NASDAQ:LOCO - El Pollo Loco Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $21.50
  • Forecasted Upside: 14.00 %
  • Number of Analysts: 2
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 1 Hold Ratings
  • 1 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for LOCO

Analyst Price Target is $21.50
▲ +14.00% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 2 analysts offering 12 month price targets for El Pollo Loco in the last 3 months. The average price target is $21.50, with a high forecast of $23.00 and a low forecast of $20.00. The average price target represents a 14.00% upside from the last price of $18.86.

This chart shows the closing price for LOCO for the last year in relation to the current analyst high, average, and low pricetarget.

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Current Consensus is Buy

The current consensus among 2 investment analysts is to buy stock in El Pollo Loco. This rating changed within the last month from a Hold consensus rating.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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Latest Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/13/2021Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$23.00High
6/16/2021Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$23.00Low
2/8/2021TruistDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$20.00High
7/20/2020William BlairReiterated RatingMarket PerformLow
5/1/2020SunTrust BanksBoost Price TargetBuy$12.00 ➝ $14.00High
4/20/2020CL KingInitiated CoverageBuyHigh
4/9/2020SunTrust BanksBoost Price TargetBuy$11.00 ➝ $12.00High
4/1/2020SunTrust BanksUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$11.00Medium
11/1/2019GuggenheimSet Price TargetBuy$15.00High
11/1/2019SunTrust BanksBoost Price TargetHold$14.00High
11/2/2018Robert W. BairdBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$12.00 ➝ $14.00Low
10/3/2018GuggenheimBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$14.00 ➝ $17.00Low
7/13/2018Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$14.00Low
3/12/2018Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$12.00 ➝ $11.00Low
3/8/2018SunTrust BanksSet Price TargetHold$11.00Medium
11/3/2017SunTrust BanksReiterated RatingHold$12.00N/A
11/3/2017Robert W. BairdLower Price TargetNeutral$15.00 ➝ $12.00N/A
8/22/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$15.00Low
8/7/2017Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$14.00 ➝ $13.00Low
7/19/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuyLow
6/9/2017Robert W. BairdBoost Price TargetNeutral$14.00 ➝ $15.00Low
3/11/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingEqual Weight$15.00 ➝ $14.00N/A
11/4/2016Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingOutperform ➝ Market PerformN/A
11/4/2016William BlairDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market PerformN/A
9/19/2016Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$16.00N/A
9/8/2016Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingNeutralN/A
8/8/2016Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingNeutral$15.00N/A
8/5/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingHold$15.00N/A
8/4/2016Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$16.00N/A
7/26/2016Stifel NicolausDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldN/A
(Data available from 7/24/2016 forward)
El Pollo Loco logo
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. As of March 11, 2021, the company operated approximately 475 company-owned and franchised restaurants in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, Utah, and Louisiana. It also licenses one restaurant in the Philippines. The company was formerly known as Chicken Acquisition Corp. and changed its name to El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. in April 2014. El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California.
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Today's Range

Now: $18.86
Low: $18.66
High: $18.89

50 Day Range

MA: $17.62
Low: $16.44
High: $19.08

52 Week Range

Now: $18.86
Low: $13.95
High: $21.96


101,783 shs

Average Volume

228,221 shs

Market Capitalization

$687.96 million

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Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of El Pollo Loco?

The following sell-side analysts have issued research reports on El Pollo Loco in the last year: Jefferies Financial Group Inc., TheStreet, Truist, and Zacks Investment Research.
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What is the current price target for El Pollo Loco?

2 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for El Pollo Loco in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $21.50, suggesting a possible upside of 14.0%. Jefferies Financial Group Inc. has the highest price target set, predicting LOCO will reach $23.00 in the next twelve months. Truist has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $20.00 for El Pollo Loco in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for El Pollo Loco?

El Pollo Loco currently has 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Buy." A "buy" rating indicates that analysts believe LOCO will outperform the market and that investors should add to their positions of El Pollo Loco.
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How do I contact El Pollo Loco's investor relations team?

El Pollo Loco's physical mailing address is 3535 HARBOR BOULEVARD SUITE 100, COSTA MESA CA, 92626. The restaurant operator's listed phone number is 714-599-5000 and its investor relations email address is [email protected] The official website for El Pollo Loco is