Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Aviva Plc (NASDAQ:AVVIY) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research currently has $15.00 price objective on the stock.

According to Zacks, “Aviva has established a competitive position in North America. In the US, the world’s largest savings market, Aviva is the leading provider of indexed annuity and indexed life insurance products. Its principal activity is the provision of financial products and services, focused on the following lines of business: long-term insurance and savings business, fund management and general insurance and health. The company’s business is managed on a geographic basis through a regional management structure based on four regions, U.K., Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. The four regions function as five operating segments as, due to the size of the U.K. region, it is split into two operating segments, U.K. Life and U.K. General Insurance, which undertake long term insurance and savings business and general insurance respectively. “

Aviva Plc (NASDAQ:AVVIY) opened at 13.52 on Wednesday. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $13.74 and its 200 day moving average price is $13.53. Aviva Plc has a 52-week low of $10.53 and a 52-week high of $14.44. The company has a market cap of $27.39 billion and a P/E ratio of 19.20.

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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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