Differences between Investing vs Trading
Differences between Investing vs Trading
Covestro AG is a German multinational chemical company headquartered in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The company is one of the world's largest polymers and high-performance plastics producers. Covestro was founded in 2015 as a result of the spin-off of Bayer MaterialScience. The company went public in October 2015, and its shares are traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
The company collaborates with several other companies, including 3M, Ford Motor Company, and Volkswagen. Covestro also has a joint venture with Solvay, called Solvay Covestro Polymers. As of December 31, 2021, Covestro employs approximately 17909 people around the world and had sales of EUR 15.9 billion.
Since going public, Covestro's share price has been volatile, affected by global events such as the US-China trade war and the coronavirus pandemic.
Covestro's share price reached its highest point in January 2018, at around EUR 95 per share. This was followed by a sharp decline in 2018, then followed by the coronavirus pandemic, the share price falling to around EUR 30 per share.
The Covestro share price has recovered somewhat since then but remains below its pre-2018 levels. Despite this, the company has been doing well financially, reporting strong results in 2021 but its share price has been volatile in 2022.
Investing in Covestro shares means buying shares of the company and holding onto them for a long period of time, typically years. The goal of investing is to grow your initial investment over time through the company's share price appreciation and/or dividend payments. While this approach can provide investors with substantial profits, in the long run, it also comes with a higher level of risk due to the possibility of the share price dropping in the short term.
Trading Covestro shares CFD, on the other hand, involves buying and selling shares of the company more frequently in an attempt to profit from short-term price movements. While this approach can be more profitable in the short term, it also comes with a higher level of risk since you're constantly buying and selling shares.
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Which are the competitors of Covestro shares?
There are a few major competitors to Covestro shares, such as BASF and Dow Chemical. BASF is one of the largest chemical companies in the world and its shares are traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Dow Chemical is another large company with shares traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both of these companies have a long history and are well-established in the industry.
However, there are also many smaller companies that produce similar products. Some of these include Evonik Industries, Clariant, and Wacker Chemie. While these companies may not be as well known, it is important to be aware of all the options available in order to make the best decision for your portfolio.
Who owns most Covestro shares?
As of November 2022, Covestro AG is majority-owned by institutional investors. The largest shareholder is Amundi Asset Management SA, with a 4.06% stake. Other major shareholders include Franklin Mutual Advisers LLC (2.79%), Norges Bank Investment Management (2.65%) and The Vanguard Group, Inc. (2.47%).
Covestro AG has a diverse shareholder base, with shareholders from around the world. The largest shareholder groups are Germany (35%), the United Kingdom (10%), and the United States (9%). The company’s shareholder structure is subject to change over time. For example, in May 2020, Covestro AG announced a share repurchase program that resulted in the repurchase of approximately 4.5% of the company’s shares. As a result of this share repurchase program, institutional investors now own a majority of Covestro AG’s shares.
Do Covestro shares pay dividends?
Covestro shares have paid dividends in each of the past six years. The dividend has varied from year to year but has trended upward overall. In 2016, the dividend was 1.35 Euros per share. This increased to 2.20 Euros per share in 2017 and 2.40 Euros per share in 2018. After dipping to 1.20 Euros per share in 2019, the dividend increased again to 1.30 Euros per share in 2020. The most recent dividend paid was 3.40 Euros per share in 2021.
The dividend yield is the percentage of the current share price that is paid out in dividends. As of November 2022, Covestro's dividend yield is 9.61%. This means that for every Euro you invest in Covestro shares, you will receive 9.61 cents in dividends each year.
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Make the most of price fluctuations - no matter what direction the price swings and without capital restrictions that come with buying the underlying asset.