Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG) hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $3.56 and last traded at $3.58, with a volume of 3,218,480 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.00.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Aegon NV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, March 28th. TheStreet lowered Aegon NV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 24th. Barclays PLC lowered Aegon NV from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Aegon NV from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 28th. Finally, Jefferies Group lowered Aegon NV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 30th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $6.07.

The firm’s market cap is $7.26 billion. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $4.63 and its 200 day moving average price is $5.26.

A number of large investors have modified their holdings of AEG. Sei Investments Co. raised its stake in shares of Aegon NV by 113,748.8% in the fourth quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 686,508 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,892,000 after buying an additional 685,905 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its position in shares of Aegon NV by 13.4% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 1,836,617 shares of the company’s stock worth $10,413,000 after buying an additional 216,353 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised its position in shares of Aegon NV by 9.3% in the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 2,383,024 shares of the company’s stock worth $13,512,000 after buying an additional 203,580 shares during the last quarter.

AEGON NV is a life insurance, pensions and asset management company based in the Netherlands. The Company’s products range from life, critical illness and disability insurance, to pensions, annuities, long-term savings and investments. It also offers mortgages, and car, household and travel insurance in some markets.

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