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Avista Stock Price, Forecast & Analysis (NYSE:AVA)

$47.27
+0.31 (+0.66 %)
(As of 11/18/2019 12:26 PM ET)
Today's Range
$47.09
Now: $47.27
$47.47
50-Day Range
$46.29
MA: $47.91
$49.13
52-Week Range
$39.75
Now: $47.27
$52.65
Volume5,207 shs
Average Volume276,792 shs
Market Capitalization$3.15 billion
P/E Ratio22.40
Dividend Yield3.30%
Beta0.33
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. Read More…

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$1.40 billion
Cash Flow$5.08 per share
Book Value$28.39 per share

Profitability

Net Income$136.42 million

Miscellaneous

Employees1,766
Market Cap$3.15 billion
Next Earnings Date2/19/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, November 5th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.387 per share on Friday, December 13th. This represents a $1.55 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.28%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 20th. View Avista's Dividend History.

How were Avista's earnings last quarter?

Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA) released its earnings results on Thursday, November, 7th. The utilities provider reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.07. The utilities provider earned $283.77 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $295.10 million. Avista had a net margin of 14.19% and a return on equity of 5.96%. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.15 earnings per share. View Avista's Earnings History.

When is Avista's next earnings date?

Avista is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 19th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Avista.

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

Avista updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, November, 7th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.83-3.03 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.95.

What price target have analysts set for AVA?

4 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for Avista's shares. Their forecasts range from $38.00 to $43.00. On average, they anticipate Avista's share price to reach $41.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 13.2%. View Analyst Price Targets for Avista.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Avista?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Avista in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings and 1 hold rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Sell." View Analyst Ratings for Avista.

Has Avista been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about AVA stock has been trending very negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Avista earned a news sentiment score of -3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the utilities provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View News Stories for Avista.

Are investors shorting Avista?

Avista saw a decrease in short interest in October. As of October 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,080,000 shares, a decrease of 23.4% from the September 15th total of 1,410,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 310,700 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.5 days. Currently, 1.7% of the shares of the company are short sold. View Avista's Current Options Chain.

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), Ford Motor (F), IDACORP (IDA), AbbVie (ABBV), Verizon Communications (VZ), CBL & Associates Properties (CBL), Chevron (CVX), General Electric (GE) and The Coca-Cola (KO).

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 & Chief HR Officer (Age 63)

Who are Avista's major shareholders?

Avista's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include First Trust Advisors LP (1.38%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.96%), Reinhart Partners Inc. (0.56%), Gabelli Funds LLC (0.46%), Rhumbline Advisers (0.33%) and Chartwell Investment Partners LLC (0.31%). 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, R John Taylor and Scott L Morris. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Avista.

Which major investors are selling Avista stock?

AVA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC, Peregrine Capital Management LLC, Gabelli Funds LLC, Pegasus Partners Ltd., Chartwell Investment Partners LLC, Alps Advisors Inc., Gamco Investors INC. ET AL and D.A. Davidson & CO.. 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, Marian M Durkin, R John Taylor and Scott L Morris. View Insider Buying and Selling for Avista.

Which major investors are buying Avista stock?

AVA stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Russell Investments Group Ltd., Crow Point Partners LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, California Public Employees Retirement System, W.E. Donoghue & Co. LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue and Dupont Capital Management Corp. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Avista's stock price today?

One share of AVA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $47.26.

How big of a company is Avista?

Avista has a market capitalization of $3.15 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.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]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Avista (NYSE AVA)

Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  203 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  340 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  543
MarketBeat'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 11/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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