Today I purchased 26 shares Bayer against a price of €57,24 including costs. Bayer is down almost 50% to it’s 52 weeks high. Last month the stock price declined almost 20% after a U.S. jury found the Roundup weed killer to have been a substantial factor in a California man’s cancer.
I decided to start a position in Bayer to keep them for the long term and enjoy their divind of €2,80 per year. My yield on cost will be 4,89%. Bayer has many quality divisions, but the stock price is under big pressure due to legal issues regarding Roundup. Bayer acquired the Roundup brand as part of the merger with Monsanto.
My yearly estimated dividend income increased by €72,80 as a result of this purchase.