Shares of Aviva PLC (NYSE:AV) saw an uptick in trading volume on Thursday . 1,053,824 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 67% from the previous session’s volume of 632,509 shares.The stock last traded at $10.36 and had previously closed at $10.19.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on AV. Barclays PLC lowered shares of Aviva PLC from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, July 8th. Beaufort Securities reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Aviva PLC in a report on Tuesday, June 28th. Macquarie raised shares of 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 equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. Aviva PLC presently has an average rating of “Hold”.

The firm has a market cap of $20.55 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.72. The company has a 50 day moving average of $11.46 and a 200-day moving average of $12.64.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Aviva PLC stock. Comerica Bank raised its stake in shares of Aviva PLC (NYSE:AV) by 4.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor 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 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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