Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG)’s share price gapped up prior to trading on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $3.83, but opened at $3.85. Aegon NV shares last traded at $3.92, with a volume of 498,670 shares traded.

Several equities analysts have issued reports on AEG shares. Morgan Stanley cut shares of Aegon NV from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 17th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Aegon NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 2nd. Jefferies Group cut shares of Aegon NV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 30th. Barclays PLC cut shares of Aegon NV from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 29th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut shares of Aegon NV from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 28th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $6.07.

The firm has a 50-day moving average of $4.29 and a 200 day moving average of $5.13. The firm’s market cap is $8.21 billion.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors have made changes to their positions in the company. Morgan Stanley increased 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 valued at $13,512,000 after buying an additional 203,580 shares during the last quarter. 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 valued at $10,413,000 after buying an additional 216,353 shares during the last quarter. 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 valued at $3,892,000 after buying an additional 685,905 shares during the last quarter. Finally, 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 valued at $3,389,000 after buying an additional 2,328 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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