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What is the FTSE 100?

You've probably heard it called the FTSE 100, the FTSE or more informally the Footsie, but do you know what it is and how it came about?

Put into its simplest term, the FTSE 100 is a share index of the 100 most highly capitalised UK companies listed on the London Stock exchange.

The name itself, FTSE, is a combination of the two founding organisations which still maintain the index today as an independent company - the Financial Times and the London Stock Exchange.

The 100 blue chips selected are reviewed quarterly and make up over three-quarters of the total market capitalisation on the London Stock Exchange.

Glance down the list of 100 companies making up the index and you'll see familiar names like RBS, Barclays and Lloyds Banking as well as high-street brands such as Marks & Spencer, Thomas Cook and J Sainsbury.

And because the FTSE 100 is made up of the biggest market performers, it's the most widely used and referred to index in the news when discussing the success, or non-success, of particular businesses and the economy.

Trading on these companies takes place between 08:00 and 16.29 on the London Stock Exchange and is calculated and updated in real-time.

All stocks on the FTSE index group are free-float weighted so that companies are weighted by the total value of shares that are actually available to portfolio investors rather than the total market cap.

The FTSE 100 index was created in 1984 and has a net capitalisation of £1,622.47 billion (as of close of day 16/04/10 calculated by shareprices.com).

