First Republic Investment Management Inc. lessened its holdings in AEGON (NYSE:AEG) by 40.7% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 87,446 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 60,137 shares during the quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in AEGON were worth $551,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in AEG. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC raised its holdings in AEGON by 124.7% in the third quarter. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC now owns 24,632 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $143,000 after buying an additional 13,672 shares during the last quarter. Fox Run Management L.L.C. purchased a new stake in AEGON during the third quarter valued at approximately $182,000. Lourd Capital LLC purchased a new stake in AEGON during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $238,000. Yorktown Management & Research Co Inc purchased a new stake in AEGON during the third quarter valued at approximately $266,000. Finally, Susquehanna International Group LLP bought a new position in shares of AEGON in the third quarter worth approximately $308,000. 8.54% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Shares of AEGON (NYSE:AEG) traded up $0.01 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $6.81. 1,082,011 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,766,752. AEGON has a one year low of $4.73 and a one year high of $7.03. The company has a market cap of $13,994.40, a PE ratio of 5.32 and a beta of 1.40. The company has a current ratio of 0.09, a quick ratio of 0.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59.
AEGON (NYSE:AEG) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 15th. The financial services provider reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter. The company had revenue of $10.33 billion during the quarter. AEGON had a net margin of 7.24% and a return on equity of 6.57%. research analysts predict that AEGON will post 0.83 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 22nd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 23rd will be given a dividend of $0.1745 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 22nd. This is a positive change from AEGON’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.15. This represents a yield of 5.09%. AEGON’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 19.53%.
A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on AEG shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AEGON from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $7.25 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. ValuEngine raised shares of AEGON from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $6.05.
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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