Liquidity Services (LQDT) Earns News Impact Score of 0.12

Press coverage about Liquidity Services (NASDAQ:LQDT) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Liquidity Services earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.9368829793865 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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Several equities analysts have recently commented on LQDT shares. ValuEngine lowered Liquidity Services from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Liquidity Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Finally, Barrington Research upgraded Liquidity Services from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 1st.

Shares of Liquidity Services stock traded down $0.20 during trading on Friday, hitting $6.15. 63,258 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 126,049. The firm has a market capitalization of $196.40, a PE ratio of -6.28 and a beta of 0.62. Liquidity Services has a 52 week low of $4.34 and a 52 week high of $8.05.

Liquidity Services (NASDAQ:LQDT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The business services provider reported ($0.14) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.33) by $0.19. Liquidity Services had a negative return on equity of 20.43% and a negative net margin of 12.29%. The business had revenue of $61.14 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $65.42 million. During the same period last year, the company earned ($0.22) EPS. Liquidity Services’s revenue for the quarter was down 13.6% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that Liquidity Services will post -0.46 EPS for the current year.

In related news, insider Roger Gravley sold 12,385 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, April 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $6.23, for a total transaction of $77,158.55. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 22.30% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Liquidity Services Company Profile

Liquidity Services, Inc operates a network of e-commerce marketplaces that enable buyers and sellers to transact in an automated environment. The Company employs e-commerce marketplace solutions to manage, value and sell inventory and equipment for business and government clients. The Company’s marketplaces provide professional buyers access to a global supply of new, surplus and scrap assets presented with digital images and other relevant product information.

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