Aviva plc (AV) Receives Buy Rating from Citigroup Inc.
A number of other research analysts have also recently commented on AV. Societe Generale reduced their target price on shares of Aviva plc from GBX 525 ($6.91) to GBX 520 ($6.84) and set a hold rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on shares of Aviva plc from GBX 601 ($7.90) to GBX 627 ($8.25) and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reissued a neutral rating and set a GBX 525 ($6.91) target price on shares of Aviva plc in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. Shore Capital reissued a hold rating on shares of Aviva plc in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC boosted their target price on shares of Aviva plc from GBX 600 ($7.89) to GBX 606 ($7.97) and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of GBX 569.07 ($7.48).
Shares of Aviva plc (AV) traded up GBX 3.10 ($0.04) during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching GBX 493.70 ($6.49). 7,294,993 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 7,530,000. Aviva plc has a 1 year low of GBX 439 ($5.77) and a 1 year high of GBX 570.50 ($7.50).
In other news, insider Glyn Barker purchased 11,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 22nd. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 505 ($6.64) per share, for a total transaction of £55,550 ($73,063.26). Also, insider Patricia Cross purchased 2,609 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 4th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 498 ($6.55) per share, with a total value of £12,992.82 ($17,089.07). In the last quarter, insiders have acquired 13,699 shares of company stock valued at $6,899,324.
Aviva plc Company Profile
Aviva plc is a holding company. The Company provides customers with long-term insurance and savings, general and health insurance, and fund management products and services. Its segments include United Kingdom & Ireland; France; Poland; Italy, Spain and Other; Canada; Asia; Aviva Investors, and Other Group activities.
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