ESI Group SA (ESI) Plunged -0.22% on Mar 15

Shares of ESI Group SA (EPA:ESI) last traded at 23.15, representing a move of -0.22%, or -0.05 per share, on volume of 8,328 shares. After opening the trading day at 23.2, shares of ESI Group SA traded in a close range. ESI Group SA currently has a total float of 5.63 million shares and on average sees 4,961 shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 23 and high of 48.

Euronext Paris: Driving France’s Economic Prospects

France is one of Europe’s pride not just in the tourism front but most importantly, in the corporate world. One of the main reasons that Europe is immensely growing as an economy today is France. Its trading relations with ESI Group SA and other companies help both sides to grow further. The nation’s economic potentials cannot be undermined especially when they reflect in its own stable equity market.

Euronext Paris in History

Euronext Paris is part of a broader, pan-European stock exchange that stretches in five of the biggest European cities that include Paris, London, Lisbon, Brussels, and Amsterdam— the Euronext. It works with ESI Group SA as well. Some of the main Euronext indices include the AEX, AScX, CAC 40, Next 150, among others.

The Amsterdam Stock Exchange, the Brussels Stock Exchange, and the Paris Bourse had joined together on September 22, 2000, forming the first pan-European stock exchange. Two years later, the Bolsa de Valores de Lisboa e Porto (BVLP) had joined the Euronext. The foundation of a bigger, consolidated European stock exchange signifies the efforts of the European Union (EU) to maximize its resources and leverage better growth opportunities. Nearly two decades later and the Euronext continues to live up to its founding principle and mission— to drive the European economy towards meaningful success.

The CAC 40 is the free-float market capitalization-weighted index tracking the top 40 stocks on Euronext Paris. It represents a crucial aspect of the French economy as well as that of the European economy. ESI Group SA had to prove its reliability to appear at the market.

Prior to becoming a free-float market capitalization-weighted index on December 1, 2003, the CAC 40 had used to measure stocks based on overall market capitalization. Its name comes from an old automated trading system on the Euronext, CotationAssistéeenContinu.

The Index Steering Committee reviews the components of the CAC 40 every third Friday of March, June, September, and December. During these review dates, the Index Steering Committee limits the weights of each stock at 15%. The top 100 companies in terms of 12-month free-float market capitalization and share turnover are determined every quarter. From these 100 companies, the 40 most significant components are selected to make up the CAC 40.

Euronext Paris by the Numbers

As of the first quarter of 2014, the Euronext already had nearly €3 trillion of market capitalization with more than 1,000 companies.

The CAC 40 had reached an all-time high of nearly 7,000 on September 4, 2000, a few days before the establishment of the Euronext. Meanwhile, it had posted an all-time low of below 900 in January 1988.

The movement on Euronext Paris is in increments of 0.50. Stocks are weighted quarterly using a base value of 1,000, which was determined on December 31, 1987.

The margin requirement is usually 2% while the minimum trade size requirement is one index. As part of the EU, the main trading currency on Euronext Paris is euro.

Euronext Paris is one of the most influential stock exchanges not just in Europe but in the world as well. It boasts with stability and strong, long-term growth prospects. That being said, investing in Euronext Paris is a primary consideration among novice and experienced investors alike. Investors may be interested in ESI Group SA stocks.

More notable recent ESI Group SA (EPA:ESI) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Form 10-K MKS INSTRUMENTS INC For: Dec 31 – StreetInsider.com” on February 26, 2019, also Latimes.com with their article: “German Chancellor Merkel set to give up party chair; refugee policy viewed by some as sore spot – Los Angeles Times” published on December 06, 2018, Nytimes.com published: “Cigna to Buy Express Scripts in $52 Billion Health Care Deal – The New York Times” on March 08, 2018. More interesting news about ESI Group SA (EPA:ESI) were released by: Natlawreview.com and their article: “JP Morgan Healthcare Conference Takeaways Part 1 – The National Law Review” published on January 08, 2019 as well as Nytimes.com‘s news article titled: “Anna Burns Wins the Man Booker Prize for ‘Milkman’ – The New York Times” with publication date: October 16, 2018.

ESI Group SA designs, develops, and sells virtual prototyping software worldwide. The company has market cap of 130.26 million EUR. It assists industrial manufacturers replace physical prototypes by virtually replicating the fabrication, assembly, and testing of products in various environments. It has a 330.71 P/E ratio. The company's software solutions include virtual manufacturing that simulates manufacturing process for casting, composites, sheet materials forming, welding and assembly, and additive manufacturing; virtual performance that enables engineers virtually test and analyze the behavior of a model using its solutions based on virtual performance software; virtual environment, which enhances the product design with computational fluid dynamics, multiphysics, and electromagnetics analysis; and virtual integration platform that provides solutions to integrate product engineering projects in a single user environment.

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