Avista Corp Company Profile (NYSE:AVA)

About Avista Corp

Avista Corp logoAvista Corporation is an electric and natural gas utility with certain other business ventures. The Company operates through two business segments: Avista Utilities, and Alaska Electric Light and Power Company (AEL&P). Avista Utilities segment generates, transmits and distributes electricity, and distributes natural gas serving electric and natural gas customers in eastern Washington and northern Idaho and natural gas customers in parts of Oregon. AEL&P is a utility providing electric services in Juneau, Alaska. It operates other businesses, including sheet metal fabrication, venture fund investments and real estate investments, as well as certain other investments of Avista Capital, Inc., a subsidiary of the Company. Through Advanced Manufacturing and Development (AM&D), doing business as METALfx, the Company performs custom sheet metal fabrication of electronic enclosures, parts and systems for the computer, construction, telecommunication, renewable energy and medical industries.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Diversified Utilities
  • Sub-Industry: Multi-Utilities
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: AVA
  • CUSIP: 05379B10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $38.99
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $39.08
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $40.49
  • 52-Week Range: $36.89 - $45.22
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 18.03
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 19.01
  • P/E Growth: 3.36
  • Market Cap: $2.49B
  • Outstanding Shares: 64,184,000
  • Beta: 0.37
  • Net Margins: 9.39%
  • Return on Equity: 8.13%
  • Return on Assets: 2.57%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.06%
  • Current Ratio: 0.83%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.66%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $41.00 (4.19% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
11/3/2016GuggenheimInitiated CoverageNeutralView Rating Details
9/22/2016Williams CapitalBoost Price TargetHold$38.00 -> $40.00View Rating Details
6/22/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$42.00View Rating Details
3/31/2016MizuhoInitiated CoverageNeutral$41.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/22/2017Q416$0.57$0.62$576.05 million$402.12 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/1/2016Q316$0.21$0.19$306.78 million$303.35 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/3/2016Q216$0.45$0.43$316.24 million$234.79 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/4/2016Q116$0.80$0.89$477.79 million$418.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/24/2016Q415$0.59$0.61$632.65 million$387.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q315$0.19$0.21$298.15 million$313.65 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$0.44$0.40$304.56 million$337.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/6/2015Q115$0.84$0.74$446.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/25/2015Q414$0.55$0.51$587.13 million$411.85 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q314$0.23$0.16$301.70 million$301.56 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/6/2014Q214$0.44$0.52$344.15 million$312.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/7/2014Q114$0.77$0.81$488.92 million$490.96 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2014Q413$0.46$0.53$443.26 million$447.68 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/6/2013Q313$0.13$0.19$340.06 million$335.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/7/2013Q2 2013$0.38$0.43$356.73 million$352.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2013Q1 2013$0.70$0.71$468.24 million$482.91 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/20/2013Q4 2012$0.45$0.26$450.45 million$410.53 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/6/2012Q312$0.44$0.10$460.00 million$340.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2012$0.43$0.31ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2012$0.70$0.65ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/15/2012$0.45$0.42ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/2/2011$0.17$0.18ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2011$0.49$0.39ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2011$0.64$0.73ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/17/2011$0.48$0.45ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.08 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.07 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20163$0.82$0.84$0.83
Q2 20162$0.42$0.44$0.43
Q3 20162$0.20$0.22$0.21
Q4 20162$0.60$0.60$0.60
Q1 20171$0.88$0.88$0.88
Q2 20171$0.43$0.43$0.43
Q3 20171$0.21$0.21$0.21
Q4 20171$0.60$0.60$0.60
Q1 20181$0.88$0.88$0.88
Q2 20181$0.42$0.42$0.42
Q3 20181$0.21$0.21$0.21
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA)
Annual Dividend:$1.37
Dividend Yield:3.48%
Dividend Growth:3.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:64.62% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
65.87% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
