Shares of Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG) traded up 2.1% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $3.98 and last traded at $3.98, with a volume of 753,000 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.90.

Several analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. TheStreet lowered shares of Aegon NV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 24th. Morgan Stanley lowered shares of Aegon NV from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 17th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered shares of Aegon NV from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 28th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Aegon NV from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 19th. Finally, Barclays PLC lowered shares of Aegon NV from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 29th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $6.07.

The company’s 50 day moving average is $4.00 and its 200-day moving average is $4.83. The firm’s market cap is $8.48 billion.

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

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Aegon NV stock. Morgan Stanley increased its stake in Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG) by 9.3% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 2,383,024 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 203,580 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley owned about 0.11% of Aegon NV worth $13,512,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

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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