Aviva’s (AV) Buy Rating Reiterated at Goldman Sachs Group

Goldman Sachs Group reissued their buy rating on shares of Aviva (LON:AV) in a research report released on Tuesday morning, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports.

A number of other research analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. Shore Capital restated a hold rating on shares of Aviva in a research report on Thursday, August 8th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a top pick rating and set a GBX 560 ($7.32) target price on shares of Aviva in a research report on Monday. UBS Group restated a buy rating on shares of Aviva in a research report on Thursday, August 8th. Deutsche Bank restated a buy rating on shares of Aviva in a research report on Friday, August 9th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group boosted their target price on shares of Aviva from GBX 500 ($6.53) to GBX 520 ($6.79) and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday, April 29th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of GBX 498.18 ($6.51).

Shares of AV opened at GBX 357.60 ($4.67) on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $14.01 billion and a PE ratio of 6.14. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 48.99, a current ratio of 1.91 and a quick ratio of 0.98. Aviva has a 1-year low of GBX 3.87 ($0.05) and a 1-year high of GBX 503.60 ($6.58). The company’s fifty day moving average price is GBX 410.37 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 417.38.

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

In other news, insider Belen Romana Garcia acquired 1,411 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 21st. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 418 ($5.46) per share, for a total transaction of £5,897.98 ($7,706.76).

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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