Aviva PLC (NYSE:AV)’s share price gapped down prior to trading 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.

AV has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Aviva PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, March 31st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Aviva PLC in a report on Wednesday, May 18th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Aviva PLC in a report on Friday, June 3rd. Shore Capital reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Aviva PLC in a report on Saturday, June 25th. Finally, Macquarie upgraded Aviva PLC from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, June 27th. Four equities research 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 presently has a consensus rating of “Hold”.

The firm has a market cap of $20.90 billion and a P/E ratio of 17.65. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $10.69 and a 200-day moving average of $12.33.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Aviva PLC stock. Sei Investments Co. boosted its position in shares of Aviva PLC (NYSE:AV) by 96.9% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 113,415 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 55,817 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co.’s holdings in Aviva PLC were worth $1,725,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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