Avista Corporation (AVA) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 19, 2014

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Avista Corporation ( AVA ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 19, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.3175 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 14, 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 prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of AVA was $29.84, representing a -0.13% decrease from the 52 week high of $29.88 and a 17.69% increase over the 52 week low of $25.36.

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 $1.59. Zacks Investment Research reports AVA's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 34.85%, compared to an industry average of -.6%.

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 increase of 6.67% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of AVA at 1.85%.

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

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: AVA , DUK , EXC , SMLV

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