Highland Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of AEGON (NYSE:AEG) by 3.5% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 79,653 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,700 shares during the period. Highland Capital Management LLC’s holdings in AEGON were worth $382,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. 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 AEGON during the fourth quarter worth $49,000. Advisor Partners LLC acquired a new position in AEGON during the fourth quarter worth $53,000. Sound View Wealth Advisors LLC acquired a new position in AEGON during the fourth quarter worth $68,000. Finally, Strategic Advisors LLC acquired a new position in AEGON during the fourth quarter worth $523,000. Institutional investors own 6.13% of the company’s stock.

AEG has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Citigroup cut shares of AEGON from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 17th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of AEGON from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 22nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of AEGON from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, February 11th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.13.

Shares of NYSE AEG opened at $5.19 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $13.91 billion, a PE ratio of 5.77 and a beta of 1.15. The company has a quick ratio of 0.09, a current ratio of 0.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60. AEGON has a 52 week low of $4.42 and a 52 week high of $7.48.

The firm also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 21st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 22nd will be given a $0.1691 dividend. This represents a $2.03 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 39.09%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 21st. AEGON’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 31.11%.

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About AEGON

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for AEGON (NYSE:AEG)

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