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AEGON (NYSE:AEG) announced a semiannual dividend on Friday, August 15th, American Banking News reports. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 25th will be paid a dividend of 0.1472 per share on Friday, September 19th. This represents a dividend yield of 3.76%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 21st.

On a related note, analysts at Jefferies Group initiated coverage on shares of AEGON in a research note on Wednesday, August 6th. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $6.20.

Shares of AEGON (NYSE:AEG) traded up 1.16% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $7.83. 980,234 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. AEGON has a 52-week low of $7.08 and a 52-week high of $9.50. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $8.41 and its 200-day moving average is $8.76. The company has a market cap of $16.478 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.34.

Aegon NV is the Netherlands-based holding company active in the financial sector. It provides life insurance, pensions, asset management, some limited banking activities, and accident, supplemental health and general insurance.

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