CAC 40 Index (FCHI)

QUOTE AND NEWS  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...  Nov 21  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares fell slightly in cautious trade Monday after former French president and conservative primaries candidate Nicolas Sarkozy crashed out of the presidential election on Sunday in the first round of the rightwing...  Nov 18  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares fell slightly in early trading Friday, as oil prices dipped on a stronger dollar and losses in the banking sector offset gains among auto stocks after German carmaker Volkswagen said it would cut 30,000 jobs by...  Nov 17  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares fell slightly in lackluster trade Thursday, as the Donald Trump rally faded, oil prices resumed downward trend and investors braced for a rate hike from the Federal Reserve next month. On the economic front, the...  Nov 15  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares held steady in early trade Tuesday, as oil prices rose over 2 percent in European trade and investors remained optimistic that President-elect Donald Trump's policies would boost the world's...  Nov 14  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares are rising sharply on Monday, as bond yields continued to rise and the dollar strengthened on expectations of increased fiscal spending and higher U.S. interest rates under Donald Trump's presidency. The...  Nov 11  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares are marginally lower in early trade on Friday, giving up initial gains as investors take stock of President-elect Donald Trump's positions on a range of domestic and foreign policy issues. Donald Trump...  Nov 9  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares are drifting lower on Wednesday after a strong performance in battleground states of Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin helped Donald Trump become the 45th President of the United States....  Nov 8  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares are marginally higher in early trading on Tuesday as Chinese trade data disappointed investors and the U.S. presidential election got underway. The benchmark CAC 40 is currently up 5 points or 0.11 percent at...


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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