CAC 40 Index (FCHI)

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VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares rallied for the second consecutive session Wednesday, with gains in commodity prices and a drop in sovereign bond yields on expectations of fresh stimulus from global central banks helping underpin investor...  Jun 28  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares rose sharply on Tuesday as oil prices rebounded and central bank chiefs and policymakers around the world tried to calm the jitters over the economic fallout of Britain's vote to leave the European Union....  Jun 27  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares extended Friday's steep losses as investors consider the ripple effects of Brexit. Investor sentiment remains cautious despite central banks around the world moving to reassure markets. The U.K. economy is...  Jun 24  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares tumbled on Friday as the end results from the U.K.'s referendum on its European Union membership sent investors fleeing riskier assets. With 52 percent Britons voting to leave the EU, U.K. Prime Minister...  Jun 23  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares rallied on Thursday, with firmer copper and oil prices as well as expectations of a victory for the "Remain" camp in the historic European Union referendum, helping underpin investor sentiment. London copper...  Jun 22  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares traded slightly higher in cautious trade on Wednesday as investors veered around to the view that Britons will vote on Thursday to stay in the European Union. Fed Chair Janet Yellen's optimistic update on the...  Jun 20  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares rose sharply on Monday as the first opinion polls on the EU referendum since the killing of lawmaker Jo Cox showed support for Britain staying in the European Union. A retreat in safe-haven assets and currencies...  Jun 17  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares rallied on Friday, with banks leading the rebound, after a pro-EU British lawmaker's death brought the Brexit campaign to a standstill. Gains in oil prices and the yen's retreat against its rivals on the...  Jun 16  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares fell notably on Thursday, as declining oil prices and policy inaction by central banks in the U.S., Japan and Switzerland added to concerns over slowing growth. Britain's pound sterling fell against both the...  Jun 15  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares rose sharply on Wednesday as expectations of a relatively dovish message from the Federal Reserve helped investors put worries about next week's British referendum on the back burner, at least for the time...


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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