Aviva PLC (NYSE:AV)’s share price gapped down before the market opened on Friday . The stock had previously closed at $10.05, but opened at $10.17. Aviva PLC shares last traded at $10.36, with a volume of 353,406 shares traded.

A number of brokerages have commented on AV. Barclays PLC downgraded shares of Aviva PLC from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, July 8th. Beaufort Securities restated a “buy” rating on shares of Aviva PLC in a research report on Tuesday, June 28th. Macquarie upgraded shares of Aviva PLC from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, June 27th. Shore Capital restated a “sell” rating on shares of Aviva PLC in a research report on Saturday, June 25th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating on shares of Aviva PLC in a research report on Saturday, June 25th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Aviva PLC has an average rating of “Hold”.

The company has a market capitalization of $20.90 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.65. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $10.69 and its 200 day moving average price is $12.33.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Aviva PLC stock. Comerica Bank increased its position in 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 fund 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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