Media coverage about Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Aegon NV earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.3548268047782 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG) opened at 5.93 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $13.07 billion, a PE ratio of 7.05 and a beta of 1.39. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $5.48 and its 200-day moving average price is $5.29. Aegon NV has a 12-month low of $3.70 and a 12-month high of $6.03.

Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 10th. The financial services provider reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.13. The firm had revenue of $9.24 billion during the quarter. Aegon NV had a net margin of 5.18% and a return on equity of 6.69%. Equities analysts anticipate that Aegon NV will post $0.68 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 21st will be paid a $0.1522 dividend. This is a positive change from Aegon NV’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.12. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 17th. This represents a yield of 5.23%. Aegon NV’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 26.37%.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Aegon NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.25 price target for the company in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. BidaskClub upgraded Aegon NV from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, July 7th. Finally, TheStreet cut Aegon NV from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Thursday, May 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Aegon NV has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.63.

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Aegon NV 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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