Avista Corporation (AVA) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 20, 2014

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Avista Corporation ( AVA ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 20, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.3175 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 13, 2014. Shareholders who purchased AVA stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 4.1% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $32.31, the dividend yield is 3.93%.

The previous trading day's last sale of AVA was $32.31, representing a -1.91% decrease from the 52 week high of $32.94 and a 26.46% increase over the 52 week low of $25.55.

AVA is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK ) and Exelon Corporation ( EXC ). AVA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.96. Zacks Investment Research reports AVA's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 2.52%, compared to an industry average of .7%.


For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the AVA Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to AVA through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AVA as a top-10 holding:

  • SPDR Russell 2000 Low Volatility ( SMLV ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is SMLV with an decrease of -2.41% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of AVA at 2.01%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: AVA , DUK , EXC , SMLV



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