Royal Bank of Canada decreased its holdings in Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:WLFC) by 4.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 30,700 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 1,514 shares during the quarter. Royal Bank of Canada owned 0.51% of Willis Lease Finance Corporation worth $821,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Algert Global LLC bought a new position in Willis Lease Finance Corporation in the 2nd quarter valued at about $240,000. LSV Asset Management lifted its position in Willis Lease Finance Corporation 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 in the last quarter. Menta Capital LLC lifted its position in Willis Lease Finance Corporation 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 in the last quarter. Spark Investment Management LLC bought a new position in Willis Lease Finance Corporation in the 2nd quarter valued at about $732,000. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System lifted its position in Willis Lease Finance Corporation by 14.6% in the 2nd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 35,400 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $946,000 after acquiring an additional 4,500 shares in the last quarter. 35.62% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other Willis Lease Finance Corporation news, CEO Charles F. Iv Willis sold 1,701 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.00, for a total transaction of $42,525.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, SVP Austin Chandler Willis sold 10,364 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.36, for a total transaction of $242,103.04. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 94,979 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,218,709.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 26,835 shares of company stock worth $649,746. 47.53% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Willis Lease Finance Corporation (WLFC) opened at $24.76 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $160.38, a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.81 and a beta of 0.65.

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About Willis Lease Finance Corporation

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 Corporation (NASDAQ:WLFC)

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