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NYSE:AVAAvista Stock Price, Forecast & News

$40.78
-1.89 (-4.43 %)
(As of 04/8/2020 02:58 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$40.53
Now: $40.78
$43.73
50-Day Range
$33.04
MA: $46.06
$52.59
52-Week Range
$32.09
Now: $40.78
$53.00
Volume542,833 shs
Average Volume540,660 shs
Market Capitalization$2.74 billion
P/E Ratio13.68
Dividend Yield3.80%
Beta0.54
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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 1.0Community Rank: 1.9Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.86 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Electric & other services combined
Sub-IndustryMulti-Utilities
SectorUtilities
CUSIP05379B10
Phone509-489-0500

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.35 billion
Cash Flow$4.90 per share
Book Value$29.07 per share

Profitability

Net Income$196.98 million

Miscellaneous

Employees1,796
Market Cap$2.74 billion
Next Earnings Date5/7/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Avista (NYSE:AVA) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Avista's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Avista's stock was trading at $48.01 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, AVA shares have decreased by 15.1% and is now trading at $40.78. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Avista?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Avista in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 2 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for Avista.

When is Avista's next earnings date?

Avista is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 7th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Avista.

How were Avista's earnings last quarter?

Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February, 26th. The utilities provider reported $0.76 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.08. The utilities provider earned $364.56 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $394.31 million. Avista had a net margin of 14.64% and a return on equity of 6.07%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.70 EPS. View Avista's earnings history.

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

Avista announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 5th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 21st will be given a dividend of $0.405 per share on Friday, March 13th. This represents a $1.62 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.97%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 20th. This is a positive change from Avista's previous quarterly dividend of $0.39. View Avista's dividend history.

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

Avista issued an update on its FY20 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 26th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.95-2.15 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.99.

What price target have analysts set for AVA?

4 brokerages have issued 1-year price objectives for Avista's shares. Their forecasts range from $42.00 to $43.00. On average, they anticipate Avista's stock price to reach $42.33 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 3.8% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Avista.

Has Avista been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about AVA stock has been trending very negative on Wednesday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Avista earned a news impact score of -3.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the utilities provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. View the latest news aboutAvista.

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), Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET), AbbVie (ABBV), IDACORP (IDA), Verizon Communications (VZ), Pfizer (PFE), Ford Motor (F), Abbott Laboratories (ABT), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and The Coca-Cola (KO).

Who are Avista's key executives?

Avista's management team includes the following 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 & Chief HR Officer (Age 63)

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 a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.10%). Company insiders that own Avista stock include Broomfield Robert, David J Meyer, Heidi B Stanley, James M Kensok, Jason R Thackston, Karen S Feltes, Kevin J Christie, Marian M Durkin, Mcgeever Michael, R John Taylor and Scott L Morris. View institutional ownership trends for Avista.

Which institutional investors are buying Avista stock?

AVA stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of Alaska Department of Revenue. View insider buying and selling activity 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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Avista's stock price today?

One share of AVA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $40.78.

How big of a company is Avista?

Avista has a market capitalization of $2.74 billion and generates $1.35 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $196.98 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.74 on an earnings per share basis. Avista employs 1,796 workers across the globe. View additional information about Avista.

What is Avista's official website?

The official website for Avista is http://www.myavista.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]

This page was last updated on 4/8/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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