LOCO - El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
11.10
-0.11 (-0.98%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close11.21
Open11.21
Bid0.00 x 1200
Ask0.00 x 1100
Day's Range11.04 - 11.25
52 Week Range9.60 - 18.47
Volume324,173
Avg. Volume425,760
Market Cap404.885M
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.56
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-0.04
Earnings DateOct 30, 2019 - Nov 4, 2019
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target Est12.50
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  • El Pollo Loco CEO on impact of Trump's tariff threats on Mexican goods
    Yahoo Finance Video

    El Pollo Loco CEO on impact of Trump's tariff threats on Mexican goods

    Yahoo Finance's Julie Hyman, Rick Newman, and Sibile Marcellus join El Pollo Loco CEO Bernard Acoca.

  • GlobeNewswire

    El Pollo Loco Revives the Latino Mural Legacy for Hispanic Heritage Month

    COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 16, 2019 -- El Pollo Loco, Inc. (“El Pollo Loco” or “Company”) (Nasdaq: LOCO), the nation's leading fire-grilled chicken restaurant chain, pays.

  • GlobeNewswire

    El Pollo Loco Leads Company-Wide Effort to Donate Surplus Food

    El Pollo Loco, Inc. (“El Pollo Loco” or “Company”) (Nasdaq: LOCO), the nation's leading fire-grilled chicken chain, today announced its commitment to the communities it serves through a new company-wide food donation program, Pollo with Purpose. In partnership with Food Donation Connection, El Pollo Loco plans to donate 500,000 pounds of surplus food to more than 200 local charities annually.

  • GlobeNewswire

    El Pollo Loco Fires Up $5 Combos Menu with New Offerings

    COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 03, 2019 -- El Pollo Loco, Inc. (“El Pollo Loco” or “Company”) (Nasdaq: LOCO), the nation's leading fire-grilled chicken restaurant chain, unveiled.

  • Not Crazy: Add El Pollo Loco to Your Long-Term Shopping List
    TheStreet.com

    Not Crazy: Add El Pollo Loco to Your Long-Term Shopping List

    The restaurant holding company El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. just started to base. In the daily bar chart of LOCO, below, we can see a long decline from January to late May. Prices failed in the $18-$19 area and fell to $10 in late May. This area was retested in late July and again this month. The August retest was on lighter volume and the On-Balance-Volume (OBV) line is up from its late July nadir.

  • GlobeNewswire

    El Pollo Loco Names Jason Weintraub as New Chief Legal Officer

    COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 13, 2019 -- El Pollo Loco, Inc. (“El Pollo Loco” or “Company”) (Nasdaq: LOCO), the nation's leading fire-grilled chicken chain, today announced.

  • America’s favorite Mexican fast-food restaurants: survey
    Yahoo Finance

    America’s favorite Mexican fast-food restaurants: survey

    A new survey reveals which fast-food Mexican joint is America's favorite.

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents

    Edited Transcript of LOCO earnings conference call or presentation 1-Aug-19 8:30pm GMT

    Q2 2019 El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc Earnings Call

  • Here's Why El Pollo Loco Stock Was Up 13% on Friday
    Motley Fool

    Here's Why El Pollo Loco Stock Was Up 13% on Friday

    Give credit to the power of beating low expectations.

  • El Pollo Loco Holdings (LOCO) Q2 2019 Earnings Call Transcript
    Motley Fool

    El Pollo Loco Holdings (LOCO) Q2 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

    LOCO earnings call for the period ending June 30, 2019.

  • El Pollo Loco Holdings (LOCO) Surpasses Q2 Earnings Estimates
    Zacks

    El Pollo Loco Holdings (LOCO) Surpasses Q2 Earnings Estimates

    El Pollo Loco (LOCO) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 9.52% and -0.23%, respectively, for the quarter ended June 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

  • GlobeNewswire

    El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

    COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 01, 2019 -- El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: LOCO) today announced financial results for the 13-week period ended June 26, 2019. Highlights for.

  • Benzinga

    A Preview Of El Pollo Loco's Q2 Earnings

    El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ: LOCO ) unveils its next round of earnings this Thursday, August 1. Get prepared with Benzinga's ultimate preview for El Pollo Loco's Q2 earnings. Earnings and Revenue Wall ...

  • Is El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) A Risky Investment?
    Simply Wall St.

    Is El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) A Risky Investment?

    Warren Buffett famously said, 'Volatility is far from synonymous with risk.' It's only natural to consider a company's...

  • Earnings Preview: El Pollo Loco Holdings (LOCO) Q2 Earnings Expected to Decline
    Zacks

    Earnings Preview: El Pollo Loco Holdings (LOCO) Q2 Earnings Expected to Decline

    El Pollo Loco (LOCO) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

  • GlobeNewswire

    El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. to Announce Second Quarter 2019 Results on August 1, 2019

    El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (“El Pollo Loco”) (LOCO) today announced that it will host a conference call to discuss its second quarter 2019 financial results on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 4:30 PM Eastern Time.  Hosting the call will be Bernard Acoca, Chief Executive Officer and President, and Larry Roberts, Chief Financial Officer.  A press release with second quarter 2019 financial results will be issued that same day, shortly after the market close. The conference call will also be webcast live from the Company's corporate website at investor.elpolloloco.com under the “Events & Presentations” page.  An archive of the webcast will be available at the same location on the corporate website shortly after the call has concluded.

  • GlobeNewswire

    El Pollo Loco Introduces a New Way to Nacho with the $5 Crunchy Nacho Overstuffed Quesadilla

    COSTA MESA, Calif., July 08, 2019 -- El Pollo Loco, Inc. (“El Pollo Loco” or “Company”) (Nasdaq: LOCO), the nation's leading fire-grilled chicken restaurant brand, added a $5.

  • Hedge Funds Have Never Been More Bullish On El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (LOCO)
    Insider Monkey

    Hedge Funds Have Never Been More Bullish On El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (LOCO)

    How do we determine whether El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LOCO) makes for a good investment at the moment? We analyze the sentiment of a select group of the very best investors in the world, who spend immense amounts of time and resources studying companies. They may not always be right (no one is), but […]

  • El Pollo Loco CEO on Trump-Mexico deal: 'We’re breathing a sigh of relief'
    Yahoo Finance

    El Pollo Loco CEO on Trump-Mexico deal: 'We’re breathing a sigh of relief'

    El Pollo Loco CEO joins Yahoo Finance to discuss President Trump's latest threat of tariffs against Mexico.

  • 3 Small-Cap Stocks to Buy
    InvestorPlace

    3 Small-Cap Stocks to Buy

    Some investors focus on buying stocks whose per-share prices are under $10 or under $5. But when considering stocks to buy, the per-share prices don't fully reflect the actual value that the market is giving companies.In other words, a stock trading at $5 per share could have a total market capitalization of $2 billion, indicating that investors think the company is worth $2 billion. But a stock that's trading at $15 per share could have a market cap of $300 million, meaning that it's actually being valued way below the $5 stock.For that reason, when I'm looking for cheap stocks to buy, I tend to focus on market cap more than per-share price.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 6 Big Dividend Stocks to Buy as Yields Plunge Here are three small-cap stocks with exceptionally strong growth prospects. I believe that the market is meaningfully undervaluing these names, making them excellent stocks to buy. Small-Cap Stocks to Buy: JinkoSolar (JKS)Source: Shutterstock It's hard to believe that the world's top seller of solar panels has a market cap of under $1 billion, but it's true. According to the market, JinkoSolar (NASDAQ:JKS) stock is worth less than $1 billion, even though solar energy is rapidly growing around the world, and despite the fact that it reported that its solar cells in January reached record high efficiency levels, while it has won multiple awards due to the high quality of its modules. Additionally, JKS has signed a huge module supply deal with one of the largest utilities in the world, America's NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE). NEE is extremely gung-ho on solar energy.I think it's pretty unusual for a company with a market cap of less than $1 billion to sign a huge deal with a company that's valued at nearly $100 billion (NEE's market cap is $95 billion). Just the NEE deal alone, in combination with the tiny market cap of JKS stock, makes JKS stock a great small-cap stock to buy.Moreover, by most measures, the valuation of JKS stock is ridiculously low. Its forward price-earnings ratio, based on analysts' average 2019 earnings per share estimate, is less than ten, and its price-sales ratio is a tiny 0.1.Those who are bearish on JKS stock tend to hang their hats on two issues: the slowdown of solar growth in Jinko's home market of China and the company's lack of free cash flow. But after dragging its feet on solar-energy policy for a year, Beijing approved almost 15 gigawatts of solar projects, and Reuters recently reported that the country's government will allocate $435 million of subsidies to the sector. Research firm Roth Capital has estimated that the country could install 30 gigawatts of solar energy in the second half of this year, versus 44 gigawatts in all of 2018.If that forecast is even close to accurate, JKS stock will definitely rally going forward.As for the free cash flow issue, the company's free cash flow has been weighed down by the construction of its Florida factory, completed this year. That factory will enable JKS to sell modules to Next Era Energy, and hopefully other major U.S. utilities, without paying tariffs on them. The company also plans to spend $400 million-$450 million to increase its production of premium solar panels in order to meet higher demand for them. JKS' gross margins on those panels are much higher than on the less efficient modules.Clearly, the investments that JKS has made in its Florida factory and in expanding its premium module capacity will be highly profitable for it over the medium-term and the long-term. In the medium-term, the company's deal with Next Era, greatly increased demand for solar energy around the world, and higher gross margins from its premium panels will cause its FCF to turn positive, boosting JKS stock. American SuperconductorSource: Marco Verch via Trending Topics under Creative CommonsAmerican Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) is another company with a small-cap stock (it has a market cap of less than $225 million) and world-class technology and customers. AMSC has sold its Wind Turbine electrical control systems to Inox Wind , which says that it is India's leading wind-energy company and has manufacturing capacity of 1,600 megawatts and three plants. AMSC has won two orders from the U.S. Navy for its highly energy-efficient degaussing system which protects vessels from mines "while reducing the weight of the degaussing system by 90% and reducing energy consumption by more than half that of legacy degaussing systems," AMSC stated.And in a project partially funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, AMSC in October 2018 announced that Illinois electric utility ComEd would use its high-temperature superconductor technology to strengthen Chicago's electric grid.Finally, in March and April. AMSC announced a total of $20 million in orders for its D-VAR STATCOM system, which regulate the supply of electricity based on demand and help connect wind power plants to the grid. * 7 Bank Stocks to Leave in the Vault Going forward, AMSC stock should benefit from the Navy's plan to add 25 new ships by 2024 and its efforts to shift to all-electric ships. Also likely to help American Superconductor is the growth of wind power around the world. AMSC's prestigious list of customers indicates that its technology is strong, and the company should benefit from its apparently close relationship with the U.S. government. All of these attributes, along with the very low market cap of AMSC stock, make it an excellent small-cap stock to buy. El Pollo LocoSource: Shutterstock El Pollo Loco(NASDAQ:LOCO), a fast-food chain that specializes in Mexican-style grilled chicken, has an opportunity to grab a great niche and benefit from several strong trends. The market cap of LOCO stock is around $400 million.Many, if not most, Kentucky Fried Chicken stores no longer sell grilled chicken, and most smaller restaurants and chains seem to specialize in fried chicken (think Church's and Popeye's). Among chains, only Chick-Fil-A and Boston Market specialize in healthier grilled and/or roasted chicken that's not part of a sandwich, taco or burrito. Boston Market is on the expensive side for fast food, and neither restaurant specializes in highly popular, Mexican-style fare.El Pollo Loco's chicken appears to be healthy, is definitely quite tasty (I've eaten there multiple times) and is rather affordable. In addition to Mexican-style chicken, it offers Mexican-style side dishes, such as beans, guacamole and pico de gallo. So El Pollo Loco can fill the apparently otherwise-unoccupied niche of a restaurant that specializes in affordable, Mexican-style, healthy, chicken that's not served in a sandwich, taco, or burrito.The company's sales have risen meaningfully every year, and its gross income has also been on an upward trend, reaching $78.6 million last year. However, a large increase in its sales, general and administrative expenses hurt its profitability last year.The company's SG&A likely rose partly because it's looking to intensify its marketing efforts, in order to become more widely known in the U.S. That makes sense, since it only owns and franchises less than 500 restaurants in six states, with 80% of its restaurants located in California.In Q1, the company's EPS, excluding some items, came in at 15 cents, and its comparable restaurant sales increased 2.4% YoY. while its revenue climbed 3% YoY.LOCO said that its comp sales increase was driven by a 4.6% increase in the average check as it hiked its prices by 3%. However, the company indicated that its traffic fell amid bad weather in California.Importantly for LOCO stock, the company is taking action on several fronts in an effort to communicate its value proposition and increase its traffic. The company launched a new ad campaign in March, including intensified TV ads, and hired Brian Wallunas as its new VP, Digital Marketing. Wallunas previously was Coca-Cola's (NYSE:KO) Director of Marketing Technology, indicating that he is a tech marketing whiz who will be able to greatly improve the company's loyalty, digital and social media efforts.I believe that with these steps, El Pollo Loco will be able to communicate and widely disseminate its unique value proposition, thereby dramatically increasing its traffic and results and greatly boosting LOCO stock. Therefore, El Pollo Loco is a very good small-cap stock to buy.As of this writing, the author owned shares of JKS and AMSC. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Stocks to Buy for Monster Growth * Ranking the Top 10 Stock Buybacks of Last Year * 5 Stocks Under $10 With Big Upside Potential Compare Brokers The post 3 Small-Cap Stocks to Buy appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • GlobeNewswire

    El Pollo Loco to Participate in Upcoming June Investor Conferences

    COSTA MESA, Calif., May 28, 2019 -- El Pollo Loco (Nasdaq:LOCO), the nation's leading fire-grilled chicken restaurant chain, today announced that the Company will participate.

  • Hedge Funds Have Never Been This Bullish On El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (LOCO)
    Insider Monkey

    Hedge Funds Have Never Been This Bullish On El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (LOCO)

    Insider Monkey finished processing more than 700 13F filings submitted by hedge funds and prominent investors. These filings show these funds' portfolio positions as of December 31st, 2018. In this article we are going to take a look at smart money sentiment towards El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LOCO). El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LOCO) […]

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents

    Edited Transcript of LOCO earnings conference call or presentation 2-May-19 8:30pm GMT

    Q1 2019 El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc Earnings Call

  • El Pollo Loco Holdings (LOCO) Q1 2019 Earnings Call Transcript
    Motley Fool

    El Pollo Loco Holdings (LOCO) Q1 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

    LOCO earnings call for the period ending March 31, 2019.

  • Why Titan International, Eldorado Gold, and El Pollo Loco Holdings Slumped Today
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    Why Titan International, Eldorado Gold, and El Pollo Loco Holdings Slumped Today

    These stocks took hits on earnings even as the market rose.