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Avista Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.03 (-0.08 %)
(As of 01/21/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $38.51
50-Day Range
MA: $39.41
52-Week Range
Now: $38.51
Volume400,132 shs
Average Volume395,795 shs
Market Capitalization$2.65 billion
P/E Ratio21.28
Dividend Yield4.20%
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 approximately 393,000 customers and natural gas to approximately 361,000 customers. In addition, the company engages in 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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Overall MarketRank

1.69 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

69th out of 272 stocks

Electric & Other Services Combined Industry

15th out of 27 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 0.8Community Rank: 1.8Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Electric & other services combined



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.35 billion
Cash Flow$4.66 per share
Book Value$29.07 per share


Net Income$196.98 million


Market Cap$2.65 billion
Next Earnings Date2/24/2021 (Confirmed)
-0.03 (-0.08 %)
(As of 01/21/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Avista (NYSE:AVA) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Avista's stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

Avista's stock was trading at $48.01 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, AVA stock has decreased by 19.8% and is now trading at $38.51.
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Is Avista a buy right now?

3 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Avista in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating and 2 hold ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" Avista stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in AVA, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Avista?

Wall Street analysts have given Avista a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Avista wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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What is Larry J. Merlo's approval rating as Avista's CEO?

6,978 employees have rated Avista CEO Larry J. Merlo on Glassdoor.com. Larry J. Merlo has an approval rating of 37% among Avista's employees. This puts Larry J. Merlo in the bottom 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

When is Avista's next earnings date?

Avista is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 24th 2021.
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How can I listen to Avista's earnings call?

Avista will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, February 24th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were Avista's earnings last quarter?

Avista Co. (NYSE:AVA) issued its earnings results on Monday, November, 9th. The utilities provider reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.05. The utilities provider had revenue of $272.65 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $301.10 million. Avista had a return on equity of 6.19% and a net margin of 9.31%. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.08 EPS.
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How often does Avista pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Avista?

Avista declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, November 9th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.405 per share on Tuesday, December 15th. This represents a $1.62 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.21%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 2nd.
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Is Avista a good dividend stock?

Avista pays an annual dividend of $1.62 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 4.20%. AVA has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The dividend payout ratio of Avista is 93.10%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on EPS estimates, Avista will have a dividend payout ratio of 79.02% in the coming year. This indicates that Avista may not be able to sustain their current dividend.
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What guidance has Avista issued on next quarter's earnings?

Avista updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Wednesday, November, 4th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.75-1.95 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.88.

What price target have analysts set for AVA?

3 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for Avista's stock. Their forecasts range from $37.00 to $37.00. On average, they expect Avista's share price to reach $37.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.9%.
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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), AbbVie (ABBV), Pfizer (PFE), Verizon Communications (VZ), Energy Transfer (ET), IDACORP (IDA), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), The Coca-Cola (KO), The Southern (SO) and Exxon Mobil (XOM).

Who are Avista's key executives?

Avista's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Dennis P. Vermillion, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 58, Pay $1.08M)
  • Mr. Mark T. Thies, Exec. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 56, Pay $877.58k)
  • Mr. Jason R. Thackston, Sr. VP of Energy Resources & Environmental Compliance Officer (Age 50, Pay $656.38k)
  • Mr. Ryan L. Krasselt, VP, Controller & Principal Accounting Officer (Age 50)
  • Mr. James M. Kensok, VP, Chief Information Officer & Chief Security Officer (Age 61)
  • John Wilcox, Investor Relations Mang.
  • Mr. Gregory Curtis Hesler, VP, Gen. Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer (Age 42)
  • Mr. Bryan Alden Cox, VP of Safety & HR (Age 50)
  • Mr. David J. Meyer, VP and Chief Counsel for Regulatory & Gov. Affairs (Age 66)
  • Mr. Grant Forsyth, Chief Economist

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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.08%), Redpoint Investment Management Pty Ltd (0.08%), HGK Asset Management Inc. (0.02%) and Exchange Traded Concepts LLC (0.01%). 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.
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Which major investors are selling Avista stock?

AVA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of Alaska Department of Revenue, and HGK Asset Management Inc.. 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, R John Taylor, and Scott L Morris.
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Which major investors are buying Avista stock?

AVA stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Redpoint Investment Management Pty Ltd, and Exchange Traded Concepts LLC.
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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 WeBull, 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 $38.51.

How big of a company is Avista?

Avista has a market capitalization of $2.65 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.

What is Avista's official website?

The official website for Avista is 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]

This page was last updated on 1/22/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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