Aviva plc (LON:AV) Given Consensus Rating of “Buy” by Analysts

Shares of Aviva plc (LON:AV) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the eleven analysts that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 509.71 ($6.66).

Several research firms have recently weighed in on AV. Barclays lifted their target price on shares of Aviva from GBX 550 ($7.19) to GBX 551 ($7.20) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 3rd. UBS Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Aviva in a research note on Thursday, August 8th. Goldman Sachs Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Aviva in a research note on Tuesday, August 13th. Shore Capital reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Aviva in a research note on Thursday, August 8th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their target price on shares of Aviva from GBX 484 ($6.32) to GBX 498 ($6.51) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday.

Shares of AV traded up GBX 0.80 ($0.01) during trading hours on Friday, hitting GBX 389.40 ($5.09). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 17,737,095 shares, compared to its average volume of 10,250,000. The company has a market cap of $15.25 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 48.99, a current ratio of 1.91 and a quick ratio of 0.98. The business has a 50 day simple moving average of GBX 379.04 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of GBX 409.86. Aviva has a 52-week low of GBX 3.87 ($0.05) and a 52-week high of GBX 498.50 ($6.51).

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 26th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 15th will be given a GBX 9.50 ($0.12) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 15th. This represents a dividend yield of 2.46%. Aviva’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 0.52%.

About Aviva

Aviva plc provides various insurance and savings products primarily in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, North America, and South-East Asia. The company offers life insurance, long term health and accident insurance, savings, 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 and medical expenses, as well as property and liability, such as employers' and professional indemnity liabilities.

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