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LOCO

El Pollo Loco

$14.84

-0.45 (-2.94%)

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Put buyers in El Pollo Loco as shares see relative weakness

Put buyers in El Pollo Loco as shares see relative weakness. The stock off 2.8% to $14.87 following a bearish short seller report and Feb 15 puts trade in small lots from 25 to 60c per contract. 2.4K changed hands. Players bought Mar 13 and Feb 14 puts as well, with 1.2K and 790 contracts traded, respectively. Total volume 16X daily average and lopsided 6:1 at 5.9K puts and 880 calls. 30-day implied volatility up 13% to 52, with earnings expected around 3/7.

LOCO El Pollo Loco
$14.84

-0.45 (-2.94%)

03/09/18
JEFF
03/09/18
NO CHANGE
Target $12
JEFF
Buy
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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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.
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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.

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Lincoln Electric

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RIG

Transocean

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CLR

Continental Resources

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1.8 (3.99%)

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SPN

Superior Energy

$4.43

0.165 (3.87%)

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MSG

Madison Square Garden

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0.85 (0.29%)

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Windstream

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0.2 (6.31%)

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UFPI

Universal Forest

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0.36 (1.13%)

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SCI

Service Corp.

$45.96

0.56 (1.23%)

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SCI

Service Corp.

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0.56 (1.23%)

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APY

Apergy

$36.84

0.92 (2.56%)

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NAVI

Navient

$11.75

0.12 (1.03%)

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SLCA

U.S. Silica

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JBHT

J.B. Hunt

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1.66 (1.48%)

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CAT

Caterpillar

$136.21

3.575 (2.70%)

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CUB

Cubic

$60.35

2.995 (5.22%)

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HMC

Honda

$27.35

0.04 (0.15%)

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Honda

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LUNMF

Lundin Mining

$0.00

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CVR

Chicago Rivet & Machine

$28.36

0.56 (2.01%)

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Quest Diagnostics

$87.77

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Surmodics

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CUB

Cubic

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2.995 (5.22%)

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CGUSY

Casino Guichard Perrachon

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