Aviva PLC (NYSE:AV) shares reached a new 52-week low during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $9.11 and last traded at $9.39, with a volume of 789,292 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $9.85.

A number of research firms have commented on AV. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Aviva PLC in a research report on Saturday, March 12th. Barclays PLC cut shares of Aviva PLC from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday. Sanford C. Bernstein cut shares of Aviva PLC from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Monday, March 21st. BNP Paribas assumed coverage on shares of Aviva PLC in a research report on Thursday, March 24th. They set an “underperform” rating on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Aviva PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, March 14th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold”.

The stock has a market cap of $19.02 billion and a PE ratio of 15.68. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $11.99 and its 200 day moving average is $12.86.

A number of hedge funds recently bought and sold shares of AV. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in 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 in the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. boosted its stake in Aviva PLC by 96.9% in the fourth quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 113,415 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,725,000 after buying an additional 55,817 shares during the period. Comerica Bank boosted its stake in Aviva PLC by 4.7% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 108,808 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,508,000 after buying an additional 4,882 shares during the period. Finally, World Asset Management Inc boosted its stake in Aviva PLC by 2.4% in the fourth quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 107,309 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,632,000 after buying an additional 2,471 shares during the period.

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