Media headlines about Willis Lease Finance (NASDAQ:WLFC) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news 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. Willis Lease Finance earned a daily sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the transportation company an impact score of 45.3742887153797 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
Willis Lease Finance (WLFC) traded up $0.44 during trading on Thursday, hitting $26.89. The stock had a trading volume of 6,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 11,355. Willis Lease Finance has a 1-year low of $21.10 and a 1-year high of $27.58. The stock has a market capitalization of $169.78, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.98 and a beta of 0.66.
Willis Lease Finance (NASDAQ:WLFC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 7th. The transportation company reported $1.53 earnings per share for the quarter. Willis Lease Finance had a return on equity of 18.85% and a net margin of 8.29%.
In other news, CEO Charles F. Iv Willis sold 4,698 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.01, for a total transaction of $117,496.98. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 647,877 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $16,203,403.77. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Charles F. Iv Willis sold 6,042 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.83, for a total value of $143,980.86. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 625,045 shares in the company, valued at approximately $14,894,822.35. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 39,715 shares of company stock worth $982,423 in the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 47.53% of the company’s stock.
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Willis Lease Finance Company Profile
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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