Media stories about Aegon N.V. (NYSE:AEG) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Aegon N.V. earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.7339586811727 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Aegon N.V. (NYSE AEG) opened at $5.89 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a quick ratio of 0.10 and a current ratio of 0.10. The stock has a market capitalization of $12.45 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.82 and a beta of 1.40. Aegon N.V. has a 12-month low of $4.22 and a 12-month high of $6.13.

Aegon N.V. (NYSE:AEG) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 10th. The financial services provider reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.13. The company had revenue of $9.24 billion during the quarter. Aegon N.V. had a net margin of 5.18% and a return on equity of 6.73%. sell-side analysts predict that Aegon N.V. will post 0.71 earnings per share for the current year.

Aegon N.V. announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback plan on Thursday, September 28th that allows the company to repurchase 51,860,000 shares. This repurchase authorization allows the financial services provider to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually an indication that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.

AEG has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. TheStreet raised Aegon N.V. from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised Aegon N.V. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.25 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. BidaskClub raised Aegon N.V. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Societe Generale lowered Aegon N.V. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein initiated coverage on Aegon N.V. in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. They issued a “market perform” rating and a $4.60 price target for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $5.28.

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Aegon N.V. Company Profile

Aegon N.V. (Aegon) is an international life insurance, pensions and asset management company. The Company’s segments include the Americas, which includes the United States, Mexico and Brazil; the Netherlands; the United Kingdom; Central & Eastern Europe; Spain & Portugal; Asia, and Aegon Asset Management.

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