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NYSE:AVA

Avista Stock Forecast, Price & News

$38.90
+0.39 (+1.01%)
(As of 12/1/2021 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$38.65
$39.68
50-Day Range
$38.51
$41.33
52-Week Range
$36.20
$49.14
Volume
368,105 shs
Average Volume
425,362 shs
Market Capitalization
$2.75 billion
P/E Ratio
17.37
Dividend Yield
4.39%
Beta
0.63
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About Avista

Avista Corp. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of electric and natural gas utility business. It operates through the Avista Utilities, and Alaska Electric Light and Power Company (AEL&P) segments. The Avista Utilities segment includes electric distribution and transmission, and natural gas distribution services in parts of eastern Washington, Northern Idaho, and Northeastern and Southwestern Oregon. The AEL&P segment offers electric services in Juneau. The company was founded on March 13, 1889 and is headquartered in Spokane, WA.

Headlines

Avista (NYSE:AVA) Releases FY 2023 Earnings Guidance
November 10, 2021 |  americanbankingnews.com
Avista (NYSE:AVA) Updates FY 2022 Earnings Guidance
November 10, 2021 |  americanbankingnews.com
Avista (NYSE:AVA) Updates FY 2021 Earnings Guidance
November 10, 2021 |  americanbankingnews.com
Avista Co. (NYSE:AVA) Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.42
November 8, 2021 |  americanbankingnews.com
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Electric & other services combined
Sub-Industry
Multi-Utilities
Sector
Utilities
CUSIP
05379B10
Employees
2,018
Year Founded
N/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.32 billion
Cash Flow
$5.20 per share
Book Value
$29.53 per share

Profitability

Net Income
$129.49 million
Pretax Margin
12.36%

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Miscellaneous

Free Float
70,103,000
Market Cap
$2.75 billion
Optionable
Optionable

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
11/03/2021
Ex-Dividend
11/18/2021
Today
12/01/2021
Dividend Payable
12/15/2021
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2021
Next Earnings (Estimated)
2/23/2022

MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

2.38 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

33rd out of 122 stocks

Electric & Other Services Combined Industry

6th out of 22 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.0Community Rank: 3.6Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 3.3Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -












Avista (NYSE:AVA) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Avista a buy right now?

3 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Avista in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street 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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How has Avista's stock been impacted by Coronavirus?

Avista's stock was trading at $48.01 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, AVA shares have decreased by 19.0% and is now trading at $38.90.
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Are investors shorting Avista?

Avista saw a increase in short interest during the month of October. As of October 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,570,000 shares, an increase of 18.9% from the September 30th total of 1,320,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 454,800 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.5 days. Approximately 2.3% of the shares of the company are short sold.
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When is Avista's next earnings date?

Avista is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 23rd 2022.
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How were Avista's earnings last quarter?

Avista Co. (NYSE:AVA) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November, 3rd. The utilities provider reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.06 by $0.14. The utilities provider earned $296.01 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $290.93 million. Avista had a net margin of 11.29% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 7.51%. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.07 EPS.
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How often does Avista pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Avista?

Avista announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, November 8th. Investors of record on Friday, November 19th will be given a dividend of $0.4225 per share on Wednesday, December 15th. This represents a $1.69 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.34%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 18th.
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Is Avista a good dividend stock?

Avista pays an annual dividend of $1.69 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 4.39%. AVA has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. Avista has been increasing its dividend for 19 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Avista is 75.45%. 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 82.84% 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 issued an update on its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Wednesday, November, 10th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.960-$2.160 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.040. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What price target have analysts set for AVA?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Avista's shares. Their forecasts range from $37.00 to $48.00. On average, they anticipate Avista's stock price to reach $42.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 9.3% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Avista's key executives?

Avista's management team includes the following people:
  • Dennis P. Vermillion, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Mark T. Thies, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer & Executive VP
  • James M. Kensok, Chief Information & Security Officer, VP
  • Gregory Curtis Hesler, Secretary, VP, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
  • Ryan L. Krasselt, Principal Accounting Officer, VP & Controller

What is Scott L. Morris' approval rating as Avista's CEO?

9 employees have rated Avista CEO Scott L. Morris on Glassdoor.com. Scott L. Morris has an approval rating of 100% among Avista's employees. This puts Scott L. Morris in the top 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

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), Coca-Cola (KO), Southern (SO) and Exxon Mobil (XOM).

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (19.34%), Public Sector Pension Investment Board (5.40%), Invesco Ltd. (2.59%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.47%), Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC (2.07%) and Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp (1.83%). Company insiders that own Avista stock include Bryan Alden Cox, David J Meyer, David J Meyer, Heidi B Stanley, James M Kensok, James M Kensok, Jason R Thackston, Kevin J Christie, Kristianne Blake, Marian M Durkin, R John Taylor, Scott L Morris and Sena M Kwawu.
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Which institutional investors are selling Avista stock?

AVA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Guggenheim Capital LLC, Allianz Asset Management GmbH, Hsbc Holdings PLC, OLD Republic International Corp, Geode Capital Management LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC, and Reinhart Partners Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Avista company stock in the last year include Bryan Alden Cox, David J Meyer, Heidi B Stanley, James M Kensok, Jason R Thackston, Kevin J Christie, Kristianne Blake, R John Taylor, and Scott L Morris.
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Which institutional investors are buying Avista stock?

AVA stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including SG Americas Securities LLC, Tudor Investment Corp Et Al, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Natixis, Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC, First Washington CORP, Ziegler Capital Management LLC, and Invesco Ltd..
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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.
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What is Avista's stock price today?

One share of AVA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $38.90.

How much money does Avista make?

Avista has a market capitalization of $2.75 billion and generates $1.32 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $129.49 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.24 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Avista have?

Avista employs 2,018 workers across the globe.

What is Avista's official website?

The official website for Avista is www.avistacorp.com.

Where are Avista's headquarters?

Avista is headquartered at 1411 E MISSION AVE, SPOKANE WA, 99202.

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, via email at john.wilco[email protected], or via fax at 509-777-5075.


This page was last updated on 12/1/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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