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How to buy Aviva stock

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Aviva plc is an insurance-diversified business based in the US. Aviva shares (AVVIY) are listed on the PINK and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Aviva employs 31,181 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$20.7 billion.

How to buy shares in Aviva

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Aviva. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AVVIY. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Aviva reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Aviva, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Aviva. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Aviva share price

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Aviva shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$4.1099 - USD$10.62
50-day moving average USD$9.5344
200-day moving average USD$8.3185
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 14.4005
Dividend yield USD$0.373 (3.54%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.734

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Is Aviva under- or over-valued?

Valuing Aviva stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Aviva's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Aviva's P/E ratio

Aviva's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, Aviva shares trade at around 14x recent earnings.

Aviva's PEG ratio

Aviva's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.9101. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Aviva's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Aviva financials

Gross profit TTM USD$13.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.45%
Return on equity TTM 12.2%
Profit margin 6.05%
Book value $11.356
Market capitalisation USD$20.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Aviva shares

There are currently 433,923 Aviva shares held short by investors – that's known as Aviva's "short interest". This figure is 2.1% down from 443,420 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Aviva shares can be evaluated.

Aviva's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Aviva's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Aviva shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Aviva shares traded daily (recently around 289282). Aviva's SIR currently stands at 1.5. In other words for every 100,000 Aviva shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1500 shares are currently held short.

However Aviva's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Aviva shares, or, against the total number of tradable Aviva shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Aviva's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Aviva shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Aviva shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Aviva.

Find out more about how you can short Aviva stock.

Aviva share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 736.2% of net profits

Recently Aviva has paid out, on average, around 736.2% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.27% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Aviva shareholders could enjoy a 3.27% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Aviva's case, that would currently equate to about $0.373 per share.

Aviva's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Aviva's most recent dividend payout was on 27 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Aviva share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Aviva's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.1099 up to $10.62. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AVVIY.US volatility(beta: 1.24)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (PINK average) beta is 1, while Aviva's is 1.2436. This would suggest that Aviva's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Aviva overview

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, as well as pension fund business and lifetime mortgage products. It also provides insurance cover to individuals, 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. In addition, the company offers personal and commercial lines insurance products; long-term insurance and savings products, primarily for individuals. Further, it provides investment management services for institutional pension fund mandates; and manages various retail investment products, including investment funds, unit trusts, open-ended investment companies, and individual savings accounts for third-party financial institutions, pension funds, public sector organizations, investment professionals, and private investors. Additionally, the company offers asset management, retirement, and protection insurance products. The company markets its products through a network of insurance brokers, as well as MyAviva platform. The company was formerly known as CGNU plc and changed its name to Aviva plc in July 2002. Aviva plc was founded in 1696 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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