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Aegon (NYSE:AEG) declared a semiannual dividend on Friday, February 21st, AmericanBankingNews.com reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 27th will be given a dividend of 0.1508 per share on Friday, June 20th. This represents a yield of 3.34%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 22nd.

AEG has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Raymond James upgraded shares of Aegon from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday. On a related note, analysts at Berenberg Bank initiated coverage on shares of Aegon in a research note on Thursday, January 30th. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Bank of America upgraded shares of Aegon from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 23rd. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $6.90.

Shares of Aegon (NYSE:AEG) traded up 3.32% on Friday, hitting $9.02. The stock had a trading volume of 972,625 shares. Aegon has a 52-week low of $5.70 and a 52-week high of $9.50. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $9.06 and a 200-day moving average of $8.30. The company has a market cap of $18.927 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.65.

AEGON N.V. (NYSE:AEG) is a holding company.

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