Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG)’s share price traded up 4.8% on Friday . The company traded as high as $3.69 and last traded at $3.69, with a volume of 666,885 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $3.52.

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

The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $4.59 and its 200 day moving average price is $5.25. The firm’s market capitalization is $7.70 billion.

Other institutional investors have added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Sei Investments Co. increased its position in 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 in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its position in 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 in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley increased its position in 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 in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in Aegon NV by 0.4% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 597,782 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,389,000 after buying an additional 2,328 shares in 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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