Avista Corporation (AVA) Buy or Sell Stock Guide

Last updated: Jan 09, '18

The analysis below may be helpful to you if you have any of the following questions about AVA stock:

  • Is AVA a buy or a sell?
  • Should I sell or hold AVA stock today?
  • Is AVA a good buy / a good investment?
  • What are AVA analyst opinions, recommendations, ratings?

Here are AVA stock buy reasons/signals:

1. AVA profitability is improving. The YoY profit margin change was 1.21pp.

2. AVA forward dividend yield is 2.78%, higher than the industry (1.96%) and sector (1.92%) forward dividend yields.

Here are AVA stock sell reasons/signals:

1. AVA stock price ($52.08) is close to the 52-week high ($52.74). Perhaps now is a good time to sell?

2. AVA quarterly revenue growth was -2.10%, lower than the industry and sector average revenue growth (6.44% and 7.09%, respectively).

3. AVA PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 4.85, and it’s high compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios.

4. AVA average analyst price target ($47.50) is below its current price ($52.08).

5. AVA short share of float is 6.37%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock.

6. AVA short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 8.56. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock.

What are your thoughts on AVA?

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