Aviva’s (AV) “Buy” Rating Reiterated at Jefferies Group
Several other equities research analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. Barclays upgraded Aviva to an overweight rating and increased their price objective for the stock from GBX 509 ($6.85) to GBX 567 ($7.63) in a report on Friday, October 27th. reissued a hold rating and issued a GBX 550 ($7.40) target price on shares of Aviva in a research report on Monday, September 4th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued an overweight rating and issued a GBX 617 ($8.30) target price on shares of Aviva in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Citigroup reissued a buy rating on shares of Aviva in a research report on Monday, November 13th. Finally, Macquarie reissued an outperform rating on shares of Aviva in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of GBX 567.88 ($7.64).
Shares of Aviva (AV) opened at GBX 509.50 ($6.86) on Friday. Aviva has a fifty-two week low of GBX 467.31 ($6.29) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 570.50 ($7.68).
In related news, insider Glyn Barker bought 11,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 22nd. The shares were bought 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 bought 2,609 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 4th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 498 ($6.70) per share, for a total transaction of £12,992.82 ($17,486.97). Over the last 90 days, insiders bought 13,699 shares of company stock worth $6,899,324.
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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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