AV.L - Aviva plc

LSE - LSE Delayed price. Currency in GBp
406.10
+6.10 (+1.53%)
At close: 5:06PM GMT
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Previous close400.00
Open402.50
Bid407.10 x 0
Ask407.10 x 0
Day's range400.60 - 408.70
52-week range3.87 - 442.30
Volume9352157
Avg. volume12,990,611
Market cap16B
Beta (5Y Monthly)1.00
PE ratio (TTM)6.98
EPS (TTM)58.20
Earnings date5 Mar 2020
Forward dividend & yield0.30 (7.56%)
Ex-dividend date2019-08-15
1y target est551.33
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  • Reuters - UK Focus

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  • Aviva appoints insurance veteran Amanda Blanc non-executive director
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    Aviva appoints insurance veteran Amanda Blanc non-executive director

    Blanc, who was the former boss of AXA UK & Ireland, will succeed Claudia Arney as chair of the governance committee and become a member of the nomination and risk committees, Aviva said. Blanc has also worked as chief executive officer, EMEA & global banking partnerships at Zurich Insurance Group and held senior management positions at Towergate Insurance Brokers, Groupama Insurance Company and Commercial Union.

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  • Bloomberg

    Aviva’s CEO Wants More Accountability at Firm After Overhaul

    (Bloomberg) -- U.K. insurer Aviva Plc’s reorganization into five units will make it easier for investors to understand the company and foster a “culture of accountability,” according to Chief Executive Officer Maurice Tulloch.Tulloch, who took over the helm of the $20.4 billion life and general insurer in March, said in an interview that he wanted a “no-nonsense approach,” with management delivering on its promises.Under plans announced on Wednesday, Aviva will simplify its businesses into five divisions. The firm will also sell its stake in its Hong Kong unit, named Blue, to co-investor Hillhouse Capital, and is talking to partners in Vietnam and Indonesia in relation to local businesses in those markets. The company said on Monday that it planned to retain its China and Singapore operations.Shares fell as much as 4.1% after the overhaul plan was made public. The question remains whether Aviva’s goal of simplifying and improving its core businesses is achievable given its numerous similar attempts in the past, Shore Capital Group’s Paul De’Ath said.Aviva will rejig its product mix and roll out unit-linked investment funds to savers, a response in part to low and negative real interest rates across much of Western Europe, Chief Financial Officer Jason Windsor said in an interview.Cost CutsWith French government bonds yielding zero, “it doesn’t make any sense to invest,” Windsor said. “When you have a 20-, 30-year time horizon, you can be much more thoughtful about where you put your retirement savings.”Operating profit for 2019 should be broadly in line with management expectations, Aviva said in a statement. The insurer is targeting 300 million pounds ($387 million) in net cost savings by 2022 and 1.5 billion pounds in debt reduction between 2019 and 2022.Tulloch said the decision to exit Hong Kong meant capital could be better deployed elsewhere. By contrast, Aviva’s China operation paid its first dividend last year, and offers “strong long-term growth prospects for the group,” he said.(Updates with CFO comments starting in fifth paragraph.)To contact the reporter on this story: Benjamin Robertson in london at brobertson29@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Shelley Robinson at ssmith118@bloomberg.net, Patrick Henry, Chris BourkeFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

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  • Reuters

    Aviva shares drop as strategy update leaves investors underwhelmed

    Shares in Aviva slid on Wednesday after the British insurer announced it would reorganise into five divisions and sell its stake in its Hong Kong business, falling short of investor expectations for a broader change in strategy. Analysts had speculated Aviva might announce that it would sell smaller European operations such as France or Italy to focus on the UK, or offload books of life insurance closed to new customers. Aviva is folding Aviva Investors, its fund management arm, into a broader investments, savings and retirement division.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 2-Aviva shares drop as strategy update leaves investors underwhelmed

    Shares in Aviva slid on Wednesday after the British insurer announced it would reorganise into five divisions and sell its stake in its Hong Kong business, falling short of investor expectations for a broader change in strategy. Analysts had speculated Aviva might announce that it would sell smaller European operations such as France or Italy to focus on the UK, or offload books of life insurance closed to new customers. Aviva is folding Aviva Investors, its fund management arm, into a broader investments, savings and retirement division.

