Media coverage about Willis Lease Finance (NASDAQ:WLFC) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Willis Lease Finance earned a daily sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 47.6698580545169 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Willis Lease Finance (NASDAQ:WLFC) traded down $0.17 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $28.84. 17,869 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 10,201. The firm has a market cap of $183.84, a PE ratio of 8.53 and a beta of 0.67. Willis Lease Finance has a one year low of $21.10 and a one year high of $29.88.
In other Willis Lease Finance news, CEO Charles F. Iv Willis sold 6,042 shares of Willis Lease Finance stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.83, for a total value of $143,980.86. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 625,045 shares in the company, valued at approximately $14,894,822.35. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Charles F. Iv Willis sold 2,265 shares of Willis Lease Finance stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.26, for a total transaction of $54,948.90. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 621,954 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $15,088,604.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 12,709 shares of company stock valued at $305,150. 47.53% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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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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