Analyst Ratings for Avista Corp. (AVA)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Analysts covering Avista Corp. (NYSE:AVA) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for AVA last month.

0 analysts declared AVA a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for AVA by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 53, which equates to a potential upside of 0.74 percent. The minimum price target given was 42, which equates to a potential downside of -20.17 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 6.06 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 9.03 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.52 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.83 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of AVA to grow at a rate of -11.08 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. AVA has a PEG ratio of -2.16.

AVA has traded between a high of 52.83 and a low of 37.78 over the past year. Today's price is 39.25 percent above the 52-week low, and 0.42 percent below the high. AVA has a P/E ratio of 23.91. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AVA value stock report compares AVA to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.38 billion. AVA will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.