Avista The energy company reported on Wednesday fourth-quarter earnings of $24.6 million, or 42 cents a share, down from year-ago earnings of $25.7 million, or 45 cents. Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 4.6% Rated "A- (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's third-quarter gross profit margin was basically the same as the prior year. Avista has very weak liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 0.40, which demonstrates a lack of ability to meet its short-term cash needs. In the third quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 5.82% from the previous year. TheStreet Ratings' price target is $30.17. The stock closed Friday at $25.59 and has fallen slightly year to date.