Aviva (AV) Receives Overweight Rating from Barclays

Aviva (LON:AV)‘s stock had its “overweight” rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, February 28th.

Several other research firms have also weighed in on AV. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Aviva in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. HSBC dropped their price target on shares of Aviva from GBX 550 ($7.60) to GBX 535 ($7.39) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, November 23rd. Deutsche Bank lifted their target price on shares of Aviva from GBX 585 ($8.08) to GBX 600 ($8.29) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, December 4th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 540 ($7.46) price target on shares of Aviva in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Finally, Citigroup restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 603 ($8.33) price objective on shares of Aviva in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 572.63 ($7.91).

Aviva (LON AV) traded down GBX 1.20 ($0.02) during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching GBX 513.40 ($7.09). 8,533,365 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 9,920,000. Aviva has a one year low of GBX 482.20 ($6.66) and a one year high of GBX 550 ($7.60). The firm has a market cap of $20,600.00 and a PE ratio of 1,510.00.

In other news, insider Keith Williams acquired 10,000 shares of Aviva stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 20th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 503 ($6.95) per share, with a total value of £50,300 ($69,494.34). Also, insider Patricia Cross acquired 2,731 shares of Aviva stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 22nd. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 507 ($7.00) per share, for a total transaction of £13,846.17 ($19,129.83). In the last ninety days, insiders have purchased 12,848 shares of company stock worth $6,474,752.

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About Aviva

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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