Macquarie assumed coverage on shares of Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG) in a report released on Tuesday. The brokerage issued an outperform rating on the stock.

A number of other brokerages have also recently weighed in on AEG. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Aegon NV from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, September 2nd. Barclays PLC cut Aegon NV from an equal weight rating to an underweight rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut Aegon NV from an overweight rating to a neutral rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 28th. Finally, TheStreet cut Aegon NV from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Friday, August 19th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $6.50.

Analyst Recommendations for Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG)

Shares of Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG) traded up 4.16% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $4.26. The company had a trading volume of 1,145,366 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $3.96 and its 200-day moving average price is $4.56. The stock’s market capitalization is $8.74 billion. Aegon NV has a 12 month low of $3.36 and a 12 month high of $6.38.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 16th. Investors of record on Monday, August 22nd were issued a $0.124 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 18th. Aegon NV’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -125.00%.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Telemus Capital LLC raised its position in shares of Aegon NV by 5.7% in the third quarter. Telemus Capital LLC now owns 46,888 shares of the company’s stock worth $181,000 after buying an additional 2,515 shares during the last quarter. Carnick & Kubik Group LLC purchased a new position in shares of Aegon NV during the second quarter worth about $293,000. FDx Advisors Inc. raised its position in shares of Aegon NV by 6.9% in the second quarter. FDx Advisors Inc. now owns 28,498 shares of the company’s stock worth $114,000 after buying an additional 1,831 shares during the last quarter. A.R.T. Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Aegon NV during the second quarter worth about $445,000. Finally, KCG Holdings Inc. raised its position in shares of Aegon NV by 331.7% in the second quarter. KCG Holdings Inc. now owns 143,082 shares of the company’s stock worth $574,000 after buying an additional 109,937 shares during the last quarter. 6.81% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Aegon NV Company Profile

AEGON NV is a life insurance, pensions and asset management company based in the Netherlands. The Company’s products range from life, critical illness and disability insurance, to pensions, annuities, long-term savings and investments. It also offers mortgages, and car, household and travel insurance in some markets.

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