Aviva plc (LON:AV) shares traded down 0% during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as GBX 500.50 ($6.74) and last traded at GBX 501.50 ($6.75). 13,134,457 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 46% from the average session volume of 9,010,000 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 501.50 ($6.75).
A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. Societe Generale lowered their price target on Aviva from GBX 525 ($7.07) to GBX 520 ($7.00) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Macquarie raised their price target on Aviva from GBX 598 ($8.05) to GBX 608 ($8.18) and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on Aviva from GBX 601 ($8.09) to GBX 627 ($8.44) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Aviva in a report on Thursday, November 30th. Finally, reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 550 ($7.40) target price on shares of Aviva in a report on Monday, September 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 567.88 ($7.64).
In other Aviva news, insider Patricia Cross acquired 2,609 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 4th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 498 ($6.70) per share, for a total transaction of £12,992.82 ($17,486.97). Also, insider Glyn Barker acquired 11,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 22nd. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 505 ($6.80) per share, with a total value of £55,550 ($74,764.47). Insiders purchased a total of 13,699 shares of company stock valued at $6,899,324 in the last quarter.
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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