Worldline SA (WLN) Decline -2.07% on Nov 15

November 15, 2017 - By Adrian Erickson

Shares of Worldline SA (EPA:WLN) last traded at 40.72, representing a move of -2.07%, or -0.86 per share, on volume of 8,903 shares. After opening the trading day at 41.58, shares of Worldline SA traded in a close range. Worldline SA currently has a total float of 132.64 million shares and on average sees 81,451 shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 23.36 and high of 42.15.

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 Worldline 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 Worldline 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. Worldline 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 Worldline SA stocks.

More notable recent Worldline SA (EPA:WLN) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “WORLDLINE SA : Worldline announces the completion of the acquisition of the …” on September 27, 2017, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “WORLDLINE SA : Worldline announces the completion of the acquisition of …” published on October 18, 2017, Nasdaq.com published: “WORLDLINE SA : Reinforcement of Worldline’s presence in India with the …” on October 03, 2017. More interesting news about Worldline SA (EPA:WLN) were released by: Economictimes.Indiatimes.com and their article: “Worldline SA to pay $105 million for Chennai-based MRL Posnet” published on October 04, 2017 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “WORLDLINE SA : First quarter 2017 revenue” with publication date: April 24, 2017.

Worldline SA, formerly Atos Worldline SAS, is a France firm providing payment and transaction services. The company has market cap of 5.38 billion EUR. The Firm creates and operates digital platforms which handle all transactions between companies, their partners and customers. It has a 52.96 P/E ratio. The Company’s solutions are divided into three divisions: Merchant Services & Terminals, comprising services, solutions and implementation in the areas of payment terminals, multichannel payment acceptance, non-cash payments, private label cards, loyalty services and e-commerce; Mobility & eTransactional Services, engaged in creation of digital products such as e-tickets, e-government collection platforms, and contact and consumer cloud platforms, among others; and Financial Processing & Software Licensing, which provides payment processing, acquiring and issuing processing, online banking solutions, and software solutions.

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