NYSE:AVA - Avista Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$40.92 -0.38 (-0.92 %)
(As of 01/22/2019 12:37 PM ET)
Previous Close$41.30
Today's Range$40.92 - $41.28
52-Week Range$40.42 - $52.91
Volume2,406 shs
Average Volume524,317 shs
Market Capitalization$2.71 billion
P/E Ratio20.99
Dividend Yield3.61%
Beta0.45
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 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
Sub-IndustryMulti-Utilities
SectorUtilities
CUSIP05379B10
Phone509-489-0500

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.45 billion
Cash Flow$4.7306 per share
Book Value$26.86 per share

Profitability

Net Income$115.91 million

Miscellaneous

Employees1,744
Market Cap$2.71 billion
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 Monday, November 19th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 30th will be given a dividend of $0.373 per share on Friday, December 14th. This represents a $1.49 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.64%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 29th. View Avista's Dividend History.

How were Avista's earnings last quarter?

Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November, 7th. The utilities provider reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.04. The utilities provider earned $296 million during the quarter. Avista had a net margin of 8.31% and a return on equity of 7.38%. Avista's revenue was down .4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.07 EPS. View Avista's Earnings History.

When is Avista's next earnings date?

Avista is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, February 8th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Avista.

How can I listen to Avista's earnings call?

Avista will be holding an earnings conference call on Friday, February 8th at 10:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8887714371.

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

Avista issued an update on its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Wednesday, November, 7th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.80-2.10 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.05.

What price target have analysts set for AVA?

2 brokers have issued twelve-month price objectives for Avista's stock. Their predictions range from $40.00 to $41.00. On average, they expect Avista's share price to reach $40.50 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.2%. 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?

Media stories about AVA stock have trended very positive on Tuesday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Avista earned a media sentiment score of 3.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the utilities provider a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future.

Are investors shorting Avista?

Avista saw a drop in short interest during the month of December. As of December 14th, there was short interest totalling 2,299,013 shares, a drop of 59.8% from the November 30th total of 5,718,926 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,228,145 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.0 days. Approximately 3.5% of the company's shares are sold short. View Avista's Current Options Chain.

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 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 a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Peregrine Capital Management LLC (0.28%), Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.17%), Hennessy Advisors Inc. (0.09%), Havens Advisors LLC (0.06%), American Investment Services Inc. (0.04%) and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.04%). Company insiders that own Avista stock include Akiko Levinson, B Matthew Hornor, David J Meyer, D'exploration Miniã Sociétãƒâ©, Gerald Patrick Mccarvill, Heidi B Stanley, 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 institutional investors are selling Avista stock?

AVA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Havens Advisors LLC, Hennessy Advisors Inc., Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System and American Investment Services Inc.. 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 and Kevin J Christie. View Insider Buying and Selling for Avista.

Which institutional investors are buying Avista stock?

AVA stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Peregrine Capital Management LLC, First Hawaiian Bank and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. 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 $41.01.

How big of a company is Avista?

Avista has a market capitalization of $2.71 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.

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:  1.8 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  165 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  283 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  448
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 1/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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