CAC 40 Index (FCHI)

Mondo Visione  Sep 17  Comment 
Euronext, the primary exchange in the Euro zone, today celebrated the 350th   anniversary of Saint-Gobain (ticker code SGO), whose Chairman and CEO rang the bell opening trading on Euronext Paris to mark the day. Saint-Gobain is the CAC 40...
The Economic Times  Sep 11  Comment 
Britain's FTSE 100 was down 0.2 percent at 6,139 points, Germany's DAX was down 0.5 percent at 10,161 points and France's CAC 40 was off 0.3 percent at 4,582 points.
The Economic Times  Sep 1  Comment 
Paris' CAC 40 index of leading stocks briefly slipped below the three-percent bar before scaling losses back to 2.94% at 4,516.32 points at 0850 GMT.
Yahoo  Aug 6  Comment 
Global stock markets were muted Thursday as jitters about China's economy and upcoming U.S. jobs data kept buying appetite in check. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 inched up 0.1 percent to 5,199.81 in ...
The Economic Times  Jul 30  Comment 
In the eurozone, the CAC 40 in Paris rose 0.58 % to end the day at 5,046.42 points, while Frankfurt's DAX 30 gained 0.40 % to close at 11,257.15 points.
Mondo Visione  Jul 14  Comment 
One of the largest transactions over the last ten years. Market capitalisation of around €39 BN following public exchange offer Euronext, the primary exchange in the Euro zone, today congratulated the new LafargeHolcim Group, the world...
The Economic Times  Jul 13  Comment 
In the eurozone, the CAC 40 in Paris jumped 1.94 percent higher to 4,998.10 points and Frankfurt's DAX 30 climbed 1.49 percent to 11,484.38 points.
The Economic Times  Jul 10  Comment 
The CAC 40 in Paris surged 2.67 percent to 4,884.05 points compared with Thursday's close.
The Economic Times  May 25  Comment 
European markets fell tracking losses in the US market after US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated that the central bank was poised to raise interest rates this year.
Yahoo  May 7  Comment 
Global markets drooped Thursday after comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve chief fanned fears about the American economy. ___ KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 lost 1.5 percent to 4,909.75 and Germany's ...


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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