Aviva PLC (NYSE:AV) shares were down 2.4% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $10.11 and last traded at $10.13, with a volume of 137,034 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $10.38.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on AV shares. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Aviva PLC in a research note on Saturday, June 25th. Beaufort Securities reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Aviva PLC in a research note on Tuesday, June 28th. Barclays PLC downgraded Aviva PLC from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, July 8th. Sanford C. Bernstein downgraded Aviva PLC from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, March 21st. Finally, Macquarie started coverage on Aviva PLC in a research note on Wednesday, March 30th. They set a “neutral” rating for the company. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Aviva PLC currently has an average rating of “Hold”.

The stock has a 50 day moving average of $11.56 and a 200 day moving average of $12.68. The stock has a market cap of $20.55 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.60.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Aviva PLC stock. Comerica Bank boosted its stake in Aviva PLC (NYSE:AV) by 4.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 108,808 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 4,882 shares during the period. Comerica Bank’s holdings in Aviva PLC were worth $1,508,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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