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Avista Corporation (AVA) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 21, 2013

Avista Corporation ( AVA ) 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 ( DUK ) and Exelon Corporation ( EXC ). 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 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 )
  • PowerShares High Yield Equity Dividend Achievers Portfolio ( PEY )
  • SPDR Russell 2000 Low Volatility ( SMLV )
  • WisdomTree Trust SmallCap Dividend Fund ( DES )
  • iShares Small Cap 600/BARRA Value Index Fund ( IJS ).

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%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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