Avista Corporation (AVA) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 27, 2012

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Avista Corporation ( AVA ) has announced an ex-dividend date of November 27, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.29 per share scheduled for December 14, 2012. Shareholders who purchased AVA stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that AVA has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $23.25, the dividend yield is 4.99%.

The previous trading day's last sale of AVA was $23.25, representing a -17.11% decrease from the 52 week high of $28.05 and a 2.06% 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 -10.71%, compared to an industry average of -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:

  • 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 5.94% over the last 100 days. PSCU has the highest percent weighting of AVA at 4.69%.

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 , ETF , EXC , IJS , PSCU , SLYV

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