Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Willis Lease Finance (NASDAQ:WLFC) Stock Price

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News headlines about Willis Lease Finance (NASDAQ:WLFC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Willis Lease Finance earned a media sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 46.184858369059 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Shares of WLFC stock opened at $31.12 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.60, a quick ratio of 0.79 and a current ratio of 1.12. Willis Lease Finance has a fifty-two week low of $22.51 and a fifty-two week high of $36.70. The stock has a market cap of $198.14 million, a PE ratio of 9.14 and a beta of 0.51.

Willis Lease Finance (NASDAQ:WLFC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 7th. The transportation company reported $1.00 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The company had revenue of $63.89 million during the quarter. Willis Lease Finance had a return on equity of 9.98% and a net margin of 23.42%.

Separately, ValuEngine upgraded Willis Lease Finance from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 22nd.

In other Willis Lease Finance news, Director Hans Jorg Hunziker sold 1,596 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.78, for a total value of $47,528.88. Following the sale, the director now owns 19,392 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $577,493.76. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, SVP Austin Chandler Willis sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.97, for a total value of $65,940.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 109,189 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,599,961.33. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 14,876 shares of company stock valued at $470,128 over the last quarter. 51.89% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

About Willis Lease Finance

Willis Lease Finance Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, leases large and regional spare commercial aircraft engines, auxiliary power units, and aircraft worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Leasing and Related Operations, and Spare Parts Sales. It also purchases and resells commercial aircraft engines; and sells aircraft engine parts and materials.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Willis Lease Finance (NASDAQ:WLFC)

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