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NYSE:AVA

Avista (AVA) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$33.26
+0.06 (+0.18%)
(As of 12:33 PM ET)
Today's Range
$32.70
$33.43
50-Day Range
$32.28
$36.52
52-Week Range
$30.53
$45.13
Volume
177,192 shs
Average Volume
659,436 shs
Market Capitalization
$2.60 billion
P/E Ratio
14.91
Dividend Yield
5.71%
Price Target
$33.50

Avista MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Reduce
1.67 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
2.0% Upside
$33.50 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
3.68% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-3.54
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.46mentions of Avista in the last 14 days
Based on 7 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$82,704 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
9.54%
From $2.41 to $2.64 Per Share

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.

3.72 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

47th out of 88 stocks

Electric & Other Services Combined Industry

14th out of 19 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 wholesale purchase and sale of electricity and natural gas. The AEL&P segment offers electric services in the city and borough of Juneau, Alaska. The company generates electricity through hydroelectric, thermal, and wind facilities. 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

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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 12/15 Dividend
11/16/2023
Dividend Payable
12/15/2023
Last Earnings
2/21/2024
Ex-Dividend for 3/15 Dividend
2/22/2024
Today
3/01/2024
Dividend Payable
3/15/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
5/01/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Sector
Utilities
Industry
Electric & other services combined
Sub-Industry
Multi-Utilities
CUSIP
05379B10
Employees
1,858
Year Founded
1889

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$33.50
High Stock Price Target
$34.00
Low Stock Price Target
$33.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+0.9%
Consensus Rating
Reduce
Rating Score (0-4)
1.67
Research Coverage
3 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$171.18 million
Pretax Margin
7.85%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.75 billion
Cash Flow
$5.58 per share
Book Value
$31.80 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
77,380,000
Market Cap
$2.59 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.50

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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 1 sell rating and 2 hold ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "reduce" AVA shares.
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What is Avista's stock price target for 2024?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Avista's stock. Their AVA share price targets range from $33.00 to $34.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $33.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 2.0% from the stock's current price.
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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 decreased by 8.1% and is now trading at $32.83.
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Are investors shorting Avista?

Avista saw a increase in short interest in February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totaling 2,880,000 shares, an increase of 15.7% from the January 31st total of 2,490,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 609,600 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.7 days.
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When is Avista's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 1st 2024.
View our AVA earnings forecast
.

How were Avista's earnings last quarter?

Avista Co. (NYSE:AVA) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February, 21st. The utilities provider reported $1.08 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.14 by $0.06. The utilities provider had revenue of $504.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $545.78 million. Avista had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 7.07% and a net margin of 9.77%. Avista's revenue was up 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.05 EPS.

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

Avista announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 7th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 23rd will be given a dividend of $0.475 per share on Friday, March 15th. This represents a $1.90 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.79%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 22nd. This is a boost from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.46.
Read our dividend analysis for AVA
.

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 5.67%. 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 85.20%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on earnings estimates, AVA will have a dividend payout ratio of 71.97% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for AVA.

What guidance has Avista issued on next quarter's earnings?

Avista updated its FY24 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 21st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.36-2.56 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.44.

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

9 employees have rated Avista Chief Executive Officer Scott L. Morris on Glassdoor.com. 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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (12.31%), Public Sector Pension Investment Board (4.58%), First Trust Advisors LP (2.69%), Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC (2.50%), Westwood Holdings Group Inc. (2.24%) and Nuance Investments LLC (2.14%). 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 3/1/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff