential capital gains of 35.34 percent. The minimum price target given was 14, implying potential capital losses of 5.26 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY 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. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of LOCO is 0.6.

LOCO has traded between a high of 14.85 and a low of 10.08 over the past year. Currently the stock is 31.94 percent higher than its low, and 10.44 percent lower than its 52-week high. LOCO has a P/E 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.