AEGON (AEG) Earns Daily News Impact Score of 0.11

News coverage about AEGON (NYSE:AEG) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. AEGON earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.2983397164041 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

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

Shares of AEGON (NYSE AEG) traded down $0.01 on Wednesday, reaching $6.21. 638,485 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,093,453. AEGON has a 52-week low of $4.73 and a 52-week high of $6.35. The stock has a market capitalization of $13,150.00, a PE ratio of 6.27 and a beta of 1.41. The company has a current ratio of 0.10, a quick ratio of 0.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65.

AEGON declared that its board has approved a share repurchase plan on Thursday, September 28th that allows the company to repurchase 51,860,000 outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization allows the financial services provider to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are usually an indication that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of AEGON from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $7.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday. ValuEngine cut shares of AEGON from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Societe Generale cut shares of AEGON from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein assumed coverage on shares of AEGON in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. They issued a “market perform” rating and a $4.60 price target for the company. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $5.80.

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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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