Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG) gapped down prior to trading on Friday . The stock had previously closed at $3.94, but opened at $4.00. Aegon NV shares last traded at $4.09, with a volume of 700,749 shares trading hands.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on AEG shares. TheStreet upgraded Aegon NV from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Aegon NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.50 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, April 26th. Morgan Stanley lowered Aegon NV from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 17th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Aegon NV from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 28th. Finally, Barclays PLC lowered Aegon NV from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 29th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. Aegon NV has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $6.07.

The firm’s market cap is $8.58 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average is $4.08 and its 200 day moving average is $5.06.

Other large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Morgan Stanley increased its stake 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 during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake 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 during the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake 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 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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