Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC Has $434,000 Position in El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO)

Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC decreased its position in El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) by 11.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 36,315 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 4,763 shares during the period. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC owned 0.09% of El Pollo Loco Holdings worth $434,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Princeton Alpha Management LP acquired a new position in shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings during the first quarter worth about $138,000. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans increased its position in shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings by 6.0% in the fourth quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 11,650 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $143,000 after buying an additional 660 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY increased its position in shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings by 13.1% in the fourth quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 15,797 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $194,000 after buying an additional 1,835 shares during the period. Comerica Bank increased its position in El Pollo Loco Holdings by 6.4% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 22,802 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $284,000 after buying an additional 1,370 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its position in El Pollo Loco Holdings by 4.6% in the first quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 111,930 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $1,337,000 after buying an additional 4,895 shares during the last quarter. 77.38% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO) traded up 1.24% on Friday, reaching $12.20. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 203,669 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $471.54 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.52 and a beta of 0.31. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $13.32 and a 200-day moving average price of $12.88. El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. has a 1-year low of $10.08 and a 1-year high of $14.85.

El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The restaurant operator reported $0.21 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.01. El Pollo Loco Holdings had a net margin of 4.66% and a return on equity of 9.56%. The business had revenue of $105.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $105.83 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.19 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 8.3% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. will post $0.67 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several equities analysts recently weighed in on LOCO shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded El Pollo Loco Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 24th. TheStreet upgraded El Pollo Loco Holdings from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a report on Thursday, April 20th. Robert W. Baird increased their target price on El Pollo Loco Holdings from $14.00 to $15.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, June 9th. BidaskClub cut El Pollo Loco Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating on shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. El Pollo Loco Holdings presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $15.00.

El Pollo Loco Holdings Company Profile

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc specializes in fire-grilling citrus-marinated chicken and operates in the limited service restaurant (LSR) segment. The Company’s menu features its signature product, citrus-marinated fire-grilled chicken, and a range of Mexican-inspired entrees that it creates from chicken.

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