Finder makes money from featured partners, but editorial opinions are our own. Advertiser disclosure

How to buy Avista Corporation stock

Learn how to easily invest in Avista Corporation stock.

Avista Corporation is an utilities-diversified business based in the US. Avista Corporation shares (AVA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy Avista Corporation stock

  1. Choose a stock trading platform. Use our comparison table or choose from our Top Picks below.
  2. Open an account. Provide your personal information and sign up.
  3. Fund your account. Deposit funds into your account by linking your banking information or transfer funds from another trading account.
  4. Search for the stock name – AVA. Search for the stock by name or ticker symbol.
  5. Buy the stock. Place your order. It's that simple.

Promoted for low fees

Finder Award

SoFi Invest

  • Trade stocks for $0 and no annual fee
  • Start trading with a $0 minimum deposit
  • Get up to $1,000 in stock when you fund a new account within 30 days

Promoted for social trading

Finder Award


  • Easy to use platform with $0 stock trading & no annual fees
  • Social trading allows you to copy popular portfolios
  • FINDER EXCLUSIVE: Guaranteed $15 bonus when you sign up and deposit $100

Promoted for active trading


  • $0 commissions on stocks and ETFs
  • $0 closing commissions on stock and ETF options
  • Get $100 - $2,000 when you open and fund an account with $5,000 to $100,000+

Avista Corporation stock price (NYSE: AVA)

Use our graph to track the performance of AVA stocks over time.

Avista Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-09-20.
Latest market close$33.83
52-week range$32.27 - $44.03
50-day moving average $35.89
200-day moving average $40.41
Wall St. target price$40.00
PE ratio 17.8808
Dividend yield $1.8 (5.33%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.93

Buy Avista Corporation stock from these online trading platforms

Compare special offers, low fees and a wide range of investment options among top trading platforms.
1 - 7 of 7
Name Product Ratings Available asset types Minimum deposit Signup bonus
SoFi Invest
Finder Rating: 4.6 / 5: ★★★★★

Finder Award
SoFi Invest
Stocks, Options, ETFs, Cryptocurrency
Get up to $1,000 in stock
when you fund a new account within 30 days.
Winner of Finder’s Best Low-Cost Broker award.
Finder Rating: 4.2 / 5: ★★★★★

Finder Award
Stocks, Options, ETFs, Cryptocurrency
FINDER EXCLUSIVE: Get a guaranteed $15 bonus
when you sign up and deposit $100
Winner of Finder’s Best Broker for Beginners award. Not available in NY, NV, MN, TN, and HI.
Finder Rating: 4.1 / 5: ★★★★★
Stocks, Options, ETFs, Cryptocurrency, Futures
Get $100 - $2,000
when you you open and fund an account with $5,000 to $100,000+
Highly commended for Best Derivatives Trading Platform award.
Finder Rating: 4 / 5: ★★★★★
Stocks, ETFs, Cryptocurrency, Art, Treasury Bills, Collectibles
Get up to $300 in either stocks or crypto
when you use code FINDERUS to sign up and fund a new account.
2.5% fee applies to all alternative asset transactions.
Finder Rating: 4.2 / 5: ★★★★★
Stocks, Options, ETFs, Cryptocurrency
Get a free stock
when you successfully sign up and link your bank account.
Make unlimited commission-free trades, plus earn 4.9% interest on uninvested cash in your account with Robinhood Gold.
JPMorgan Self-Directed Investing
Finder Rating: 4 / 5: ★★★★★
JPMorgan Self-Directed Investing
Stocks, Bonds, Options, Mutual funds, ETFs, Treasury Bills
Get $50 - $700
when you open and fund an account with $5,000 - $250,000+
Pay no commissions on stocks, ETFs, mutual funds and options.
Finder Rating: 4 / 5: ★★★★★
Stocks, ETFs
Wealthfront builds a free financial plan for the life you want and automate your investments at a low cost.

Paid non-client promotion. Finder does not invest money with providers on this page. If a brand is a referral partner, we're paid when you click or tap through to, open an account with or provide your contact information to the provider. Partnerships are not a recommendation for you to invest with any one company. Learn more about how we make money.

Finder is not an adviser or brokerage service. Information on this page is for educational purposes only and not a recommendation to invest with any one company, trade specific stocks or fund specific investments. All editorial opinions are our own.

Is it a good time to buy Avista Corporation stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

This chart is not advice or a guarantee of success. Rather, it gauges the real-time recommendations of three popular technical indicators: moving averages, oscillators and pivots. Finder is not responsible for how your stock performs.

Avista Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $33.83 from 2023-09-22

1 week (2023-09-15) -3.04%
1 month (2023-08-24) 4.35%
3 months (2023-06-23) -11.95%
6 months (2023-03-23) -14.91%
1 year (2022-09-20) N/A
2 years (2021-09-24) -13.68%
3 years (2020-09-24) 5.50%
5 years (2018-09-24) 45.0527

Is Avista Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Avista Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Avista Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Avista Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $1.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.97%
Gross profit TTM $974.3 million
Return on assets TTM 1.8%
Return on equity TTM 6.23%
Profit margin 8.38%
Book value $31.37
Market Capitalization $2.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Avista Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 94.3% of net profits

Recently Avista Corporation has paid out, on average, around 94.3% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.33% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Avista Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 5.33% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Avista Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.8 per share.

Avista Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Avista Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 14 September 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 August 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Avista Corporation's shares ever split?

Avista Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 9 November 1993. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Avista Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Avista Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Avista Corporation's share price.

Avista Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Avista Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $32.27 up to $44.0331. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AVA.US volatility(beta: 0.51)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Avista Corporation's is 0.5124. This would suggest that Avista Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Avista Corporation overview

Avista Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an electric and natural gas utility company. It operates in two segments, Avista Utilities and AEL&P. The Avista Utilities segment provides electric distribution and transmission, and natural gas distribution services in parts of eastern Washington and northern Idaho; and natural gas distribution services in parts of northeastern and southwestern Oregon, as well as generates electricity in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Montana. This segment also engages in the wholesale purchase and sale of electricity and natural gas. The AEL&P segment offers electric services in the city and borough of Juneau, Alaska. The company generates electricity through hydroelectric, thermal, and wind facilities. It also engages in venture fund investments, real estate investments, and other investments.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Avista Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.859% of Avista Corporation shares are held by insiders and 91.216% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Avista Corporation?
Avista Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Avista Corporation based?
Avista Corporation's address is: 1411 East Mission Avenue, Spokane, WA, United States, 99202-2600
What is Avista Corporation's ISIN number?
Avista Corporation's international securities identification number is: US05379B1070
What is Avista Corporation's CUSIP number?
Avista Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 940688104

More guides on Finder

Ask an Expert provides guides and information on a range of products and services. Because our content is not financial advice, we suggest talking with a professional before you make any decision.

By submitting your comment or question, you agree to our Privacy and Cookies Policy and Terms of Use.

Questions and responses on are not provided, paid for or otherwise endorsed by any bank or brand. These banks and brands are not responsible for ensuring that comments are answered or accurate.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Go to site