Ex-Dividend Stocks: Aegon, Solera

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The following stocks go ex-dividend Friday, meaning an investor must purchase the shares Thursday to qualify for the next dividend payment: Aegon ( AEG) and Solera Holdings ( SLH).

Aegon

The life insurance company reported on May 10 first-quarter net income of €521 million, up from year-earlier net income of €327 million.

"AEGON shares are attractively valued in our view," Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts wrote in a report Monday. "The shares trade at just 6.5x P/E'13, almost a 10% discount compared with the sector. We expect AEGON to show a strong recovery in earnings over the next three years as a result of cost savings, and a shift in business mix. This is estimated to result in an improving ROE, which in our view is a key trigger for the shares, trading at just 0.3x P/V."

Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 2.4%

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Solera Holdings

The car insurance claims software and services company reported on May 8 third-quarter earnings of $26.7 million, or 38 cents a share, down from year-earlier earnings of $80.1 million, or $1.13 a share.

"We believe Solera's strong positioning within the automobile insurance claimsprocessing industry, increasing cross sell opportunities, and the growing globalmiddle class should allow the company to return to mid to high single digit organictop-line growth and continued margin expansion once the macro environmentimproves," Wells Fargo analysts wrote in a report on Friday. "Our Market Perform rating is based on valuation.

Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 0.9%

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