66.18% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:14 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.07%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 67.54%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/14/2016Jason R ThackstonSVPSell950$40.90$38,855.00View SEC Filing  
8/22/2016James M KensokVPSell250$41.84$10,460.00View SEC Filing  
8/12/2016Marian M DurkinInsiderSell3,500$42.56$148,960.00View SEC Filing  
6/15/2016Erik J AndersonDirectorSell2,400$42.36$101,664.00View SEC Filing  
6/7/2016James M KensokVPSell300$41.64$12,492.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2016Heidi B StanleyDirectorSell1,000$41.69$41,690.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2016Marian M DurkinSVPSell3,500$41.65$145,775.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2016Erik J AndersonDirectorSell5,047$40.05$202,132.35View SEC Filing  
5/27/2016Karen S FeltesSVPSell25,000$40.00$1,000,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/11/2016Kevin J ChristieVPSell333$41.00$13,653.00View SEC Filing  
5/6/2016Dennis P VermillionSVPSell25,000$40.64$1,016,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/6/2016James M KensokVPSell650$41.09$26,708.50View SEC Filing  
3/9/2016R John TaylorDirectorBuy2,500$39.27$98,175.00View SEC Filing  
3/7/2016Marian M DurkinSVPSell3,500$38.08$133,280.00View SEC Filing  
3/2/2016James M KensokVPSell1,000$37.53$37,530.00View SEC Filing  
3/1/2016Dennis P VermillionSVPSell752$37.91$28,508.32View SEC Filing  
2/26/2016David J MeyerVPSell5,688$38.34$218,077.92View SEC Filing  
2/26/2016Scott L MorrisCEOSell40,903$37.65$1,539,997.95View SEC Filing  
12/4/2015Heidi B StanleyDirectorSell1,000$34.77$34,770.00View SEC Filing  
9/8/2015Scott L MorrisCEOSell16,720$30.51$510,127.20View SEC Filing  
9/4/2015Scott L MorrisCEOSell7,500$29.92$224,400.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2015James M KensokVPSell2,000$32.28$64,560.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2015Don F KopczynskiVPSell3,987$33.06$131,810.22View SEC Filing  
3/2/2015Kelly O NorwoodVPSell3,005$33.20$99,766.00View SEC Filing  
2/27/2015David J MeyerVPSell3,008$34.22$102,933.76View SEC Filing  
9/11/2014R John TaylorDirectorSell2,638$32.57$85,919.66View SEC Filing  
6/16/2014Karen S FeltesSVPSell2,200$31.32$68,904.00View SEC Filing  
6/5/2014Roger D WoodworthVPSell1,000$31.50$31,500.00View SEC Filing  
6/4/2014Heidi B StanleyDirectorSell1,400$31.06$43,484.00View SEC Filing  
6/3/2014David J MeyerVPSell1,233$31.19$38,457.27View SEC Filing  
9/4/2013R John TaylorDirectorSell4,471$25.82$115,441.22View SEC Filing  
6/5/2013Heidi B StanleyDirectorSell1,500$26.69$40,035.00View SEC Filing  
5/29/2013R John TaylorDirectorSell4,000$26.55$106,200.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2013John F KellyDirectorSell3,311$28.68$94,959.48View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA)
nasdaq.com logoAvista Corp. Announces 4% Gain In Q4 Bottom Line (NYSE:AVA)
www.nasdaq.com - February 22 at 11:19 AM
streetinsider.com logoAvista Corp. (AVA) Tops Q4 EPS by 5c (NYSE:AVA)
www.streetinsider.com - February 22 at 11:19 AM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoAvista posts 4Q profit (NYSE:AVA)
sg.finance.yahoo.com - February 22 at 11:19 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAvista Corp. Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2016, and Initiates 2017 Earnings Guidance (NYSE:AVA)
finance.yahoo.com - February 22 at 11:19 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoAvista Corp Earnings Call scheduled for 10:30 am ET today (NYSE:AVA)
biz.yahoo.com - February 22 at 11:19 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAvista (AVA) Declares 4% Increase in Quarterly Dividend (NYSE:AVA)
finance.yahoo.com - February 8 at 3:36 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAvista Corp. Board Increases Common Stock Dividend (NYSE:AVA)
finance.yahoo.com - February 3 at 8:54 PM
seekingalpha.com logoAvista Corp declares $0.3575 dividend (NYSE:AVA)
seekingalpha.com - February 3 at 7:27 PM
News IconSpectra Energy Corp (SE) Holder Calvert Investment Management INC Has Boosted Its Stake by $9.83 Million as Stock Rose (NYSE:AVA)
randolphguide.com - February 1 at 8:56 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAvista Corp. Fourth Quarter 2016 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast Announced (NYSE:AVA)
finance.yahoo.com - January 23 at 8:48 PM
seekingalpha.com logoAvista Corporation, It's Not Just Water Over The Dam (NYSE:AVA)
seekingalpha.com - January 19 at 4:50 PM
capitalcube.com logoAvista Corp. : AVA-US: Dividend Analysis : November 18th, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : January 13, 2017 (NYSE:AVA)
www.capitalcube.com - January 13 at 4:14 PM
live-pr.com logoAvista Corporation (AVA) - Power - Deals and Alliances Profile - New Market Research Report (NYSE:AVA)
www.live-pr.com - December 30 at 4:01 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo6:09 am Avista receives approval from the Idaho Public Utilities Commission; rates are designed to increase annual electric revenues by $6.3 mln, co's original request in May 2016 was a revenue increase of $15.4 mln (NYSE:AVA)
finance.yahoo.com - December 29 at 4:01 PM
publicnow.com logoAvista receives approval of the all-party settlement in Idaho electric rate case (NYSE:AVA)
