Aviva (AV) Given “Overweight” Rating at Barclays
Several other research firms also recently commented on AV. J P Morgan Chase & Co reduced their price objective on Aviva from GBX 624 ($8.40) to GBX 617 ($8.30) and set an overweight rating for the company in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Morgan Stanley reissued an overweight rating and issued a GBX 627 ($8.44) price objective (down from GBX 670 ($9.02)) on shares of Aviva in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. reissued a hold rating and issued a GBX 550 ($7.40) price objective on shares of Aviva in a research note on Monday, September 4th. Jefferies Group reissued a buy rating and issued a GBX 606 ($8.16) price objective on shares of Aviva in a research note on Friday. Finally, Citigroup reissued a buy rating on shares of Aviva in a research note on Monday, November 13th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of GBX 567.88 ($7.64).
Aviva (LON:AV) opened at GBX 510.25 ($6.87) on Monday. Aviva has a twelve month low of GBX 467.31 ($6.29) and a twelve month high of GBX 570.50 ($7.68).
In other Aviva news, insider Glyn Barker purchased 11,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 22nd. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 505 ($6.80) per share, for a total transaction of £55,550 ($74,764.47). Also, insider Patricia Cross purchased 2,609 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 4th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 498 ($6.70) per share, with a total value of £12,992.82 ($17,486.97). Over the last 90 days, insiders acquired 13,670 shares of company stock valued at $6,884,505.
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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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