$0.22 EPS Expected for El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO); Cedar Rock Capital LTD Trimmed Its Philip Morris Intl (PM) Stake

July 18, 2018 - By Rhonda Roth

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Analysts expect El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) to report $0.22 EPS on August, 2.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 4.76% from last quarter’s $0.21 EPS. LOCO’s profit would be $8.50M giving it 13.05 P/E if the $0.22 EPS is correct. After having $0.17 EPS previously, El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc.’s analysts see 29.41% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.17% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $11.48. About 23,546 shares traded. El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) has declined 20.30% since July 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.87% the S&P500. Some Historical LOCO News: 08/03/2018 – EL POLLO LOCO HOLDINGS INC LOCO.O SEES FY 2018 PRO FORMA SHR $0.68 TO $0.73; 08/03/2018 – El Pollo Loco Holdings 4th-Quarter System-Wide Same Restaurant Sales Up 1.4%; 08/03/2018 – EL POLLO LOCO SEES FY PROFORMA EPS 68C TO 73C, EST. 73C; 19/03/2018 – El Pollo Loco Continues Expansion, Opens First Restaurant in Louisiana; 08/03/2018 – El Pollo Loco Holdings 4Q Adj EPS 11c; 03/05/2018 – EL POLLO LOCO 1Q PROFORMA EPS 17C, EST. 17C; 03/05/2018 – El Pollo Loco Holdings 1Q Adj EPS 17c; 03/05/2018 – El Pollo Loco Holdings Sees 2018 Systemwide Same-Store Sales Flat; 22/04/2018 – DJ El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (LOCO); 06/03/2018 El Pollo Loco, Inc. Expands Delivery, Partners with DoorDash

Cedar Rock Capital Ltd decreased Philip Morris Intl Inc (PM) stake by 31.49% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Cedar Rock Capital Ltd sold 3.40 million shares as Philip Morris Intl Inc (PM)’s stock declined 24.69%. The Cedar Rock Capital Ltd holds 7.40M shares with $735.21M value, down from 10.80 million last quarter. Philip Morris Intl Inc now has $127.59 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.30% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $82.08. About 2.06 million shares traded. Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) has declined 32.76% since July 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 45.33% the S&P500. Some Historical PM News: 19/04/2018 – Philip Morris 1Q Latin America & Canada Cigarette and Heated Tobacco Unit Volume Down 1.4%; 29/05/2018 – INSIGHT-Pakistan diluted proposed tobacco health warnings after Philip Morris, BAT lobbying; 19/04/2018 – Philip Morris Sees 2018 Operating Cash Flow Over $9 Billion; 16/03/2018 – Japan Tobacco and its peers — Philip Morris International , British American Tobacco and Imperial Brands — are grappling with slowing sales as more people give up smoking; 19/04/2018 – PHILIP MORRIS SEES 2018 EFFECTIVE TAX RATE OF ABOUT 26%; 19/04/2018 – Philip Morris 1Q Middle East & Africa Cigarette and Heated Tobacco Unit Volume Down 6.5%; 15/05/2018 – Alyeska Adds Philip Morris, Exits GE, Cuts AutoZone: 13F; 19/04/2018 – Philip Morris Volumes Drop — Earnings Review; 29/05/2018 – Altria, Reynolds, Lorillard, and Philip Morris Ordered to Issue Corrective Statements on Nicotine Addiction; 22nd Century’s; 21/03/2018 – Philip Morris: Greece Factory Conversion Involved EUR300M Investment

Since February 21, 2018, it had 4 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $6.75 million activity. $8.21M worth of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) was sold by CAMILLERI LOUIS C. CALANTZOPOULOS ANDRE had sold 49,000 shares worth $5.08M. $3.25M worth of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) was bought by Li Jennifer on Friday, May 11. $248,282 worth of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) was bought by Whitson Jerry. 13,650 shares valued at $1.43M were sold by FIRESTONE MARC S on Wednesday, February 21. Geissler Werner had bought 48,750 shares worth $3.97 million. Shares for $489,360 were bought by Zielinski Miroslaw on Friday, April 27.

Among 9 analysts covering Philip Morris Intl (NYSE:PM), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Philip Morris Intl had 15 analyst reports since January 19, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) on Friday, May 18 with “Buy” rating. Bank of America maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $113 target in Friday, February 9 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 30 by Morgan Stanley. Deutsche Bank initiated the shares of PM in report on Tuesday, April 10 with “Buy” rating. As per Friday, April 20, the company rating was downgraded by Bank of America. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 19 by Edward Jones. As per Friday, February 9, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, January 19. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, February 28. The stock of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, April 19 by Piper Jaffray.

Analysts await Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) to report earnings on July, 19 before the open. They expect $1.24 EPS, up 8.77% or $0.10 from last year’s $1.14 per share. PM’s profit will be $1.93 billion for 16.55 P/E if the $1.24 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.00 actual EPS reported by Philip Morris International Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 24.00% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.20, from 1.11 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 61 investors sold PM shares while 545 reduced holdings. 126 funds opened positions while 427 raised stakes. 1.09 billion shares or 0.05% less from 1.09 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Intersect Capital Limited Liability reported 7,407 shares or 0.39% of all its holdings. Brandywine Trust holds 2.81% or 31,898 shares in its portfolio. Jfs Wealth Ltd stated it has 3,122 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Bp Public Limited Co reported 173,000 shares. Aviance Cap Mgmt Llc has 0% invested in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) for 59 shares. Wright Invsts Ser has 33,166 shares. New York-based Stralem And has invested 2.59% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Guggenheim Capital Limited Liability Corp owns 760,802 shares or 0.18% of their US portfolio. Northwestern Mutual Wealth has 0.04% invested in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). 825,562 are owned by Cincinnati Financial Corporation. Financial Mgmt reported 0.15% of its portfolio in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Ent Fincl Svcs Corp holds 6,383 shares or 0.33% of its portfolio. Signalpoint Asset Management Lc invested in 3,876 shares or 0.18% of the stock. Brave Asset Mgmt stated it has 0.15% of its portfolio in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Van Hulzen Asset Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.06% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) or 2,100 shares.

More important recent Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) news were published by: Forbes.com which released: “Can Philip Morris Provide Some Positive iQOS News In The Second Quarter?” on July 17, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Philip Morris: Q2 Earnings Preview”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Philip Morris: Big Confidence Booster” on June 24, 2018. More interesting news about Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Stocks To Watch: Prime Time In Retail” with publication date: July 14, 2018.

More recent El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. to Announce Second Quarter 2018 Results on August 2, 2018” on July 17, 2018. Also Nasdaq.com published the news titled: “El Pollo Loco Announces the Grand Opening of New Restaurant in Santa Rosa, CA” on July 02, 2018. Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Newly built property leased by El Pollo Loco sold for $2.38 million” with publication date: July 11, 2018 was also an interesting one.

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary, El Pollo Loco, Inc., develops, franchises, licenses, and operates quick-service restaurants under the El Pollo Loco name in the United States. The company has market cap of $443.54 million. As of December 11, 2017, it had approximately 470 company-owned and franchised restaurants in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, and Utah. It has a 71.75 P/E ratio. The firm was formerly known as Chicken Acquisition Corp. and changed its name to El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. in April 2014.

Among 4 analysts covering El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ:LOCO), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. El Pollo LoCo had 4 analyst reports since March 8, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Thursday, March 8. Jefferies maintained the shares of LOCO in report on Friday, March 9 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, March 8 by SunTrust. As per Monday, March 12, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley.

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