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French Stocks For Expected Returns

Stock market is one of the best ways to gain profit. They give many advantages to the investors. Stocks delay taxation on your gains. If you buy a stock and it goes up in value, you don't need to file a return on the earnings, you only need to report your stock gains when you sell the shares for a profit. Here are some Les actions Francaises avec des dividendes which can be a profitable investment for you and can make your portfolio more attractive. Take a look.

Gecina SA (EPA: GFC)

It is a France-based real estate investment trust which mainly engaged in the rental of commercial and residential buildings. The company divides its work between six business sectors: Office Sector, Logistics Sector, Hotel Sector, Residential Sector, Student Residences Sector and Healthcare Sector. In March 26, 2013 it acquired the Mirabeau Tower from Aberdeen. In July 2013, it sold four holidays villages operate under the Club Mediterranee brand. In July 2013, it has finalized the acquisition of an office building on Rue Marbeuf in Paris, France.

The company has a market capitalization of 5.65 Billion, EPS is 5.56, P/E ratio is 16.69 and the dividend yield is 4.74% at the annual dividend payout of 4.40.

Klepierre SA (EPA: LI)

It is a France-based real estate company, combining development, rental, and property and asset management. In 2012, its portfolio comprised around 265 shopping centers in 13 countries of Continental Europe, retail properties via its listed subsidiary, and Klemurs and offices buildings in Paris. It is also included in several indexes-DJSI World, FTSE4Good, ASPI Euro Zone and is a member of both Ethibel Excellence and Ethibel Pioneer investment registers. The Group is committed to a voluntary sustainable development policy.

The company has a market capitalization of 6.10 Billion, EPS is 0.70, P/E ratio is 44.53 and the dividend yield is 4.80% at the annual dividend payout of 1.50.


It is a reinsurance company which is organized around three businesses: SCOR Global P & C and SCOR Global Life and SCOR Global Investments. The company's Non-Life reinsurance activities include life, accident, disability, health, unemployment, and long-term care operations. The company operates through its subsidiaries in America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. In March 8, 2013 it acquired a controlling stake in MRM SA. In May 13, 2012 MRM SA has authorized the agreement signed in March 7, 2013, for Scor SE to acquire MNP SA's shares. As a result Scor SE is the majority shareholder of MRM SA.

It has a market capitalization of 4.61 Billion, EPS is 2.14, P/E ratio is 11.57 and the dividend yield is 4.85% at the annual dividend payout of 1.20.

Bouygues SA (EPA: EN)

It operates in two sectors: Telecommunications and Media, and Construction which comprises three core subsidiaries: Bouygues Construction, Bouygues Immobilier and Coals which is engaged in the construction and maintenance of transport, urban development and leisure infrastructure. It's Telecommunications and Media division comprises two companies: TF1 and Bouygues Telecom, which offers mobile telephone and broadband Internet services.

It has a market capitalization of 7.76 Billion, EPS is 2.01, P/E ratio is 11.91 and the dividend yield is 6.68% at the annual dividend payout of 1.60.

Icade SA (EPA: ICAD)

It is a real estate investment company which is engaged especially in commercial property investment. Its activities are organized around offices, Business Parks, healthcare, Shopping Centers, Warehouses and Public Sector Investment. The Company also rents the space in its warehouses, invests in buildings outsourced by the government and leases them to public sector users such as government departments and local authorities. Icade SA operates various subsidiaries such as Bassin Nord, Bati Gautier, Parc du Millenarie, Severine, among others.

It has a market capitalization of 3.38 Billion, EPS is 0.28, and the dividend yield is 5.57% at the annual dividend payout of 3.64.