Aviva plc (AV) Receives Neutral Rating from Goldman Sachs Group Inc

Goldman Sachs Group Inc reaffirmed their neutral rating on shares of Aviva plc (LON:AV) in a research report released on Monday, May 8th. They currently have a GBX 525 ($6.78) target price on the stock.

Several other equities research analysts have also recently commented on the stock. HSBC Holdings plc lifted their price target on shares of Aviva plc from GBX 500 ($6.45) to GBX 550 ($7.10) and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Monday, May 8th. Royal Bank of Canada restated an outperform rating and set a GBX 540 ($6.97) price objective on shares of Aviva plc in a report on Thursday, April 27th. Credit Suisse Group AG initiated coverage on shares of Aviva plc in a report on Thursday, April 27th. They set an outperform rating and a GBX 640 ($8.26) price objective for the company. Canaccord Genuity boosted their price objective on shares of Aviva plc from GBX 500 ($6.45) to GBX 560 ($7.23) and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, April 19th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG upped their price target on shares of Aviva plc from GBX 515 ($6.65) to GBX 585 ($7.55) and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, April 11th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 550.93 ($7.11).

Shares of Aviva plc (LON:AV) traded up 1.14% on Monday, hitting GBX 534.00. The company had a trading volume of 12,929,377 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average of GBX 525.47 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 495.29. The stock’s market cap is GBX 21.67 billion. Aviva plc has a 12 month low of GBX 290.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 570.50.

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The company also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, May 17th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 6th were issued a dividend of GBX 15.88 ($0.20) per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, April 6th. This represents a yield of 3%.

In other Aviva plc news, insider Mark Wilson sold 90,086 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 525 ($6.78), for a total transaction of £472,951.50 ($610,496.32). Also, insider Adrian Montague purchased 9,303 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 9th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 535 ($6.91) per share, with a total value of £49,771.05 ($64,245.58). In the last 90 days, insiders have acquired 9,402 shares of company stock valued at $5,029,794.

About Aviva plc

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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