Aviva (AV) Earns Outperform Rating from Royal Bank of Canada

Royal Bank of Canada restated their outperform rating on shares of Aviva (LON:AV) in a report issued on Thursday.

A number of other brokerages also recently issued reports on AV. Citigroup reissued a buy rating and set a GBX 603 ($8.33) price target on shares of Aviva in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Shore Capital reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of Aviva in a report on Thursday, November 30th. Barclays raised shares of Aviva to an overweight rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Deutsche Bank increased their price objective on shares of Aviva from GBX 585 ($8.08) to GBX 600 ($8.29) and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Monday, December 4th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed an overweight rating and set a GBX 623 ($8.61) price objective on shares of Aviva in a report on Friday, January 5th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of GBX 572.63 ($7.91).

Shares of Aviva (AV) opened at GBX 520.80 ($7.20) on Thursday. Aviva has a twelve month low of GBX 482.20 ($6.66) and a twelve month high of GBX 550 ($7.60). The stock has a market cap of $20,840.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 1,531.76.

In other Aviva news, insider Patricia Cross purchased 2,731 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 22nd. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 507 ($7.00) per share, with a total value of £13,846.17 ($19,129.83). Also, insider Keith Williams purchased 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 20th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 503 ($6.95) per share, for a total transaction of £50,300 ($69,494.34). Over the last three months, insiders bought 12,835 shares of company stock worth $6,467,547.

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About Aviva

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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