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NYSE:AVA

Avista - AVA Stock Forecast, Price & News

$42.05
+0.51 (+1.23%)
(As of 02/7/2023 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$41.26
$42.05
50-Day Range
$39.48
$45.10
52-Week Range
$35.72
$46.90
Volume
621,322 shs
Average Volume
1.49 million shs
Market Capitalization
$3.10 billion
P/E Ratio
23.62
Dividend Yield
4.25%
Price Target
$36.67

Avista MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
1.50 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
12.8% Downside
$36.67 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
3.48% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-3.54
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.48mentions of Avista in the last 14 days
Based on 7 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
22.11%
From $1.90 to $2.32 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.25 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

46th out of 84 stocks

Electric & Other Services Combined Industry

12th out of 19 stocks

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About Avista (NYSE:AVA) Stock

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.

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AVA Stock News Headlines

Avista's (NYSE:AVA) Dividend Will Be Increased To $0.46
Avista raises dividend by 4.5% to $0.46/share
A gold storm is coming…
“We are in the early stages of a mania – the calm before the storm.”...
Avista (NYSE:AVA) Rating Increased to Hold at StockNews.com
A gold storm is coming…
“We are in the early stages of a mania – the calm before the storm.”...
Avista posts updated Corporate Responsibility report
Avista (AVA) Reports Q3 Loss, Tops Revenue Estimates
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AVA Company Calendar

Last Earnings
11/03/2021
Ex-Dividend for 12/15 Dividend
11/17/2022
Dividend Payable
12/15/2022
Today
2/07/2023
Ex-Dividend for 3/15 Dividend
2/16/2023
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
2/22/2023
Dividend Payable
3/15/2023
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Electric & other services combined
Sub-Industry
Multi-Utilities
Sector
Utilities
CUSIP
05379B10
Employees
1,809
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$36.67
High Stock Price Forecast
$44.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$33.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
-12.8%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
1.50
Research Coverage
2 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$147.33 million
Pretax Margin
7.37%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.44 billion
Cash Flow
$5.48 per share
Book Value
$30.45 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
73,083,000
Market Cap
$3.10 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.51

Key Executives

  • Dennis P. Vermillion
    President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Heather Rosentrater
    Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President
  • Mark T. Thies
    Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer & Executive VP
  • James M. KensokJames M. Kensok
    VP, Chief Information & Security Officer
  • Gregory Curtis Hesler
    Secretary, SVP, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer













AVA Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Avista stock right now?

2 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Avista in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating and 1 hold rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" AVA shares. 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 is Avista's stock price forecast for 2023?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Avista's stock. Their AVA share price forecasts range from $33.00 to $44.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $36.67 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 12.0%.
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How have AVA shares performed in 2023?

Avista's stock was trading at $44.34 at the beginning of the year. Since then, AVA shares have decreased by 6.0% and is now trading at $41.68.
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Are investors shorting Avista?

Avista saw a increase in short interest in December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totaling 2,590,000 shares, an increase of 25.7% from the December 15th total of 2,060,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 693,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.7 days.
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When is Avista's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 22nd 2023.
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How can I listen to Avista's earnings call?

Avista will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, February 22nd at 10:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were Avista's earnings last quarter?

Avista Co. (NYSE:AVA) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November, 3rd. The utilities provider reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.06 by $0.14. The utilities provider had revenue of $296.01 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $290.93 million. Avista had a net margin of 7.91% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 5.78%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.07 EPS.

How often does Avista pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Avista?

Avista announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.46 per share on Wednesday, March 15th. This represents a $1.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.41%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 16th. This is a positive change from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.44.
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Is Avista a good dividend stock?

Avista (NYSE:AVA) pays an annual dividend of $1.76 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 4.25%. AVA has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The company has been increasing its dividend for 20 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 98.88%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on EPS estimates, AVA will have a dividend payout ratio of 75.86% in the coming year. This indicates that the company may not be able to sustain their current dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for AVA.

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

9 employees have rated Avista Chief Executive Officer Scott L. Morris on Glassdoor.com. Scott L. Morris has an approval rating of 100% among the company'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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Reinhart Partners Inc. (0.46%), PATRIZIA Pty Ltd (0.38%), Peregrine Capital Management LLC (0.33%), ProShare Advisors LLC (0.31%), Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.13%) and Congress Asset Management Co. MA (0.10%). Insiders that own company 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, R John Taylor, Scott L Morris and Sena M Kwawu.
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How do I buy shares of Avista?

Shares of AVA stock 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 $41.68.

How much money does Avista make?

Avista (NYSE:AVA) has a market capitalization of $3.08 billion and generates $1.44 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $147.33 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.78 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Avista have?

The company employs 1,809 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Avista?

Avista's mailing address is 1411 E MISSION AVE, SPOKANE WA, 99202. The official website for the company is www.avistacorp.com. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at (509) 489-0500, via email at john.wilcox@avistacorp.com, or via fax at 509-777-5075.

This page (NYSE:AVA) was last updated on 2/7/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff