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NYSE:AVAAvista Stock Price, Forecast & News

$40.02
+0.72 (+1.83 %)
(As of 06/4/2020 09:44 AM ET)
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$39.49
Now: $40.02
$40.58
50-Day Range
$36.03
MA: $40.45
$44.60
52-Week Range
$32.09
Now: $40.02
$53.00
Volume442,723 shs
Average Volume434,552 shs
Market Capitalization$2.69 billion
P/E Ratio20.63
Dividend Yield4.12%
Beta0.43
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: 1.0Community Rank: 1.9Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.70 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Electric & other services combined
Sub-IndustryMulti-Utilities
SectorUtilities
CUSIP05379B10
Phone509-489-0500

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.35 billion
Cash Flow$4.97 per share
Book Value$29.07 per share

Profitability

Net Income$196.98 million

Miscellaneous

Employees1,796
Market Cap$2.69 billion
Next Earnings Date8/5/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, AVA stock has decreased by 16.6% and is now trading at $40.02. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

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." View analyst ratings for Avista.

When is Avista's next earnings date?

Avista is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August 5th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Avista.

How were Avista's earnings last quarter?

Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA) released its earnings results on Friday, May, 8th. The utilities provider reported $0.72 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.66 by $0.06. The utilities provider earned $377.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $404.97 million. Avista had a return on equity of 6.75% and a net margin of 9.68%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down .1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.76 earnings per share. View Avista's earnings history.

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

Avista announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, May 11th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.405 per share on Monday, June 15th. This represents a $1.62 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.05%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 28th. View Avista's dividend history.

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

Avista issued an update on its FY20 earnings guidance on Friday, May, 8th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.75-1.95 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.99.

What price target have analysts set for AVA?

4 brokers 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 4.9% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Avista.

Has Avista been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about AVA stock have trended somewhat negative recently, according to InfoTrie. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Avista earned a media sentiment score of -1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the utilities provider a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is very likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. View the latest news aboutAvista.

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), Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET), AbbVie (ABBV), IDACORP (IDA), Verizon Communications (VZ), Pfizer (PFE), Ford Motor (F), Abbott Laboratories (ABT), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Coca-Cola (KO).

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 a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (18.12%), State Street Corp (3.81%), Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp (3.06%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.46%), Invesco Ltd. (1.66%) and Acadian Asset Management LLC (1.60%). 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. View institutional ownership trends for Avista.

Which major investors are selling Avista stock?

AVA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Citigroup Inc., BlackRock Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Morgan Stanley, Morgan Stanley, Reinhart Partners Inc., Invesco Ltd., and Russell Investments Group Ltd.. 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. View insider buying and selling activity for Avista.

Which major investors are buying Avista stock?

AVA stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, State Street Corp, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, AJO LP, Victory Capital Management Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., Deprince Race & Zollo Inc., and Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co. LLC. View insider buying and selling activity 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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Avista's stock price today?

One share of AVA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $40.02.

How big of a company is Avista?

Avista has a market capitalization of $2.69 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 6/4/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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