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AEGON (NYSE:AEG) was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday.

Shares of AEGON (NYSE:AEG) opened at 7.93 on Tuesday. AEGON has a 52-week low of $7.12 and a 52-week high of $9.50. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $8.11 and a 200-day moving average of $8.68. The company has a market cap of $16.712 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.77.

The company also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, September 19th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 25th will be paid a dividend of $0.1472 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 3.76%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 21st.

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. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. AEGON presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $6.20.

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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