Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the ten research firms that are covering the company. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $5.64.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Aegon NV from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 2nd. TheStreet downgraded shares of Aegon NV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 24th. Barclays PLC downgraded shares of Aegon NV from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 29th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded shares of Aegon NV from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 28th.

Shares of Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG) traded up 2.62% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $3.91. 602,517 shares of the company traded hands. The firm’s market capitalization is $8.03 billion. The company has a 50 day moving average of $4.02 and a 200 day moving average of $4.73. Aegon NV has a 12 month low of $3.36 and a 12 month high of $6.38.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 16th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 22nd were paid a $0.124 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 18th. Aegon NV’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -125.00%.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Princeton Alpha Management LP increased its position in shares of Aegon NV by 57.8% in the second quarter. Princeton Alpha Management LP now owns 25,984 shares of the company’s stock valued at $104,000 after buying an additional 9,518 shares during the period. Buckingham Asset Management LLC increased its position in shares of Aegon NV by 8.6% in the second quarter. Buckingham Asset Management LLC now owns 27,636 shares of the company’s stock valued at $111,000 after buying an additional 2,183 shares during the period. FDx Advisors Inc. increased its position in shares of Aegon NV by 6.9% in the second quarter. FDx Advisors Inc. now owns 28,498 shares of the company’s stock valued at $114,000 after buying an additional 1,831 shares during the period. Timber Hill LLC increased its position in shares of Aegon NV by 156.4% in the second quarter. Timber Hill LLC now owns 34,952 shares of the company’s stock valued at $140,000 after buying an additional 21,318 shares during the period. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP purchased a new position in shares of Aegon NV during the second quarter valued at $145,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 6.81% of the company’s stock.

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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