Aviva plc (LON:AV) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the twenty-one research firms that are covering the firm. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and thirteen have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 515.06 ($6.37).

Several research firms recently commented on AV. Jefferies Group boosted their price objective on shares of Aviva plc from GBX 450 ($5.57) to GBX 501 ($6.20) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 22nd. BNP Paribas reissued an “underperform” rating and set a GBX 400 ($4.95) price objective on shares of Aviva plc in a research note on Thursday, September 22nd. Shore Capital reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Aviva plc in a research note on Friday, June 24th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 470 ($5.82) price objective (down previously from GBX 610 ($7.55)) on shares of Aviva plc in a research note on Friday, June 24th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 506 ($6.26) price objective on shares of Aviva plc in a research note on Tuesday, September 13th.

In related news, insider Montague,Adrian bought 7,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 4th. The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 407 ($5.04) per share, for a total transaction of £28,490 ($35,259.90). Also, insider Stoddard,Tom bought 51,527 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 30th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 509 ($6.30) per share, with a total value of £262,272.43 ($324,594.59).

Aviva plc (LON:AV) opened at 443.50 on Tuesday. Aviva plc has a 1-year low of GBX 290.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 522.50. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 17.97 billion. The company has a 50-day moving average of GBX 439.33 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 423.51.

About Aviva plc

Aviva plc is the holding company of the Aviva Group. The Company provides customers with long-term insurance and savings, general and health insurance, and fund management products and services. The Company’s segments include UK & Ireland; France; Poland; Italy, Spain and Other; Canada; Asia, and Aviva Investors.

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