Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG)’s share price shot up 1.3% during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $3.92 and last traded at $3.91, with a volume of 417,100 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $3.86.

Several brokerages recently commented on AEG. TheStreet lowered shares of Aegon NV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 24th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Aegon NV from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 19th. Barclays PLC lowered shares of Aegon NV from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered shares of Aegon NV from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 28th. Finally, Jefferies Group lowered shares of Aegon NV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 30th. Two 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. Aegon NV presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $6.07.

The stock has a 50 day moving average of $4.16 and a 200-day moving average of $5.09. The firm’s market capitalization is $8.39 billion.

Other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. 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 valued at $10,413,000 after buying an additional 216,353 shares during 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 valued at $13,512,000 after buying an additional 203,580 shares during 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 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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