Aviva plc (AV) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages
Shares of Aviva plc (LON:AV) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the nineteen analysts that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 565.20 ($7.56).
AV has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Jefferies Group raised their price objective on shares of Aviva from GBX 600 ($8.02) to GBX 606 ($8.10) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 31st. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 585 ($7.82) price objective on shares of Aviva in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Citigroup reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Aviva in a report on Monday, November 13th. Barclays raised their price objective on shares of Aviva from GBX 504 ($6.74) to GBX 509 ($6.81) and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Monday, September 11th. Finally, reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 550 ($7.35) price objective on shares of Aviva in a report on Monday, September 4th.
In other Aviva news, insider Patricia Cross acquired 2,731 shares of Aviva stock in a transaction on Friday, December 22nd. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 507 ($6.78) per share, with a total value of £13,846.17 ($18,513.40). Also, insider Keith Williams acquired 10,000 shares of Aviva stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 20th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 503 ($6.73) per share, for a total transaction of £50,300 ($67,254.98). In the last three months, insiders purchased 15,430 shares of company stock valued at $7,758,883.
Aviva (LON:AV) opened at GBX 500 ($6.69) on Tuesday. Aviva has a 52-week low of GBX 467.31 ($6.25) and a 52-week high of GBX 570.50 ($7.63). The stock has a market cap of $20,060.00 and a PE ratio of 1,851.85.
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Aviva Company Profile
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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