Shares of Aviva plc (LON:AV) have been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the sixteen analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 538 ($7.03).
A number of analysts have weighed in on AV shares. Barclays reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Aviva in a research report on Monday, January 21st. Shore Capital reiterated an “under review” rating on shares of Aviva in a research report on Wednesday, December 5th. BNP Paribas decreased their target price on Aviva from GBX 470 ($6.14) to GBX 465 ($6.08) and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, January 24th. Citigroup restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 499 ($6.52) target price on shares of Aviva in a report on Wednesday, October 31st. Finally, Deutsche Bank restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 490 ($6.40) target price on shares of Aviva in a report on Monday, January 7th.
In other Aviva news, insider Andrew Briggs bought 25,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 7th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 423 ($5.53) per share, for a total transaction of £105,750 ($138,181.11). Insiders have bought 25,134 shares of company stock worth $10,627,990 in the last 90 days.
Aviva Company Profile
Aviva plc provides various insurance and savings products primarily in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, Canada, and Asia. The company offers life insurance, long term health and accident insurance, pension, and annuity products; and lifetime mortgage products. It also provides insurance cover to individuals, and small and medium-sized businesses for risks associated primarily with motor vehicles, property, and medical expenses, as well as liabilities, such as employers' and professional indemnity liabilities.
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