Willis Lease Finance Co. (NASDAQ:WLFC – Get Free Report) CFO Scott B. Flaherty sold 436 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.64, for a total transaction of $19,899.04. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 98,204 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,482,030.56. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.
Willis Lease Finance Stock Up 0.1 %
WLFC stock traded up $0.04 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $47.38. 5,652 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 11,315. The company has a current ratio of 1.42, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.14. Willis Lease Finance Co. has a 12-month low of $37.01 and a 12-month high of $65.19. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $42.60 and a 200-day moving average price of $42.54. The stock has a market capitalization of $301.81 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.95 and a beta of 1.07.
Analysts Set New Price Targets
A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. StockNews.com upgraded shares of Willis Lease Finance from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Monday, November 6th. TheStreet upgraded Willis Lease Finance from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Thursday, August 17th.
Institutional Trading of Willis Lease Finance
Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of WLFC. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Willis Lease Finance by 29.3% during the first quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. now owns 8,629 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $278,000 after purchasing an additional 1,955 shares during the period. FMR LLC lifted its holdings in Willis Lease Finance by 136.7% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 3,652 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $137,000 after acquiring an additional 2,109 shares during the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC boosted its stake in Willis Lease Finance by 274.6% in the second quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 31,435 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $1,178,000 after acquiring an additional 23,043 shares during the period. Citadel Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Willis Lease Finance during the second quarter valued at approximately $390,000. Finally, UBS Group AG raised its position in shares of Willis Lease Finance by 590.4% during the 3rd quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 1,443 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $47,000 after purchasing an additional 1,234 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 84.25% of the company’s stock.
Willis Lease Finance Company Profile
Willis Lease Finance Corporation operates as a lessor and servicer of commercial aircraft and aircraft engines worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Leasing and Related Operations, and Spare Parts Sales. The Leasing and Related Operations segment engages in acquiring and leasing commercial aircraft, aircraft engines, and other aircraft equipment, as well as the purchase and resale of commercial aircraft engines and other aircraft equipment, and other related businesses.
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