Press coverage about Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:WLFC) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Willis Lease Finance Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 47.4307286152136 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of Willis Lease Finance Corporation (WLFC) traded up $0.14 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $24.76. 7,503 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 7,616. Willis Lease Finance Corporation has a 12-month low of $21.10 and a 12-month high of $28.06. The company has a market cap of $158.93, a P/E ratio of 4.08 and a beta of 0.65.
In related news, CEO Charles F. Iv Willis sold 1,300 shares of Willis Lease Finance Corporation stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.77, for a total transaction of $32,201.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 654,273 shares in the company, valued at approximately $16,206,342.21. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CEO Charles F. Iv Willis sold 1,607 shares of Willis Lease Finance Corporation stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.28, for a total transaction of $39,017.96. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 676,974 shares in the company, valued at approximately $16,436,928.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 32,231 shares of company stock valued at $783,527. Insiders own 47.53% of the company’s stock.
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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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