AEGON N.V. is in the financial services sector and is part of the insurance industry. The company CEO is Alexander R Wynaendts. Aegon NV is engaged in providing life insurance, pensions and asset management products and services in the USA, Europe, and Asia. It offers life and protection, and accidental death products as well as individual savings and retirement products.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The AEG shares had a previous change of 1.74% which opened at 4.68 and closed at 4.67. It moved to an intraday high of 4.70 and a low of 4.66.

Business Wire:  Aegon: Annual Meeting of Shareholders adopts all resolutions

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, AEG shares returned 1.03% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -5.11%. Over three months, it changed -8.87%. In one year it has changed -26.27% and within that year its 52 week high was 6.81 and its 52 week low was 4.42. AEG stock is 5.66% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 5.27 and a 50 day moving average of 4.83. Right now, AEG stock is trading -11.43% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $9.6b with 2.0b shares outstanding and a float of 2.0b shares. Trading volume was 740,684 shares and has experienced an average volume of 1,615,040 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for AEGON N.V. was 0.33 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 14.15.

Below was the last reported semi-annual diluted earnings per share:

Dec 2018 0.09
Jun 2018 0.25
Dec 2017 0.80
Jun 2017 0.52
Dec 2016 0.32

The dividend per share is currently 0.33, which is a dividend yield of 7.17%. With a payout ratio of inf%, AEG stock may not have sufficient earnings to cover future dividends and still be able to invest in and grow the business, therefore in the future the dividend may be reduced.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 6.13, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 23.77%.



EPS growth is an important number as it indicates the future prospects of AEGON N.V.; it is typically displayed as a percentage and called the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been -63.70% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 8.10% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 3,632,589, which was 0.18% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 2.28. This stock has some short interest, but it might be normal and no need to worry if long the position.

The beta was calculated to be 1.21.

Business Wire:  Aegon to divest stake in partnership with Sony Life in Japan

Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 2.56%, return on assets is 0.15%, profit margin is 3.39%, price-to-sales is 0.45 and price-to-book is 0.38.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 4  : Growth Expectations Result
 1  : Financial Safety Result
 1  : Past Performance Result
 5  : Valuation Result
 3  : Dividend Safety Result
 2  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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