CAC 40 Index (FCHI)

QUOTE AND NEWS  Oct 21  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares are choppy in a directionless market on Friday as investors digested mixed earnings and pondered stimulus outlook. The euro hovered near a seven-month low against the dollar in the wake of dovish remarks from ECB...  Oct 18  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares are rising sharply on Tuesday, as a weaker dollar supported commodity prices and soft U.S. data dented hopes of a Fed rate hike in November. The benchmark CAC 40 index is currently up 53 points or 1.20 percent at...  Oct 17  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares are moving lower in cautious trade on Monday, as falling oil prices and caution ahead of key Chinese data and the ECB's monetary policy decision later this week prompted traders to lock in some gains. The...  Oct 12  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares fell slightly on Wednesday, as Alcoa's disappointing quarterly results and Fed rate-hike worries served to induce some caution ahead of the minutes from the Federal Reserve's September policy meeting due...  Oct 11  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares traded marginally higher on Tuesday after opening lower earlier in the session on concerns over a rise in global bond yields and a pullback in oil prices in European trade. Investor sentiment improved somewhat...  Oct 10  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares fluctuated on Monday, as oil prices retreated and banks resumed declines on concerns over Deutsche Bank's mounting legal costs. Encouraging German exports and Eurozone investor confidence data helped limit...  Oct 7  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares recovered early losses to trade marginally higher on Friday, as solid industrial production data helped investors shrug off concerns over Italian banks and the pound's mysterious flash crash. The pound...  Oct 5  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares retreated on Wednesday, as fears of Brexit fallout, Fed rate uncertainty and the outlook for ECB's bond-buying program sapped investors' appetite for risk. There were reports about the European Central...  Oct 3  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares held steady on Thursday after a firmer close on Wall Street overnight and widespread gains across Asia. Underlying sentiment improved somewhat, as yields on U.S. and German benchmark bonds eased from two two-week...  Oct 3  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares recovered after a sluggish start on Monday, even as lingering concerns over Deutsche Bank and Italy's banking sector woes kept investors cautious. The focus also returned to the thorny issue of the Brexit...


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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