El Pollo Loco Holdings (LOCO) Earns Daily Media Impact Rating of -0.03

Press coverage about El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) has trended somewhat negative recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. El Pollo Loco Holdings earned a news sentiment score of -0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO)

Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. Robert W. Baird boosted their price target on shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings from $14.00 to $15.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, June 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 9th. TheStreet upgraded shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 20th. Finally, Morgan Stanley restated an “equal weight” rating and issued a $14.00 price objective (down previously from $15.00) on shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings in a research note on Saturday, March 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.35.

El Pollo Loco Holdings (LOCO) traded down 1.74% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $14.10. 196,422 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm has a market cap of $542.38 million, a PE ratio of 31.33 and a beta of 0.33. El Pollo Loco Holdings has a 12-month low of $10.08 and a 12-month high of $14.85. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $13.70 and a 200 day moving average price of $12.73.

El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) last released its earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The restaurant operator reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.02. El Pollo Loco Holdings had a net margin of 4.61% and a return on equity of 9.51%. The business had revenue of $99.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $100.02 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.17 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 5.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect that El Pollo Loco Holdings will post $0.68 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About El Pollo Loco Holdings

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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