www.publicnow.com - December 28 at 10:28 PM
feeds.reuters.com logoBRIEF-Avista receives approval of the all-party settlement in Idaho electric rate case (NYSE:AVA)
feeds.reuters.com - December 28 at 6:40 PM
streetinsider.com logoAvista Corp. (AVA) Seeks Rehearing of 2016 Washington General Rate Cases (NYSE:AVA)
www.streetinsider.com - December 24 at 1:54 AM
publicnow.com logoAvista files for reconsideration and rehearing of 2016 Washington general rate cases (NYSE:AVA)
www.publicnow.com - December 23 at 8:53 PM
feeds.reuters.com logoBRIEF-Avista files for reconsideration of 2016 Washington general rate cases (NYSE:AVA)
feeds.reuters.com - December 23 at 5:23 PM
capitalcube.com logoAvista Corp. – Value Analysis (NYSE:AVA) : December 21, 2016 (NYSE:AVA)
www.capitalcube.com - December 21 at 4:46 PM
4-traders.com logoAVISTA CORPORATION (NYSE:AVA) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement (NYSE:AVA)
www.4-traders.com - December 20 at 4:00 PM
marketexclusive.com logoAVISTA CORPORATION (NASDAQ:AVA) Files An 8-K Regulation FD Disclosure (NYSE:AVA)
marketexclusive.com - December 20 at 4:00 PM
capitalcube.com logoAvista Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : AVA-US : December 20, 2016 (NYSE:AVA)
www.capitalcube.com - December 20 at 8:19 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoFirstEnergy Files for Approval of Stake Sale, Capacity Hike (NYSE:AVA)
finance.yahoo.com - December 19 at 4:43 PM
News IconIs Avista Corp (AVA) Going to Burn These Hedge Funds? (NYSE:AVA)
feedproxy.google.com - December 18 at 9:30 PM
4-traders.com logoAvista : disappointed by Commission's order in Washington general rate cases (NYSE:AVA)
www.4-traders.com - December 18 at 3:43 PM
News IconBRIEF-Avista issued and sold $175 mln of 3.54 pct first mortgage bonds due in 2051 - SEC Filing (NYSE:AVA)
fixedincome.fidelity.com - December 16 at 8:55 PM
streetinsider.com logoAvista Corp. (AVA) Disappointed by Commission's Order in Rate Caese (NYSE:AVA)
www.streetinsider.com - December 16 at 8:55 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoAVISTA CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NYSE:AVA)
biz.yahoo.com - December 16 at 8:55 PM
publicnow.com logoAvista disappointed by Commission's order in Washington general rate cases (NYSE:AVA)
www.publicnow.com - December 16 at 3:52 PM
marketexclusive.com logoAVISTA CORPORATION (NYSE:AVA) Files An 8-K Regulation FD Disclosure (NYSE:AVA)
marketexclusive.com - December 13 at 8:44 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoAVISTA CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NYSE:AVA)
biz.yahoo.com - December 12 at 8:53 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPNM Resources' New Mexico Affiliate Files for Rate Increase (NYSE:AVA)
finance.yahoo.com - December 8 at 4:01 PM
insidermonkey.com logoLifePoint Health Inc (LPNT): Are Hedge Funds Right About This Stock? (NYSE:AVA)
www.insidermonkey.com - December 5 at 8:44 AM
capitalcube.com logoAvista Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : AVA-US : December 5, 2016 (NYSE:AVA)
www.capitalcube.com - December 5 at 8:44 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logo7:12 am Avista files request w/ the Public Utility Commission of Oregon to increase natural gas customer rates (NYSE:AVA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - December 1 at 8:48 PM
publicnow.com logoAvista requests recovery of costs for providing service in Oregon (NYSE:AVA)
us.rd.yahoo.com - December 1 at 8:48 PM
feeds.reuters.com logoBRIEF-Avista Healthcare Public Acquisition announces separate trading of Class A ordinary shares and warrants (NYSE:AVA)
feeds.reuters.com - November 28 at 4:52 PM
capitalcube.com logoAvista Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : AVA-US : November 23, 2016 (NYSE:AVA)
www.capitalcube.com - November 23 at 12:29 PM
forbes.com logoEx-Dividend Reminder: L Brands, National CineMedia and Avista (NYSE:AVA)
www.forbes.com - November 14 at 3:53 PM
capitalcube.com logoAvista Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : AVA-US : November 11, 2016 (NYSE:AVA)
www.capitalcube.com - November 11 at 1:06 PM
capitalcube.com logoETF’s with exposure to Avista Corp. : November 10, 2016 (NYSE:AVA)
www.capitalcube.com - November 10 at 2:12 PM
capitalcube.com logoAvista Corp. :AVA-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2016 By the Numbers : November 8, 2016 (NYSE:AVA)
www.capitalcube.com - November 8 at 2:22 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAVISTA CORP Financials (NYSE:AVA)
finance.yahoo.com - November 8 at 2:22 PM
publicnow.com logoAvista Corp. Board Declares Common Stock Dividend (NYSE:AVA)
www.publicnow.com - November 4 at 2:02 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of AVA earnings conference call or presentation 1-Nov-16 2:30pm GMT (NYSE:AVA)
finance.yahoo.com - November 2 at 12:48 PM
nasdaq.com logoNotable ETF Inflow Detected - SLYV, SR, UMBF, AVA (NYSE:AVA)
www.nasdaq.com - November 1 at 3:41 PM
cnbc.com logoAvista posts 3Q profit (NYSE:AVA)
www.cnbc.com - November 1 at 3:41 PM
rttnews.com logoAvista Corp. Q3 Profit Declines 6% (NYSE:AVA)
www.rttnews.com - November 1 at 3:41 PM
streetinsider.com logoAvista Corp. (AVA) Misses Q3 EPS by 2c (NYSE:AVA)
www.streetinsider.com - November 1 at 3:41 PM


