Avista Corporation (
) 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 (
) 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 -10.71%, compared to an
industry average of -1%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
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Interested in gaining exposure to AVA through an Exchange
Traded Fund (
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
5.94% over the last 100 days. PSCU has the highest percent
weighting of AVA at 4.69%.