Blair William & Co. IL boosted its stake in shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) by 3.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 94,135 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after buying an additional 2,736 shares during the period. Blair William & Co. IL owned approximately 0.24% of El Pollo Loco Holdings worth $1,304,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in LOCO. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in El Pollo Loco Holdings by 95.0% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 427,955 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $5,114,000 after buying an additional 208,537 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can increased its position in shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings by 1,046.4% in the second 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. Oxford Asset Management acquired a new position in shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings during the first quarter valued at $1,547,000. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings by 6.4% in the first 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. Finally, Morgan Stanley increased its position in shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings by 27.2% in the first 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. 77.16% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO) opened at 11.60 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $448.35 million, a PE ratio of 25.22 and a beta of 0.31. El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. has a 52 week low of $10.08 and a 52 week high of $14.85. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $12.64 and a 200 day moving average price of $12.82.

El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The restaurant operator reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.20 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $105.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $105.83 million. El Pollo Loco Holdings had a return on equity of 9.56% and a net margin of 4.66%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.19 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts predict that El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. will post $0.67 earnings per share for the current year.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: This news story was originally reported by The Cerbat Gem and is owned by of The Cerbat Gem. If you are reading this news story on another website, it was stolen and reposted in violation of international copyright laws. The correct version of this news story can be read at https://www.thecerbatgem.com/2017/08/28/blair-william-co-il-has-1-30-million-position-in-el-pollo-loco-holdings-inc-loco.html.

Several equities research analysts have commented on the company. Morgan Stanley lowered their price objective on El Pollo Loco Holdings from $14.00 to $13.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Robert W. Baird increased their target price on El Pollo Loco Holdings from $14.00 to $15.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, June 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded El Pollo Loco Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. BidaskClub lowered El Pollo Loco Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating on shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. El Pollo Loco Holdings currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.75.

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.

Want to see what other hedge funds are holding LOCO? Visit HoldingsChannel.com to get the latest 13F filings and insider trades for El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO).

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

Receive News & Stock Ratings for El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. and related stocks with our FREE daily email newsletter.