CAC 40 Index components | values (FR0003500008)
The CAC 40 is a price index. It comprises the 40 highest-turnover French public limited companies that are traded on Euronext Paris. The index level is determined solely on the basis of share prices and only adjusted for income from subscription rights and special payments. In addition to market capitalization, weighting is also based on the market value in free float. Corporate actions such as stock splits have no (distorting) influence on the index. The calculation is updated every second during trading hours from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CET.
The stocks that are available to choose from must be among the most important companies in France. The headquarters of the company plays a role as well as other characteristics that the index committee determines. The composition is reviewed every quarter by the Index Committee and adjusted if necessary. The weight of a company must not exceed the limit of 15 percent. This upper limit is checked annually at the end of September and reduced to this level if it is exceeded.