Aviva plc (LON:AV) insider Amanda Blanc bought 324,887 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 11th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 308 ($4.02) per share, with a total value of £1,000,651.96 ($1,307,529.02).

Shares of Aviva stock opened at GBX 301 ($3.93) on Thursday. Aviva plc has a 12 month low of GBX 205.70 ($2.69) and a 12 month high of GBX 439.40 ($5.74). The stock’s fifty day moving average price is GBX 284.27 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 272.02. The firm has a market cap of $11.82 billion and a P/E ratio of 5.48. The company has a current ratio of 2.06, a quick ratio of 1.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 52.34.

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 24th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 13th will be given a dividend of GBX 6 ($0.08) per share. This represents a yield of 2.11%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 13th. Aviva’s payout ratio is currently 27.32%.

A number of research firms have recently commented on AV. Morgan Stanley lowered their target price on Aviva from GBX 366 ($4.78) to GBX 349 ($4.56) and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, August 12th. UBS Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Aviva in a report on Tuesday, July 7th. Shore Capital restated a “buy” rating on shares of Aviva in a report on Monday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased their price target on Aviva from GBX 332 ($4.34) to GBX 330 ($4.31) and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, July 10th. Finally, Citigroup restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Aviva in a report on Thursday, June 18th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Aviva has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 371.42 ($4.85).

About Aviva

Aviva plc provides various insurance and savings products primarily in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, North America, and South-East Asia. The company offers life insurance, long term health and accident insurance, savings, pension, and annuity products; and lifetime mortgage products. It also provides insurance cover to individuals, and small and medium-sized businesses for risks associated primarily with motor vehicles and medical expenses, as well as property and liability, such as employers' and professional indemnity liabilities.

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