Willis Lease Finance (WLFC) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows

News coverage about Willis Lease Finance (NASDAQ:WLFC) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Willis Lease Finance earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 45.6444111022215 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Willis Lease Finance stock traded up $0.41 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $34.01. The company had a trading volume of 400 shares, compared to its average volume of 15,820. Willis Lease Finance has a one year low of $32.50 and a one year high of $32.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.60, a current ratio of 1.12 and a quick ratio of 0.85. The firm has a market capitalization of $212.38 million, a P/E ratio of 9.79 and a beta of 0.50.

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. Willis Lease Finance had a return on equity of 9.98% and a net margin of 23.42%. The company had revenue of $63.19 million during the quarter.

Separately, ValuEngine raised Willis Lease Finance from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 22nd.

In related news, Director Hans Jorg Hunziker sold 1,596 shares of Willis Lease Finance 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 completion of the sale, the director now owns 19,392 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $577,493.76. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Director Robert T. Morris sold 2,000 shares of Willis Lease Finance stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.79, for a total value of $65,580.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 10,670 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $349,869.30. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 4,000 shares of company stock valued at $125,269 in the last three months. 47.53% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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