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NYSE:AVAAvista Stock Price, Forecast & News

$36.75
+0.24 (+0.66 %)
(As of 08/4/2020 10:08 AM ET)
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$36.31
Now: $36.75
$37.01
50-Day Range
$33.77
MA: $36.41
$37.85
52-Week Range
$32.09
Now: $36.75
$53.00
Volume16,628 shs
Average Volume357,025 shs
Market Capitalization$2.47 billion
P/E Ratio18.94
Dividend Yield4.36%
Beta0.41
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 388,000 customers and natural gas to 355,000 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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.0Community Rank: 1.9Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.90 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Electric & other services combined
Sub-IndustryMulti-Utilities
SectorUtilities
CUSIP05379B10
Phone509-489-0500

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.35 billion
Cash Flow$4.83 per share
Book Value$29.07 per share

Profitability

Net Income$196.98 million

Miscellaneous

Employees1,796
Market Cap$2.47 billion
Next Earnings Date8/5/2020 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable
$36.75
+0.24 (+0.66 %)
(As of 08/4/2020 10:08 AM ET)
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Avista (NYSE:AVA) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Avista's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Avista's stock was trading at $48.01 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, AVA shares have decreased by 23.5% and is now trading at $36.75.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Avista?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Avista in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 2 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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When is Avista's next earnings date?

Avista is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August 5th 2020.
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How can I listen to Avista's earnings call?

Avista will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, August 5th 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 Corp (NYSE:AVA) announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, May, 8th. The utilities provider reported $0.72 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.66 by $0.06. The utilities provider had revenue of $377.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $404.97 million. Avista had a net margin of 9.68% and a return on equity of 6.75%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down .1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.76 earnings per share.
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How often does Avista pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Avista?

Avista announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, May 11th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.405 per share on Monday, June 15th. This represents a $1.62 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.41%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 28th.
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What guidance has Avista issued on next quarter's earnings?

Avista issued an update on its FY20 earnings guidance on Friday, May, 8th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.75-1.95 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.99.

What price target have analysts set for AVA?

4 brokerages have issued 1-year price targets for Avista's stock. Their forecasts range from $42.00 to $42.00. On average, they expect Avista's stock price to reach $42.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 14.3% from the stock's current price.
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Has Avista been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about AVA stock has trended somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Avista earned a daily sentiment score of -1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the utilities provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future.
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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), Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET), AbbVie (ABBV), IDACORP (IDA), Verizon Communications (VZ), Pfizer (PFE), Ford Motor (F), Abbott Laboratories (ABT), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Coca-Cola (KO).

Who are Avista's key executives?

Avista's management team includes the following 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)

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 a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include First Trust Advisors LP (2.01%), Reinhart Partners Inc. (0.38%), Chartwell Investment Partners LLC (0.33%), ProShare Advisors LLC (0.29%), Assenagon Asset Management S.A. (0.19%) and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.15%). 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 SG Americas Securities LLC, Strs Ohio, 6 Meridian, ProShare Advisors LLC, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, UBS Group AG, Trust Co. of Vermont, and Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Avista company stock in the last year include James M Kensok, Jason R Thackston, Marian M Durkin, R John Taylor, and Scott L Morris.
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Which major investors are buying Avista stock?

AVA stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including First Trust Advisors LP, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Reinhart Partners Inc., Redpoint Investment Management Pty Ltd, Hussman Strategic Advisors Inc., Alpha Windward LLC, Chartwell Investment Partners LLC, and ARP Americas LP.
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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 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 $36.75.

How big of a company is Avista?

Avista has a market capitalization of $2.47 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 8/4/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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