Air Liquide, société anonyme (AI) Declined -0.05% on Mar 14

March 14, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Shares of Air Liquide, société anonyme (EPA:AI) last traded at 101.55, representing a move of -0.05%, or -0.05 per share, on volume of 180,084 shares. After opening the trading day at 101.65, shares of Air Liquide, société anonyme traded in a close range. Air Liquide, société anonyme currently has a total float of 426.47M shares and on average sees 961,292 shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 97.16 and high of 115.25.

CAC 40: Reflecting Europe’s Corporate Strength

Europe is not just all about good education systems, next-generation innovations, and beautiful tourist destinations. The region is also about a compelling economy that has already been through the worst yet continues to remain resilient. It economy helps companies like Air Liquide, société anonyme to survive at the market.

One of the main reasons behind its success is its competitive and growing equity market. The corporate sector is any economy’s hope, which is why Europe highly values good corporate governance. This is basically what lures investors in the European equity market. It also lures them to the companies like Air Liquide, société anonyme, with potential and good liquidity.

What Makes Europe’s Economy a Success

Euronext is the leading stock exchange in Europe. It is situated in five different cities— Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, London, and Paris, each of which have different indices. The leading indices include AEX, AMX, AScX, BEL 20, CAC 40, Euronext 100, Next 150, PSI 20, among others.

France’s Euronext Paris, formerly known as Paris Bourse is the leading stock exchange. The top 40 stocks listed on it are weighed on the CAC 40. The companies are monitored based on market capitalization using a base value of 1,000.

It is important not only to become one of CAC parts, like Air Liquide, société anonyme but to stay there. The components of the CAC 40 are reviewed by the Index Steering Committee quarterly, particularly every third Friday of each month of March, June, September, and December. If necessary, they are capped at 15% every review. Any changes made reflect not earlier than two weeks after the particular review date that they had been decided upon.

The movement of the CAC 40 is in increments of 0.50. The main currency on the CAC 40 is euro. To trade, a typical margin of 2% and a minimum trade size of one index are required. Regular session begins and ends at 6:01 a.m. and 7:59 p.m., respectively.

CAC 40 History

The name of CAC 40 was derived from the former automation system of Euronext Paris, CotationAssistéeenContinu.

The base value of 1,000 was set on December 31, 1987. Before, the components of the CAC 40 are measured based on total market capitalization. However, since December 1, 2003, the CAC 40 had shift to a free-float index. Using this model, stocks are quarterly tracked based on free-float market capitalization and share turnover over the past 12-month period. A total of 40 companies are selected from the top 100 companies on Euronext Paris to compose the CAC 40.

The CAC 40 had posted its all-time high of 6,922.33 on September 4, 2000. During that day, it had a high of 6,944.77. Meanwhile, the all-time low of 893.82 had been recorded in January 1988.

The CAC 40 is an important indicator of investor sentiment not just in France but in all Europe. Along with other Euronext indices, it is closely watched by analysts and investors alike to predict the European economy.

Europe is already a successful region and yet it is still full of growth potentials. One of them is Air Liquide, société anonyme. Many investors are investing in CAC 40 stocks and it is clear why—the CAC 40 makes up a crucial part of the European economy.

More notable recent Air Liquide, société anonyme (EPA:AI) news were published by: which released: “Air Liquide 2017 profit soars, beats forecasts” on February 15, 2018, also with their article: “Air Liquide revenue dips slightly on forex effects” published on October 25, 2017, published: “Air Liquide Acquires Thimar Al Jazirah Company’s Healthcare Unit” on January 03, 2018. More interesting news about Air Liquide, société anonyme (EPA:AI) were released by: and their article: “Linde, Praxair Kick Off $8 Billion in Asset Sales” published on March 01, 2018 as well as‘s news article titled: “Global Industrial Gases Market 2017-2025 – Air Liquide, Linde Group, and …” with publication date: February 12, 2018.

Air Liquide, Soci??t?? Anonyme provides gases, technologies, and services for industrial and health sectors in Europe, the Americas, the Asia Pacific, and the Middle East and Africa. The company has market cap of 43.31 billion EUR. The firm operates through Gas & Services, Engineering & Construction, and Global Markets & Technologies. It has a 19.78 P/E ratio. The Gas & Services segment offers oxygen, nitrogen, argon, hydrogen, and carbon monoxide to the metals, chemicals, refining, and energy industries; and gas solutions to materials and energy, automotive and manufacturing, food and pharmaceuticals, technology and research, and craftsmen and network markets.

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