The CAC 40 (Continuous Assisted Listing) includes the prices of 40 shares that are continuously listed on the Paris Stock Exchange. These companies operate in different sectors of activity and are real references for the French economy. They are also closely followed by investors who speculate on the stock market and want to know the most interesting stocks of the moment before making any decisions
During the first quarter of 2016, the CAC 40 fell sharply to below 4,300 points. Find out what the current strong values of this index are:
About fifteen companies
According to the data and recommendations collected from analysts, some 15 companies are the top performers in the CAC 40 for 2016. According to the reviews put forward by the experts and on a scale from 1 to 5, here are the companies that are at the top of the list:
With a score of around 4.50 points, Engie, the French industrial energy group, is the preferred choice of analysts for 2016, with an average price target of nearly €17.30. Next comes the technological player SSII Capgemini and its 4.43 points, with a target price of more than 96.90 €. Axa then reaches the third position with a target of 27 € and a score of about 4.30 points.
Financial analysts also recommend investments in the shares of Total, Safran, Accor, Renault, Carrefour, LVMH, Pernod Ricard, Airbus, Essilor, Legrand, Vinci and the telecommunications multinational Nokia. These companies operate in promising sectors with significant growth prospects in terms of capitalization and returns.
The lowest scores
Some companies, on the other hand, have recorded very low scores and are at the bottom of the list for this year 2016. The dossiers of Solvay, ArcelorMittal, Air Liquide and L’Oréal in particular received only between 3.4 and 3.5 points. The three lowest scores were also collected by Technip, the leader in management and engineering, with less than 3.4 points, Unibail-Rodamco, a real estate group, with 3.3 points and Bouygues, a group with only 3.15 points.
The files with the highest potential
Based on current stock prices and the objectives set by each company, some stocks also stand out in terms of potential. The world leader in building materials LafargeHolcim would have the highest potential, at 50%, with an average target of 57.28 and a share price of around 38.50.
As for the rail transport expert Alstom, it is also mentioned as a group with strong potential, with more than 40%, followed by the French car manufacturer Peugeot and the bank BNP Paribas, both with a potential exceeding 35%.
The leader in cosmetics L’Oréal would also have rather low potential, since it is still behind Vinci’s 8%, with 6%. The Bouygues Telecom industrial group is in the last position, with only 4% of potential.