Avista Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 21, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.305 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 14,
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 same period a year ago. At the current
stock price of $29.1, the dividend yield is 4.19%.
The previous trading day's last sale of AVA was $29.1,
representing a -0.55% decrease from the 52 week high of $29.26 and
a 27.74% 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 $1.38. Zacks Investment Research reports AVA's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 34.52%, compared to an
industry average of 5.8%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the
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
- PowerShares High Yield Equity Dividend Achievers Portfolio (
- SPDR Russell 2000 Low Volatility (
- WisdomTree Trust SmallCap Dividend Fund (
- iShares Small Cap 600/BARRA Value Index Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is PEY with an increase of
15.82% over the last 100 days. PSCU has the highest percent
weighting of AVA at 4.5%.