NYSE:AVA - Avista Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$52.74 +0.10 (+0.19 %)
(As of 06/22/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$52.64
Today's Range$52.68 - $52.80
52-Week Range$41.21 - $52.89
Volume707,500 shs
Average Volume496,963 shs
Market Capitalization$3.47 billion
P/E Ratio27.05
Dividend Yield2.82%
Avista logoAvista 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 21, 2018, it supplied retail electric services to approximately 382,000 customers and retail natural gas service to approximately 347,000 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

Industry Electric & other services combined


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.88
Current Ratio0.46
Quick Ratio0.39


Trailing P/E Ratio27.05
Forward P/E Ratio25.73
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.45 billion
Price / Sales2.40
Cash Flow$4.7685 per share
Price / Cash11.06
Book Value$26.86 per share
Price / Book1.96


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.95
Net Income$115.91 million
Net Margins7.66%
Return on Equity7.25%
Return on Assets2.27%


Outstanding Shares65,670,000

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 Thursday, May 10th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 25th will be given a dividend of $0.3725 per share on Friday, June 15th. This represents a $1.49 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.83%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 24th. View Avista's Dividend History.

How were Avista's earnings last quarter?

Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May, 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.83 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.88 by $0.05. The utilities provider earned $388.75 million during the quarter. Avista had a return on equity of 7.25% and a net margin of 7.66%. Avista's revenue was down 6.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.96 EPS. View Avista's Earnings History.

When is Avista's next earnings date?

Avista is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August, 1st 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Avista.

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

Avista issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, May, 2nd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.90-$2.10 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.08.

What price target have analysts set for AVA?

3 brokers have issued 12 month target prices for Avista's stock. Their predictions range from $40.00 to $53.00. On average, they anticipate Avista's share price to reach $46.50 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Avista.

Who are some of Avista's key competitors?

Who are Avista's key executives?

Avista's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Scott L. Morris, Chairman & CEO (Age 60)
  • Mr. Dennis P. Vermillion, Pres & Director (Age 56)
  • Mr. Mark T. Thies, Sr. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 54)
  • Ms. Marian M. Durkin, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Corp. Sec. (Age 64)
  • Ms. Karen S. Feltes, Sr. VP & Chief HR Officer (Age 62)

Has Avista been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about AVA stock has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Avista earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern's scale. They also gave news articles about the utilities provider an impact score of 48.19 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

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. (15.38%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2.29%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.03%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (1.39%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (1.39%) and Citigroup Inc. (1.17%). Company insiders that own Avista stock include Akiko Levinson, B Matthew Hornor, David J Meyer, D'exploration Miniã Sociétãƒâ©, Gerald Patrick Mccarvill, James M Kensok, Jason R Thackston, Joness Lang, Karen S Feltes, Kevin J Christie, Marian M Durkin and R John Taylor. 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 BlackRock Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp, Guggenheim Capital LLC, Rothschild Asset Management Inc., UBS Group AG, LSV Asset Management and Allianz Asset Management GmbH. Company insiders that have sold Avista company stock in the last year include David J Meyer, James M Kensok, Jason R Thackston, Kevin J Christie and R John Taylor. View Insider Buying and Selling for Avista.

Which major investors are buying Avista stock?

AVA stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Farallon Capital Management LLC, Longfellow Investment Management Co. LLC, Stevens Capital Management LP, Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Co, SG Americas Securities LLC, Engineers Gate Manager LP and Omni Partners LLP. 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 $52.74.

How big of a company is Avista?

Avista has a market capitalization of $3.47 billion and generates $1.45 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $115.91 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.95 on an earnings per share basis. Avista employs 1,744 workers across the globe.

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 (AVA)

Community Ranking:  1.7 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  120 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  231 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  351
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 6/22/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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