Aviva plc (LON:AV) was down 0% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as GBX 529.80 ($7.18) and last traded at GBX 532.36 ($7.22). Approximately 6,980,000 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 22% from the average daily volume of 8,990,000 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 532.36 ($7.22).
Several equities research analysts have issued reports on AV shares. Deutsche Bank reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 585 ($7.93) target price on shares of Aviva in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. dropped their price objective on Aviva from GBX 624 ($8.46) to GBX 617 ($8.37) and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Barclays raised Aviva to an “overweight” rating and lifted their price objective for the company from GBX 509 ($6.90) to GBX 567 ($7.69) in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Credit Suisse Group dropped their price objective on Aviva from GBX 640 ($8.68) to GBX 590 ($8.00) and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 627 ($8.50) price objective (down from GBX 670 ($9.09)) on shares of Aviva in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Aviva currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 570.29 ($7.73).
The company has a market cap of $21,360.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 1,962.22.
In related news, insider Patricia Cross purchased 2,731 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 22nd. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 507 ($6.88) per share, for a total transaction of £13,846.17 ($18,777.01). Also, insider Keith Williams purchased 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 20th. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 503 ($6.82) per share, for a total transaction of £50,300 ($68,212.64). Insiders bought a total of 12,820 shares of company stock valued at $6,460,060 over the last three months.
Aviva 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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