Media stories about Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:WLFC) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Willis Lease Finance Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 44.6992645415196 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ WLFC) traded up 1.68% on Friday, hitting $25.42. 16,515 shares of the stock were exchanged. Willis Lease Finance Corporation has a 52-week low of $21.10 and a 52-week high of $28.06. The company has a market cap of $163.55 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.04 and a beta of 0.54. The company has a 50 day moving average of $24.61 and a 200 day moving average of $24.93.
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In related news, SVP Austin Chandler Willis sold 10,364 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.36, for a total value of $242,103.04. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 94,979 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,218,709.44. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Charles F. Iv Willis sold 1,701 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.00, for a total value of $42,525.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 22,943 shares of company stock worth $552,492 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 47.53% of the company’s stock.
About Willis Lease Finance Corporation
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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