Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest in September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 4,107,963 shares, an increase of 102.4% from the August 31st total of 2,029,570 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,410,474 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.7 days. Currently, 0.2% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG) opened at 3.86 on Monday. Aegon NV has a 12-month low of $3.36 and a 12-month high of $6.38. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $3.97 and a 200 day moving average price of $4.65. The company’s market cap is $7.92 billion.
The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 16th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 22nd were paid a dividend of $0.124 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 18th. Aegon NV’s dividend payout ratio is -125.00%.
Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Carnick & Kubik Group LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Aegon NV during the second quarter valued at $293,000. FDx Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Aegon NV by 6.9% in the second quarter. FDx Advisors Inc. now owns 28,498 shares of the company’s stock valued at $114,000 after buying an additional 1,831 shares in the last quarter. A.R.T. Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Aegon NV during the second quarter valued at $445,000. KCG Holdings Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Aegon NV by 331.7% in the second quarter. KCG Holdings Inc. now owns 143,082 shares of the company’s stock valued at $574,000 after buying an additional 109,937 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dodge & Cox boosted its stake in shares of Aegon NV by 3.0% in the second quarter. Dodge & Cox now owns 110,757,413 shares of the company’s stock valued at $444,137,000 after buying an additional 3,256,888 shares in the last quarter. 6.81% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Several equities research analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Aegon NV from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 2nd. Barclays PLC cut Aegon NV from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut Aegon NV from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 28th. Finally, TheStreet cut Aegon NV from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 19th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Aegon NV currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $6.50.
Aegon NV Company Profile
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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