CAC 40 Index (FCHI)

QUOTE AND NEWS  2 hrs ago  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares held around the flat line in cautious trade on Thursday, as investors continue to fret over the oil price volatility and central banks' willingness to add more monetary stimulus. The Bank of England meets...  Sep 14  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares held around the flat line in lackluster trade Wednesday, as investors closely watched oil price movements and looked for signs of stability in the bond markets. Traders also digested Eurozone industrial output...  Sep 13  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares hovered near the flat line on Tuesday, as disappointing German economic sentiment data offset a chorus of hawkish comments from Federal Reserve officials, heading into the upcoming BOE, FOMC, BOJ and OPEC...  Sep 12  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares fell sharply on Monday, as fears of a possible U.S. interest-rate increase gripped markets. The downturn in commodity prices on a firmer dollar, rising geopolitical tensions following North Korea's latest...  Sep 9  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares fell slightly on Friday, with disappointment over the lack of action by the European Central Bank, weak German and French data as well as concerns over geopolitical risks linked to North Korean actions weighing on...  Sep 8  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares held largely steady on Thursday as investors waited to see whether ECB President Mario Draghi will announce an extension of the bond-purchase program at the latest monetary policy meeting later in the day. Draghi...  Sep 7  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares edged up marginally in choppy trade Wednesday, as investors took weak German industrial output data in their stride and looked ahead to Thursday's ECB meeting for direction. Germany's industrial...
The Economic Times  Sep 7  Comment 
Frankfurt's DAX 30 rose 0.2 per cent to 10,706.86 points and the Paris CAC 40 also won about 0.2 per cent compared with the close on Tuesday, to open at 4,536.95.  Sep 6  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares rose in choppy trade Tuesday after Eurostat figures showed Eurozone GDP grew 0.3 percent in the second quarter of 2016, in line with flash data released last month. Separate reports on German factory orders and...  Sep 2  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares rose notably on Friday as investors await the upcoming U.S. jobs report, which could provide important clues on the timing of the next increase in the Fed funds rate. Oil prices recovered some ground after losses...


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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