|Bid||4.95 x 900|
|Ask||5.16 x 800|
|Day's range||5.01 - 5.11|
|52-week range||3.90 - 6.22|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||1.48|
|PE ratio (TTM)||5.19|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.19 (4.23%)|
|Ex-dividend date||02 Jun 2022|
|1y target est||N/A|
European shares edged higher on Thursday after a strong rally in the previous session on signs of U.S. inflation cooling, while Aegon climbed after the Dutch insurer raised its full-year forecast. The pan-European STOXX 600 index rose 0.1%, after clocking its best session in nearly two weeks on Wednesday on bets that a softer-than-expected U.S. inflation reading would encourage the Federal Reserve to become less aggressive on interest rates hikes. "Even if European stocks are not rallying as some of their counterparts today, they're going up as the interpretation by markets is that the inflation numbers were synonymous with the Fed changing its policy," said Sebastian Paris-Horvitz, head of research at La Banque Postale Asset Management.
(Reuters) -Insurer Aegon raised its forecasts for full-year operating capital generation and 2021-2023 free cash flow on Thursday after a quarterly earnings beat, lifting its shares more than 8%. The Dutch group, which has significant operations in the United States, forecast full-year operating capital generation of around 1.4 billion euros ($1.44 billion), from about 1.2 billion previously. It said cumulative free cash flow over the period 2021 to 2023 was expected to be at least 2.2 billion euros, well above its previous target of 1.4 to 1.6 billion.
Aegon's (AEG) division Aegon AM completes the first investment as part of its ESG-centric venture with Taurus and endeavor to bolster its asset portfolio.