Avista Stock Forecast, Price & News

-1.45 (-3.24 %)
(As of 06/18/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume602,200 shs
Average Volume447,773 shs
Market Capitalization$3.00 billion
P/E Ratio19.97
Dividend Yield3.90%
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About Avista

Avista Corporation 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 to 17,000 customers in the city and borough of Juneau, Alaska. The company generates electricity through hydro, thermal, and wind facilities. As of February 24, 2021, it provided electric service to 400,000 customers and natural gas to 367,000 customers. In addition, the company engages in the venture fund investments, real estate investments, and other investments. Avista Corporation was incorporated in 1889 and is headquartered in Spokane, Washington.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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Overall MarketRank

1.73 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

63rd out of 280 stocks

Electric & Other Services Combined Industry

16th out of 27 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.0Community Rank: 1.8Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Avista (NYSE:AVA) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Avista a buy right now?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Avista in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" Avista stock. 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 stocks does MarketBeat like better than Avista?

Wall Street analysts have given Avista a "Hold" rating, but there may be better buying opportunities in the stock market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new stock ideas, but Avista wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five companies may be even better buys.
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When is Avista's next earnings date?

Avista is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August 4th 2021.
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How were Avista's earnings last quarter?

Avista Co. (NYSE:AVA) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May, 4th. The utilities provider reported $0.98 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.84 by $0.14. The utilities provider earned $399.86 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $410.13 million. Avista had a net margin of 11.20% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 7.40%. Avista's revenue for the quarter was up 6.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.72 earnings per share.
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How has Avista's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Avista's stock was trading at $48.01 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, AVA shares have decreased by 9.7% and is now trading at $43.33.
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How often does Avista pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Avista?

Avista announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, May 11th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 27th will be paid a dividend of $0.423 per share on Tuesday, June 15th. This represents a $1.69 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.90%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 26th.
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Is Avista a good dividend stock?

Avista pays an annual dividend of $1.69 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.90%. Avista does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Avista is 88.95%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on earnings estimates, Avista will have a dividend payout ratio of 73.16% next year. This indicates that Avista will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Avista issued on next quarter's earnings?

Avista issued an update on its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Wednesday, May, 26th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 1.960-2.160 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.100. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What price target have analysts set for AVA?

3 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Avista's stock. Their forecasts range from $37.00 to $48.00. On average, they anticipate Avista's share price to reach $42.50 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.9%.
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Who are Avista's key executives?

Avista's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Dennis P. Vermillion, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 59, Pay $934.99k)
  • Mr. Mark T. Thies, Exec. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 57, Pay $543.26k)
  • Mr. Jason R. Thackston, Sr. VP of Energy Resources & Environmental Compliance Officer (Age 51, Pay $397.21k)
  • Mr. Kevin J. Christie, Sr. VP of External Affairs & Chief Customer Officer (Age 53, Pay $396.31k)
  • Ms. Heather Lynn Rosentrater, Sr. VP of Energy Delivery & Shared Services (Age 43, Pay $390.62k)
  • Mr. Ryan L. Krasselt, VP, Controller & Principal Accounting Officer (Age 51)
  • Mr. James M. Kensok, VP, Chief Information Officer & Chief Security Officer (Age 62)
  • John Wilcox, Investor Relations Mang.
  • Mr. Gregory Curtis Hesler, VP, Gen. Counsel, Corp. Sec. and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer (Age 43)
  • Mr. Bryan Alden Cox, VP of Safety & HR (Age 51)

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

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

Who are some of Avista's key competitors?

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), The Coca-Cola (KO), The Southern (SO) and Exxon Mobil (XOM).

What is Avista's stock symbol?

Avista trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "AVA."

Who are Avista's major shareholders?

Avista's stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (18.56%), Nuance Investments LLC (2.68%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.51%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.87%), Westwood Holdings Group Inc. (1.72%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (1.62%). Company insiders that own Avista stock include Broomfield Robert, Bryan Alden Cox, David J Meyer, James M Kensok, Jason R Thackston, Kevin J Christie, Kristianne Blake, Marian M Durkin, Mcgeever Michael, R John Taylor and Scott L Morris.
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Which institutional investors are selling Avista stock?

AVA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Citigroup Inc., Northern Trust Corp, Russell Investments Group Ltd., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Alliancebernstein L.P., and Great West Life Assurance Co. Can. Company insiders that have sold Avista company stock in the last year include Bryan Alden Cox, David J Meyer, Jason R Thackston, Kevin J Christie, Kristianne Blake, R John Taylor, and Scott L Morris.
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Which institutional investors are buying Avista stock?

AVA stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Nuance Investments LLC, Allianz Asset Management GmbH, Ergoteles LLC, Millennium Management LLC, Ameriprise Financial Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., and Optiver Holding B.V..
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Avista's stock price today?

One share of AVA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $43.33.

How much money does Avista make?

Avista has a market capitalization of $3.00 billion and generates $1.32 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $129.49 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.90 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Avista have?

Avista employs 1,796 workers across the globe.

What is Avista's official website?

The official website for Avista is www.avistacorp.com.

Where are Avista's headquarters?

Avista is headquartered at 1411 E MISSION AVE, SPOKANE WA, 99202.

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 [email protected]

This page was last updated on 6/21/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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