Aegon (AEG) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Analysts

Aegon (NYSE:AEG) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the six brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $6.18.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Aegon from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 29th. ValuEngine downgraded Aegon from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st.

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Shares of Aegon stock traded up $0.07 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $7.42. 974,644 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,374,474. Aegon has a 12-month low of $4.81 and a 12-month high of $7.43. The firm has a market cap of $14,994.00, a PE ratio of 8.80 and a beta of 1.39. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60, a current ratio of 0.09 and a quick ratio of 0.09.



Aegon (NYSE:AEG) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 15th. The financial services provider reported $0.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $10.33 billion during the quarter. Aegon had a return on equity of 6.59% and a net margin of 7.24%. equities analysts anticipate that Aegon will post 0.87 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 22nd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 23rd will be paid a dividend of $0.1745 per share. This is an increase from Aegon’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.15. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 22nd. This represents a dividend yield of 5.09%. Aegon’s dividend payout ratio is presently 29.76%.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of Aegon by 467.0% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,164,026 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $19,933,000 after acquiring an additional 2,606,012 shares during the last quarter. Raymond James & Associates boosted its position in shares of Aegon by 83.4% during the 4th quarter. Raymond James & Associates now owns 1,699,710 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $10,708,000 after acquiring an additional 772,984 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its position in shares of Aegon by 677.6% during the 4th quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 322,472 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $2,032,000 after acquiring an additional 281,000 shares during the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its position in shares of Aegon by 6.9% during the 3rd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 3,195,100 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $18,500,000 after acquiring an additional 207,253 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Guggenheim Capital LLC boosted its position in shares of Aegon by 601.8% during the 4th quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 214,905 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,354,000 after acquiring an additional 184,284 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 8.61% of the company’s stock.

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Aegon Company Profile

Aegon N.V. provides life insurance, pensions, and asset management services. It offers life and protection products, such as traditional and universal life insurance products, as well as employer, endowment, term, and whole life insurance products; and supplemental health, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, critical illness, cancer treatment, credit/disability, income protection, travel, and long-term care insurance products.

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