Iliad SA (ILD) Rise 0.51% on Feb 15

February 15, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Shares of Iliad SA (EPA:ILD) last traded at 197.1, representing a move of 0.51%, or 1 per share, on volume of 16,497 shares. After opening the trading day at 197.8, shares of Iliad SA traded in a close range. Iliad SA currently has a total float of 58.94 million shares and on average sees 94,881 shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 191.35 and high of 236.7.

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 Iliad SA 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 Iliad SA.

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. Iliad SA 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 Iliad SA (EPA:ILD) news were published by: Marketwatch.com which released: “Iliad SA ADR” on July 24, 2017, also Marketwatch.com with their article: “ILD France: Euronext Paris” published on April 04, 2016, Bloomberg.com published: “Nazi ‘Downfall’ Video Leads to $6 Million Windfall” on February 13, 2018. More interesting news about Iliad SA (EPA:ILD) were released by: Ft.com and their article: “Xavier Niel and Iliad to take control of Irish telco Eir” published on December 20, 2017 as well as Ft.com‘s news article titled: “Iliad subscriber growth slows in second quarter” with publication date: September 01, 2017.

Iliad SA provides retail telecommunication services in France. The company has market cap of 11.62 billion EUR. It offers its subscribers the Internet access solutions under the Free and Alice brands; telephony services; television services with 500 channels; and value added services comprising catch-up TV and video on demand, and video games, as well as subscription to pay-TV channels consisting of Canal+, beIN Sports, etc. It has a 27.04 P/E ratio. The firm also provides hosting services, including shared hosting services comprising Website hosting, and the purchase and resale of domain names; dedicated hosting services, including the dedicated servers to private individuals and SMEs; and collocation services that consist of offering physical space in a data center, as well as the associated electrical capacity.

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