CAC 40 Index (FCHI)

QUOTE AND NEWS  Feb 24  Comment 
BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT/PARIS (dpa-AFX) - French shares retreated on Friday as concerns over European political risks and policy uncertainty in the U.S. helped fuel demand for safe-haven assets. Amid a lack of triggers, investors now await more...  Feb 23  Comment 
BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT/PARIS (dpa-AFX) - French shares rose in early trade Thursday as oil rebounded from overnight losses and political tensions eased after Emmanuel Macron, the independent French presidential candidate, secured the backing of a...  Feb 21  Comment 
BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT/PARIS (dpa-AFX) - French shares inched higher in choppy trade Tuesday as upbeat Eurozone private sector data helped investors shrug off increasing political risks in Europe. Flash survey data from IHS Markit showed today that...  Feb 20  Comment 
BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT/PARIS (dpa-AFX) - French shares rose in early trade Monday, although trading volumes remained thin on a light day on the economic front and amid the Presidents Day holiday in the U.S. The benchmark CAC 40 was up 17 points or...  Feb 17  Comment 
BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT/PARIS (dpa-AFX) - French shares fell on Friday as banks gave up some of their recent gains on uncertainties over the U.S. fiscal and monetary policies. The benchmark CAC 40 was down 29 points or 0.58 percent at 4,870 in...  Feb 16  Comment 
BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT/PARIS (dpa-AFX) - French shares edged lower in early trade Thursday as investors digested mixed earnings updates and pondered the probability of a rate hike at the Fed's policy meeting in March. The benchmark CAC 40 was...  Feb 15  Comment 
BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT/PARIS (dpa-AFX) - French shares rose in early trade Wednesday, with banks leading the surge after Credit Agricole reported a smaller-than-expected drop in fourth-quarter net profit, hurt by a write-down on its domestic French...  Feb 14  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares were little changed in early trade Tuesday as German GDP data disappointed investors and caution set in ahead of Fed chief Janet Yellen's testimony before Congressional committees today and tomorrow. The...  Feb 13  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French stocks joined a global rally, as commodities inched higher on expectations of stronger demand growth in China and a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ended without...  Feb 9  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares edged higher on Thursday, as a rebound in oil prices after a sharp sell-off earlier in the week helped offset mixed earnings updates from the likes of Societe Generale, Publicis Groupe and Total SA. Benchmark U.S....


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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