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.

AVA was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given 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. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 6.06 percent. That number becomes 9.03 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.52 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.83 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of AVA's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -11.08 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of AVA is -2.16.

In the trailing 52-weeks, AVA hit 52.83 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 37.78. Today's price is 39.25 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 0.42 percent. 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.