El Pollo Loco (LOCO) Bullish View Reiterated at Jefferies

August 5, 2016 9:10 AM EDT
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Price: $12.65 +1.20%

Rating Summary:
    3 Buy, 5 Hold, 0 Sell

Rating Trend: Up Up

Today's Overall Ratings:
    Up: 24 | Down: 17 | New: 14
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Jefferies analyst Andy Barish reiterated a Buy rating and $16 price target on El Pollo Loco (NASDAQ: LOCO) following Q2 results, saying the turnaround is working.

Barish commented, "2Q adj. EPS of $0.19 was $0.01 above our/Cons. est as SSS/traffic regained positive and were slightly better than expected. RLM better but will "invest" in new Houston/Dallas markets in 2H. QTD, traffic is trending positive again. '16 SSS/unit guide was reiterated while performance in Houston market is trending slightly below targets. Our '16/17 EPS tweaked to $0.70/$0.71. PT stays at $16; Buy for small-cap turnaround."

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Shares of El Pollo Loco closed at $13.08 yesterday.

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