Shares of Aviva PLC (NYSE:AV) shot up 6.5% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $10.28 and last traded at $10.26, with a volume of 325,778 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $9.63.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on AV. Barclays PLC lowered Aviva PLC from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday. Beaufort Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Aviva PLC in a research note on Tuesday, June 28th. Macquarie raised Aviva PLC from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, June 27th. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Aviva PLC in a research note on Saturday, June 25th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Aviva PLC in a research note on Saturday, June 25th. 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 company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold”.

The company has a market cap of $20.63 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.66. The company’s 50 day moving average is $11.81 and its 200 day moving average is $12.73.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors have bought and sold shares of the company. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its position in Aviva PLC by 21.7% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 117,869 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,791,000 after buying an additional 21,048 shares during the last quarter. Comerica Bank raised its position 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 last quarter. Finally, Sei Investments Co. raised its position 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 last quarter.

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