CAC 40 Index (FCHI)

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VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares rallied on Tuesday, with hopes for central bank stimulus and the removal of political uncertainty in the U.K. following the Brexit vote helping underpin investor sentiment. The benchmark CAC 40 was up 65 points...  Jul 11  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares rose sharply on Monday, as upbeat U.S. jobs data allayed worries about the labor market and a major election victory for Japan's ruling LDP-Komeito coalition over the weekend paved the way for more fiscal...  Jul 8  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares extended gains for a second day after Thursday's ADP report showed employment in the U.S. private sector rose more than expected in June, allaying some fears over the weak May nonfarm-payroll report....  Jul 7  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares rebounded on Thursday, as dovish Fed minutes, higher oil prices, M&A deal news and positive trade data helped spur some bargain hunting in beaten-down stocks. Data from the French Customs showed that French...  Jul 6  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares tumbled on Wednesday as worries over Brexit and Italy's banking system took toll on banking stocks. Oil extended overnight losses, sterling hit a fresh 31-year low against the dollar, gold touched a 28-month...  Jul 5  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares tumbled on Tuesday, as Brexit worries continue to linger and copper eased from a two-month high on concerns over Chinese demand. Oil fell below $50 a barrel on news of increased production from Nigeria and...  Jul 4  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares erased early gains to drift into negative territory on Monday as caution crept in after last week's sharp rally. Eurozone investor confidence fell to its lowest level in more than one-and-a-half years in...  Jul 1  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares traded flat to slightly higher on Friday as investors bet on more stimulus from central banks following the Brexit vote. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Thursday the central bank would act in summer...  Jun 30  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares recouped early losses on Thursday in response to upbeat German retail sales, unemployment and Eurozone consumer inflation data. German retail sales grew 0.9 percent in May from the previous month, reversing a 0.3...  Jun 29  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares rallied for the second consecutive session Wednesday, with gains in commodity prices and a drop in sovereign bond yields on expectations of fresh stimulus from global central banks helping underpin investor...


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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