NYSE:AVA - Avista Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $40.75 -0.12 (-0.29 %) (As of 03/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$40.87Today's Range$40.61 - $41.1452-Week Range$39.75 - $52.91Volume760,461 shsAverage Volume877,629 shsMarket Capitalization$2.68 billionP/E Ratio19.31Dividend Yield3.79%Beta0.38 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions 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 8, 2019, it provided electric service to 388,000 customers and natural gas to 355,000 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. 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Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Electric & other services combined Sub-IndustryMulti-Utilities SectorUtilities Current SymbolNYSE:AVA Previous Symbol CUSIP05379B10 CIK104918 Webwww.avistacorp.com Phone509-489-0500Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.02 Current Ratio0.54 Quick Ratio0.44Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio19.31 Forward P/E Ratio20.58 P/E Growth6.38 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.40 billion Price / Sales1.92 Cash Flow$5.0938 per share Price / Cash Flow8.00 Book Value$27.01 per share Price / Book1.51Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.11 Net Income$136.42 million Net Margins9.77% Return on Equity7.79% Return on Assets2.46%Miscellaneous Employees1,766 Outstanding Shares65,716,000Market Cap$2.68 billion Next Earnings Date5/1/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable 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 Tuesday, February 5th. Investors of record on Friday, February 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.3875 per share on Friday, March 15th. This represents a $1.55 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.80%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 21st. This is a boost from Avista's previous quarterly dividend of $0.37. View Avista's Dividend History. How were Avista's earnings last quarter? Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February, 20th. The utilities provider reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.10. The utilities provider had revenue of $372.22 million for the quarter. Avista had a return on equity of 7.79% and a net margin of 9.77%. View Avista's Earnings History. When is Avista's next earnings date? Avista is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 1st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Avista. What guidance has Avista issued on next quarter's earnings? Avista issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Tuesday, March, 19th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.77-1.97 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.98. What price target have analysts set for AVA? 2 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Avista's shares. Their predictions range from $38.00 to $41.00. On average, they expect Avista's stock price to reach $39.50 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.1%. 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 2 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Avista. Has Avista been receiving favorable news coverage? Headlines about AVA stock have trended neutral on Friday, according to InfoTrie. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Avista earned a daily sentiment score of 0.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the utilities provider a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. Who are some of Avista's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Avista include NiSource (NI), PG&E (PCG), United Utilities Group (UUGRY), SCANA (SCG), ALLETE (ALE), NorthWestern (NWE), Unitil (UTL), Spark Energy (SPKE), Genie Energy (GNE), Endesa (ELE), EuroSite Power (EUSP) and Westar Energy (WR). What other stocks do shareholders of Avista own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Avista investors own include Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET), AT&T (T), IDACORP (IDA), AbbVie (ABBV), General Electric (GE), Ford Motor (F), Pfizer (PFE), Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund (CLM), Cornerstone Total Return Fund (CRF) and CBL & Associates Properties (CBL). Who are Avista's key executives? Avista's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Scott L. Morris, Chairman & CEO (Age 61)Mr. Dennis P. Vermillion, Pres & Director (Age 57)Mr. Mark T. Thies, Sr. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 55)Ms. Marian M. Durkin, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Corp. Sec. (Age 65)Ms. Karen S. Feltes, Sr. VP of HR (Age 63) 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. (17.64%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.04%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (1.62%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.44%), Citigroup Inc. (1.28%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.28%). Company insiders that own Avista stock include Akiko Levinson, B Matthew Hornor, David J Meyer, Gerald Patrick Mccarvill, Heidi B Stanley, James M Kensok, Jason R Thackston, Joness Lang, Karen S Feltes, Kevin J Christie, R John Taylor and Scott L Morris. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Avista. Which institutional investors are selling Avista stock? AVA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including GABELLI & Co INVESTMENT ADVISERS INC., Gabelli Funds LLC, Havens Advisors LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, SG Americas Securities LLC, Paloma Partners Management Co, New York State Teachers Retirement System and Gamco Investors INC. ET AL. 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, Karen S Feltes, Kevin J Christie, R John Taylor and Scott L Morris. View Insider Buying and Selling for Avista. Which institutional investors are buying Avista stock? AVA stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Norges Bank, Syquant Capital Sas, BlackRock Inc., FMR LLC, Hsbc Holdings PLC, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. and Peregrine Capital Management LLC. 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 $40.75. How big of a company is Avista? Avista has a market capitalization of $2.68 billion and generates $1.40 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $136.42 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.11 on an earnings per share basis. Avista employs 1,766 workers across the globe. What is Avista's official website? The official website for Avista is http://www.avistacorp.com. 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] MarketBeat Community Rating for Avista (NYSE AVA)Community Ranking: 1.9 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 174 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 296 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 470MarketBeat'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 3/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How is a Moving Average Calculated?