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French dividend stocks

We have recently integrated the Euronext Paris stock exchange into Dividend.watch enabling French dividend stocks to be used in our dividend calculator and portfolio tracker. These are some companies worth looking into.

Danone

BN:PA dividend stock detail

Danone is global food & beverage company built on four businesses: Essential Dairy and Plant-Based Products, Waters, Early Life Nutrition and Medical Nutrition. Currently operates in 120 different markets worldwide. 

Sanofi

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Sanofi S.A. is a French multinational pharmaceutical company and it belongs among the world's largest companies by prescription sales. The company was formed in 1973 and the current incarnation was formed as Sanofi-Aventis in 2004, by the merger of Aventis and Sanofi-Synthélabo. It is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index which makes it one of the most prominent European companies.

SAN engages in the research and development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceutical drugs principally in the prescription market, but the firm also develops over-the-counter medication.

AXA stock

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The Axa Group operates primarily in Western Europe, North America, the India Pacific region, and the Middle East, with a presence also in Africa. Axa is a conglomerate of independently run businesses that provide a wide range of insurance products based on local conditions.

It pays regular dividends from the year 1991.  The company is making a net income of €3.85 billion per year and has more than 108 million clients in 57 countries worldwide.

Covivio

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This company, formerly named Foncière des Régions, is a major European REIT which have a wide portfolio of real estate diversified in offices (46%), hotels (26%) and residential (26%). The current portfolio is worth an estimated €23 billion. Two-thirds of the portfolio is divided between Paris, Berlin, and Milan, with an occupancy rate of 98.1%.

More dividend tips from France:

AI:PA L'Air Liquide - Natural gases

MF:PA Wendel - Investment company

EDF:PA Electricite de Franc - Electric utility

EDF board currently decided not to pay dividends in 2020! (But this may change in 2021)

EDF is a utility company that owns electric power plants and also distributes energy to end consumers. It is a French company, but operates in a number of other countries, in addition to Europe, it also operates in South America, Asia and Africa. This energy company was founded in 1946 and it paid regular dividends from 2006 to 2020.

The French energy market is dependent on this type of electricity obtained from nuclear. About 70% of French electricity is produced by nuclear power plants owned by EDF. In addition, the company also has eight nuclear power plants in Britain.