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Latest Performance: Avista Corporation (NYSE: AVA)

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Avista Corporation is part of the regulated utilities industry and is in the utilities sector. The company CEO is Scott L. Morris. Avista Corp is engaged in the utilities sector. Its business includes generation, transmission and distribution of natural gas to customers in the United States.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The AVA stock showed a previous change of 1.24% with an open at 43.76 and a close of 44.25. It reached an intraday high of 44.27 and a low of 43.76.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $2.9b with 65.8m shares outstanding, of which the float is 64.6m shares. Trading volume reached 570,215 shares compared to its average volume of 476,809 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Avista Corporation shares returned 3.97% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 5.66%. Over three months, it changed 7.65%. In one year it has changed -13.10% and within that year its 52-week high was 52.91 and its 52-week low was 39.75. AVA stock is 11.32% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 44.54 and a 50 day moving average of 41.91. Currently AVA stock is trading -0.65% below its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy, but should check other indicators to confirm a buy signal.

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Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 2.07 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 21.38.The TTM EPS is 2.08, which comes to a TTM PE of 21.27. Historically, the PE high was 29.60 and the PE low was 9.50. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 19.76, which is a decrease of -55.34%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 05/02/2019): 1.76
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/20/2019): 0.70
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 11/07/2018): 0.15
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 08/01/2018): 0.39
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 05/02/2018): 0.83

The dividend per share is currently 1.55, which is a dividend yield of 3.50%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 1,619,573, which was 2.46% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 3.21. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.43.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 11.38%, return on assets is 3.63%, profit margin is 14.37%, price-to-sales is 2.08 and price-to-book is 1.54.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 3  :Valuation Score
 4  :Past Performance Score
 0  :Financial Strength Score
 0  :Future Growth Score
 5  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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