What is Avista Corp's stock symbol?

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

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

Avista Corp announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 3rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 24th will be paid a dividend of $0.3575 per share on Wednesday, March 15th. This represents a $1.43 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.63%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 22nd. This is a boost from Avista Corp's previous quarterly dividend of $0.34.

Where is Avista Corp's stock going? Where will Avista Corp's stock price be in 2017?

4 analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Avista Corp's shares. Their predictions range from $40.00 to $42.00. On average, they anticipate Avista Corp's stock price to reach $41.00 in the next year.

When will Avista Corp announce their earnings?

Avista Corp is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February, 22nd 2017.

Who owns Avista Corp stock?

Avista Corp's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (2.57%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.99%), Gabelli Funds LLC (0.71%), Guggenheim Capital LLC (0.49%), Thrivent Financial for Lutherans (0.48%) and Bruce & Co. Inc. (0.41%). Company insiders that own Avista Corp stock include David J Meyer, Dennis P Vermillion, Don F Kopczynski, Erik J Anderson, Heidi B Stanley, James M Kensok, Jason R Thackston, Karen S Feltes, Kelly O Norwood, Kevin J Christie, Marian M Durkin, R John Taylor and Scott L Morris.

Who sold Avista Corp stock? Who is selling Avista Corp stock?

Avista Corp's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Allianz Asset Management AG, Employees Retirement System of Texas, Cantab Capital Partners LLP, Guggenheim Capital LLC, Baird Financial Group Inc., Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. and TCW Group Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Avista Corp stock in the last year include David J Meyer, Dennis P Vermillion, Erik J Anderson, Heidi B Stanley, James M Kensok, Jason R Thackston, Karen S Feltes, Kevin J Christie, Marian M Durkin and Scott L Morris.

Who bought Avista Corp stock? Who is buying Avista Corp stock?

Avista Corp's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State Street Corp, Menta Capital LLC, Two Sigma Investments LP, Martingale Asset Management L P, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC and Federated Investors Inc. PA.

How do I buy Avista Corp stock?

Shares of Avista Corp can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Avista Corp stock cost?

One share of Avista Corp stock can currently be purchased for approximately $39.35.

Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA) Chart for Wednesday, February, 22, 2017

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Dividend Payments by Quarter for Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA)

Last Updated on 2/22/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff