Carrefour SA (CRR) Dipped -0.86% on Mar 8

March 8, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

Shares of Carrefour SA (BIT:CRR) last traded at 17.31, representing a move of -0.86%, or -0.15 per share, on volume of 2,303 shares. After opening the trading day at 17.44, shares of Carrefour SA traded in a close range. Carrefour SA currently has a total float of 770.88M shares and on average sees 4,140 shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 16.31 and high of 23.82.

Borsa Italiana: A Rising Giant in Europe

The Borsa Italiana, which is also known as the Piazza Affari, is Italy’s main stock exchange. It does not just take pride in being one of the oldest stock exchanges globally; it also takes pride in being one of Europe’s best stock exchanges today. It is an honour to be inside for Carrefour SA as well. Needless to say, the Borsa Italiana has led the European economy— in one way or another— to become the globally influential economy that it is today.

On the other hand, the FTSE Milano Italia Borsa (MIB) is the country’s benchmark index. Like the Borsa Italiana, it also has a meaningful impact in the entire European trade and commerce environment.

Borsa Italiana

Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy Viceroy Eugène de Beauharnais had established the Borsa Italiana in February 1808 as one of the first stock exchanges in the world. Based at Palazzo Mezzanotte, Milan, its operations had always been supervised by the government as public entity until 1998.

The London Stock Exchange Group had purchased the Borsa Italiana in an all-stock agreement in 2007, merging it with the London Stock Exchange. It helped Carrefour SA received new audience.

On the Borsa Italiana, the pre-market session lasts for an hour, starting at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 9:00 a.m; the regular session lasts for 8.50 hours, starting at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m.; and the post-market session lasts for 2.50 hours, starting at 6:00 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m. The long trading hours give way to international investors who live in countries with different time zones. Consequently, the Borsa Italiana has so much room for growth. Not all stock exchanges have trading hours this long.

Today, the Borsa Italiana has a total market valuation of about $645 billion with over 300 companies listed on it.


The FTSE MIB is currently operated by the FTSE. Prior to the takeover of the FTSE in June 2009, it had been operated as the S&P/MIB by the S&P.

The FTSE MIB tracks the 40 largest companies listed on the Borsa Italiana based on market capitalization and with respect to free-floating shares. Different companies of major sectors such as Energy, Financials, Mining, and Telecommunications are included in the FTSE MIB, which represents roughly 80% of the total market valuation on the Borsa Italiana. The components are reviewed quarterly to guarantee the best possible indication of the health of the Italian economy, which plays an important role in the success of the entire European economy. Health of Carrefour SA shares attract attention of investors.

The FTSE MIB had hit an all-time high of 50,108.56 points, which also happens to be its best intraday high, in March 2000. On the other hand, it had hit an all-time low of 12,362.52 points in July 2012 mainly because of high borrowing costs in Europe.

Many investors are considering Borsa Italiana stocks because of Italy’s competent trade and commerce landscape. It is one of the best ways to count on the growth of the European economy regardless of whether investors are trading short-term or long-term.

More important recent Carrefour SA (BIT:CRR) news were published by: which released: “Retailer Carrefour using blockchain to improve checks on food products” on March 06, 2018, also published article titled: “Carrefour reports slower sales growth, declining profit for 2017”, published: “Carrefour drops 8% as sparkle wears off new CEO’s turnround plans” on March 01, 2018. More interesting news about Carrefour SA (BIT:CRR) was released by: and their article: “Carrefour shares tumble after swing to 2017 loss” with publication date: March 01, 2018.

Carrefour SA operates as a multi-local, multi-format, multi-channel retailer primarily in France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Poland, Romania, Brazil, Argentina, China, and Taiwan. The company has market cap of 13.34 billion EUR. The firm operates hypermarkets, supermarkets, convenience stores, cash and carry stores, and hypercash stores; e-commerce Websites, as well as m-commerce channels; and service stations. It has a 18.92 P/E ratio. The Company’s stores offer fresh produce; local products; consumer goods; and non-food products, including small household goods, textiles, and home appliances.

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