Reasons for Charles Willis’s Shares Sale of Willis Lease Finance (WLFC)’s Stock; County Bancorp (ICBK) Shorts Down By 2.48%

County Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:ICBK) had a decrease of 2.48% in short interest. ICBK’s SI was 35,400 shares in June as released by FINRA. Its down 2.48% from 36,300 shares previously. With 7,400 avg volume, 5 days are for County Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:ICBK)’s short sellers to cover ICBK’s short positions. The SI to County Bancorp Inc’s float is 0.72%. The stock decreased 1.19% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $28.17. About 2,410 shares traded. County Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICBK) has risen 11.33% since June 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.24% the S&P500. Some Historical ICBK News: 19/04/2018 – County Bancorp 1Q EPS 58c; 06/05/2018 – DJ Orange County Bancorp Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (OCBI); 16/05/2018 – County Bancorp, Inc. Declares Dividend; 28/03/2018 – Frederick County Bancorp, Inc. Announces Dividend; 14/05/2018 – Santa Cruz County Bank Makes American Banker Magazine’s Top 200 Best Performing Community Banks and Thrifts in the United States; 14/05/2018 – Santa Cruz County Bank Makes American Banker Magazine’s Top 200 Best Performing Community Banks and Thrifts in the United; 16/03/2018 Santa Cruz County Bank Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend Payment to Shareholders; 14/05/2018 – South County Bank Changes Charter and Name to CalWest Bank; 21/04/2018 – DJ County Bank Corp, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (CBNC); 30/05/2018 – County Bancorp, Inc. Announces Completion of Subordinated Debt Offering

Charles Willis, CEO of Willis Lease Finance Corp, in an insider selling deal unloaded 2,224 shares whose amount is estimated to be $70,070 at average stock price of $31.5. It seems he is very active lately as in the last 30 days, he unloaded additional 10,370 shares of the company, worth $323,147 USD. The deal was revealed in a Form 4 that was filed with the D.C. based-SEC on June 25, 2018, which is available for free access here. The regulatory filing shows that Charles Willis now owns precisely 44.76% of the California-based company’s market cap (total dollar market value of all company’s outstanding shares)

Another recent and important Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:WLFC) news was published by Equitiesfocus.com which published an article titled: “ValuEngine Lowers Willis Lease Finance (NASDAQ:WLFC) to Hold” on June 21, 2018.

The stock decreased 3.49% or $1.13 during the last trading session, reaching $31.29. About 2,590 shares traded. Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:WLFC) has risen 24.40% since June 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.83% the S&P500. Some Historical WLFC News: 23/03/2018 – WILLIS LEASE FINANCE – AGREEMENT WITH IAE IS FOR PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF 12 MODERN TECHNOLOGY IAE AIRCRAFT ENGINES BY DECEMBER 31, 2018; 13/03/2018 – WILLIS LEASE FINANCE CORP – POSITIVE TAX EFFECTS OF TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT OF 2017 CONTRIBUTED $43.6 MLN TO 2017 AFTER TAX INCOME; 07/05/2018 – WILLIS LEASE FINANCE – QTRLY TOTAL REVENUE $63.9 MLN, DOWN 18 PCT; 16/04/2018 – UPS – APPOINTED GEORGE WILLIS TO POSITION OF PRESIDENT OF U.S. OPERATIONS, EFFECTIVE MAY 1; 16/04/2018 – George Willis Named UPS President Of U.S. Operations, Myron Gray To Retire; 13/03/2018 – WILLIS LEASE FINANCE CORP QTRLY TOTAL REVENUE $63.2 MLN, UP 13.9%; 13/03/2018 Willis Lease Finance Corporation Reports 50% Growth in Annual Pre-Tax Profit to $36.0 Million; 07/05/2018 – WILLIS ELECTRIC CO., LTD. vs Polygroup Macau Ltd. (BVI) | FWD Entered | 05/07/2018; 13/03/2018 – Willis Lease Finance 4Q Rev $63.2M; 18/05/2018 – DE LA RUE PLC – ANNOUNCES THAT IT HAS APPOINTED HELEN WILLIS AS INTERIM CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Since January 31, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 10 insider sales for $588,244 activity. $65,938 worth of Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:WLFC) was sold by Willis Austin Chandler on Monday, May 21. The insider WILLIS CHARLES F IV sold $75,108. Shares for $6,443 were sold by Morris Robert T on Tuesday, May 22. Another trade for 2,000 shares valued at $59,691 was sold by HUNZIKER HANS JORG. Shares for $10,736 were bought by Flaherty Scott B.

Willis Lease Finance Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, leases commercial aircraft engines and other aircraft-related equipment to air carriers, manufacturers, and overhaul/repair facilities worldwide. The company has market cap of $198.96 million. It operates through two divisions, Equipment Leasing and Spare Parts Sales. It has a 3.23 P/E ratio. The firm also purchases and resells new and used commercial aircraft engines, as well as sells aircraft engine parts and materials.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.43, from 1.29 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 5 investors sold Willis Lease Finance Corporation shares while 17 reduced holdings. 7 funds opened positions while 12 raised stakes. 2.21 million shares or 0.79% less from 2.23 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Legal And General Group Pcl stated it has 556 shares. Menta Limited Company has 0.12% invested in Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:WLFC) for 15,956 shares. Tiaa Cref Investment Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 0% of its portfolio in Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:WLFC) for 10,310 shares. Blackrock reported 181,573 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Invesco Ltd stated it has 12,163 shares. Vanguard Grp has invested 0% of its portfolio in Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:WLFC). Dimensional Fund Advsr Ltd Partnership reported 545,148 shares. Spark Investment Mngmt Limited Company, New York-based fund reported 8,300 shares. 2,325 are held by Barclays Plc. Rbf Capital Lc has invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:WLFC). Connor Clark And Lunn owns 22,150 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Denali Advisors Limited Liability Corporation has 0% invested in Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:WLFC) for 100 shares. Ameritas Invest Inc holds 0% or 332 shares in its portfolio. Royal Bancorporation Of Canada holds 0% of its portfolio in Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:WLFC) for 28,700 shares. Renaissance Tech Lc reported 490,800 shares.

County Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding firm for Investors Community Bank that provides a range of banking and related financial services to individuals, businesses, and industries primarily in northeastern and central Wisconsin. The company has market cap of $188.46 million. The firm offers demand interest bearing and noninterest bearing accounts, money market deposit accounts, NOW accounts, time deposits, regular savings accounts, and checking accounts. It has a 16.67 P/E ratio. It also provides agricultural loans; commercial and industrial loans comprising conventional term loans, and lines of credit and government guaranteed loans; commercial real estate mortgage loans, such as multi-family investment properties and investment retail, office, mini-storage, and warehouse loans; and consumer and personal loans on a collateralized and non-collateralized basis.

Among 4 analysts covering County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. County Bancorp had 12 analyst reports since April 1, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Hovde Group maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, March 16 report. The stock of County Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICBK) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 10 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy” on Tuesday, April 24. Maxim Group maintained it with “Buy” rating and $33.0 target in Monday, October 23 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Hovde Group on Friday, February 23. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Wednesday, August 24. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 20 by Maxim Group. The company was initiated on Friday, April 1 by Maxim Group. On Monday, December 19 the stock rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, April 21 with “Outperform”.

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