Aviva plc (AV) Receives Buy Rating from Deutsche Bank AG
A number of other research firms also recently weighed in on AV. Morgan Stanley increased their target price on shares of Aviva plc from GBX 601 ($7.90) to GBX 627 ($8.24) and gave the company an overweight rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Macquarie increased their target price on shares of Aviva plc from GBX 598 ($7.86) to GBX 608 ($7.99) and gave the company an outperform rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Shore Capital reissued a hold rating on shares of Aviva plc in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reissued a neutral rating and set a GBX 525 ($6.90) target price on shares of Aviva plc in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. Finally, Panmure Gordon reissued a buy rating and set a GBX 635 ($8.35) target price on shares of Aviva plc in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. Aviva plc presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of GBX 569 ($7.48).
Shares of Aviva plc (LON:AV) opened at 493.90 on Tuesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 508.92 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 523.55. The firm’s market cap is GBX 20.01 billion. Aviva plc has a 12 month low of GBX 411.30 and a 12 month high of GBX 570.50.
The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 17th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 5th will be given a GBX 8.40 ($0.11) dividend. This represents a yield of 1.6%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 5th.
In other Aviva plc news, insider Glyn Barker purchased 11,000 shares of Aviva plc stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 22nd. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 505 ($6.64) per share, with a total value of £55,550 ($73,034.45). Also, insider Tom Stoddard sold 53,325 shares of Aviva plc stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 536 ($7.05), for a total transaction of £285,822 ($375,784.91). In the last three months, insiders purchased 13,666 shares of company stock valued at $6,883,773.
Aviva plc 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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