Shares of AEGON (NYSE:AEG) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $5.00.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on AEG. ValuEngine cut AEGON from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, April 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised AEGON from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 12th. Finally, Citigroup cut AEGON from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, January 17th.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of AEG. Graves Light Private Wealth Management Inc. acquired a new position in AEGON during the fourth quarter worth $47,000. Cetera Investment Advisers acquired a new position in shares of AEGON in the fourth quarter worth $49,000. Advisor Partners LLC acquired a new position in shares of AEGON in the fourth quarter worth $53,000. Sound View Wealth Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of AEGON in the fourth quarter worth $68,000. Finally, Stevens Capital Management LP raised its holdings in shares of AEGON by 30.8% in the fourth quarter. Stevens Capital Management LP now owns 21,905 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $102,000 after acquiring an additional 5,164 shares during the last quarter. 6.13% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

AEG stock traded down $0.09 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $5.19. 945,487 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,997,227. The stock has a market cap of $13.91 billion, a PE ratio of 5.77 and a beta of 1.15. AEGON has a fifty-two week low of $4.42 and a fifty-two week high of $7.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60, a quick ratio of 0.09 and a current ratio of 0.09.

The company also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 21st. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 22nd will be issued a dividend of $0.1691 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 21st. This represents a $2.03 annualized dividend and a yield of 39.09%. AEGON’s dividend payout ratio is presently 31.11%.

AEGON Company Profile

Aegon N.V. provides insurance, pensions, and asset management services worldwide. It offers life, accident, and health insurance; property and casualty insurance; home and car insurance; individual investment accounts; annuities; retirement plan services; stable value solutions; retail and institutional investment management solutions; savings products; group pensions; mortgage loans; and bank accounts.

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