Deutsche Bank reissued their hold rating on shares of Aviva (LON:AV) in a research report report published on Monday morning, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports.
A number of other research analysts also recently commented on AV. Jefferies Financial Group reduced their price target on Aviva from GBX 502 ($6.60) to GBX 500 ($6.58) and set a buy rating for the company in a report on Friday, February 7th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a top pick rating on shares of Aviva in a report on Friday, March 20th. Barclays restated an equal weight rating on shares of Aviva in a report on Monday, February 3rd. Investec lowered Aviva to an add rating and cut their target price for the company from GBX 455 ($5.99) to GBX 400 ($5.26) in a research report on Tuesday, February 4th. Finally, Morgan Stanley cut Aviva to an equal weight rating in a research note on Thursday, November 28th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Aviva has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of GBX 453.80 ($5.97).
Shares of LON AV opened at GBX 258.70 ($3.40) on Monday. Aviva has a 1 year low of GBX 3.87 ($0.05) and a 1 year high of GBX 439.40 ($5.78). The firm has a market cap of $10.15 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.10. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 48.38, a quick ratio of 1.09 and a current ratio of 2.04. The stock’s 50-day simple moving average is GBX 342.68 and its 200-day simple moving average is GBX 390.90.
The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, June 2nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, April 23rd will be paid a dividend of GBX 21.40 ($0.28) per share. This is a boost from Aviva’s previous dividend of $9.50. This represents a dividend yield of 6.11%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 23rd. Aviva’s dividend payout ratio is 0.49%.
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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