Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect AEGON (AEG) Share Price

Media headlines about AEGON (NYSE:AEG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AEGON earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.3401406992096 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

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Several analysts have commented on AEG shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of AEGON from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $7.25 price objective on the stock 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 report on Wednesday, March 7th. Three investment 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. AEGON presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $6.05.

AEGON stock traded down $0.25 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $6.61. 2,801,844 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,714,810. AEGON has a one year low of $4.73 and a one year high of $7.03. The company has a current ratio of 0.09, a quick ratio of 0.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59. The company has a market capitalization of $14,076.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.16 and a beta of 1.40.

AEGON (NYSE:AEG) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 15th. The financial services provider reported $0.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. AEGON had a net margin of 7.24% and a return on equity of 6.57%. The company had revenue of $10.33 billion for the quarter. equities research analysts expect that AEGON will post 0.83 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 22nd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 23rd will be given a $0.1745 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 22nd. This represents a dividend yield of 5.09%. This is a positive change from AEGON’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.15. AEGON’s payout ratio is 19.53%.

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AEGON 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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