Roumell Asset Management Stake in Liquidity Services (LQDT) Has Boosted by $1.25 Million as Stock Declined; Celanese Series A (CE) Position Maintained by Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund

February 15, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Jim Roumell increased its stake in Liquidity Services Inc (LQDT) by 39.86% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Roumell Asset Management Llc bought 249,611 shares as the company’s stock declined 21.18% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Jim Roumell held 875,871 shares of the miscellaneous company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.17 million, up from 626,260 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Roumell Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Liquidity Services Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $242.71 million market cap company. The stock increased 4.83% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $7.6. About 61,479 shares traded. Liquidity Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:LQDT) has risen 10.20% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.50% the S&P500.

Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund increased its stake in Celanese Corp Series A (CE) by 120.63% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund bought 18,977 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.81% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 34,709 shares of the major chemicals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.62M, up from 15,732 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund who had been investing in Celanese Corp Series A for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $13.87B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.61% or $0.63 during the last trading session, reaching $102.15. About 141,018 shares traded. Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) has risen 21.48% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

Since October 2, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $144,838 activity. Rallo James M had sold 15,270 shares worth $88,566 on Monday, October 2.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.37 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.13, from 1.24 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 14 investors sold LQDT shares while 24 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 38 raised stakes. 20.93 million shares or 0.13% more from 20.91 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The Iowa-based Principal has invested 0% in Liquidity Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:LQDT). D E Shaw & Inc reported 842,953 shares. Schwab Charles Invest Mgmt invested 0% of its portfolio in Liquidity Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:LQDT). Ls Investment Advsr Llc accumulated 852 shares. Citigroup holds 46,170 shares. Deutsche State Bank Ag accumulated 191,972 shares. Arizona State Retirement System holds 0% or 13,237 shares. Weber Alan W holds 0.04% or 15,000 shares in its portfolio. Loomis Sayles Comm Lp reported 356 shares. Los Angeles & Equity Rech invested in 24,050 shares. Robotti Robert has 12,800 shares. Morgan Stanley has 0% invested in Liquidity Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:LQDT) for 59,125 shares. Pub Sector Pension Investment Board reported 0% of its portfolio in Liquidity Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:LQDT). Macquarie Gru Limited, a Australia-based fund reported 3,884 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System reported 28,686 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

Among 5 analysts covering Liquidity Services (NASDAQ:LQDT), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Liquidity Services had 11 analyst reports since November 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Benchmark on Friday, May 6. On Friday, November 20 the stock rating was maintained by Benchmark with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Friday, February 5 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Friday, November 20 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Thursday, February 1. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, October 15 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was upgraded by Barrington to “Buy” on Thursday, February 1.

Among 17 analysts covering Celanese (NYSE:CE), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Celanese had 69 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, July 15, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 24 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Tuesday, September 5. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, September 20 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Wednesday, October 21 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, January 5. Cowen & Co maintained Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) on Wednesday, February 15 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, January 22 by UBS. The stock of Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 12 by Goldman Sachs. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, October 7 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.15, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 24 investors sold CE shares while 162 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 114 raised stakes. 126.78 million shares or 3.48% less from 131.35 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. California State Teachers Retirement invested in 0.05% or 234,787 shares. Investec Asset Mgmt stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE). Westfield Cap Management Co LP reported 1.05M shares. First Manhattan reported 60 shares. Japan-based Nomura has invested 0% in Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE). Dnb Asset As stated it has 19,324 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Renaissance Technologies Limited Liability Com accumulated 135,900 shares. Boston Ptnrs has 0.36% invested in Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE). Pittenger & Anderson holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) for 6,770 shares. Metropolitan Life Insur Ny owns 7,856 shares. Cibc Asset Inc reported 7,155 shares. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans reported 88,838 shares stake. Penobscot Co owns 10,610 shares for 0.33% of their portfolio. New York-based Blackrock has invested 0.04% in Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE). Icon Advisers Inc invested in 17,000 shares or 0.12% of the stock.

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