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Gargoyle Investment Advisor Has Lifted Franklin Res (BEN) Stake By $792,000; Profile of 4 Analysts Covering El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO)

Gargoyle Investment Advisor Llc increased Franklin Res Inc (BEN) stake by 39.62% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Gargoyle Investment Advisor Llc acquired 18,000 shares as Franklin Res Inc (BEN)’s stock declined 1.15%. The Gargoyle Investment Advisor Llc holds 63,433 shares with $2.82 million value, up from 45,433 last quarter. Franklin Res Inc now has $21.64 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.41% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $39.23. About 1.13M shares traded. Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) has risen 19.40% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.70% the S&P500.

Among 9 analysts covering El Pollo Loco (NASDAQ:LOCO), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. El Pollo Loco had 22 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the shares of LOCO in report on Tuesday, June 13 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, November 13 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was initiated by Suntrust Robinson on Thursday, October 8 with “Buy”. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of LOCO in report on Sunday, September 17 with “Hold” rating. Zacks downgraded the shares of LOCO in report on Monday, August 17 to “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) on Tuesday, August 22 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, November 3. The stock of El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) earned “Sell” rating by Zacks on Friday, August 28. SunTrust initiated El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) rating on Thursday, October 8. SunTrust has “Buy” rating and $17 target. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, November 2 by SunTrust. See El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) latest ratings:

22/12/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $14.0 Maintain
02/11/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $12.0 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Neutral Old Target: $15 New Target: $12 Maintain
10/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $15.0 Maintain
17/09/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $15.0 Maintain

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 $365.27 million. As of September 21, 2017, it had approximately 470 company-owned and franchised restaurants in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, and Utah. It has a 41.09 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.

The stock decreased 0.53% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $9.45. About 90,283 shares traded. El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) has risen 28.29% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.59% the S&P500.

Since October 30, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $4.61 million activity. Shares for $2.43 million were sold by JOHNSON GREGORY E.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.84 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 39 investors sold BEN shares while 185 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 146 raised stakes. 240.11 million shares or 1.59% less from 243.98 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 643,501 were reported by Cwm Limited Liability Company. Meiji Yasuda Life accumulated 26,581 shares. The Delaware-based Dupont Management has invested 0.05% in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN). Horizon Kinetics Lc accumulated 0.01% or 9,158 shares. Rk Asset Mngmt Ltd Llc has 165,378 shares for 6.41% of their portfolio. Moreover, Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys has 0.04% invested in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) for 20,500 shares. Thrivent For Lutherans holds 0.01% or 46,848 shares. Ahl Ptnrs Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) for 174,055 shares. Richard Bernstein Advsr Ltd Llc holds 136,112 shares. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has invested 0.02% in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN). Nikko Asset Americas Inc holds 0.01% or 2,700 shares. Rmb Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation owns 7,169 shares. Nomura, Japan-based fund reported 69,296 shares. Ramsay Stattman Vela Price Inc, a Colorado-based fund reported 11,296 shares. Leuthold Gp Ltd Liability Com stated it has 99,891 shares.

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