California Public Employees Retirement System Has $946,000 Stake in Willis Lease Finance Corporation (WLFC)

California Public Employees Retirement System lifted its stake in shares of Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:WLFC) by 14.6% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 35,400 shares of the transportation company’s stock after buying an additional 4,500 shares during the quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System owned approximately 0.55% of Willis Lease Finance Corporation worth $946,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Willis Lease Finance Corporation by 0.4% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 214,409 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $5,731,000 after buying an additional 924 shares in the last quarter. Menta Capital LLC grew its position in shares of Willis Lease Finance Corporation by 4.6% during the second quarter. Menta Capital LLC now owns 24,814 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $663,000 after buying an additional 1,081 shares in the last quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund grew its position in shares of Willis Lease Finance Corporation by 194.0% during the second quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 8,528 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $228,000 after buying an additional 5,627 shares in the last quarter. Cowen Inc. purchased a new stake in Willis Lease Finance Corporation during the second quarter worth approximately $228,000. Finally, LSV Asset Management lifted its stake in Willis Lease Finance Corporation by 15.5% during the second quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 55,382 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $1,480,000 after purchasing an additional 7,451 shares during the last quarter. 35.65% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In related news, CEO Charles F. Iv Willis sold 1,300 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.77, for a total transaction of $32,201.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 654,273 shares in the company, valued at $16,206,342.21. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Charles F. Iv Willis sold 1,607 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.28, for a total value of $39,017.96. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 676,974 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $16,436,928.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 29,535 shares of company stock valued at $716,569. 47.53% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Shares of Willis Lease Finance Corporation (WLFC) opened at $25.08 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $161.18, a P/E ratio of 4.14 and a beta of 0.65. Willis Lease Finance Corporation has a 52 week low of $21.10 and a 52 week high of $28.06.

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About Willis Lease Finance Corporation

Willis Lease Finance Corporation along with its subsidiaries is a lessor of commercial aircraft engines. The Company operates through two business segments, such as Leasing and Related Operations, and Spare Parts Sales. The Leasing and Related Operations segment involves acquiring and leasing, primarily pursuant to operating leases, commercial aircraft, aircraft engines and other aircraft equipment, and the selective purchase and resale of commercial aircraft engines and other aircraft equipment.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:WLFC)

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