Aviva plc (AV) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages
Shares of Aviva plc (LON:AV) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the nineteen research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 553 ($7.14).
AV has been the topic of several analyst reports. Barclays PLC reissued an “equal weight” rating and issued a GBX 504 ($6.51) price objective on shares of Aviva plc in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th. Panmure Gordon reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 635 ($8.20) price objective on shares of Aviva plc in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Aviva plc in a research note on Friday, September 8th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 606 ($7.83) target price on shares of Aviva plc in a report on Friday, September 8th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co boosted their target price on shares of Aviva plc from GBX 616 ($7.96) to GBX 624 ($8.06) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th.
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Aviva plc (AV) opened at 504.00 on Friday. Aviva plc has a 52 week low of GBX 411.30 and a 52 week high of GBX 570.50. The company has a 50-day moving average of GBX 521.95 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 526.20. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 20.42 billion.
The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 17th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 5th will be issued a dividend of GBX 8.40 ($0.11) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.6%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 5th.
In related news, insider Tom Stoddard sold 53,325 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 536 ($6.92), for a total transaction of £285,822 ($369,135.99). In the last ninety days, insiders have purchased 85 shares of company stock worth $44,359.
About Aviva plc
Aviva plc is a holding company. The Company provides customers with long-term insurance and savings, general and health insurance, and fund management products and services. Its segments include United Kingdom & Ireland; France; Poland; Italy, Spain and Other; Canada; Asia; Aviva Investors, and Other Group activities.
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