Alambic Investment Management L.P. bought a new position in El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LOCO) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 81,900 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock, valued at approximately $811,000.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of LOCO. Royce & Associates LP bought a new position in El Pollo LoCo during the third quarter valued at about $7,008,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its position in El Pollo LoCo by 33.5% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 702,559 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $8,536,000 after buying an additional 176,213 shares during the period. OxFORD Asset Management LLP grew its position in El Pollo LoCo by 22.5% during the third quarter. OxFORD Asset Management LLP now owns 292,812 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $3,543,000 after buying an additional 53,730 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund grew its position in El Pollo LoCo by 229.8% during the second quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 68,594 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $950,000 after buying an additional 47,793 shares during the period. Finally, Personal Capital Advisors Corp grew its position in El Pollo LoCo by 75.4% during the third quarter. Personal Capital Advisors Corp now owns 74,651 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $907,000 after buying an additional 32,082 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 78.08% of the company’s stock.

El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LOCO) opened at $9.40 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 0.35, a quick ratio of 0.31 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31. The firm has a market cap of $363.33, a PE ratio of 40.87, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.88 and a beta of 0.34. El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc has a 1 year low of $9.20 and a 1 year high of $14.85.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of El Pollo LoCo from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. SunTrust Banks restated a “hold” rating and set a $12.00 price target on shares of El Pollo LoCo in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Robert W. Baird reduced their price target on shares of El Pollo LoCo from $15.00 to $12.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $13.00.

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About El Pollo LoCo

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ:LOCO)

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