NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- Shares of

Aegon

(NYSE:

AEG

) were gapping up Thursday morning with an open price 10.4% higher than Wednesday's closing price. The stock closed at $4.81 Wednesday and opened today's trading at $5.31.

The average volume for Aegon has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Aegon has a market cap of $8.2 billion and is part of the

financial

sector and

insurance

industry. Shares are down 21.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

AEGON N.V. provides life insurance, pensions, and asset management products and services worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 2.3, below the average insurance industry P/E ratio of 5.2 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Aegon as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

Aegon Ratings Report

.

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