AEGON (NYSE:AEG) Sees Unusually-High Trading Volume

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AEGON (NYSE:AEG) saw strong trading volume on Friday . 2,334,813 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 45% from the previous session’s volume of 1,607,524 shares.The stock last traded at $4.55 and had previously closed at $4.51.

AEG has been the topic of a number of research reports. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods cut AEGON from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Friday, October 11th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded AEGON from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.25 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, December 13th. Finally, ValuEngine raised AEGON from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.25.

The company has a market capitalization of $12.12 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.06 and a beta of 1.33. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average of $4.53 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $4.47.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in shares of AEGON by 22.9% in the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 501,990 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $2,485,000 after purchasing an additional 93,668 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. purchased a new position in AEGON in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $43,000. Corient Capital Partners LLC boosted its position in AEGON by 23.5% in the 2nd quarter. Corient Capital Partners LLC now owns 43,069 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $213,000 after buying an additional 8,192 shares during the period. Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC grew its stake in shares of AEGON by 7,249.9% in the second quarter. Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC now owns 73,499 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $370,000 after acquiring an additional 72,499 shares in the last quarter. Finally, ProVise Management Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of AEGON in the second quarter worth $332,000. 6.25% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About AEGON (NYSE:AEG)

Aegon N.V. provides insurance, pensions, and asset management services worldwide. It offers life, accident, and health insurance; property and casualty insurance; home and car insurance; individual investment accounts; annuities; retirement plan services; stable value solutions; retail and institutional investment management solutions; savings products; group pensions; mortgage loans; and bank accounts.

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