Shares of Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG) were up 2.6% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $3.92 and last traded at $3.91, with a volume of 572,004 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $3.81.

Several analysts recently issued reports on AEG shares. TheStreet lowered Aegon NV from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 19th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Aegon NV from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 19th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Aegon NV from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 28th. Finally, Barclays PLC lowered Aegon NV from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 29th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $6.07.

The stock’s market cap is $8.07 billion. The company’s 50-day moving average is $4.02 and its 200-day moving average is $4.73.

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The firm also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 16th. Investors of record on Monday, August 22nd were given a $0.124 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 18th. Aegon NV’s payout ratio is -125.00%.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Aegon NV by 27.1% in the first quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 661,812 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,641,000 after buying an additional 141,296 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can acquired a new position in shares of Aegon NV during the second quarter valued at $358,000. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Aegon NV by 10.2% in the first quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 560,451 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,082,000 after buying an additional 51,891 shares during the last quarter. Commerce Bank boosted its position in shares of Aegon NV by 94.9% in the second quarter. Commerce Bank now owns 78,091 shares of the company’s stock valued at $313,000 after buying an additional 38,021 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Private Bank & Trust Co. boosted its position in shares of Aegon NV by 27.8% in the second quarter. Private Bank & Trust Co. now owns 38,707 shares of the company’s stock valued at $155,000 after buying an additional 8,410 shares during the last quarter. 6.81% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Aegon NV

AEGON NV is a life insurance, pensions and asset management company based in the Netherlands. The Company’s products range from life, critical illness and disability insurance, to pensions, annuities, long-term savings and investments. It also offers mortgages, and car, household and travel insurance in some markets.

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