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

Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. TheStreet cut shares of Aegon NV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Aegon NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.50 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, April 26th. Morgan Stanley cut shares of Aegon NV from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 17th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut shares of Aegon NV from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 28th. Finally, Jefferies Group cut shares of Aegon NV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 30th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $6.07.

The stock has a 50 day moving average of $4.55 and a 200 day moving average of $5.23. The company’s market capitalization is $7.70 billion.

A number of large investors have made changes to their positions in the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of 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 during the period. Morgan Stanley boosted its stake 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 period. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake 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 period. Finally, Sei Investments Co. boosted 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 period.

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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