Aegon NV (AEG) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Accern Reports

Media headlines about Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Aegon NV earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.9753648831777 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of research analysts recently commented on AEG shares. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Aegon NV from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, June 23rd. TheStreet downgraded shares of Aegon NV from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 18th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Aegon NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.25 price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Aegon NV has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.63.

Aegon NV (NYSE AEG) traded up 2.98% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $5.87. 3,942,621 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $5.69 and a 200-day moving average price of $5.32. The stock has a market cap of $12.00 billion, a P/E ratio of 7.06 and a beta of 1.35. Aegon NV has a 1-year low of $3.70 and a 1-year high of $6.06.

Aegon NV (NYSE:AEG) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 10th. The financial services provider reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.13. Aegon NV had a net margin of 5.18% and a return on equity of 6.73%. The company had revenue of $9.24 billion for the quarter. Equities research analysts anticipate that Aegon NV will post $0.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 21st will be given a dividend of $0.1522 per share. This represents a yield of 5.23%. This is a boost from Aegon NV’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.12. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 17th. Aegon NV’s payout ratio is 27.47%.

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About Aegon NV

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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