News articles about Willis Lease Finance (NASDAQ:WLFC) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Willis Lease Finance earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 45.8767102896743 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
NASDAQ WLFC opened at $34.78 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.85, a current ratio of 1.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.19. Willis Lease Finance has a 52 week low of $22.13 and a 52 week high of $35.33. The company has a market cap of $213.18, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.60 and a beta of 0.47.
Willis Lease Finance (NASDAQ:WLFC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, March 13th. The transportation company reported ($0.28) EPS for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $63.19 million for the quarter. Willis Lease Finance had a return on equity of 14.85% and a net margin of 22.62%.
Separately, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Willis Lease Finance from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 22nd.
In other Willis Lease Finance news, Director Robert T. Morris sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.79, for a total transaction of $65,580.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 10,670 shares in the company, valued at approximately $349,869.30. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Hans Jorg Hunziker sold 1,596 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.78, for a total transaction of $47,528.88. Following the transaction, the director now owns 19,392 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $577,493.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 4,000 shares of company stock valued at $125,269 in the last 90 days. Insiders own 47.53% of the company’s stock.
Willis Lease Finance Company Profile
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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