Shares of Aviva PLC (NYSE:AV) fell 8.7% on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $9.79 and last traded at $9.82, with a volume of 237,474 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $10.75.

A number of research firms have issued reports on AV. Beaufort Securities restated a “buy” rating on shares of Aviva PLC in a report on Saturday, March 12th. Macquarie upgraded Aviva PLC from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, June 27th. Zacks Investment Research cut Aviva PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, March 31st. BNP Paribas began coverage on Aviva PLC in a report on Thursday, March 24th. They set an “underperform” rating on the stock. Finally, Shore Capital restated a “sell” rating on shares of Aviva PLC in a report on Saturday, June 25th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold”.

The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $12.09 and a 200 day moving average price of $12.88. The stock has a market cap of $19.38 billion and a P/E ratio of 15.98.

Other institutional investors recently made changes to their positions in the company. Sei Investments Co. boosted its position in shares of Aviva PLC by 96.9% in the fourth quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 113,415 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,725,000 after buying an additional 55,817 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its position in shares of Aviva PLC by 21.7% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 117,869 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,791,000 after buying an additional 21,048 shares during the period. Comerica Bank boosted its position in shares of Aviva PLC by 4.7% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 108,808 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,508,000 after buying an additional 4,882 shares during the period. Finally, World Asset Management Inc boosted its position in shares of Aviva PLC by 2.4% in the fourth quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 107,309 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,632,000 after buying an additional 2,471 shares during the period.

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