Volkswagen: Closing Share Prices, by year
YearCommon stock,
in EUR
Preferred stock,
in EUR
  • Region: Worldwide
  • Time period: 2013 to 2023
  • Published: Mar 2024

Data Analysis and Insights

Updated: Mar 28, 2024 | Published by: Statistico

Largest Decline in Common Stock Value

Volkswagen Group's common stock experienced its largest decline between 2021 and 2022, plummeting from €258.40 to €147.65. This €110.75 decrease marked a significant downturn in investor confidence or market valuation of the company.

Highest Value of Preferred Stock

The highest value recorded for Volkswagen's preferred stock was in 2013, reaching €204.15. This peak underscores a period of strong investor interest in the company's preferred shares, highlighting a possibly optimistic outlook on its dividends or corporate health at the time.

Common vs. Preferred Stock in 2023

In 2023, the difference between Volkswagen's common and preferred stock narrowed to €6.65, with common stock at €118.45 and preferred at €111.80. This close gap indicates a convergence in market perception of the risk and benefits between the two types of stock.

Significant Recovery for Common Stock in 2021

Volkswagen's common stock witnessed a remarkable recovery in 2021, climbing to €258.40 from €170.10 in 2020. This €88.30 increase represents the strongest year-over-year growth within the dataset, suggesting a significant rebound in the company's valuation.

Decade Overview of Preferred Stock

Over the decade, Volkswagen's preferred stock exhibited fluctuating trends, with a notable drop from its decade-high in 2013 (€204.15) to €111.80 in 2023. This €92.35 decline reflects changing market dynamics and possibly the impact of external factors on investor preference.

Lowest Value for Common Stock

The lowest recorded value for Volkswagen's common stock over the past decade was in 2016, at €136.75. This point might reflect a period of significant challenges or negative sentiment towards the company's future prospects.

Comparison of Stock Trends

Analyzing the trends from 2014 to 2023, both common and preferred stocks show a general downward trend. However, the preferred stock maintained a relatively more stable trajectory, suggesting it might be perceived as a safer investment compared to the common stock.

Frequently Asked Questions

What was the largest decline in Volkswagen Group's common stock value?

From 2021 to 2022, Volkswagen Group's common stock value declined by €110.75, falling from €258.40 to €147.65.

Which year did Volkswagen's preferred stock reach its highest value?

Volkswagen's preferred stock recorded its highest value in 2013, reaching €204.15.

What was the value difference between Volkswagen's common and preferred stock in 2023?

In 2023, the difference between Volkswagen's common and preferred stock was €6.65, with common stock valued at €118.45 and preferred stock at €111.80.

Terms and Definitions

This is a German multinational automotive manufacturing company. It designs, manufactures and distributes passenger and commercial vehicles, motorcycles, engines, and turbomachinery. The group's main markets are in Western Europe and China.

This refers to the final trading price of a company's stock at the end of a trading year. It is often used to examine the yearly performance of a stock or for comparatives in year-on-year performance.

A type of financial instrument that signifies ownership in a corporation and represents a claim on part of the corporation’s assets and earnings. There are two main types of stock: common and preferred.

Refers to different kinds of stocks a company issues. The most common types include common and preferred stocks. Common stockholders are usually given voting rights but may not receive dividends before preferred shareholders. On the other hand, preferred stockholders have a higher claim on dividends but may not have voting rights.

This is a type of stock that represents a share in the ownership of a company and a claim (dividend) on a part of the company’s profits. Investors mostly buy common stocks, which often come with voting rights.

A type of stock that has a higher claim on the company's earnings and assets than common stock. Preferred shares generally have a dividend that must be paid out before any dividends to common shareholders. However, preferred shareholders typically do not have voting rights in the company.

This is the portion of a company's earnings paid out to shareholders, typically in cash or additional shares of the company. Dividends can be an attractive aspect of owning stocks for many investors.
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