Media stories about El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ:LOCO) have been trending somewhat negative on Monday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. El Pollo LoCo earned a coverage optimism score of -0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 46.9171065472253 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $12.00 price target on shares of El Pollo LoCo in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Robert W. Baird cut their price target on shares of El Pollo LoCo from $15.00 to $12.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of El Pollo LoCo from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $13.00.

El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ LOCO) opened at $9.25 on Monday. El Pollo LoCo has a one year low of $9.05 and a one year high of $14.85. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31, a quick ratio of 0.31 and a current ratio of 0.35. The firm has a market cap of $357.54, a P/E ratio of 42.05, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.86 and a beta of 0.34.

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El Pollo LoCo 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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