Aviva plc (AV) Receives Buy Rating from Jefferies Group LLC

Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Aviva plc (LON:AV) in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning. The brokerage currently has a GBX 606 ($7.83) target price on the stock.

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an equal weight rating and issued a GBX 504 ($6.51) target price on shares of Aviva plc in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. Panmure Gordon reiterated a buy rating and issued a GBX 635 ($8.20) price target on shares of Aviva plc in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. J P Morgan Chase & Co upped their price target on shares of Aviva plc from GBX 616 ($7.96) to GBX 624 ($8.06) and gave the company an overweight rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a buy rating and issued a GBX 585 ($7.56) price target on shares of Aviva plc in a research note on Monday, May 22nd. Finally, Macquarie upgraded shares of Aviva plc to an outperform rating and set a GBX 598 ($7.72) price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 558.44 ($7.21).

Aviva plc (AV) opened at 509.50 on Friday. Aviva plc has a 52-week low of GBX 411.30 and a 52-week high of GBX 570.50. The firm’s 50-day moving average is GBX 524.17 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 526.38. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 20.64 billion.

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The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 17th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 5th will be paid a GBX 8.40 ($0.11) dividend. This represents a yield of 1.6%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 5th.

In other news, insider Tom Stoddard sold 53,325 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 536 ($6.92), for a total transaction of £285,822 ($369,135.99).

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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