CAC 40 Index (FCHI)

QUOTE AND NEWS  Jan 20  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares were marginally higher in early trade Friday as investors look for more details on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's policies. Trump will swear in as the President of the United States of America today,...  Jan 12  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French stocks fell in early trade Thursday after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's first news conference since the election offered little policy details. Trump's comments on drug pricing and claims that Mexico...  Jan 11  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares fell notably in early trade Wednesday as investors waited for cues from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's press conference later in the day. Trump will hold his first news conference since his election...  Jan 10  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares gave up early gains on Tuesday as banks retreated, offsetting gains among automakers such as Renault and Peugeot. The benchmark CAC 40 was down 16 points or 0.33 percent at 4,871 in opening deals after declining...  Jan 9  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares rose in early trade Friday, as automakers rallied on a weaker euro and banking shares also gained ground ahead of earnings releases from three of the major U.S. banks due later in the day. Fed Chair Janet...  Jan 5  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares were marginally lower in early trade Thursday as investors continued to digest the Fed minutes released overnight. The FOMC minutes noted upside risks to forecasts for economic growth as a result of prospects for...  Jan 4  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares moved in a narrow range on Wednesday after official data showed French consumer sentiment held steady at its highest level in more than nine years in December. The consumer confidence index came in at 99.0 in...  Jan 3  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares extended gains from the previous session after China's factory activity rose more than expected in December and flash data from the statistical office Insee showed French consumer price inflation climbed an...  Jan 2  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares moved in a narrow range on the first trading day of the year after U.S. stocks ended 2016 with a whimper on Friday and data out of China showed the pace of growth in China's manufacturing and services sectors...  Dec 28  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares moved in a narrow range on Wednesday as more traders return to their desks after a Christmas break. Banking stocks fell slightly, offsetting investor optimism over higher commodity prices and upbeat U.S. consumer...


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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