CAC 40 Index (FCHI)

QUOTE AND NEWS  Aug 17  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares retreated on Wednesday as investors looked ahead to minutes of the Fed's July policy meeting, scheduled for release tonight, for clues on the probability of the next Fed rate hike. The FOMC minutes assume...  Aug 16  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares recovered from an early slide Tuesday after the release of encouraging German economic sentiment and Eurozone trade data. While the ZEW institute's economic sentiment indicator for Germany partly recovered...  Aug 12  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares weakened slightly on Friday as investors weighed disappointing Chinese data against higher oil prices, Wall Street's record close overnight and positive Eurozone industrial output data. Eurozone industrial...  Aug 11  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares eked out modest gains in choppy trade Thursday as data on harmonized and consumer inflation matched flash estimates. French harmonized inflation rose 0.4 percent year-over-year in July, slightly faster than the...  Aug 10  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares fell slightly on Wednesday as oil price weakness and weak U.S. productivity data released overnight spurred caution among traders after recent gains. With earnings season drawing to a close and French industrial...  Aug 9  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares gained some momentum on Tuesday after a lackluster start. While commodities such as copper and oil eased on a firmer dollar, dovish comments from BoE member McCafferty and hopes that the Chinese economy is on the...  Aug 8  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares rose notably on Monday, as strong U.S. jobs data boosted confidence in the strength of the world's largest economy and reports on German industrial production and Eurozone economic sentiment suggested the euro...  Aug 5  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares rose on Friday, a day after the Bank of England surpassed expectations with a quadruple-whammy of measures to stop Britain slipping into a recession this year. However, stocks pared some early gains in reaction to...  Aug 3  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares traded slightly lower on Wednesday even as lenders Societe Generale and Credit Agricole reported higher profits in their respective second quarters amid challenging economic environment for...  Aug 2  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares tumbled on Tuesday, with investor sentiment hit by slumping oil prices and concerns over the health of lenders across Europe. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's comments in an interview to CNBC on...


CAC 40 is used as a benchmark for investors in the Paris Bourse (the Stock exchange). It is also used as a benchmark for the french economy, similar to the Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJIA) in the United States. But unlike the Dow, the CAC 40 is a market capitalization weighted index that follows the top 40 stocks in the Bourse (the Dow is a price-weighted index).



The composition of the CAC 40 Index, as of April, 12 2012:[1]

COMPANY NAME Industrial Classification Benchmark'"' TICKER (FR:) Weighting
Accor Hotel AC 0.63
Air Liquide Chemical Industry AI 4.65
Alcatel-Lucent Telecommunications ALU 0.61
Alstom Industrial Materials ALO 0.95
ArcelorMittal Steel industry MTP 1.96
AXA Insurance Brokers CS 3.30
BNP Paribas Banking industry BNP 5.14
Bouygues Heavy Construction EN 0.67
Cap Gemini Computer Software and Services CAP 0.77
Carrefour Supermarket Consolidation CA 1.55
Credit Agricole Banking industry ACA 0.68
Danone Food BN 4.60
EADS Aerospace & Defense EAD 2.10
Electricité de France Electric Utilities EDF 0.76
Essilor International SA Medical Instruments & Supplies EF 2.21
France Telecom Fixed-line telecommunication FTE 3.19
GDF Suez Gas GSZ 3.77
L'Oreal Personal Products OR 3.63
Lafarge Building Materials LG 1.01
Legrand (EPA:LR) Electrical Equipment LR 0.98
LVMH Apparel - Clothing MC 5.46
Michelin Tires ML 1.62
Pernod Ricard Beverages - Wineries & Distillers RI 2.36
PSA Peugeot Citroen Auto Makers UG 0.40
PPR Retail PP 1.58
Publicis Groupe SA Media - Advertising PUB 0.87
Renault Auto Makers RNO 1.19
Safran Aerospace & Defense SAF 1.02
Saint Gobain Building Materials SGO 2.04
Sanofi Drug Manufacturers - Major SAN 10.56
Schneider Electric Industrial Electrical Equipment SU 3.89
Société Générale Banking industry GLE 2.07
STMicroelectronics Semiconductor - Integrated Circuits STM 0.58
Technip Oil Services TEC 1.42
Total Oil & Gas Majors FP 13.03
Unibail-Rodamco Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) UL 2.20
Vallourec Industrial Equipment & Components VK 0.76
Veolia Environnement Water VIE 0.68
Vinci Heavy Construction DG 2.73
Vivendi SA Media & Entertainment VIV 2.39


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