$0.71 EPS Expected for EQT (EQT); Avista (AVA) Shorts Lowered By 5.61%

Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA) had a decrease of 5.61% in short interest. AVA’s SI was 3.94 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 5.61% from 4.18M shares previously. With 752,800 avg volume, 5 days are for Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA)’s short sellers to cover AVA’s short positions. The stock decreased 0.22% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $41. About 713,702 shares traded. Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA) has declined 15.56% since February 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.56% the S&P500. Some Historical AVA News: 27/03/2018 – Hydro One, Avista Settlement, if Approved, Would Result in Allocation to Washington of Rate Credit of About $31 M Over 5-Yr Period; 16/03/2018 – HYDRO ONE & AVISTA REACH SETTLEMENT IN PRINCIPLE IN WASHINGTON; 02/05/2018 – Avista 1Q EPS 83c; 12/03/2018 – Avista Closes Above 200-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 02/05/2018 – AVISTA 1Q OPER REV. $409.4M; 15/05/2018 – Marshall Wace Adds Avista, Exits Logitech, Cuts Alphabet: 13F; 13/04/2018 – HYDRO ONE & AVISTA FILE A SETTLEMENT PACT IN IDAHO MERGER CASE; 18/05/2018 – Avista Corp. Expects to Confirm Earnings Guidance for 2018 — Filing; 27/03/2018 – Hydro One and Avista file a Settlement Agreement in Washington Merger Case; 27/03/2018 – Hydro One, Avista Filed All-Parties, All-Issues Settlement Agreement in Merger Proceeding

Analysts expect EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) to report $0.71 EPS on February, 21.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 6.58% from last quarter’s $0.76 EPS. EQT’s profit would be $180.66 million giving it 6.76 P/E if the $0.71 EPS is correct. After having $0.35 EPS previously, EQT Corporation’s analysts see 102.86% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.75% or $0.33 during the last trading session, reaching $19.21. About 4.41M shares traded. EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) has declined 35.37% since February 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 35.37% the S&P500. Some Historical EQT News: 11/05/2018 – EQT AB: EQT Real Estate acquires mixed-use property in central Stockholm; 26/04/2018 – RICE MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP – EQM WILL ALSO ASSUME RMP DEBT, WHICH TOTALED $325 MLN AS OF MARCH 31, 2018; 26/04/2018 – EQT Corp 1Q Adj EPS $1.01; 22/03/2018 – EQT IS SAID TO PLAN SELLING 37% SPORTRADAR STAKE: MANAGER MAG; 23/04/2018 – DJ EQT Corporation, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (EQT); 15/03/2018 – EQT Corp: Confident About Operational Prospects; 15/03/2018 – EQT Corp Names David Porges Interim President, CEO; 15/03/2018 – EQT Corp Reaffirms Fiscal 2018 Guidance; 05/04/2018 – EQT AB: EQT Mid Market Europe to invest in BBS Automation; 27/04/2018 – EQT AB: EQT Infrastructure to sell IslaLink to Fiera Infrastructure

Since August 20, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $355,987 activity. Another trade for 2,956 shares valued at $151,614 was made by MEYER DAVID J on Monday, August 20. KENSOK JAMES M had sold 500 shares worth $25,630 on Friday, August 31. On Thursday, August 30 Christie Kevin J sold $19,433 worth of Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA) or 380 shares. STANLEY HEIDI B sold $154,200 worth of stock or 3,000 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.16, from 0.96 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 22 investors sold Avista Corporation shares while 56 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. 48.13 million shares or 3.97% more from 46.29 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. State Street has invested 0.01% in Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA). Stratos Wealth Partners Limited owns 0% invested in Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA) for 100 shares. Blackrock has 11.21 million shares. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado accumulated 10,343 shares. Smithfield Tru Company reported 75 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Gemmer Asset Mgmt Lc holds 192 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) owns 4,287 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers has invested 0.02% in Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA). Ubs Asset Americas invested in 74,098 shares or 0% of the stock. Paloma Prns Mgmt holds 45,652 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Balyasny Asset Management Limited Company holds 5,800 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Virginia Retirement Sys Et Al reported 147,300 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Moreover, Girard Prtn Ltd has 0.01% invested in Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA) for 600 shares. Raymond James Service Inc owns 19,972 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Washington Commercial Bank stated it has 0.03% in Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA).

