Avista Corporation (AVA) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 20, 2013

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Avista Corporation ( AVA ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 20, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.305 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 13, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AVA stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that AVA has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $27.11, the dividend yield is 4.5%.

The previous trading day's last sale of AVA was $27.11, representing a -7.35% decrease from the 52 week high of $29.26 and a 19.01% increase over the 52 week low of $22.78.

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 $1.5. Zacks Investment Research reports AVA's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 34.85%, compared to an industry average of 2.1%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the AVA Dividend History page.

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 increase of 4.01% 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.



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Referenced Stocks: AVA , DUK , EXC , SMLV

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