Deutsche Bank AG Sells 40,511 Shares of El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (LOCO)

Deutsche Bank AG cut its stake in shares of El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LOCO) by 52.7% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 36,409 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 40,511 shares during the quarter. Deutsche Bank AG’s holdings in El Pollo LoCo were worth $550,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the business. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in El Pollo LoCo by 2.7% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,372,038 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $51,154,000 after buying an additional 89,941 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc lifted its holdings in El Pollo LoCo by 10.8% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 2,211,472 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $27,754,000 after buying an additional 215,980 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in El Pollo LoCo by 10.8% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,211,472 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $27,754,000 after buying an additional 215,980 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its holdings in El Pollo LoCo by 4.8% during the 4th quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,036,011 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $30,886,000 after buying an additional 92,703 shares during the period. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its holdings in El Pollo LoCo by 20.9% during the 4th quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 317,185 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $4,812,000 after buying an additional 54,801 shares during the period. 87.92% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several research analysts have commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded El Pollo LoCo from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 16th. ValuEngine raised El Pollo LoCo from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 1st. BidaskClub lowered El Pollo LoCo from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 4th. Finally, TheStreet lowered El Pollo LoCo from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Friday, March 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $16.25.

Shares of El Pollo LoCo stock opened at $11.07 on Tuesday. El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc has a one year low of $10.55 and a one year high of $18.47. The stock has a market capitalization of $427.34 million, a P/E ratio of 14.96, a PEG ratio of 1.55 and a beta of 0.31. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a current ratio of 0.28 and a quick ratio of 0.26.

El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ:LOCO) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, May 2nd. The restaurant operator reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.16 by ($0.01). El Pollo LoCo had a negative net margin of 2.42% and a positive return on equity of 10.29%. The firm had revenue of $108.98 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $109.42 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.17 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc will post 0.72 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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. The company offers citrus-marinated, flame-grilled chicken, and handcrafted entrée products, including specialty chicken burritos, chicken quesadillas, and chicken tortilla soup, as well as under 500 calorie entrees, and Pollo Bowl and Pollo salad products.

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