Avista (NYSE:AVA) will be releasing its earnings data before the market opens on Wednesday, August 7th. Analysts expect Avista to post earnings of $0.33 per share for the quarter. Persons interested in registering for the company’s earnings conference call can do so using this link.
NYSE AVA opened at $45.18 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94, a current ratio of 0.64 and a quick ratio of 0.54. The firm has a fifty day moving average of $45.14. The stock has a market cap of $2.99 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.41, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 7.11 and a beta of 0.41. Avista has a 12 month low of $39.75 and a 12 month high of $52.70.
In other news, Director Heidi B. Stanley sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.92, for a total value of $83,840.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 12,291 shares in the company, valued at approximately $515,238.72. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Chairman Scott L. Morris sold 23,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.33, for a total transaction of $1,019,590.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now owns 198,865 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,815,685.45. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 36,236 shares of company stock worth $1,596,374 over the last three months. 1.10% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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.
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