Aviva plc (LON:AV) insider Belen Romana Garcia bought 1,009 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 27th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 414 ($5.41) per share, for a total transaction of £4,177.26 ($5,458.33).

LON AV opened at GBX 407.10 ($5.32) on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $15.89 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.77. Aviva plc has a 1 year low of GBX 361.80 ($4.73) and a 1 year high of GBX 554.60 ($7.25). The company has a current ratio of 2.94, a quick ratio of 2.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 51.04.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, May 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 11th will be issued a GBX 20.75 ($0.27) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 11th. This represents a dividend yield of 4.78%. This is a boost from Aviva’s previous dividend of $9.25. Aviva’s dividend payout ratio is currently 0.79%.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on AV shares. Jefferies Financial Group dropped their target price on Aviva from GBX 604 ($7.89) to GBX 500 ($6.53) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, February 11th. Barclays reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of Aviva in a report on Monday, January 21st. Shore Capital reaffirmed an “under review” rating on shares of Aviva in a report on Wednesday, December 5th. BNP Paribas dropped their price target 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. Finally, Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 490 ($6.40) price target on shares of Aviva in a report on Monday, January 7th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 520.33 ($6.80).

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About Aviva

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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