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Avista (AVA) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-0.33 (-0.90%)
(As of 04:10 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
327,148 shs
Average Volume
543,435 shs
Market Capitalization
$2.85 billion
P/E Ratio
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Avista MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
2.00 Rating Score
4.5% Downside
$35.00 Price Target
Short Interest
3.94% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.58mentions of Avista in the last 14 days
Based on 2 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Proj. Earnings Growth

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

2.28 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

66th out of 93 stocks

Electric & Other Services Combined Industry

13th out of 18 stocks

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About Avista Stock (NYSE:AVA)

Avista Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an electric and natural gas utility company. It operates in two segments, Avista Utilities and AEL&P. The Avista Utilities segment provides electric distribution and transmission, and natural gas distribution services in parts of eastern Washington and northern Idaho; and natural gas distribution services in parts of northeastern and southwestern Oregon, as well as generates electricity in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Montana. This segment also engages in the supply of electricity to customers in Montana; and wholesale purchase and sale of electricity and natural gas. The AEL&P segment offers electric services in Juneau, Alaska. The company generates electricity through hydroelectric, thermal, wind, and solar generation facilities. As of December 31, 2023, it supplied retail electric services to approximately 416,000 customers; and retail natural gas services to approximately 381,000 customers. The company also operates five hydroelectric generation facilities with capacity of 102.7 MW; and four diesel generating facilities with a capacity of 107.5 MW. It also engages in venture fund investments, real estate investments, and other investments. Avista Corporation was incorporated in 1889 and is headquartered in Spokane, Washington.

AVA Stock Price History

AVA Stock News Headlines

The Returns At Avista (NYSE:AVA) Aren't Growing
Avista Co. (NYSE:AVA) Plans $0.48 Quarterly Dividend
Avista Foundation Announces First Quarter Grants
Avista prepares for wildfire season
Mizuho Upgrades Avista (AVA)
Q1 2024 Avista Corp Earnings Call
Avista Corp. Board Declares Common Stock Dividend
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Electric & other services combined
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

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Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
3 Analysts


Net Income
$171.18 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.75 billion
Cash Flow
$5.68 per share
Book Value
$32.12 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$2.87 billion

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AVA Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Avista stock right now?

3 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Avista in the last twelve months. There are currently 3 hold ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" AVA shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in AVA, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Avista's stock price target for 2024?

3 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for Avista's stock. Their AVA share price targets range from $34.00 to $36.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $35.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 4.5%.
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How have AVA shares performed in 2024?

Avista's stock was trading at $35.74 at the beginning of the year. Since then, AVA stock has increased by 2.6% and is now trading at $36.66.
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When is Avista's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August 7th 2024.
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How were Avista's earnings last quarter?

Avista Co. (NYSE:AVA) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May, 1st. The utilities provider reported $0.91 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.00 by $0.09. The utilities provider earned $594.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $469.34 million. Avista had a net margin of 9.96% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 7.65%. Avista's revenue for the quarter was up 29.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.73 earnings per share.

How often does Avista pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Avista?

Avista declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 1st. Investors of record on Thursday, May 23rd will be given a dividend of $0.475 per share on Friday, June 14th. This represents a $1.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.18%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 22nd.
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Is Avista a good dividend stock?

Avista (NYSE:AVA) pays an annual dividend of $1.90 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 5.17%. AVA has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The company has been increasing its dividend for 22 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 78.84%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable.
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What guidance has Avista issued on next quarter's earnings?

Avista updated its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Wednesday, May, 1st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 2.360-2.560 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of 2.390. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What is Scott L. Morris' approval rating as Avista's CEO?

9 employees have rated Avista Chief Executive Officer Scott L. Morris on Scott L. Morris has an approval rating of 100% among the company's employees. This puts Scott L. Morris in the top 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Avista own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Avista investors own include AT&T (T), AbbVie (ABBV), Pfizer (PFE), Verizon Communications (VZ), Energy Transfer (ET), IDACORP (IDA), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Coca-Cola (KO), Southern (SO) and Exxon Mobil (XOM).

Who are Avista's major shareholders?

Avista's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (12.23%), Westwood Holdings Group Inc. (2.44%), Nuance Investments LLC (1.65%), Yaupon Capital Management LP (0.00%), Kennedy Capital Management LLC (0.63%) and Gabelli Funds LLC (0.54%). Insiders that own company stock include Bryan Alden Cox, David J Meyer, David J Meyer, Donald C Burke, Heidi B Stanley, James M Kensok, James M Kensok, Jason R Thackston, Kevin J Christie, Kristianne Blake, Mark T Thies, R John Taylor, Scott J Kinney, Scott L Morris and Sena M Kwawu.
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How do I buy shares of Avista?

Shares of AVA stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NYSE:AVA) was last updated on 5/28/2024 by Staff

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