Other research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Citigroup reiterated a buy rating and set a GBX 603 ($8.33) price target on shares of Aviva in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Jefferies Group reiterated a buy rating and set a GBX 606 ($8.37) price target on shares of Aviva in a research report on Friday, December 8th. Shore Capital restated a hold rating on shares of Aviva in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. HSBC cut their target price on shares of Aviva from GBX 550 ($7.60) to GBX 535 ($7.39) and set a hold rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, November 23rd. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada restated an outperform rating and issued a GBX 540 ($7.46) target price on shares of Aviva in a report on Friday, December 15th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of GBX 567.76 ($7.84).
Shares of AV stock remained flat at $GBX 495.90 ($6.85) during trading on Friday. Aviva has a one year low of GBX 482.20 ($6.66) and a one year high of GBX 550 ($7.60).
The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, May 17th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 5th will be given a dividend of GBX 19 ($0.26) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 5th. This represents a yield of 3.67%. This is a positive change from Aviva’s previous dividend of $8.40.
In other news, insider Patricia Cross acquired 2,704 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 22nd. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 508 ($7.02) per share, with a total value of £13,736.32 ($18,978.06). Insiders have acquired 2,821 shares of company stock valued at $1,433,767 in the last three months.
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Aviva Company Profile
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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