Shares of Aviva plc (LON:AV) have earned an average rating of “Buy” from the eighteen research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have given a hold recommendation and twelve have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 568.19 ($7.85).
A number of research analysts recently weighed in on AV shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased their target price on shares of Aviva from GBX 624 ($8.62) to GBX 617 ($8.52) and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. Barclays raised shares of Aviva to an “overweight” rating and lifted their price objective for the company from GBX 509 ($7.03) to GBX 567 ($7.83) in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Credit Suisse Group decreased their price objective on shares of Aviva from GBX 640 ($8.84) to GBX 590 ($8.15) and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Morgan Stanley reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 627 ($8.66) price objective (down previously from GBX 670 ($9.26)) on shares of Aviva in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Citigroup reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Aviva in a research report on Monday, November 13th.
In other Aviva news, insider Patricia Cross acquired 2,731 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 22nd. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 507 ($7.00) per share, for a total transaction of £13,846.17 ($19,129.83). Also, insider Keith Williams acquired 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 20th. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 503 ($6.95) per share, with a total value of £50,300 ($69,494.34). In the last 90 days, insiders have bought 12,835 shares of company stock valued at $6,467,547.
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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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