Avista Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.03 (+0.08 %)
(As of 09/17/2021 04:00 PM ET)
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Volume1.04 million shs
Average Volume414,382 shs
Market Capitalization$2.78 billion
P/E Ratio18.92
Dividend Yield4.24%
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About Avista

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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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Overall MarketRank

2.17 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

51st out of 122 stocks

Electric & Other Services Combined Industry

11th out of 22 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.0Community Rank: 3.6Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 3.3Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Avista (NYSE:AVA) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Avista a buy right now?

3 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Avista in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street 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?

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When is Avista's next earnings date?

Avista is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November 3rd 2021.
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How were Avista's earnings last quarter?

Avista Co. (NYSE:AVA) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August, 3rd. The utilities provider reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.06. The utilities provider had revenue of $298.26 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $300.04 million. Avista had a net margin of 10.78% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 7.15%. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.26 EPS.
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How has Avista's stock been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Avista's stock was trading at $48.01 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, AVA shares have decreased by 16.9% and is now trading at $39.92.
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How often does Avista pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Avista?

Avista declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 5th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.423 per share on Wednesday, September 15th. This represents a $1.69 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.24%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 18th.
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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 4.24%. AVA has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The dividend payout ratio of Avista is 88.95%. 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 77.17% 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 FY 2021 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 25th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.960-$2.160 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.120. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What price target have analysts set for AVA?

3 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives 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 twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 6.5% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Avista's key executives?

Avista's management team includes the following people:
  • Dennis P. Vermillion, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Mark T. Thies, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer & Executive VP
  • James M. Kensok, Chief Information & Security Officer, VP
  • Gregory Curtis Hesler, Secretary, VP, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
  • Ryan L. Krasselt, Principal Accounting Officer, VP & Controller

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.

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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 a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (19.68%), Vanguard Group Inc. (11.42%), Public Sector Pension Investment Board (5.49%), State Street Corp (3.54%), Nuance Investments LLC (2.93%) and Invesco Ltd. (2.57%). 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, Kristianne Blake, Marian M Durkin, Mcgeever Michael, R John Taylor, Scott L Morris and Sena M Kwawu.
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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 Public Sector Pension Investment Board, Citigroup Inc., Allianz Asset Management GmbH, Ergoteles LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, California Public Employees Retirement System, Legal & General Group Plc, and Susquehanna International Group LLP. Company insiders that have sold Avista company stock in the last year include Bryan Alden Cox, David J Meyer, Heidi B Stanley, James M Kensok, Jason R Thackston, Kevin J Christie, Kristianne Blake, R John Taylor, and Scott L Morris.
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Which major investors are buying Avista stock?

AVA stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Nuance Investments LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., Liberty Wealth Management LLC, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, First Trust Advisors LP, and Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Avista stock in the last two years include Mcgeever Michael, and Sena M Kwawu.
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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 $39.92.

How much money does Avista make?

Avista has a market capitalization of $2.78 billion and generates $1.32 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $129.49 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.90 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Avista have?

Avista employs 2,018 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 9/19/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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