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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for AVA. The most optimistic price target was 53, which equates to a potential upside of 0.74 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 42, implying potential capital losses of -20.17 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 6.06 percent on average, compared to last month. 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.83 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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.

AVA has an estimated earnings growth rate of -11.08 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of AVA is -2.16.

In the last 52-weeks, AVA has achieved a high of 52.83 and a low of 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 price/earnings 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 market cap of AVA is $3.38 billion. AVA is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.