HighTower Advisors LLC increased its stake in Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG) by 4.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 180,490 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 7,168 shares during the period. HighTower Advisors LLC’s holdings in Aegon NV were worth $928,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Eqis Capital Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Aegon NV during the first quarter valued at about $141,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its position in shares of Aegon NV by 2.5% in the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 3,062,884 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $15,712,000 after buying an additional 75,244 shares in the last quarter. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Aegon NV by 10.6% in the first quarter. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. now owns 33,528 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $172,000 after buying an additional 3,222 shares in the last quarter. Founders Financial Securities LLC purchased a new position in shares of Aegon NV during the first quarter valued at about $507,000. Finally, Concorde Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Aegon NV during the first quarter valued at about $145,000. Institutional investors own 10.29% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG) traded up 0.36% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $5.64. 1,450,221 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock has a market capitalization of $11.51 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.43 and a beta of 1.39. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $5.26 and its 200-day moving average price is $5.27. Aegon NV has a 12-month low of $3.70 and a 12-month high of $5.84.

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A number of brokerages have weighed in on AEG. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Aegon NV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Aegon NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of Aegon NV from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 18th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Aegon NV currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $5.63.

Aegon NV Company Profile

Aegon N.V. (Aegon) is an international life insurance, pensions and asset management company. The Company’s segments include the Americas, which includes the United States, Mexico and Brazil; the Netherlands; the United Kingdom; Central & Eastern Europe; Spain & Portugal; Asia, and Aegon Asset Management.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG)

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