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LOCO

El Pollo Loco

$15.77

-0.17 (-1.07%)

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El Pollo Loco appoints Hector Munoz CMO

El Pollo Loco announced the appointment of Hector Munoz as CMO, effective December 3. Munoz brings over 25 years of QSR experience and marketing leadership. Munoz's appointment comes on the heels of the addition of Jennifer Jaffe, El Pollo Loco's first CPO. Munoz was most recently executive VP and global CMO at Church's Chicken, where as a member of the executive team, he led all global marketing efforts for both the Church's Chicken and Texas Chicken brands, with leadership responsibilities for brand strategy and sales development. Under his leadership, Church's Chicken recorded five consecutive quarters of positive global same store sales, the best performance of its kind in more than 10 years. In his role as CMO, Munoz will be responsible for overseeing all marketing and brand strategy functions, including menu and new product development, advertising and PR, digital and social media and consumer engagement for El Pollo Loco's more than 480 company-owned and franchised restaurants.

LOCO El Pollo Loco
$15.77

-0.17 (-1.07%)

10/03/18
10/03/18
UPGRADE
Target $80

Buy
Wingstop upgraded to Buy after meetings add confidence at Guggenheim
As previously reported, Guggenheim analyst Matthew DiFrisco upgraded Wingstop (WING) to Buy from Neutral after meetings at the firm's Emerging Growth Restaurant Summit reaffirmed that consumer restaurant demand is strengthening. He has increased confidence in Wingstop's ability to support mid-single digit same-store sales growth and double-digit expansion through 2025 following the meetings, DiFrisco tells investors. Following the event, the analyst set an $80 price target on Wingstop shares and he also raised his price target on El Pollo Loco (LOCO) to $17 from $14 and increased his price target on Habit Restaurants (HABT) to $17 from $15.
09/25/18
BARD
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M&A interest could put near-term floor under restaurant valuations, says Baird
Baird analyst David Tarantino said Sonic's (SONC) agreement to be acquired by Inspire Brands, which also bought Buffalo Wild Wings last year, underscores that private equity firms continue to have interest in putting money to work in the restaurant sector, which he thinks could help to put a floor on the valuations of publicly-traded restaurant stocks. Among the stocks in the sector that he covers, Tarantino views Jack in the Box (JACK), El Pollo Loco (LOCO), Chuy's (CHUY), Habit Restaurants (HABT) and Potbelly (PBPB) as among those that theoretically could attract buyout interest at their current multiples, he tells investors.
03/09/18
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Target $12
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El Pollo Loco shares undervalued after guidance reset, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Andy Barish views El Pollo Loco's fiscal 2018 guidance as prudent given the company's near-term challenges. However, with the shares at 7.5 times 2019 EBITDA estimates, investors are undervaluing El Pollo's same-store-sales drivers, growth discipline and new leadership potential, Barish tells investors in a research note titled "Nothing broken, just reset. Loco not to Buy at this valuation!" The analyst lowered his price target for the shares to $12 from $14 and keeps a Buy rating on the name.
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Potbelly, Del Taco may see largest EPS tailwind from tax reform, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo argues that Potbelly (PBPB), Del Taco (TACO), El Pollo Loco (LOCO) and Jack in the Box (JACK) could see the largest EPS accretion tailwind from a reduced corporate tax rate, with Restaurant Brands (QSR), Red Robin (RRGB), Noodles & Company (NDLS) and Yum! Brands (YUM) the companies that could see the smallest tailwind. Recent restaurant rally indicates that virtually the entire sector has benefited from anticipation of potential tax reform, with the most heavily shorted names seeing an amplified move, the firm adds.

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