Aviva plc (LON:AV) declared a dividend on Thursday, August 8th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 15th will be paid a dividend of GBX 9.50 ($0.12) per share on Thursday, September 26th. This represents a dividend yield of 2.46%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 15th. The official announcement can be accessed at this link.
Shares of AV opened at GBX 362.30 ($4.73) on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $14.17 billion and a PE ratio of 6.23. Aviva has a 52-week low of GBX 3.87 ($0.05) and a 52-week high of GBX 503.60 ($6.58). The company has a 50-day simple moving average of GBX 410.37 and a 200-day simple moving average of GBX 417.38. The company has a quick ratio of 0.98, a current ratio of 1.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 48.99.
Several equities research analysts have issued reports on AV shares. Goldman Sachs Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Aviva in a research note on Tuesday. UBS Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Aviva in a research note on Thursday, August 8th. Jefferies Financial Group raised their target price on shares of Aviva from GBX 500 ($6.53) to GBX 520 ($6.79) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 29th. Shore Capital reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Aviva in a research report on Thursday, August 8th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada restated a “top pick” rating and issued a GBX 560 ($7.32) price target on shares of Aviva in a report on Monday. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 498.18 ($6.51).
In other Aviva news, insider Belen Romana Garcia bought 1,411 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, June 21st. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 418 ($5.46) per share, with a total value of £5,897.98 ($7,706.76).
Aviva Company Profile
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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