Aviva plc (LON:AV) insider Keith Williams bought 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 20th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 503 ($6.82) per share, for a total transaction of £50,300 ($68,212.64).
Aviva plc (LON:AV) traded up GBX 6.40 ($0.09) during midday trading on Friday, hitting GBX 533.60 ($7.24). 18,789,957 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 9,400,000. Aviva plc has a 1-year low of GBX 467.31 ($6.34) and a 1-year high of GBX 570.50 ($7.74). The firm has a market cap of $21,360.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 1,976.30.
A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their target price on shares of Aviva from GBX 624 ($8.46) to GBX 617 ($8.37) and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 627 ($8.50) price target (down previously from GBX 670 ($9.09)) on shares of Aviva in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Barclays raised shares of Aviva to an “overweight” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from GBX 509 ($6.90) to GBX 567 ($7.69) in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 606 ($8.22) price target on shares of Aviva in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Finally, Citigroup reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Aviva in a research note on Monday, November 13th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of GBX 570.29 ($7.73).
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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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