Every Thursday, the editorial staff of Le Figaro Bourse et placements reviews the key trends of the CAC 40 during the past week.
Although at a slower pace than the previous 15 days, the CAC 40 continued its upward trend over the past week. While the European and American central banks have reaffirmed their intention to continue to raise their rates to curb inflation, investors are looking elsewhere for reasons to hope, in particular with the fall in the price of oil, which has accelerated. And as everyone watched for signs of an easing of restrictive measures in China, the resurgence of Covid cases in the country has led to new lockdowns and reduced the prospect of a rapid reopening early next year.
Thus, the flagship index of the Parisian market fell 0.47% last Thursday, before recovering the next day with an increase of 1.04%. Session without large scale Monday (+ 0.15%), just like Tuesday (+ 0.35%) in limited volumes. the benchmark closes the sequence with a gain of 0.32% to 6,679.09 points, and wins 1.09% over the week.
Safran in the lead, Alstom struggling
As for values, Safran recorded the best performance of the period with an increase of 3.7%, closely followed by Renault and Saint-Gobain, which both gained 3.6%. Conversely, Alstom is the red lantern, with a decline of 4.7% echoing the publication of its quarterly.