Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its holdings in shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) by 2.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 18,582 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 462 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in El Pollo Loco Holdings were worth $258,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of LOCO. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its holdings in El Pollo Loco Holdings by 95.0% during the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 427,955 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $5,114,000 after acquiring an additional 208,537 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can grew its stake in shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings by 1,046.4% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 173,100 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $2,398,000 after buying an additional 158,000 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings by 6.4% in the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,849,656 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $22,104,000 after buying an additional 111,692 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley grew its stake in shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings by 27.2% in the 1st quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 296,048 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $3,537,000 after buying an additional 63,290 shares during the period. Finally, Personal Capital Advisors Corp acquired a new stake in shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings in the 2nd quarter valued at about $590,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 79.59% of the company’s stock.

Several brokerages have recently commented on LOCO. BidaskClub downgraded El Pollo Loco Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded El Pollo Loco Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. SunTrust Banks, Inc. restated a “hold” rating and issued a $12.00 target price on shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Robert W. Baird reduced their target price on El Pollo Loco Holdings from $15.00 to $12.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Morgan Stanley reduced their target price on El Pollo Loco Holdings from $14.00 to $13.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, August 7th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $13.00.

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El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ LOCO) opened at $10.22 on Monday. El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. has a 1 year low of $9.55 and a 1 year high of $14.85. The firm has a market cap of $395.23, a PE ratio of 15.98, a P/E/G ratio of 1.11 and a beta of 0.35. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31, a current ratio of 0.35 and a quick ratio of 0.31.

El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The restaurant operator reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by ($0.03). El Pollo Loco Holdings had a net margin of 2.27% and a return on equity of 9.14%. The business had revenue of $101.16 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $103.71 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.18 EPS. El Pollo Loco Holdings’s revenue was up 5.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. will post 0.62 earnings per share for the current year.

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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