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Shares of AEGON (NYSE:AEG) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the twelve ratings firms that are covering the stock, American Banking News.com reports. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, five have assigned a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $6.20.

Separately, 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.

AEGON (NYSE:AEG) opened at 7.74 on Friday. 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 $16.289 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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