Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact Aviva (LON:AV) Stock Price

News headlines about Aviva (LON:AV) have been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Aviva earned a media sentiment score of 0.67 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave media headlines about the company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Aviva’s ranking:

Shares of LON:AV traded up GBX 3.40 ($0.04) on Friday, hitting GBX 416.50 ($5.44). The company had a trading volume of 7,650,398 shares, compared to its average volume of 10,250,000. The stock’s 50-day moving average is GBX 412.61. Aviva has a 1 year low of GBX 361.80 ($4.73) and a 1 year high of GBX 515.20 ($6.73). The company has a quick ratio of 2.23, a current ratio of 3.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 51.04. The company has a market cap of $16.31 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.02.

AV has been the subject of a number of research reports. Shore Capital reaffirmed an “under review” rating on shares of Aviva in a research note on Monday, March 4th. UBS Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 480 ($6.27) price objective (down previously from GBX 525 ($6.86)) on shares of Aviva in a research note on Monday, May 13th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “top pick” rating on shares of Aviva in a research note on Wednesday, March 13th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their price objective on shares of Aviva from GBX 493 ($6.44) to GBX 479 ($6.26) and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, March 12th. Finally, HSBC cut their price objective on shares of Aviva from GBX 540 ($7.06) to GBX 475 ($6.21) and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, March 26th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Aviva presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 493 ($6.44).

In related news, insider Belen Romana Garcia bought 1,411 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 21st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 418 ($5.46) per share, with a total value of £5,897.98 ($7,706.76). Over the last ninety days, insiders bought 1,726 shares of company stock valued at $718,399.

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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