The BASF share closed the 2019 stock market year with a closing price of €67.35, an increase of 11.5% compared with the previous year’s closing price. Alongside the general brightening in market sentiment at the end of the year, the increase in BASF’s share price was attributable to better earnings developments in BASF’s downstream segments.
Assuming that dividends were reinvested, BASF’s share performance rose by 16.7% in 2019. The benchmark indexes of the German and European stock markets – the DAX 30 and the EURO STOXX 50 – rose by 25.5% and 29.0% over the same period, respectively. The global industry index MSCI World Chemicals gained 21.0%.
Viewed over a 10-year period, the long-term performance of BASF shares surpasses the German and European benchmark indexes. The assets of an investor who invested €1,000 in BASF shares at the end of 2009 and reinvested the dividends in additional BASF shares would have increased to €2,250 by the end of 2019. This represents an annual yield of 8.4%, placing BASF shares above the returns for the DAX 30 (8.3%) and the EURO STOXX 50 (5.4%).
Change in value of an investment in BASF shares in 2019