Shares of Aviva PLC (NYSE:AV) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the fourteen research firms that are currently covering the company. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company.
AV has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Aviva PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 20th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Aviva PLC in a report on Thursday, September 8th. Barclays PLC cut shares of Aviva PLC from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, July 8th. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Aviva PLC in a report on Saturday, June 25th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Aviva PLC in a report on Saturday, June 25th.
Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. raised its position in shares of Aviva PLC by 9.3% in the first quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 8,478 shares of the company’s stock worth $109,000 after buying an additional 719 shares in the last quarter. Bellecapital International Ltd. bought a new position in shares of Aviva PLC during the second quarter worth $109,000. Kanaly Trust Co raised its position in shares of Aviva PLC by 36.5% in the second quarter. Kanaly Trust Co now owns 10,652 shares of the company’s stock worth $114,000 after buying an additional 2,846 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp bought a new position in shares of Aviva PLC during the second quarter worth $124,000. Finally, Private Bank & Trust Co. raised its position in shares of Aviva PLC by 27.7% in the second quarter. Private Bank & Trust Co. now owns 15,217 shares of the company’s stock worth $163,000 after buying an additional 3,304 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 0.79% of the company’s stock.
Shares of Aviva PLC (NYSE:AV) opened at 11.51 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $23.31 billion, a P/E ratio of 36.19 and a beta of 1.29. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $11.38 and its 200-day moving average is $11.80. Aviva PLC has a 12-month low of $9.11 and a 12-month high of $15.67.
The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 23rd. Investors of record on Friday, October 7th will be given a dividend of $0.175 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, October 5th.
About Aviva PLC
Aviva plc is the holding company of the Aviva Group. The Company provides customers with long-term insurance and savings, general and health insurance, and fund management products and services. The Company’s segments include UK & Ireland; France; Poland; Italy, Spain and Other; Canada; Asia, and Aviva Investors.
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