Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 50

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    The Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 50 (EURO STOXX 50) is the leading index for Europe’s top companies.

    The index consists of 50 top-sector companies from 12 eurozone countries. The EURO STOXX 50 was established in 1998 and is a joint venture of the Deutsche Boerse AG, Dow Jones & Company and the SIX Swiss Exchange.

    The composition of the index is reviewed each year in September and the criterion for listing is the market capitalisation of a company, based on a free float or widely held stock with a 10% weighting cap.

    The largest percentage of companies come from France and Germany. The banking sector makes up the largest portion of the EURO STOXX 50.

    Further Reading

    Euro Stoxx 50 website