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Why AEGON (AEG) Could Be a Top Value Stock Pick
November 28, 2016

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Value investing is always a very popular strategy, and for good reason. After all, who doesn’t want to find stocks that have low PEs, solid outlooks, and decent dividends?

Fortunately for investors looking for this combination, we have identified a strong candidate which may be an impressive value; AEGON N.V. (AEG - Free Report) .

AEGON in Focus

AEG may be an interesting play thanks to its forward PE of 7.79, its P/S ratio of 0.29, and its decent dividend yield of 4.8%. These factors suggest that AEGON is a pretty good value pick, as investors have to pay a relatively low level for each dollar of earnings, and that AEG has decent revenue metrics to back up its earnings. 

AEGON N V PE Ratio (TTM)

But before you think that AEGON is just a pure value play, it is important to note that it has been seeing solid activity on the earnings estimate front as well. For the current year earnings, though there has not been any movement in estimate revisions in either direction, the consensus has gone up by 46.7% in the last 60 days

This estimate strength is actually enough to push AEG to a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), suggesting it is poised to outperform. So really, AEGON is looking great from a number of angles thanks to its PE below 20, a P/S ratio below one, and a strong Zacks Rank, meaning that this company could be a great choice for value investors at this time. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

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