El Pollo Loco Holdings (LOCO) Earns Daily Media Impact Score of 0.06

Media coverage about El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. El Pollo Loco Holdings earned a daily sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 45.7283976986891 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several equities research analysts recently commented on LOCO shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price on shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. El Pollo Loco Holdings currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.00.

Shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings (LOCO) traded down 0.85% on Monday, hitting $11.60. 166,295 shares of the stock were exchanged. El Pollo Loco Holdings has a 52-week low of $10.08 and a 52-week high of $14.85. The company has a market cap of $448.35 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.22 and a beta of 0.36. The company has a 50 day moving average of $11.82 and a 200 day moving average of $12.72.

El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The restaurant operator reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) 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 firm had revenue of $105.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $105.83 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.19 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 8.3% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that El Pollo Loco Holdings will post $0.67 earnings per share for the current year.

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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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