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Aviva Plc (NYSE:AV) announced a semiannual dividend on Friday, August 8th, AmericanBankingNews.com reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 10th will be paid a dividend of 0.197 per share on Friday, November 21st. This represents a dividend yield of 2.37%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, October 8th.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Jefferies Group initiated coverage on shares of Aviva Plc in a research note on Wednesday. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. On the ratings front, analysts at Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Aviva Plc in a research note on Tuesday, June 3rd. Finally, analysts at Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Aviva Plc in a research note on Friday, May 30th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. Aviva Plc presently has an average rating of “Hold”.

Aviva Plc (NYSE:AV) traded down 1.54% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $16.65. 79,847 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Aviva Plc has a one year low of $11.93 and a one year high of $18.24. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $17.18 and a 200-day moving average of $16.80. The company has a market cap of $24.459 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.76.

Aviva plc (NYSE:AV) is an insurance group.

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