News headlines about Willis Lease Finance (NASDAQ:WLFC) have trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Willis Lease Finance earned a media sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 46.2000582766856 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of Willis Lease Finance (NASDAQ WLFC) traded down $0.20 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $28.81. The company had a trading volume of 18,980 shares, compared to its average volume of 10,214. The firm has a market cap of $183.84, a PE ratio of 8.56 and a beta of 0.67. Willis Lease Finance has a 1 year low of $21.10 and a 1 year high of $29.88.
In other Willis Lease Finance news, CEO Charles F. Iv Willis sold 6,042 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.83, for a total transaction of $143,980.86. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 625,045 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $14,894,822.35. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Charles F. Iv Willis sold 4,402 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.13, for a total value of $106,220.26. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 631,898 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $15,247,698.74. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 12,709 shares of company stock valued at $305,150. 47.53% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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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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