El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO – Get Free Report) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,100,000 shares, a decline of 12.0% from the October 15th total of 1,250,000 shares. Currently, 4.2% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 296,600 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.7 days.
Analyst Ratings Changes
Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. StockNews.com initiated coverage on El Pollo Loco in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. They issued a “hold” rating on the stock. TheStreet downgraded El Pollo Loco from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th.
Institutional Investors Weigh In On El Pollo Loco
El Pollo Loco Stock Performance
NASDAQ:LOCO traded up $0.04 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $8.76. 157,887 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 404,077. The company has a current ratio of 0.42, a quick ratio of 0.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32. The stock has a market capitalization of $288.64 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.04 and a beta of 1.39. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $8.66 and a 200 day moving average of $9.35. El Pollo Loco has a twelve month low of $8.11 and a twelve month high of $13.00.
El Pollo Loco Company Profile
El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc, through its subsidiary, El Pollo Loco, Inc, develops, franchises, licenses, and operates quick-service restaurants under the El Pollo Loco name. It operates franchised restaurants located in California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Utah, and Louisiana. It also licenses its brand to restaurants in the Philippines.
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