Avista Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.05 (+0.11 %)
(As of 04/22/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $47.02
50-Day Range
MA: $46.23
52-Week Range
Now: $47.02
Volume510,391 shs
Average Volume484,601 shs
Market Capitalization$3.26 billion
P/E Ratio25.98
Dividend Yield3.60%
Avista Corporation operates as an electric and natural gas utility company. It operates in 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 17,000 customers in the city and borough of Juneau, Alaska. The company generates electricity through hydro, thermal, and wind facilities. As of February 24, 2021, it provided electric service to 400,000 customers and natural gas to 367,000 customers. In addition, the company engages in the venture fund investments, real estate investments, and other investments. Avista Corporation was incorporated in 1889 and is headquartered in Spokane, Washington.
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Electric & other services combined
Year FoundedN/A



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.35 billion
Cash Flow$5.69 per share
Book Value$29.07 per share


Net Income$196.98 million


Market Cap$3.26 billion
Next Earnings Date5/5/2021 (Confirmed)


Avista declares natural gas emission reduction goal
April 22, 2021 |  finance.yahoo.com
Avista (NYSE:AVA) Rating Reiterated by Sidoti
April 1, 2021 |  americanbankingnews.com
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Overall MarketRank

1.39 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

88th out of 279 stocks

Electric & Other Services Combined Industry

19th out of 27 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 0.8Community Rank: 1.8Dividend Strength: 0.8Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Avista (NYSE:AVA) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Avista a buy right now?

2 Wall Street equities 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 equities 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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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Avista?

Wall Street analysts have given Avista a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Avista wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting Avista?

Avista saw a decline in short interest during the month of March. As of March 15th, there was short interest totaling 2,860,000 shares, a decline of 14.6% from the February 28th total of 3,350,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 448,200 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 6.4 days.
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When is Avista's next earnings date?

Avista is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 5th 2021.
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How can I listen to Avista's earnings call?

Avista will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, May 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 Co. (NYSE:AVA) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February, 23rd. The utilities provider reported $0.85 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.79 by $0.06. The utilities provider had revenue of $380.42 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $376.60 million. Avista had a net margin of 9.31% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 6.19%.
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How has Avista's stock been impacted by COVID-19?

Avista's stock was trading at $48.01 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, AVA stock has decreased by 2.1% and is now trading at $47.02.
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How often does Avista pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Avista?

Avista declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 4th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.423 per share on Monday, March 15th. This represents a $1.69 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.60%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 18th. This is a boost from Avista's previous quarterly dividend of $0.41.
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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 3.60%. Avista does not yet have a strock track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Avista is 97.13%. 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 82.44% 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 updated its FY21 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 24th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.96-$2.16 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.06.

What price target have analysts set for AVA?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Avista's shares. Their forecasts range from $37.00 to $48.00. On average, they anticipate Avista's share price to reach $42.50 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 9.6%.
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Who are Avista's key executives?

Avista's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Dennis P. Vermillion, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 59, Pay $1.08M)
  • Mr. Mark T. Thies, Exec. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 57, Pay $877.58k)
  • Mr. Jason R. Thackston, Sr. VP & Environmental Compliance Officer (Age 51, Pay $656.38k)
  • Mr. Ryan L. Krasselt, VP, Controller & Principal Accounting Officer (Age 51)
  • Mr. James M. Kensok, VP, Chief Information Officer & Chief Security Officer (Age 62)
  • John Wilcox, Investor Relations Mang.
  • Mr. Gregory Curtis Hesler, VP, Gen. Counsel, Corp. Sec. and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer (Age 43)
  • Mr. Bryan Alden Cox, VP of Safety & HR (Age 51)
  • Mr. David J. Meyer, VP and Chief Counsel for Regulatory & Gov. Affairs (Age 67)
  • Mr. Grant Forsyth, Chief Economist

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.

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), AbbVie (ABBV), Pfizer (PFE), Verizon Communications (VZ), Energy Transfer (ET), IDACORP (IDA), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), The Coca-Cola (KO), The 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. (0.67%), New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.18%), Redpoint Investment Management Pty Ltd (0.10%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.07%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (0.04%) and Exchange Traded Concepts LLC (0.02%). Company insiders that own Avista stock include Broomfield Robert, Bryan Alden Cox, David J Meyer, Heidi B Stanley, James M Kensok, Jason R Thackston, Kevin J Christie, Marian M Durkin, Mcgeever Michael, R John Taylor and Scott L Morris.
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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 State of Alaska Department of Revenue, New York State Teachers Retirement System, HGK Asset Management Inc., and Trust Co. of Vermont. Company insiders that have sold Avista company stock in the last year include Bryan Alden Cox, David J Meyer, James M Kensok, Jason R Thackston, Kevin J Christie, R John Taylor, and Scott L Morris.
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Which institutional investors are buying Avista stock?

AVA stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Redpoint Investment Management Pty Ltd, Everence Capital Management Inc., Reinhart Partners Inc., 6 Meridian, Bennicas & Associates Inc., Exchange Traded Concepts LLC, GPS Wealth Strategies Group LLC, and Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund.
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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 $47.02.

How much money does Avista make?

Avista has a market capitalization of $3.26 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.

How many employees does Avista have?

Avista employs 1,920 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 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 4/23/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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