Is the Aviva share price undervalued?

Despite the insurer’s share price losing more than 20% of its value over the last five years, the stock continues to pay decent dividends and analysts remain positive about its prospects over the medium-term.

Aviva has seen its share price slowly decline over the last five years, with the stock losing more than 20% of its value in that time.

However, the British insurer remains a safe stock for investors, with it providing reliable and progressive dividends, yielding 8% returns for shareholders in 2018 and forecast to deliver 7.4% this year.

But is the Aviva share price undervalued? Analysts certainly think so.

Analysts upbeat about Aviva’s share price trajectory

The 18 analysts offering 12-month price targets for Aviva have a median target of 490p, with a high estimate of 575p and a low estimate of 420p, according to data compiled by the Financial Times.

Based on the company’s share price closing at 414.50p, the median estimate represents a potential upside of 18%, while the high and low targets imply the stock could increase by between 1.4% to 38%.

Aviva’s share price has also outperformed the FTSE 100 throughout November, trading around 3% higher than the blue-chip index.

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Aviva opts to keep Singapore unit and JV in China

Following a strategic review of its operations in Singapore, which included potentially offloading the unit, Aviva has opted to retain the business, the company said on Monday.

‘Aviva can also confirm that its joint venture in China will be retained, given the scale of the market, excellent relationship with its partner COFCO and the high growth prospects,' Aviva added.

However, the insurer did say that it continues to explore strategic options for its operations in Hong Kong, Vietnam and Indonesia.

Aviva will unveil its full-year results on 5 March 2020.

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