CAC 40 Index (FCHI)

QUOTE AND NEWS  Sep 30  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares tumbled on Friday, with banks leading declines once again, as concerns about the financial health of Deutsche Bank and allegations that Wells Fargo had violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, raised concerns...  Sep 29  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares followed global markets higher on Thursday after OPEC members came together to support an output reduction deal despite internal conflicts. Investor sentiment remains upbeat despite oil prices declining in...  Sep 28  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares rebounded on Wednesday, with a strong finish on Wall Street overnight and steadier oil prices supporting sentiment ahead of OPEC meeting and Fed Chair Janet Yellen's testimony to Congress tonight. The...  Sep 27  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares gave up early gains on Tuesday, as banks continued to come under selling pressure and the oil's rally lost steam ahead of OPEC meeting on Wednesday in Algiers. The CAC 40 was down 26 points or 0.60 percent at...  Sep 26  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares tumbled on Monday, as investors exercised caution ahead of an OPEC producers meeting in Algeria and the first U.S. presidential debate for Election 2016. Upbeat German business sentiment data failed to lift...  Sep 23  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares lost ground on Friday, as the Fed's decision on interest rates faded, oil prices slipped ahead of next week's Algiers OPEC meeting and regional data on French GDP and Eurozone private sector activity...  Sep 22  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares rallied on Thursday after Fed Chair Janet Yellen offered an upbeat assessment of the economic outlook, but reiterated a cautious approach to future rate increases, citing sluggish business investment and low...  Sep 21  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares rose sharply on Wednesday, as oil prices climbed on data showing a surprise large draw for oil inventory and the Bank of Japan announced an overhaul of its massive stimulus program, making yield-curve control a...  Sep 20  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares bounced back from early losses Tuesday, even as oil prices retreated and caution crept in ahead key central bank meetings. Investors remain reasonably confident that the Federal Reserve would not raise rates...  Sep 19  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares rallied on Monday, as oil prices bounced back from multi-week lows and investors looked ahead to the FOMC and BOJ decisions. While most economists expect a status quo in Fed review, the Bank of Japan may consider...


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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