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Aviva Plc (NYSE:AV) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eleven ratings firms that are presently covering the company, AmericanBankingNews.com reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company.

AV has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. 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. Separately, 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.

Aviva Plc (NYSE:AV) opened at 16.65 on Wednesday. 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 $17.1 and a 200-day moving average of $16.80. The company has a market cap of $24.484 billion and a P/E ratio of 7.53.

The company also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, November 21st. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.197 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 2.37%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, October 8th.

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

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