The short base (as measured by Percent Shares Outstanding On Loan) for Aegon Nv (NYSE:AEG) has increased 98% over the past 3 months and now stands at 1.8%. This is up over 100% from the 52 week low hit on June 25, 2009.
When compared to other life insurance companies, the short base is in line with Ing Groep Nv (NYSE:ING) 0.9%, Prudential Plc (NYSE:PUK) 1.9 and Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:PFG) 1.6%. However this is below Sun Life Financial Inc which currently stands at 3%.
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