Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG) dropped 4.3% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $4.00 and last traded at $4.03, with a volume of 1,045,288 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $4.21.

AEG has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised 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. TheStreet raised Aegon NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, May 2nd. 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 analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $6.07.

The firm’s market cap is $8.31 billion. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $3.96 and a 200 day moving average of $4.92.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 16th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 22nd will be given a $0.124 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 18th.

Several large investors have made changes to their positions in AEG. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased 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 in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased 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 in the last quarter. Finally, 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 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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