Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Liquidity Services (LQDT) Share Price

Headlines about Liquidity Services (NASDAQ:LQDT) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Liquidity Services earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.4286903511981 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of NASDAQ LQDT traded up $0.10 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $5.70. The stock had a trading volume of 4,047 shares, compared to its average volume of 77,099. Liquidity Services has a twelve month low of $4.34 and a twelve month high of $7.65. The company has a market cap of $182.98 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -5.82 and a beta of 0.60.

Liquidity Services (NASDAQ:LQDT) last released its earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd. The business services provider reported ($0.12) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.14) by $0.02. Liquidity Services had a negative return on equity of 19.31% and a negative net margin of 12.72%. The firm had revenue of $43.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $60.16 million. sell-side analysts predict that Liquidity Services will post -0.71 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research firms recently issued reports on LQDT. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Liquidity Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 9th. ValuEngine raised Liquidity Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. Finally, Barrington Research set a $10.00 target price on Liquidity Services and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 1st.

In other Liquidity Services news, insider Roger Gravley sold 12,385 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $6.23, for a total transaction of $77,158.55. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. 22.10% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

About Liquidity Services

Liquidity Services, Inc provides e-commerce marketplace solutions to manage, value, and sell inventory and equipment for business and government clients in the United States. The company's marketplaces include liquidation.com that enable corporations to sell surplus and salvage consumer goods and capital assets; govliquidation.com, which enables federal government agencies and commercial businesses to sell surplus and scrap assets; govdeals.com that enables local and state government entities, school boards, and public utilities to sell surplus and salvage assets; auctiondeals.com self-service solution which enable sellers list their assets to commercial businesses to sell surplus and salvage assets.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Liquidity Services (NASDAQ:LQDT)

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