Aviva (LON:AV)‘s stock had its “top pick” rating reissued by equities researchers at Royal Bank of Canada in a research report issued on Wednesday.
Several other equities research analysts have also issued reports on AV. Barclays upped their price target on Aviva from GBX 550 ($7.19) to GBX 556 ($7.27) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 13th. Deutsche Bank reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 490 ($6.40) price target on shares of Aviva in a research report on Monday, March 4th. UBS Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Aviva in a research report on Tuesday, March 5th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. dropped their price target on Aviva from GBX 493 ($6.44) to GBX 479 ($6.26) and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday. Finally, Shore Capital reissued an “under review” rating on shares of Aviva in a research report on Monday, March 4th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 528.77 ($6.91).
Shares of AV opened at GBX 427.60 ($5.59) on Wednesday. Aviva has a 52-week low of GBX 361.80 ($4.73) and a 52-week high of GBX 554.60 ($7.25). The company has a market capitalization of $16.61 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.31. The company has a current ratio of 2.94, a quick ratio of 2.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 51.04.
Aviva plc provides various insurance and savings products primarily in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, Canada, and Asia. The company offers life insurance, long term health and accident insurance, 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, property, and medical expenses, as well as liabilities, such as employers' and professional indemnity liabilities.
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