  • Investing.com

    Premarket London: Aviva to Sell Some Asian Ops; Kingfisher Gloom

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  • Aviva Keeps China, Singapore Businesses After Asian Review
    Bloomberg

    Aviva Keeps China, Singapore Businesses After Asian Review

    (Bloomberg) -- Aviva Plc, the U.K. insurer that’s overhauling some businesses as part of its chief executive officer’s turnaround plan, is to retain its Chinese joint venture as well as assets in its biggest market, Singapore.The firm will continue to explore options for some other businesses in Asia, including in Vietnam, Hong Kong and Indonesia, it said in a statement Monday. Aviva’s shares slumped more than 4% in London after the insurer announced its plans for the region’s assets, which combined could be valued up to $4 billion, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg in August.Aviva said in August it was reviewing its Asian businesses as part of CEO Maurice Tulloch’s turnaround plan. It conducted a “thorough review” of its options for Singapore, including seeking offers for the business, Monday’s statement said. Its joint venture in China was retained because of its “high growth prospects” and the scale of that country’s market.“Aviva’s Singapore and China business units delivered double digit operating profit growth in 2018 and are earning attractive returns,” the company said. “Both countries are expected to pay dividends to group center in 2019.”Firms including Japan’s MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings Inc. and Canada’s Manulife Financial Corp. were vying to buy the company’s assets in Singapore and Vietnam, according to people with knowledge of the matter. While Aviva was seeking about $3 billion from those two assets combined, the valuation could come slightly lower, the people said.Tulloch, who took over in March, has flagged slashing expenses by 300 million pounds ($389 million) a year and cutting 1,800 jobs by 2022, in an attempt to re-inject growth into the company and lower debt. Aviva’s rivals have fared better by concentrating on life and pensions rather than general insurance.Asia is one of Aviva’s fastest growing markets, accounting for 5.5% of revenues in 2018 and up from 1.8% in 2013, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The region’s share of total sales remains small in comparison to the U.K., which accounted for 23.6% of total revenue in 2018.(Updates with extra details throughout)To contact the reporters on this story: Lucca de Paoli in London at gdepaoli1@bloomberg.net;Benjamin Robertson in london at brobertson29@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Shelley Robinson at ssmith118@bloomberg.net, Chris Bourke, Patrick HenryFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 1-European stocks stall as auto tariff worries weigh

    A bidding war for stock exchange operator Euronext and gains in defensive stocks propped up European markets on Monday, although doubts on whether or not the United States will impose tariffs on EU carmakers weighed on shares. Europe's benchmark STOXX index was up just 0.1%, as the spillover from upbeat trading in Asian hours wore off. The auto industry sub-index fell 0.8%.

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    UPDATE 2-Election polls thrust UK midcaps to 14-month high

    UK mid-caps closed at their highest level in nearly 14 months on Monday, boosted by polls pointing to victory by the ruling Conservatives in upcoming elections, while a near 5% drop in insurer Aviva weighed on the main board. The domestically-focused FTSE 250 index rose 0.2% while the FTSE 100 added 0.1%.

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    UK insurer Aviva to keep Singapore, China operations

    British life and general insurer Aviva Plc will keep its operations in Singapore and China, it said on Monday, two days ahead of an expected strategy update and following speculation of a sale of the Singapore business. Aviva began a review of its Asia business earlier this year under new CEO Maurice Tulloch. "Following a thorough review of options for the Singapore business, including seeking offers ... Aviva has concluded that the best value for shareholders will be achieved by retaining the business," the company said.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 2-UK insurer Aviva to keep Singapore, China operations

    British life and general insurer Aviva Plc will keep its operations in Singapore and China, it said on Monday, two days ahead of an expected strategy update and following speculation of a sale of the Singapore business. Aviva began a review of its Asia business earlier this year under new CEO Maurice Tulloch. "Following a thorough review of options for the Singapore business, including seeking offers ... Aviva has concluded that the best value for shareholders will be achieved by retaining the business," the company said.

  • Bloomberg

    Japan’s MS&AD, Manulife Are Competing for Aviva’s Asian Assets

    (Bloomberg) -- Japan’s MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings Inc. and Canada’s Manulife Financial Corp. are vying to buy Aviva Plc’s assets in Singapore and Vietnam as the sale process enters its final stage, according to people familiar with the matter.FWD Group Ltd., an acquisitive insurer backed by billionaire Richard Li, is also in the race, but it’s only shown interest in acquiring Aviva’s Singapore business, the people said. Singapore is Aviva’s biggest market.Final bids have been submitted and the companies are now in the last stage of negotiations, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private.While London-based Aviva was seeking about $3 billion from the two assets combined, the valuation could come slightly lower, the people said. The company is still weighing whether to sell the two assets together or separately, they said.The U.K. insurer could make an announcement as soon as Wednesday, when it plans to hold its capital markets day, the people said. Talks could still fall apart and other bidders could emerge as deliberations continue, the people sad.Representatives for Aviva, MS&AD, Manulife and FWD declined to comment.Aviva said in August it’s examining options for its Asian business as part of Chief Executive Officer Maurice Tulloch’s turnaround plan for the insurer, confirming a Bloomberg News report. The assets had also drawn interest from other companies such as Chubb Ltd., Sun Life Financial Inc., HSBC Holdings Plc, and Allianz SE, people familiar with the matter have said.\--With assistance from Viren Vaghela.To contact the reporters on this story: Manuel Baigorri in Hong Kong at mbaigorri@bloomberg.net;Komaki Ito in Tokyo at kito@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Fion Li at fli59@bloomberg.net, Adveith NairFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

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