Aviva plc (LON:AV) rose 0.6% during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as GBX 489.53 ($6.44) and last traded at GBX 493.70 ($6.49). Approximately 7,294,993 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 3% from the average daily volume of 7,530,000 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 490.60 ($6.45).
AV has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 585 ($7.69) target price on shares of Aviva plc in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Panmure Gordon reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 635 ($8.35) target price on shares of Aviva plc in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Jefferies Group LLC boosted their target price on Aviva plc from GBX 600 ($7.89) to GBX 606 ($7.97) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Citigroup Inc. reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Aviva plc in a research note on Monday. Finally, Barclays PLC boosted their target price on Aviva plc from GBX 504 ($6.63) to GBX 509 ($6.69) and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Monday, September 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 569.07 ($7.48).
In related news, insider Patricia Cross bought 2,609 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 4th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 498 ($6.55) per share, for a total transaction of £12,992.82 ($17,089.07). Also, insider Glyn Barker bought 11,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 22nd. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 505 ($6.64) per share, for a total transaction of £55,550 ($73,063.26). Insiders have purchased 13,699 shares of company stock worth $6,899,324 in the last quarter.
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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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