News articles about Willis Lease Finance (NASDAQ:WLFC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Willis Lease Finance earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the transportation company an impact score of 45.2423820588537 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Separately, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Willis Lease Finance from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 22nd.
NASDAQ:WLFC traded up $0.31 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $34.19. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 13,895. Willis Lease Finance has a fifty-two week low of $22.51 and a fifty-two week high of $36.70. The company has a current ratio of 1.15, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.19. The company has a market cap of $215.32 million, a PE ratio of 6.74 and a beta of 0.50.
Willis Lease Finance (NASDAQ:WLFC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, March 13th. The transportation company reported ($0.28) earnings per share for the quarter. Willis Lease Finance had a return on equity of 14.85% and a net margin of 22.62%. The business had revenue of $63.19 million during the quarter.
In other Willis Lease Finance news, Director Robert T. Morris sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.79, for a total value of $65,580.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 10,670 shares in the company, valued at approximately $349,869.30. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Hans Jorg Hunziker sold 1,596 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.78, for a total value of $47,528.88. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 19,392 shares in the company, valued at approximately $577,493.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 4,000 shares of company stock worth $125,269. Insiders own 47.53% of the company’s stock.
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.
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