CAC 40

CFD on France’s leading stock (CAC 40) market index

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Product Type: Index CFDMarket: Euronext.LIFFE
Country: FranceCurrency: EUR
Trading Hours: According to marketMeasurement Unit: Contracts
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Description:

The French stock market index tracks the 40 largest French stocks based on market capitalization. It includes companies such as Michelin, Renault and L’Oreal and Airbus.

The CAC40 is considered a benchmark index that represents the overall level and direction of the market in France.

It is one of the leading main national indices of the Pan-European stock exchange group Euronext.

Interesting Facts:

  • Almost 45% of listed shares are owned by foreign investors – more than any other European index.
  • CAC40 companies conduct over two-thirds of their business and workforce outside France.
  • The CAC40 is a capitalization weighted index.

Companies regularly listed on the index:

CompanySectorIndustry
Airbus Group NVIndustrialsAerospace
Alcatel-LucentTelecommunication ServicesFixed & Mobile Telecommunications
ArcelorMittal SABasic MaterialsIndustrial Metals & Mining
BNP Paribas SAFinancialsBanks
France Telecom SATelecommunication ServicesFixed & Mobile Telecommunications
Safran SAIndustrialsAerospace & Defense
Sanofi SA EnergyEquipment & Services
Schneider Electric SEIndustrialsElectronic & Electrical Equipment
Societe Generale SAFinancialsBanks
Total SAEnergyOil & Gas Producers