Willis Lease Finance Corporation (WLFC) CFO Scott B. Flaherty Purchases 500 Shares

Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:WLFC) CFO Scott B. Flaherty bought 500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 31st. The stock was bought at an average cost of $21.47 per share, for a total transaction of $10,735.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:WLFC) traded up $0.29 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $27.29. 12,371 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 11,935. Willis Lease Finance Corporation has a 52 week low of $21.10 and a 52 week high of $27.58. The firm has a market capitalization of $173.31, a PE ratio of 4.45 and a beta of 0.66.

Willis Lease Finance (NASDAQ:WLFC) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The transportation company reported $1.53 EPS for the quarter. Willis Lease Finance had a net margin of 8.29% and a return on equity of 18.85%. The company had revenue of $65.86 million for the quarter.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of WLFC. New York State Common Retirement Fund lifted its position in Willis Lease Finance by 194.0% in the second quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 8,528 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $228,000 after buying an additional 5,627 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of Willis Lease Finance by 0.4% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 214,409 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $5,731,000 after purchasing an additional 924 shares in the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System lifted its position in shares of Willis Lease Finance by 14.6% during the second quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 35,400 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $946,000 after purchasing an additional 4,500 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp lifted its position in shares of Willis Lease Finance by 11.7% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 54,017 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $1,446,000 after purchasing an additional 5,668 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its position in shares of Willis Lease Finance by 8.9% during the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 53,669 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $1,320,000 after purchasing an additional 4,370 shares in the last quarter. 36.06% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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Willis Lease Finance Company Profile

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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