Aperio Group LLC grew its stake in Aegon N.V. (NYSE:AEG) by 5.3% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 1,389,519 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 70,475 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC owned about 0.07% of Aegon N.V. worth $8,045,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of AEG. CIBC World Markets Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Aegon N.V. by 40.1% during the 2nd quarter. CIBC World Markets Inc. now owns 961,636 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $4,914,000 after acquiring an additional 275,244 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Aegon N.V. by 16.4% during the 2nd quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 1,040,121 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $5,315,000 after acquiring an additional 146,640 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. lifted its holdings in shares of Aegon N.V. by 52.5% during the 2nd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 596,194 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $3,047,000 after acquiring an additional 205,300 shares during the period. M&T Bank Corp lifted its holdings in shares of Aegon N.V. by 4.0% during the 2nd quarter. M&T Bank Corp now owns 419,703 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,145,000 after acquiring an additional 16,317 shares during the period. Finally, Todd Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Aegon N.V. during the 2nd quarter worth about $3,006,000. Institutional investors own 10.56% of the company’s stock.

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Aegon N.V. (AEG) opened at $5.89 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $12.45 billion, a PE ratio of 6.82 and a beta of 1.40. The company has a current ratio of 0.10, a quick ratio of 0.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65. Aegon N.V. has a 1-year low of $4.22 and a 1-year high of $6.13.

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

Aegon N.V. declared that its Board of Directors has approved a share buyback program on Thursday, September 28th that authorizes the company to repurchase 51,860,000 shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the financial services provider to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are generally an indication that the company’s board believes its shares are undervalued.

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

About Aegon N.V.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Aegon N.V. (NYSE:AEG)

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