Press coverage about Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Aegon NV earned a news impact score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.531007797619 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on AEG shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Aegon NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.25 price objective on the stock in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Sanford C. Bernstein started coverage on Aegon NV in a report on Thursday, September 14th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $4.60 price objective on the stock. TheStreet raised Aegon NV from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Friday, August 25th. Societe Generale lowered Aegon NV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 13th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Aegon NV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.28.

Shares of Aegon NV (NYSE AEG) opened at $6.21 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a current ratio of 0.10 and a quick ratio of 0.10. The firm has a market capitalization of $11,934.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.65 and a beta of 1.42. Aegon NV has a twelve month low of $4.73 and a twelve month high of $6.21.

Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, August 10th. The financial services provider reported $0.21 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.13. The company had revenue of $9.24 billion for the quarter. Aegon NV had a return on equity of 6.73% and a net margin of 5.18%. equities research analysts forecast that Aegon NV will post 0.71 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Aegon NV announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback plan on Thursday, September 28th that authorizes the company to repurchase 51,860,000 outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the financial services provider to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are usually a sign that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

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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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