CAC 40 Index (FCHI)

QUOTE AND NEWS  Dec 22  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares held steady in early trade Thursday, even as worries over Italy's fragile banks and a drop in prices of commodities such as copper and crude oil instilled some caution among traders in the run-up to the...  Dec 21  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French stocks fell slightly in early trade Wednesday, as worries over Italy's fragile banks offset expectations of stronger U.S. growth under U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. The benchmark CAC 40 was down 10 points or...  Dec 20  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares eked out modest gains in early trade Tuesday as banks rebounded and automakers gained from a weaker euro. The benchmark CAC 40 was up 16 points or 0.33 percent at 4,838 in opening deals after declining 0.2...  Dec 19  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares fell in cautious trade Monday as banks succumbed to selling pressure after recent sharp gains due to rising bond yields and Danone said it expects its 2016 sales growth to come in slightly below its original...
The Economic Times  Dec 16  Comment 
In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 was also flat at 11,368.64, while the Paris CAC 40 drifted 0.1 percent lower to 4,815.35 compared with Thursday's close.  Dec 9  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares held steady on Friday even as banking stocks fell broadly after recent sharp gains. With the ECB euphoria fading, investors now look to next week's Fed meeting for clues into the potential pace of rate hikes...  Dec 7  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - A surge in banking stocks pushed French shares higher on Wednesday after Credit Suisse announced more than 1 billion Swiss francs ($991 million) in extra cost cuts and media reports suggested that Italy is preparing to take a 2...  Dec 6  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares fell slightly in early trade Tuesday after sharp gains in the previous session. Investors seem to exercise some caution after prices of major industrial metals such as copper, nickel and aluminum fell despite a...  Nov 24  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares inched higher in cautious trade Thursday after U.S. stock indexes hit fresh record highs overnight on the back of upbeat U.S. data and minutes of the Federal Reserve's November policy meeting pointing to an...  Nov 22  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares rose notably in early trade Tuesday, with higher commodity prices and continued optimism about Donald Trump's presidency supporting underlying sentiment on a light day on the economic front. The benchmark...


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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