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NYSE:AVA

Avista - AVA Stock Forecast, Price & News

$40.31
-0.48 (-1.18%)
(As of 11/29/2022 09:32 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$40.31
$40.55
50-Day Range
$36.52
$41.42
52-Week Range
$35.72
$46.90
Volume
132 shs
Average Volume
723,928 shs
Market Capitalization
$2.97 billion
P/E Ratio
22.65
Dividend Yield
4.29%
Price Target
$35.33

Avista MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
1.50 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
13.4% Downside
$35.33 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.39% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-3.54
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.06mentions of Avista in the last 14 days
Based on 2 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
23.16%
From $1.90 to $2.34 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.07 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

35th out of 85 stocks

Electric & Other Services Combined Industry

9th out of 19 stocks

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About Avista (NYSE:AVA) Stock

Avista Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, 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 17,400 customers in the city and borough of Juneau, Alaska. The company generates electricity through hydroelectric, thermal, and wind facilities. As of February 23, 2022, it provided electric service to 406,000 customers and natural gas to 372,000 customers. In addition, the company engages in 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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AVA Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 9/15 Dividend
8/18/2022
Dividend Payable
9/15/2022
Last Earnings
11/01/2022
Ex-Dividend for 12/15 Dividend
11/17/2022
Today
11/29/2022
Dividend Payable
12/15/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
2/22/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Electric & other services combined
Sub-Industry
Multi-Utilities
Sector
Utilities
CUSIP
05379B10
Employees
1,809
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$35.33
High Stock Price Forecast
$40.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$33.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
-12.3%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
1.50
Research Coverage
2 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$147.33 million
Pretax Margin
7.37%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.44 billion
Cash Flow
$5.31 per share
Book Value
$30.45 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
73,083,000
Market Cap
$2.97 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.58

Key Executives

  • Mr. Dennis P. Vermillion (Age 60)
    CEO, Pres & Director
    Comp: $1.69M
  • Mr. Mark T. Thies (Age 58)
    Exec. VP, CFO & Treasurer
    Comp: $812.83k
  • Ms. Heather Lynn Rosentrater (Age 44)
    Sr. VP & COO
    Comp: $585.78k
  • Mr. Kevin J. ChristieMr. Kevin J. Christie (Age 54)
    Sr. VP of External Affairs & Chief Customer Officer
    Comp: $585.78k
  • Mr. Ryan L. Krasselt (Age 52)
    VP, Controller & Principal Accounting Officer
  • Mr. James M. KensokMr. James M. Kensok (Age 63)
    VP, Chief Information Officer & Chief Security Officer
  • Mr. Gregory Curtis Hesler (Age 44)
    Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel, Corp. Sec. and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
  • Mr. Bryan Alden Cox (Age 52)
    VP of Safety & Chief People Officer
  • Mr. David J. MeyerMr. David J. Meyer (Age 68)
    VP and Chief Counsel for Regulatory & Gov. Affairs
  • Mr. Grant Forsyth
    Chief Economist













AVA Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Avista stock 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" AVA shares. 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 is Avista's stock price forecast for 2023?

2 analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Avista's stock. Their AVA share price forecasts range from $33.00 to $40.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $35.33 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 13.4%.
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How have AVA shares performed in 2022?

Avista's stock was trading at $42.49 at the beginning of 2022. Since then, AVA shares have decreased by 4.0% and is now trading at $40.79.
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Are investors shorting Avista?

Avista saw a decline in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,720,000 shares, a decline of 11.3% from the October 15th total of 1,940,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 441,500 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.9 days.
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When is Avista's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 22nd 2023.
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How were Avista's earnings last quarter?

Avista Co. (NYSE:AVA) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, November, 1st. The utilities provider reported ($0.08) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.32. Avista had a net margin of 7.91% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 5.78%. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.20 earnings per share.

How often does Avista pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Avista?

Avista announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, November 3rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.44 per share on Thursday, December 15th. This represents a $1.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.31%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 17th.
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Is Avista a good dividend stock?

Avista (NYSE:AVA) pays an annual dividend of $1.76 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 4.29%. AVA has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The company has been increasing its dividend for 19 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 98.88%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on EPS estimates, AVA will have a dividend payout ratio of 75.21% in the coming year. This indicates that the company may not be able to sustain their current dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for AVA.

What guidance has Avista issued on next quarter's earnings?

Avista updated its FY 2023 earnings guidance on Tuesday, November, 8th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.27-$2.47 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of $2.44. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What is Scott L. Morris' approval rating as Avista's CEO?

9 employees have rated Avista Chief Executive Officer Scott L. Morris on Glassdoor.com. Scott L. Morris has an approval rating of 100% among the company's employees. This puts Scott L. Morris in the top 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

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), Coca-Cola (KO), 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 BlackRock Inc. (18.43%), Vanguard Group Inc. (11.98%), State Street Corp (4.72%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.39%), First Trust Advisors LP (2.22%) and Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp (2.18%). Insiders that own company stock include Bryan Alden Cox, David J Meyer, David J Meyer, Heidi B Stanley, James M Kensok, James M Kensok, Jason R Thackston, Kevin J Christie, Kristianne Blake, Marian M Durkin, R John Taylor, Scott L Morris and Sena M Kwawu.
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How do I buy shares of Avista?

Shares of AVA stock 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 $40.79.

How much money does Avista make?

Avista (NYSE:AVA) has a market capitalization of $3.01 billion and generates $1.44 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $147.33 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.78 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Avista have?

The company employs 1,809 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Avista?

Avista's mailing address is 1411 E MISSION AVE, SPOKANE WA, 99202. The official website for the company is www.avistacorp.com. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at (509) 489-0500, via email at john.wilcox@avistacorp.com, or via fax at 509-777-5075.

This page (NYSE:AVA) was last updated on 11/29/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff