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

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Avista Corporation ( AVA ) 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 ( DUK ) and Exelon Corporation ( EXC ). 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 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:

  • PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II PowerShares S&P Smal ( PSCU )
  • iShares Small Cap 600/BARRA Value Index Fund ( IJS )
  • SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Value ETF (based on S&P SmallCap Value ( SLYV ).

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%.



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 , IJS , PSCU , SLYV

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