Headlines about AEGON (NYSE:AEG) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. AEGON earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.5473709696332 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
AEGON (NYSE AEG) traded down $0.07 on Tuesday, reaching $6.81. 3,085,102 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,160,970. The firm has a market capitalization of $14,360.00, a PE ratio of 6.68 and a beta of 1.42. The company has a quick ratio of 0.10, a current ratio of 0.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65. AEGON has a 1 year low of $4.73 and a 1 year high of $6.91.
AEGON (NYSE:AEG) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The financial services provider reported $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. AEGON had a net margin of 5.64% and a return on equity of 6.60%. sell-side analysts predict that AEGON will post 0.94 earnings per share for the current year.
AEGON announced that its board has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, September 28th that authorizes the company to repurchase 51,860,000 outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the financial services provider to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.
A number of research firms have recently commented on AEG. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of AEGON from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 8th. ValuEngine cut shares of AEGON from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $5.93.
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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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