Aviva PLC (NYSE:AV)’s share price traded up 5% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $10.94 and last traded at $10.82, with a volume of 316,572 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $10.30.

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

The stock’s 50 day moving average is $10.56 and its 200 day moving average is $12.24. The company has a market cap of $21.87 billion and a P/E ratio of 18.40.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Aviva PLC stock. Comerica Bank raised 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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