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NYSE:AVAAvista Stock Price, Forecast & News

-0.16 (-0.42 %)
(As of 08/10/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $38.10
50-Day Range
MA: $36.49
52-Week Range
Now: $38.10
Volume398,355 shs
Average Volume478,872 shs
Market Capitalization$2.59 billion
P/E Ratio20.93
Dividend Yield4.23%
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: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.77 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Electric & other services combined



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.35 billion
Cash Flow$4.86 per share
Book Value$29.07 per share


Net Income$196.98 million


Market Cap$2.59 billion
Next Earnings Date11/5/2020 (Estimated)
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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. Since then, AVA shares have decreased by 20.6% and is now trading at $38.10.
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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 Thursday, November 5th 2020.
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How were Avista's earnings last quarter?

Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August, 5th. The utilities provider reported $0.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.06. The utilities provider had revenue of $268.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $317.74 million. Avista had a net margin of 9.24% and a return on equity of 6.27%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.38 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 Thursday, August 6th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 20th will be given a dividend of $0.405 per share on Tuesday, September 15th. This represents a $1.62 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.25%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 19th.
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What guidance has Avista issued on next quarter's earnings?

Avista issued an update on its FY20 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 5th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.75-1.95 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.92.

What price target have analysts set for AVA?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Avista's stock. Their forecasts range from $42.00 to $42.00. On average, they anticipate Avista's stock price to reach $42.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 10.2% from the stock's current price.
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Has Avista been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about AVA stock have been trending somewhat negative on Tuesday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. 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 daily sentiment score of -1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the utilities provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future.
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Are investors shorting Avista?

Avista saw a increase in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 2,150,000 shares, an increase of 45.3% from the December 15th total of 1,480,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 319,800 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 6.7 days.
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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), AbbVie (ABBV), Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET), Verizon Communications (VZ), IDACORP (IDA), Pfizer (PFE), Ford Motor (F), Coca-Cola (KO), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Abbott Laboratories (ABT).

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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include First Trust Advisors LP (2.01%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (1.09%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.76%), Reinhart Partners Inc. (0.38%), Chartwell Investment Partners LLC (0.33%) and ProShare Advisors LLC (0.29%). 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 WINTON GROUP Ltd, SG Americas Securities LLC, Strs Ohio, 6 Meridian, ProShare Advisors LLC, Virtus ETF Advisers LLC, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, and Amalgamated Bank. 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, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Reinhart Partners Inc., Redpoint Investment Management Pty Ltd, Swiss National Bank, Hussman Strategic Advisors Inc., and Alpha Windward LLC.
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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 $38.10.

How big of a company is Avista?

Avista has a market capitalization of $2.59 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 8/11/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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