Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG)’s share price was up 2.1% on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $3.98 and last traded at $3.98, with a volume of 753,000 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $3.90.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on AEG shares. TheStreet lowered Aegon NV from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 19th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Aegon NV from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 19th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Aegon NV from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 28th. Barclays PLC lowered Aegon NV from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 29th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered Aegon NV from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 17th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Aegon NV presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $6.07.

The firm’s market cap is $8.15 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $3.99 and a 200 day moving average price of $4.84.

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

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in AEG. Morgan Stanley raised 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 worth $13,512,000 after buying an additional 203,580 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised 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, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised 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.

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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