Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG) was upgraded by equities research analysts at TheStreet from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday.

A number of other brokerages have also recently issued reports on AEG. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Aegon NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.25 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. BidaskClub upgraded Aegon NV from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, July 7th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Aegon NV currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.63.

Aegon NV (AEG) opened at 5.84 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $11.94 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.99 and a beta of 1.39. Aegon NV has a 12 month low of $3.70 and a 12 month high of $6.06. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $5.62 and a 200 day moving average price of $5.31.

Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 10th. The financial services provider reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.08 by $0.13. Aegon NV had a return on equity of 6.73% and a net margin of 5.18%. The company had revenue of $9.24 billion during the quarter. On average, equities analysts expect that Aegon NV will post $0.68 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in AEG. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC increased its stake in Aegon NV by 2.5% in the first quarter. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC now owns 19,906 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $102,000 after buying an additional 482 shares during the last quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. increased its stake in Aegon NV by 84.1% in the second quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. now owns 20,389 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $104,000 after buying an additional 9,312 shares during the last quarter. Pitcairn Co. increased its stake in Aegon NV by 15.3% in the second quarter. Pitcairn Co. now owns 20,932 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $107,000 after buying an additional 2,776 shares during the last quarter. Buckingham Asset Management LLC increased its stake in Aegon NV by 2.9% in the first quarter. Buckingham Asset Management LLC now owns 20,976 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $108,000 after buying an additional 583 shares during the last quarter. Finally, HRT Financial LLC acquired a new stake in Aegon NV during the second quarter worth $115,000. Institutional investors own 10.56% of the company’s stock.

About Aegon NV

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.

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