Aviva plc (AV) Insider Belen Romana Garcia Acquires 1,009 Shares

Aviva plc (LON:AV) insider Belen Romana Garcia purchased 1,009 shares of Aviva stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 27th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 414 ($5.41) per share, with a total value of £4,177.26 ($5,458.33).

AV traded down GBX 3.40 ($0.04) during trading on Monday, reaching GBX 431.60 ($5.64). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 7,862,499 shares, compared to its average volume of 10,250,000. Aviva plc 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 current ratio of 3.09, a quick ratio of 2.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 51.04. The firm has a market capitalization of $16.90 billion and a PE ratio of 11.42.

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, May 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, April 11th will be given a dividend of GBX 20.75 ($0.27) per share. This is an increase from Aviva’s previous dividend of $9.25. This represents a dividend yield of 4.78%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 11th. Aviva’s payout ratio is currently 0.79%.

A number of equities analysts have commented on AV shares. UBS Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Aviva in a report on Tuesday, March 5th. Deutsche Bank dropped their price target on Aviva from GBX 490 ($6.40) to GBX 470 ($6.14) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, March 18th. Shore Capital restated an “under review” rating on shares of Aviva in a research report on Monday, March 4th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. dropped their price target on Aviva from GBX 493 ($6.44) to GBX 479 ($6.26) and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, March 12th. Finally, Barclays upped their price target on Aviva from GBX 556 ($7.27) to GBX 562 ($7.34) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Aviva presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of GBX 509.62 ($6.66).

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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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