CAC 40 Index (FCHI)

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VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares fell sharply on Thursday after the Bank of Japan surprised market participants by holding back from further stimulus. Japan's Nikkei index plunged 3.6 percent and the yen climbed almost 3 percent against both...  Apr 27  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares eked out modest gains in choppy trade on Wednesday as encouraging data out of Germany and higher oil prices offset worries over a steep fall in Greek shares. Greece's benchmark ATG equity index was down...  Apr 26  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares gave up earlier gains on Tuesday, tracking fluctuations in U.S. stock futures as investors await the outcome of a two-day Federal Reserve meeting starting later today. The benchmark CAC 40 was down 5 points or...  Apr 25  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares drifted lower on Monday as commodity prices retreated and a survey showed German business morale weakened slightly in April. The Ifo Business Climate indicator stood at 106.6 in April, down from 106.7 in the...  Apr 22  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares traded lower on Friday, with automakers pacing the decliners as the scandal engulfing Mitsubishi Motors deepened. While Volkswagen reached an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection over the diesel...  Apr 20  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares fell slightly in lackluster trade on Wednesday as oil and metal prices retreated and mainland Chinese shares dropped by the most since February on concerns that improving economic data will prevent the government...  Apr 19  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares rose for a second day on Tuesday as oil prices steadied in the wake of a strike by oil workers in Kuwait and investors digested a slew of encouraging earnings reports. Meanwhile, German economic sentiment...  Apr 18  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares drifted lower on Monday after a deal to freeze oil output by OPEC and non-OPEC producers fell apart amid a spike in tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran. That said, stocks recouped some early losses as oil...  Apr 15  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares fell slightly on Friday after a powerful earthquake struck southwestern Japan and official data showed China's economy grew at its slowest pace in seven years during the first quarter. Closer home, data...  Apr 14  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares drifted lower in lackluster trade on Thursday after sharp gains in the previous session. Investor sentiment turned cautious as oil and metal prices dropped on a stronger dollar and currencies across Asia fell...


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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