Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect El Pollo Loco (LOCO) Stock Price
Press coverage about El Pollo Loco (NASDAQ:LOCO) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. El Pollo Loco earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the restaurant operator an impact score of 46.0859592285106 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
El Pollo Loco (LOCO) opened at $10.20 on Wednesday. El Pollo Loco has a fifty-two week low of $9.55 and a fifty-two week high of $14.85. The company has a market cap of $394.25, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.78, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.09 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 (NASDAQ:LOCO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The restaurant operator reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by ($0.03). El Pollo Loco had a net margin of 2.27% and a return on equity of 9.14%. The company had revenue of $101.16 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $103.71 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.18 earnings per share. El Pollo Loco’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.6% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that El Pollo Loco will post 0.62 EPS for the current year.
About El Pollo Loco
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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