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Aviva PLC AV. Stock Quote

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XLON: AV.

Last close prices updated as of Feb 03, 2023, 4:49 PM BST | GBX
  • Last Close 4.525
  • Sector Financial Services
  • Industry Insurance - Diversified
  • Investment Style Mid Value
  • Day Range 448.20  –  452.60
  • Year Range 341.92  –  606.58
  • Market Cap 1.2647 Tril
  • Volume / Avg 9.6 Mil /  6.6 Mil
  • Price / Sales 0.42
  • Price / Book 0.91
  • Forward Div Yield 6.55%
  • Trailing Div Yield 0.29%

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Aviva Is Shifting the Focus of Its Business

Henry Heathfield Equity Analyst

Business Strategy and Outlook

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As a good middle-of-the-road insurer Aviva has had its fair share of problems over the years. As with many previously poorly run companies, these issues have stretched across leverage, controls, turnover and likely relatedly, its sprawling business portfolio. While prior leadership teams tried to get a handle on this business, up until now none have really done so. We mainly attribute this to a focus on growth and innovation, without a focus on strong capital management and discipline. Mark Wilson’s tenure was characterized by the Friends Life acquisition, the digital garage and his appointment at BlackRock. It felt like Maurice Tulloch would tilt the business more toward general insurance but we think it is likely that the business' problems became too much for him. Present CEO Amanda Blanc is now set on making things right and has divested noncore assets, promising now to focus on the U.K., Ireland, and Canada.

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Business Description

Aviva is a multiline insurer headquartered in the United Kingdom. It traces its roots back to the late 1700s with the establishment of the Hand-in-Hand Fire Office, a mutual insurer of loss from fire. This mutual, along with many other entities acquired and established over the years, was purchased by Commercial Union in 1905. In the late 1990s, Commercial Union and General Accident merged to form Commercial General Union, or CGU. A few years later CGU and Norwich Union merged and later rebranded as Aviva. Aviva acquired Friends Life in 2015. Aviva has been through quick successions of leadership in recent years. Mark Wilson served as CEO in the five years between 2013 and 2018. Then Maurice Tulloch took over and led up to July 2020. Amanda Blanc has led since then.

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St Helen's, 1 Undershaft
London, EC3P 3DQ, GBR
Industry Insurance - Diversified
Employees 22,000

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FAQs for Aviva PLC Stock

Yes. AV. has a forward dividend yield of 6.55%. See AV.’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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AV.’s market cap is 1.26 Tril.
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AV.’s stock style is Mid Value.
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High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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AV.’s price/sales is 0.42.
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AV.’s price/forward earnings is 9.10.
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AV.’s price/book is 0.91.
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AV.’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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