Bayer shares plunge on prospect of write-downs, earnings decline

Shares in Bayer plunged 11% after it flagged that adjusted profit may slip next year and it may have to write down the value of agriculture assets by close to 10 billion euros ($11.7 billion). Bayer, which acquired seed maker Monsanto in 2018, said late on Wednesday that the impact of the coronavirus on the agriculture business will be more severe than originally expected because of competition in soy, lower biofuel demand and negative currency effects. The company now expects 2021 sales to come in at around the 2020 levels, with 2021 core earnings per share …read more

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