This little stock is one of my faves. This has been a sleepy little ute that really did nothing but be a steady eddy. The company has appropriately turned to a slightly more aggressive profile. The best is the creation of the Avista trading group. This sub has done a great job (and made some good cash) by trading electricity.
Other co's have been successful at this (ENE) and really boosted the coverage of their stock. Avista has also began to sell risk managment products. If we see a hot summer, Avista should fare very well. This stock has not quite gottent the coverage it deserves. So I'm a buy.
In response to WHY.....continuing to focus on the regulated side of the business when the industry is de-regulating is bad policy. GG