Top 40 companies of France in the CAC index 2019

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The largest companies in France greatly impact the country and the world’s economy. The top 40 publicly traded companies of France, making up the CAC index, are presented here together with their activities, logos, sectors and useful links.

In France, companies must be, or become, Sociétés Anonymes, abbreviated S.A., which means anonymous corporations, or Societas Europaea, abbreviated SE, to get listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (Euronext Paris). Even though they must abide by the rules of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), companies that become publicly listed can then obtain capital from investors who buy shares.

The CAC 40 Index

欧洲杯投注To ease the comprehension of the evolution of the French stock market and the broader economy, the stocks of the 40 largest companies by market capitalization are aggregated in the CAC 40 index, or CAC, (standing for Cotation Assistée en Continu) which is the benchmark stock market index of France.

Evolution of the CAC 40 index over 5 years
Evolution of the CAC 40 index over 5 years (Image: Google Finance)

The real-time quotation of the CAC 40 index can be followed with convenient graphical tools from a number of sources, including Euronext, Google Finance, Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg, etc.

Note that this post is part of a series:

List of the 40 largest companies in the Paris Stock Exchange by market capitalization

To help you learn more about French corporations, the 40 components of the CAC index, which are also the largest companies in the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange, are listed hereafter. Each company is presented in detail, with its main sector, operations, a direct link to its website, market capitalization, logo and stock symbol.

Companies are ranked by market capitalization in Euros, as of the effective close of Monday, December 12, 2019.

Quick links to the 40 largest publicly listed companies of France in the CAC index

To ease your browsing in this long list, here are quick links to go directly to the details of any of the top 40 French companies, components of the CAC 40 index.

欧洲杯投注 – Market Cap.: € 7.68 Billion – Stock symbol: FTI

欧洲杯投注 – Market Cap.: € 8.34 Billion – Stock symbol: ATO

– Market Cap.: € 9.62 Billion – Stock symbol: PUB

– Market Cap.: € 10.46 Billion – Stock symbol: AC

– Market Cap.: € 12.13 Billion – Stock symbol: CA

– Market Cap.: € 12.38 Billion – Stock symbol: RNO

– Market Cap.: € 13.13 Billion – Stock symbol: VIE

– Market Cap.: € 14.02 Billion – Stock symbol: EN

– Market Cap.: € 15.33 Billion – Stock symbol: SW

– Market Cap.: € 16.48 Billion – Stock symbol: MT (Amsterdam Stock Exchange)

欧洲杯投注 – Market Cap.: € 17.71 Billion – Stock symbol: CAP

– Market Cap.: € 18.63 Billion – Stock symbol: HO

欧洲杯投注 – Market Cap.: € 19.1 Billion – Stock symbol: UG

欧洲杯投注 – Market Cap.: € 19.44 Billion – Stock symbol: ML

– Market Cap.: € 19.58 Billion – Stock symbol: LR

– Market Cap.: € 19.59 Billion – Stock symbol: URW (Amsterdam Stock Exchange)

– Market Cap.: € 20.4 Billion – Stock symbol: SGO

欧洲杯投注 – Market Cap.: € 21.06 Billion – Stock symbol: STM

欧洲杯投注 – Market Cap.: € 25.03 Billion – Stock symbol: GLE

– Market Cap.: € 29.48 Billion – Stock symbol: VIV

 – Market Cap.: € 35.17 Billion – Stock symbol: ENGI

– Market Cap.: € 35.8 Billion – Stock symbol: ORA

– Market Cap.: € 36.38 Billion – Stock symbol: ACA

– Market Cap.: € 38.22 Billion – Stock symbol: DSY

欧洲杯投注 – Market Cap.: € 43.18 Billion – Stock symbol: RI

– Market Cap.: € 50.79 Billion – Stock symbol: BN

欧洲杯投注 – Market Cap.: € 52.53 Billion – Stock symbol: SU

– Market Cap.: € 58.02 Billion – Stock symbol: AI

欧洲杯投注 – Market Cap.: € 59.28 Billion – Stock symbol: DG

– Market Cap.: € 60.03 Billion – Stock symbol: EL

欧洲杯投注 – Market Cap.: € 60.36 Billion – Stock symbol: CS

– Market Cap.: € 60.55 Billion – Stock symbol: SAF

欧洲杯投注 – Market Cap.: € 63.45 Billion – Stock symbol: BNP

– Market Cap.: € 68.71 Billion – Stock symbol: KER

欧洲杯投注 – Market Cap.: € 70.12 Billion – Stock symbol: RMS

– Market Cap.: € 97.24 Billion – Stock symbol: AIR

欧洲杯投注 – Market Cap.: € 102.59 Billion – Stock symbol: SAN

– Market Cap.: € 126.9 Billion – Stock symbol: FP

欧洲杯投注 – Market Cap.: € 141.86 Billion – Stock symbol: OR

欧洲杯投注 – Market Cap.: € 201.79 Billion – Stock symbol: MC

Here are the 40 largest French public companies on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange. Do you think they are worth their market capitalization? Are their stocks a good investment right now? Do they have too much economic power… and maybe political power too?

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