Avista Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 20, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.305 per share is scheduled to be paid on
March 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AVA stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
represents an 5.17% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of AVA was $26.44,
representing a -5.74% decrease from the 52 week high of $28.05 and
a 16.07% 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 (
) and Exelon Corporation (
). AVA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $1.48. Zacks Investment Research reports AVA's
forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -11.48%, compared to an
industry average of 3.7%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
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Interested in gaining exposure to AVA through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AVA as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II PowerShares S&P
- iShares Small Cap 600/BARRA Value Index Fund (
- SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Value ETF (based on S&P
SmallCap Value (
The top-performing ETF of this group is IJS with an increase of
9.73% over the last 100 days. PSCU has the highest percent
weighting of AVA at 4.5%.