Aviva (LON:AV) Stock Price Crosses Above 200 Day Moving Average of $401.81

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Aviva plc (LON:AV)’s share price passed above its 200-day moving average during trading on Friday . The stock has a 200-day moving average of $401.81 and traded as high as $408.70. Aviva shares last traded at $404.10, with a volume of 6,770,372 shares changing hands.

A number of research firms have recently commented on AV. Barclays restated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Aviva in a report on Monday, February 3rd. Investec downgraded Aviva to an “add” rating and lowered their price target for the company from GBX 455 ($5.99) to GBX 400 ($5.26) in a research report on Tuesday, February 4th. Morgan Stanley lowered Aviva to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 28th. UBS Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Aviva in a report on Thursday, January 16th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “top pick” rating on shares of Aviva in a research note on Wednesday, December 11th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 473.91 ($6.23).

The company has a current ratio of 1.91, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 48.99. The firm has a market cap of $15.85 billion and a PE ratio of 6.94. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 409.77 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 401.78.

In other Aviva news, insider Belen Romana Garcia purchased 1,400 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 23rd. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 422 ($5.55) per share, with a total value of £5,908 ($7,771.64).

Aviva Company Profile (LON:AV)

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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