Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:WLFC) by 0.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 214,409 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 924 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. owned about 3.32% of Willis Lease Finance worth $5,731,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Menta Capital LLC increased its position in Willis Lease Finance by 4.6% in the 2nd quarter. Menta Capital LLC now owns 24,814 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $663,000 after acquiring an additional 1,081 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund increased its position in Willis Lease Finance by 194.0% in the 2nd quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 8,528 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $228,000 after acquiring an additional 5,627 shares during the period. Cowen Inc. acquired a new position in Willis Lease Finance in the 2nd quarter valued at about $228,000. LSV Asset Management increased its position in Willis Lease Finance by 15.5% in the 2nd quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 55,382 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $1,480,000 after acquiring an additional 7,451 shares during the period. Finally, Algert Global LLC acquired a new position in Willis Lease Finance in the 2nd quarter valued at about $240,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 36.52% of the company’s stock.

Willis Lease Finance Corporation (WLFC) opened at $26.26 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $162.46, a PE ratio of 4.17 and a beta of 0.65. Willis Lease Finance Corporation has a 52-week low of $21.10 and a 52-week high of $28.06.

In other Willis Lease Finance news, CEO Charles F. Iv Willis sold 1,607 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.28, for a total transaction of $39,017.96. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 676,974 shares in the company, valued at approximately $16,436,928.72. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Charles F. Iv Willis sold 1,701 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.00, for a total value of $42,525.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 28,065 shares of company stock worth $697,548 in the last 90 days. 47.53% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Willis Lease Finance (NASDAQ:WLFC)

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