FRANKFURT (dpa-AFX) - Bayer shares, which had recently recovered strongly, struggled on Tuesday after quarterly figures. The shares of the Leverkusen-based company turned twice at their 100-day line and fell slightly. Since mid-April they had recently gained up to 18 percent, the bottoming out at the lowest level since 2005 is taking shape.

Analyst Falko Friedrichs from Deutsche Bank sees some need for a correction in market expectations despite a fairly good start to the year. This is because the headwind from the currency side is blowing more strongly than expected, according to the expert. In addition, the debt burden has increased somewhat and the results in the smaller Consumer Health segment (skin protection and care, nutritional supplements, pain treatment) offer some cause for concern./ag/jha/