Does Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA) Have Gas After Even Less Sellers Involved?

April 17, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.40, from 0.75 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 16 investors sold Avista Corporation shares while 63 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 48.37 million shares or 3.34% more from 46.81 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt Systems accumulated 0.17% or 235,849 shares. Metropolitan Life Ins Ny owns 20,402 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Symons Mngmt Inc stated it has 0.06% in Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA). Naples Glob Advsr Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.43% in Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA). Ls Advsr Llc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA) for 1,835 shares. 95,572 were accumulated by Hennessy Advisors. Stevens First Principles Advsr stated it has 3,790 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Prelude Mngmt Ltd Com has invested 0.1% in Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA). Fincl Bank Of America De has invested 0% in Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA). Profund Limited Liability Co reported 14,512 shares. 13,950 were accumulated by Tru Communication Of Vermont. Schwab Charles Invest Management accumulated 0.02% or 464,126 shares. Strs Ohio, Ohio-based fund reported 25,400 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund, a Texas-based fund reported 43,540 shares. Gam Hldgs Ag owns 0.19% invested in Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA) for 122,806 shares.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $77,370 activity.

The stock of Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA) registered a decrease of 5.65% in short interest. AVA’s total short interest was 3.35M shares in April as published by FINRA. Its down 5.65% from 3.55 million shares, reported previously. With 750,400 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 5 days to cover their AVA’s short positions. The short interest to Avista Corporation’s float is 5.27%.

The stock increased 0.31% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $52.15. About 129,832 shares traded. Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA) has risen 32.16% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.61% the S&P500.

Avista Corporation operates as an electric and natural gas utility company. The company has market cap of $3.43 billion. It operates in two divisions, Avista Utilities, and Alaska Electric Light and Power Company. It has a 29.13 P/E ratio. The Avista Utilities segment generates, transmits, and distributes electricity, as well as distributes natural gas in eastern Washington, northern Idaho, northeastern and southwestern Oregon, and Montana.

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