NYSE:AVA - Avista Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $51.34 -0.14 (-0.27 %) (As of 09/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$51.45Today's Range$51.30 - $51.5052-Week Range$47.50 - $52.91Volume30,406 shsAverage Volume378,250 shsMarket Capitalization$3.38 billionP/E Ratio26.36Dividend Yield2.89%Beta0.18 Company ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryFinancialsInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Avista Corporation operates as an electric and natural gas utility company. It operates through 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 wholesale purchase and sale of electricity and natural gas. The AEL&P segment offers electric services to approximately 17,000 customers in the city and borough of Juneau, Alaska. The company generates electricity through hydro, thermal, and wind facilities. As of February 21, 2018, it supplied retail electric services to approximately 382,000 customers and retail natural gas service to approximately 347,000 customers. In addition, the company engages in sheet metal fabrication, venture fund investments, real estate investments, and other investments. Avista Corporation was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Spokane, Washington. Receive AVA News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for AVA and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Electric & other services combined Sub-IndustryMulti-Utilities SectorUtilities SymbolNYSE:AVA CUSIP05379B10 Webwww.avistacorp.com Phone509-489-0500 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.09 Current Ratio0.90 Quick Ratio0.70 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio26.36 Forward P/E Ratio25.04 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.45 billion Price / Sales2.33 Cash Flow$4.7581 per share Price / Cash10.79 Book Value$26.86 per share Price / Book1.91 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.95 Net Income$115.91 million Net Margins7.90% Return on Equity7.39% Return on Assets2.33% Miscellaneous Employees1,744 Outstanding Shares65,690,000Market Cap$3.38 billion Avista (NYSE:AVA) Frequently Asked Questions What is Avista's stock symbol? Avista trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "AVA." How often does Avista pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Avista? Avista declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 15th. Investors of record on Friday, August 31st will be given a dividend of $0.3725 per share on Friday, September 14th. This represents a $1.49 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.90%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 30th. View Avista's Dividend History. How were Avista's earnings last quarter? Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 1st. The utilities provider reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.36 by $0.03. The utilities provider earned $319.30 million during the quarter. Avista had a return on equity of 7.39% and a net margin of 7.90%. Avista's quarterly revenue was up 1.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.34 earnings per share. View Avista's Earnings History. When is Avista's next earnings date? Avista is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 7th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Avista. What guidance has Avista issued on next quarter's earnings? Avista updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 1st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.90-2.10 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.05. What price target have analysts set for AVA? 2 brokers have issued twelve-month price targets for Avista's shares. Their forecasts range from $40.00 to $40.00. On average, they anticipate Avista's stock price to reach $40.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 22.1%. View Analyst Price Targets for Avista. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Avista? 2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Avista in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating and 1 hold rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Avista. Who are some of Avista's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Avista include Alliant Energy (LNT), NiSource (NI), Westar Energy (WR), United Utilities Group (UUGRY), SCANA (SCG), ALLETE (ALE), NorthWestern (NWE), Unitil (UTL), Spark Energy (SPKE), Genie Energy Ltd Class B (GNE) and EuroSite Power (EUSP). Who are Avista's key executives? Avista's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Scott L. Morris, Chairman & CEO (Age 60)Mr. Dennis P. Vermillion, Pres & Director (Age 56)Mr. Mark T. Thies, Sr. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 54)Ms. Marian M. Durkin, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Corp. Sec. (Age 64)Ms. Karen S. Feltes, Sr. VP & Chief HR Officer (Age 62) Has Avista been receiving favorable news coverage? Media stories about AVA stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Avista earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. View Recent Headlines for Avista. Who are Avista's major shareholders? Avista's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (16.36%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.48%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.48%), Northern Trust Corp (1.26%), Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. (0.78%) and Legal & General Group Plc (0.65%). Company insiders that own Avista stock include Akiko Levinson, B Matthew Hornor, David J Meyer, D'exploration Miniã Sociétãƒâ©, Gerald Patrick Mccarvill, Heidi B Stanley, James M Kensok, Jason R Thackston, Joness Lang, Karen S Feltes, Kevin J Christie, Marian M Durkin and R John Taylor. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Avista. Which major investors are selling Avista stock? AVA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Northern Trust Corp, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., State of Wisconsin Investment Board, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Paloma Partners Management Co, SG Americas Securities LLC, LSV Asset Management and Kassirer Asset Management Corp. Company insiders that have sold Avista company stock in the last year include David J Meyer, Heidi B Stanley, James M Kensok, Jason R Thackston, Kevin J Christie and R John Taylor. View Insider Buying and Selling for Avista. Which major investors are buying Avista stock? AVA stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS, Bank of Nova Scotia, LMR Partners LLP, Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL, MUFG Securities EMEA plc, Havens Advisors LLC and Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec. Company insiders that have bought Avista stock in the last two years include Akiko Levinson, B Matthew Hornor, Gerald Patrick Mccarvill and Joness Lang. View Insider Buying and Selling for Avista. How do I buy shares of Avista? Shares of AVA can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Avista's stock price today? One share of AVA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $51.34. How big of a company is Avista? Avista has a market capitalization of $3.38 billion and generates $1.45 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $115.91 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.95 on an earnings per share basis. Avista employs 1,744 workers across the globe. How can I contact Avista? Avista's mailing address is 1411 E MISSION AVE, SPOKANE WA, 99202. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at 509-489-0500 or via email at laure[email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Avista (NYSE AVA)Community Ranking: 1.8 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 154 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 269 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 423MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Avista and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe AVA will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe AVA will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 9/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is the S&P 500 Index?