Lagardère SCA (MMB) Rises 0.78% on Feb 15

February 15, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Shares of Lagardère SCA (EPA:MMB) last traded at 24.44, representing a move of 0.78%, or 0.19 per share, on volume of 159,723 shares. After opening the trading day at 24.44, shares of Lagardère SCA traded in a close range. Lagardère SCA currently has a total float of 128.15M shares and on average sees 343,893 shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 23.15 and high of 28.95.

CAC 40: A Thriving European Index

Europe is undeniably home to some of the largest and fastest-growing economies in the world. That being said, it is interesting to know more about some of its pride, specifically France.

The Euronext

In an attempt to maximize and build on the economy of the European Union (EU), the Euronext was formed in 2000 when the Paris Bourse, the Brussels Stock Exchange, and the Amsterdam Stock Exchange had merged. In 2002, the Bolsa de Valores de Lisboa e Porto (BVLP) was included to the Euronext. This had led to the creation of one of the biggest consolidated stock exchanges in the world; and the rest, as they say, is all history. And now it helps Lagardère SCA to attract more clients.

Today, the Euronext is the pan-European stock exchange situated in Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, London, and Paris. With more than 1,000 publicly traded companies within its network, the Euronext has a market capitalization of roughly €2.60 trillion as of the first quarter of 2014. The most watched indices of the Euronext include AEX, AScX, BEL 20, CAC 40, Next 150, PSI 20, among others. Investors are carefully watched changes inside Lagardère SCA.

The CAC 40

Euronext Paris is the primary stock exchange in France. The CAC 40, which derives its name from CotationAssistéeenContinu— a former automated trading system, is its benchmark index.

Unlike the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) in the US, which measures stocks based on price, the CAC 40 measures stocks based on free-float market capitalization and share turnover in the past year. Such has been the case since December 1, 2003. Before that, stocks had been measured based on total market valuation.

The CAC 40 is reviewed four times a year, particularly on the third Friday of every quarter-end— March, June, September, and December. The stocks of the index are capped at 15% if necessary in order to prevent index heavyweight. The Index Steering Committee ranks the top 100 companies and from there, 40 companies will be chosen to be included in the CAC 40. These represent the most significant and most active stocks not just in France but in the entire Europe as well. Consequently, the CAC 40 is a powerful economic indicator and has the ability to make or break the region’s corporate sector.

On September 4, 2000, shortly before the foundation of the Euronext, the CAC 40 had attained its all-time high of 6,922.33 with an intraday high of 6,944.77. On the other hand, the all-time low of 893.82 had been posted in January 1988.

The regular session on Euronext Paris lasts from 6:01 a.m. until 7:59 p.m., marking one of the longest sessions worldwide. A 2% margin and a minimum of one index are required when trading. The main currency is, of course, euro. Presently, the CAC 40 is trading at the 4,000 mark, a little well below its peak 16 years ago.

The CAC 40 is truly a reflection of how the European economy has evolved through the years. Lagardère SCA evolved as well. With its evident success, Euronext Paris is surely one of today’s most rewarding stock exchanges to engage in.

More notable recent Lagardère SCA (EPA:MMB) news were published by: which released: “Lagardere SCA: Fourth-Quarter 2017 Revenue” on February 08, 2018, also with their article: “Lagardère SCA: Appointments” published on March 09, 2016, published: “Lagardere SCA : Fourth Quarter 2016 Revenue” on February 09, 2017. More interesting news about Lagardère SCA (EPA:MMB) were released by: and their article: “Lagardere SCA: Monthly Information Relating to the Total Number of Voting …” published on October 05, 2015 as well as‘s news article titled: “Lagardere SCA” with publication date: July 02, 2010.

Lagard??re SCA engages in content publishing, production, broadcasting, and distribution business worldwide. The company has market cap of 3.13 billion EUR. The firm operates through four divisions: Lagard??re Publishing, Lagard??re Travel Retail, Lagard??re Active, and Lagard??re Sports and Entertainment. It has a 20.07 P/E ratio. The Lagard??re Publishing division includes book publishing and e-publishing businesses, which cover the areas of education, general literature, illustrated books, partworks, dictionaries, youth works, and distribution in English, French, and Spanish languages.

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