Aviva plc (AV) : Zacks Investment Research ranks Aviva plc (AV) as 5, which is a Strong Sell recommendation. 1 research analysts consider that the stocks fundamentals point to a bright future, hence they rate the stock as a Strong Buy. 1 more believe that the stock has more downside risks, hence they propose a Strong Sell. A total of 3 analysts believe that the stock has a limited upside, hence they advise a Hold. The average broker rating of 5 research analysts is 3, which indicates as a Hold.
Also, In a research note released to the investors, UBS upgrades its rating on Aviva plc (NYSE:AV).The analysts at the brokerage house have a current rating of Buy on the shares. Earlier, the shares were rated a Neutral by the brokerage firm. The rating by the firm was issued on September 7, 2016.
Aviva plc (NYSE:AV): After opening at $11.47, the stock dipped to an intraday low of $11.46 on Thursday. However, the bulls stepped in to buy at lower levels and pushed the stock higher. The stock touched an intraday high of $11.68 and the buying power remained strong till the end. The stock closed at $11.66 for the day, a gain of 2.01% for the day session. The total traded volume was 545,899. The stocks close on the previous trading day was $11.43.
Aviva plc is a provider of long-term insurance and savings general and health insurance and fund management products and services. The Company operates across four lines of business: The Companys long-term insurance and savings business, which includes a range of life insurance and savings products; general insurance, which focuses on personal and commercial lines, health insurance and fund management, which manages funds on behalf of its long-term insurance and general insurance businesses, external institutions, pension funds and retail clients. The Companys operating segments include: United Kingdom & Ireland; France; Poland; Italy, Spain and Other; Canada; Asia, and Aviva Investors.