NYSE:AVA - Avista Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $45.26 +0.81 (+1.82 %) (As of 12/13/2018 03:04 AM ET)Previous Close$44.45Today's Range$44.40 - $45.5352-Week Range$43.06 - $52.91Volume1.19 million shsAverage Volume577,308 shsMarket Capitalization$2.88 billionP/E Ratio23.21Dividend Yield3.42%Beta0.15 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive AVA News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for AVA and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Electric & other services combined Sub-IndustryMulti-Utilities SectorUtilities Current SymbolNYSE:AVA Previous Symbol CUSIP05379B10 Webwww.avistacorp.com Phone509-489-0500 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.09 Current Ratio0.71 Quick Ratio0.53 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio23.21 Forward P/E Ratio22.08 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.45 billion Price / Sales2.06 Cash Flow$4.9249 per share Price / Cash Flow9.19 Book Value$26.86 per share Price / Book1.69 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.95 Net Income$115.91 million Net Margins8.31% Return on Equity7.38% Return on Assets2.34% Miscellaneous Employees1,744 Outstanding Shares65,690,000Market Cap$2.88 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 dividend yield of 3.30%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 29th. View Avista's Dividend History. How were Avista's earnings last quarter? Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November, 7th. The utilities provider reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.04. The utilities provider had revenue of $296 million for the quarter. Avista had a return on equity of 7.38% and a net margin of 8.31%. The business's quarterly revenue was down .4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $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 Wednesday, February 20th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Avista. 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 earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.80-2.10 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.05. What price target have analysts set for AVA? 2 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for Avista's shares. Their forecasts range from $40.00 to $40.00. On average, they anticipate Avista's share price to reach $40.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 11.6%. 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 1 sell rating and 1 hold rating 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 recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Avista earned a media sentiment score of 3.6 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 news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. Are investors shorting Avista? Avista saw a increase in short interest during the month of November. As of November 30th, there was short interest totalling 5,718,926 shares, an increase of 45.0% from the November 15th total of 3,943,533 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 622,746 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 9.2 days. Currently, 8.8% of the shares of the stock are short sold. View Avista's Current Options Chain. Who are some of Avista's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Avista include Alliant Energy (LNT), NiSource (NI), SCANA (SCG), United Utilities Group (UUGRY), ALLETE (ALE), NorthWestern (NWE), Unitil (UTL), Spark Energy (SPKE), Genie Energy (GNE), EuroSite Power (EUSP) and Westar Energy (WR). 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) Who are Avista's major shareholders? Avista's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (17.07%), Vanguard Group Inc. (10.67%), Pentwater Capital Management LP (2.08%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (1.79%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (1.79%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.53%). 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 Sandell Asset Management Corp., LSV Asset Management, Deutsche Bank AG, Allianz Asset Management GmbH, JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC and Chartwell Investment Partners LLC. 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Pentwater Capital Management LP, GABELLI & Co INVESTMENT ADVISERS INC., Gabelli Funds LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Morgan Stanley, Vanguard Group Inc. and First Trust Advisors LP. 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 $45.26. How big of a company is Avista? Avista has a market capitalization of $2.88 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 ()Outperform Votes: 162 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 278 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 440MarketBeat'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 12/13/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Do stock splits help investors?