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 news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Willis Lease Finance earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the transportation company an impact score of 43.0406463254785 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Shares of Willis Lease Finance (WLFC) traded up $0.68 on Monday, reaching $27.29. 11,800 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 11,385. The company has a market cap of $175.17, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.10 and a beta of 0.70. Willis Lease Finance has a 12-month low of $21.10 and a 12-month high of $27.60.
In related news, CEO Charles F. Iv Willis sold 2,265 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.26, for a total value of $54,948.90. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 621,954 shares in the company, valued at approximately $15,088,604.04. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, CEO Charles F. Iv Willis sold 6,042 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.83, for a total transaction of $143,980.86. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 625,045 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $14,894,822.35. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 29,307 shares of company stock valued at $723,437 in the last quarter. 47.53% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
About Willis Lease Finance
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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