About the Euronext Paris
Euronext Paris, which was formerly known as the Paris Bourse, is France’s largest exchange and securities market. In 2000, the Paris Bourse merged with the exchanges in Amsterdam, Lisbon, and Brussels and all 4 began trading under the name Euronext. The Euronext group is Europe’s second largest exchange – with only London’s Stock Exchange Group being bigger.
On this page, you’ll find a list of the companies traded on Euronext Paris, relevant indices that track the exchange, information about its history, and the performance of today’s tradable stocks.
The history of Euronext Paris stretches back to the eighteenth century, when the Paris Bourse was founded in 1724. It was one of Europe’s main securities exchanges throughout this time, and became Euronext Paris in 2000 when the exchanges of Amsterdam, Lisbon, and Brussels merged with the Paris Bourse to create the pan-European Euronext group.
When it comes to trading on the French equities market, things are divided into three sections: the premier Marché (largest companies and bond issues), the second Marché (medium-sized companies), and the Nouveau Marché (quick-growing startup businesses). On top of this, there is also the Marché Libre, which is not regulated but still administered by Euronext Paris.
Today Euronext Paris is one of the most well-known exchanges in the world, and the combined trading activity of the four exchanges of the Euronext group makes Euronext the second-largest exchange in Europe behind the London Stock Exchange.
There are four main indices for tracking the performance of stocks on Euronext Paris, with the largest being the CAC 40. The other indices that are used to assess how medium and small-sized companies are performing. Here are the main indices of Euronext Paris:
- CAC 40
- CAC Next 20
- CAC Mid 60
- CAC Small
Currently, there are over 1,000 companies whose stocks are listed on Euronext Paris, with many thousands more being traded across the Euronext group as a whole. These listings include some of France’s, and Europe’s, biggest companies.