NYSE:AVA - Avista Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $42.35 -0.01 (-0.02 %) (As of 05/24/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$42.35Today's Range$42.08 - $42.6852-Week Range$39.75 - $52.91Volume348,516 shsAverage Volume721,880 shsMarket Capitalization$2.78 billionP/E Ratio20.07Dividend Yield3.66%Beta0.4 ProfileAnalyst 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 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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Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Electric & other services combined Sub-IndustryMulti-Utilities SectorUtilities Current SymbolNYSE:AVA Previous Symbol CUSIP05379B10 CIK104918 Webhttp://www.avistacorp.com/ Phone509-489-0500Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.94 Current Ratio0.64 Quick Ratio0.54Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio20.07 Forward P/E Ratio22.06 P/E Growth6.65 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.40 billion Price / Sales1.99 Cash Flow$5.1147 per share Price / Cash Flow8.28 Book Value$28.41 per share Price / Book1.49Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.11 Net Income$136.42 million Net Margins14.26% Return on Equity6.48% Return on Assets2.04%Miscellaneous Employees1,766 Outstanding Shares65,750,000Market Cap$2.78 billion Next Earnings Date8/7/2019 (Estimated) 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 Friday, May 10th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 23rd will be paid a dividend of $0.3875 per share on Friday, June 14th. This represents a $1.55 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.66%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 22nd. View Avista's Dividend History. How were Avista's earnings last quarter? Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May, 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.83 by $0.31. The utilities provider had revenue of $377.70 million for the quarter. Avista had a return on equity of 6.48% and a net margin of 14.26%. The firm's revenue was down 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.83 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, August 7th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Avista. What guidance has Avista issued on next quarter's earnings? Avista issued an update on its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Monday, May, 20th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.77-1.97 for the period. What price target have analysts set for AVA? 3 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for Avista's stock. Their forecasts range from $38.00 to $43.00. On average, they anticipate Avista's share price to reach $40.6667 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 4.0%. View Analyst Price Targets for Avista. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Avista? 3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Avista in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating and 2 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Avista. Has Avista been receiving favorable news coverage? Media coverage about AVA stock has been trending positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Avista earned a media sentiment score of 2.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the utilities provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days. Who are some of Avista's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Avista include NiSource (NI), PG&E (PCG), SCANA (SCG), United Utilities Group (UUGRY), ALLETE (ALE), NorthWestern (NWE), Unitil (UTL), Spark Energy (SPKE), Genie Energy (GNE), Endesa (ELE), EuroSite Power (EUSP) and Westar Energy (WR). 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), IDACORP (IDA), Ford Motor (F), Verizon Communications (VZ), AbbVie (ABBV), Abbott Laboratories (ABT), CBL & Associates Properties (CBL), General Electric (GE) and The Coca-Cola (KO). Who are Avista's key executives? Avista's management team includes the folowing 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) Who are Avista's major shareholders? Avista's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (19.05%), CNH Partners LLC (2.55%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.06%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (2.00%), Acadian Asset Management LLC (1.53%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.29%). Company insiders that own Avista stock include Akiko Levinson, B Matthew Hornor, David J Meyer, Gerald Patrick Mccarvill, Heidi B Stanley, James M Kensok, Jason R Thackston, Joness Lang, Karen S Feltes, Kevin J Christie, R John Taylor and Scott L Morris. 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 CNH Partners LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., FMR LLC, Marshall Wace LLP, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec and Syquant Capital Sas. 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, Karen S Feltes, Kevin J Christie, R John Taylor and Scott L Morris. View Insider Buying and Selling for Avista. Which institutional investors are buying Avista stock? AVA stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Acadian Asset Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Deprince Race & Zollo Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Man Group plc, Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC, Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC and OLD Republic International Corp. 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 $42.35. How big of a company is Avista? Avista has a market capitalization of $2.78 billion and generates $1.40 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $136.42 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.11 on an earnings per share basis. Avista employs 1,766 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: 1.9 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 182 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 305 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 487MarketBeat'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. 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