CAC 40 Index (FCHI)

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newratings.com  May 18  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares eased slightly on Wednesday as the combination of upbeat U.S. data and hawkish comments from Fed officials brought the issue of interest rate rises in the U.S. back into focus. Analysts at investment bank Goldman...
newratings.com  May 17  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares eked out modest gains on Tuesday after a strong performance on Wall Street overnight. The yen weakened ahead of a G7 meeting and commodities such as oil, copper and aluminum enjoyed a broad rally, further aiding...
newratings.com  May 16  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares fell on Monday as a raft of weak data out of China rekindled global growth worries. While Asian shares shrugged off Chinese data to end mostly higher, trading in U.S. stock futures point towards a flat open after...
newratings.com  May 13  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares retreated on Friday in the wake of broad-based selling in Asia and a pullback in oil prices, as the dollar strengthened and Russia warned the global oil market might not balance out until the first half of...
newratings.com  May 12  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares picked up momentum after a sluggish start as oil prices rebounded and investors digested mixed earnings reports. Oil extended overnight gains to trade near a six-month high after the International Energy Agency...
newratings.com  May 11  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares drifted lower on Wednesday as oil prices pulled back on API data showing a strong build in inventories and investors digested a slew of mixed earnings reports. The benchmark CAC 40 was down 39 points or 0.89...
newratings.com  May 10  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares lacked direction in choppy trade on Thursday as the G7 meeting of finance ministers in Japan got underway and oil prices breached the $50 a barrel mark for the first time since November. Amid lack of key triggers,...
newratings.com  May 9  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares rose sharply on Monday as oil prices jumped about 2 percent in the wake of a change at top in Saudi Arabia's energy ministry and investors turned their focus to the extraordinary Eurogroup meeting...
newratings.com  May 6  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares drifted lower on Friday, taking cues from a downbeat session in Asia, as a surging dollar pulled down crude prices and caution crept in ahead of the all-important U.S. jobs report due tonight. The non-farm...
newratings.com  May 5  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - French shares eked out modest gains on Thursday as oil prices advanced on concerns about production cuts in Canada's oil sands region and investors looked ahead to the April U.S. jobs report, set for release on Friday, for...




 
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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).

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Composition

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


References

  1. CAC 40 index profile
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