Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG) Stock Price

News stories about Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Aegon NV earned a news sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.3929852967192 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on AEG shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Aegon NV from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, May 12th. TheStreet cut shares of Aegon NV from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 18th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Aegon NV from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, June 23rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. Aegon NV has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.63.

Shares of Aegon NV (AEG) traded up 4.76% during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $5.94. 3,852,064 shares of the company were exchanged. The company has a market capitalization of $12.12 billion, a PE ratio of 19.10 and a beta of 1.39. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $5.39 and its 200-day moving average price is $5.29. Aegon NV has a 52-week low of $3.70 and a 52-week high of $6.03.

Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 10th. The financial services provider reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.13. Aegon NV had a net margin of 2.38% and a return on equity of 6.30%. Analysts anticipate that Aegon NV will post $0.68 EPS for the current year.

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Aegon NV Company Profile

Aegon N.V. (Aegon) is an international life insurance, pensions and asset management company. The Company’s segments include the Americas, which includes the United States, Mexico and Brazil; the Netherlands; the United Kingdom; Central & Eastern Europe; Spain & Portugal; Asia, and Aegon Asset Management.

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