Avista Corporation operates as an electric and natural gas utility company. The company has market cap of $2.69 billion. It operates in two divisions, Avista Utilities, and Alaska Electric Light and Power Company. It has a 22.89 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.

More notable recent Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Avista Corp. Board Increases Common Stock Dividend – GlobeNewswire” on February 06, 2019, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Hydro One and Avista Mutually Agree to Terminate Merger Agreement – GlobeNewswire” published on January 23, 2019, Globenewswire.com published: “Hydro One and Avista receive notice of abeyance in Oregon – GlobeNewswire” on January 15, 2019. More interesting news about Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Avista (AVA) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript – The Motley Fool” published on February 09, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Merger Arbitrage Mondays – January 28, 2019 – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: January 29, 2019.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.11, from 0.99 in 2018Q2. It increased, as 51 investors sold EQT Corporation shares while 125 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 140 raised stakes. 231.44 million shares or 0.13% more from 231.14 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Qs Limited Liability Company, New York-based fund reported 29,456 shares. 400 are held by Endurance Wealth Incorporated. Stifel reported 0.02% stake. Millennium Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 341,429 shares. First Advsrs L P stated it has 0.02% in EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT). Sun Life reported 0.01% of its portfolio in EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT). Nuwave Invest Limited Liability Corp holds 0% or 5 shares in its portfolio. Symphony Asset Mgmt Llc has invested 0.15% of its portfolio in EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT). Marathon Trading Ltd Liability Corp, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 10,000 shares. Manufacturers Life Company The reported 0.01% stake. Csat Invest Advisory Limited Partnership has 0.01% invested in EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) for 360 shares. Schroder Investment Mngmt Gru accumulated 207 shares. Highfields Cap L P invested 5.22% of its portfolio in EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT). Magnetar Fincl Ltd Liability accumulated 8,863 shares. Massmutual Trust Communications Fsb Adv reported 80 shares.

Among 8 analysts covering EQT (NYSE:EQT), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. EQT had 12 analyst reports since August 16, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) rating on Wednesday, September 26. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $45 target. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Wednesday, November 14 by Morgan Stanley. On Thursday, November 29 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Underweight” on Tuesday, November 20. The firm has “Market Weight” rating given on Wednesday, October 24 by Wells Fargo. Morgan Stanley maintained EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) on Friday, October 12 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform” on Thursday, November 15. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Thursday, August 16 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, November 20 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, November 23.

EQT Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $4.89 billion. The firm operates through three divisions: EQT Production, EQT Gathering, and EQT Transmission. It currently has negative earnings. The EQT Production segment engages in the exploration for, development, and production of natural gas, natural gas liquids , and crude oil primarily in the Appalachian Basin.

Since October 1, 2018, it had 17 insider purchases, and 0 sales for $2.94 million activity. On Wednesday, November 21 the insider Centofanti Erin R. bought $175,200. On Monday, October 1 Szydlowski Norman J bought $21,230 worth of EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) or 480 shares. $26,257 worth of EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) was bought by Cary A. Bray Jr.. The insider Smith David Joseph bought $163,300. On Thursday, November 1 ROHR JAMES E bought $346,600 worth of EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) or 10,000 shares. Smith Jimmi Sue had bought 7,500 shares worth $248,475 on Friday, November 2. 2,960 EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) shares with value of $49,817 were bought by Lushko Jonathan M..

More notable recent EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “EQT Q4 2018 Earnings Preview – Seeking Alpha” on February 13, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “EQT Midstream Partners Q4 2018 Earnings Preview – Seeking Alpha” published on February 13, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Rice brothers resume push to replace EQT’s board and CEO – Seeking Alpha” on February 05, 2019. More interesting news about EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Earnings Scheduled For February 14, 2019 – Benzinga” published on February 14, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “EQT Corporation: Poised For Steady Growth And Cash Flow Generation – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: January 25, 2019.

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