TIDMCompanyPriceChangeChange %Day's Volume
III3i Group591.00p4.50 % rise0.77 %1,888,085
ADMAdmiral Group2,098.00p8.00 % fall0.38 %311,094
AALAnglo American775.70p12.00 % fall1.52 %4,891,036
ANTOAntofagasta491.60p3.60 % fall0.73 %2,506,455
ARMARM Holdings1,678.00p3.00 % rise0.18 %6,837,922
AHTAshtead Group1,170.00p15.00 % fall1.27 %1,774,954
ABFAssociated British Foods2,735.00p35.00 % fall1.26 %847,941
AZNAstraZeneca4,612.50p89.00 % rise1.97 %2,403,598
AVAviva378.00p0.60 % fall0.16 %8,739,342
BABBabcock International Group954.50p9.00 % fall0.93 %983,404
BABAE Systems532.50p3.50 % fall0.65 %5,434,578
BARCBarclays151.80p0.10 % fall0.07 %30,043,612
BDEVBarratt Developments411.00p10.50 % fall2.49 %4,151,919
BKGBerkeley Group Holdings (The)2,605.00p92.00 % fall3.41 %605,942
BLTBHP Billiton924.80p14.40 % fall1.53 %5,580,154
BPBP452.10p1.30 % rise0.29 %20,125,348
BATSBritish American Tobacco4,813.50p41.50 % rise0.87 %2,190,690
BLNDBritish Land Company652.00p0.50 % rise0.08 %4,156,301
BT.ABT Group384.00p3.05 % fall0.79 %17,006,950
BNZLBunzl2,352.00p6.00 % rise0.26 %335,924
BRBYBurberry Group1,299.00p13.00 % fall0.99 %1,861,520
CPICapita979.50p3.50 % fall0.36 %884,962
CCLCarnival3,563.00p24.00 % rise0.68 %283,660
CNACentrica240.70p2.70 % rise1.13 %16,582,118
CCHCoca-Cola HBC AG (CDI)1,580.00p9.00 % rise0.57 %362,162
CPGCompass Group1,462.00p7.00 % rise0.48 %2,352,205
CRHCRH2,252.00p57.00 % rise2.60 %2,124,481
DCCDCC6,735.00p15.00 % fall0.22 %58,764
DGEDiageo2,138.50p31.00 % rise1.47 %3,022,678
DLGDirect Line Insurance Group342.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %2,043,961
DCDixons Carphone338.10p2.50 % fall0.73 %3,152,988
EZJeasyJet1,027.00p40.00 % fall3.75 %3,585,621
EXPNExperian1,476.00p7.00 % rise0.48 %2,057,375
FRESFresnillo1,831.00p14.00 % rise0.77 %948,059
GKNGKN284.60p2.60 % fall0.91 %3,118,866
GSKGlaxoSmithKline1,659.50p21.50 % rise1.31 %5,095,301
GLENGlencore184.40p1.45 % rise0.79 %38,646,396
HMSOHammerson546.00p1.50 % rise0.28 %1,902,515
HLHargreaves Lansdown1,265.00p6.00 % fall0.47 %417,417
HIKHikma Pharmaceuticals2,590.00p68.00 % rise2.70 %373,450
HSBAHSBC Holdings493.60p1.10 % rise0.22 %18,783,557
IMBImperial Brands4,020.00p25.50 % rise0.64 %1,312,777
INFInforma755.50p5.00 % rise0.67 %851,756
IHGInterContinental Hotels Group2,962.00p16.00 % rise0.54 %409,673
IAGInternational Consolidated Airli..405.90p0.30 % rise0.07 %7,080,261
ITRKIntertek Group3,630.00p14.00 % rise0.39 %210,576
INTUIntu Properties287.70p1.00 % rise0.35 %2,344,128
ITVITV188.10p1.80 % fall0.95 %14,895,473
JMATJohnson Matthey3,220.00p7.00 % rise0.22 %430,530
KGFKingfisher325.90p6.30 % fall1.90 %7,705,373
LANDLand Securities Group1,091.00p4.00 % rise0.37 %1,683,718
LGENLegal & General Group195.40p0.60 % fall0.31 %13,104,544
LLOYLloyds Banking Group54.49p1.71 % fall3.04 %180,048,175
LSELondon Stock Exchange Group2,739.00p5.00 % rise0.18 %223,597
MKSMarks & Spencer Group316.80p11.70 % fall3.56 %7,915,964
MDCMediclinic International1,097.00p10.00 % rise0.92 %960,064
MERLMerlin Entertainments476.10p0.80 % rise0.17 %910,261
MNDIMondi1,470.00p14.00 % rise0.96 %853,560
MRWMorrison (Wm) Supermarkets179.90p1.80 % rise1.01 %4,321,625
NGNational Grid1,103.00p9.50 % rise0.87 %5,440,677
NXTNext4,872.00p24.00 % fall0.49 %568,122
OMLOld Mutual204.20p0.80 % rise0.39 %6,480,786
PPBPaddy Power Betfair8,790.00p35.00 % rise0.40 %58,446
PSONPearson968.50p5.50 % rise0.57 %2,090,822
PSNPersimmon1,598.00p35.00 % fall2.14 %1,536,146
PFGProvident Financial2,596.00p10.00 % fall0.38 %181,814
PRUPrudential1,332.00p3.50 % rise0.26 %2,492,262
RRSRandgold Resources Ltd.8,850.00p115.00 % rise1.32 %403,271
RBReckitt Benckiser Group7,461.00p96.00 % rise1.30 %880,638
RELRelx plc1,408.00p11.00 % rise0.79 %1,949,105
RIORio Tinto2,363.00p14.00 % fall0.59 %2,911,795
RRRolls-Royce Holdings720.50p23.50 % fall3.16 %3,903,142
RBSRoyal Bank of Scotland Group189.40p2.80 % fall1.46 %21,213,791
RDSARoyal Dutch Shell 'A'2,092.00p9.50 % rise0.46 %2,590,720
RDSBRoyal Dutch Shell 'B'2,148.00p21.50 % rise1.01 %4,176,860
RMGRoyal Mail501.00p8.00 % fall1.57 %2,612,632
RSARSA Insurance Group495.80p0.70 % rise0.14 %2,086,690
SABSABMiller4,440.00p10.00 % rise0.23 %1,900,011
SGESage Group693.00p6.50 % rise0.95 %1,525,011
SBRYSainsbury (J)225.10p2.90 % fall1.27 %13,779,544
SDRSchroders2,581.00p3.00 % rise0.12 %249,005
SVTSevern Trent2,464.00p14.00 % rise0.57 %457,619
SHPShire Plc4,914.00p19.00 % rise0.39 %1,119,664
SKYSky878.50p11.50 % rise1.33 %4,274,640
SNSmith & Nephew1,295.00p1.00 % fall0.08 %2,123,643
SMINSmiths Group1,237.00p2.00 % fall0.16 %829,568
SSESSE1,613.00p2.00 % rise0.12 %1,974,733
STJSt James's Place870.50p10.00 % fall1.14 %1,006,259
STANStandard Chartered613.40p2.60 % fall0.42 %4,326,854
SLStandard Life288.00p1.50 % fall0.52 %2,989,652
TWTaylor Wimpey146.90p3.70 % fall2.46 %21,730,157
TSCOTesco159.80p1.00 % rise0.63 %14,205,262
TPKTravis Perkins1,514.00p37.00 % fall2.39 %946,093
TUITUI AG Reg Shs (DI)921.00p9.50 % fall1.02 %887,482
ULVRUnilever3,558.50p24.50 % rise0.69 %2,103,560
UUUnited Utilities Group1,021.00p8.00 % rise0.79 %1,231,461
VODVodafone Group235.55p10.45 % rise4.64 %96,655,909
WTBWhitbread3,733.00p22.00 % rise0.59 %575,777
WOSWolseley4,070.00p5.00 % rise0.12 %523,807
WPGWorldpay Group (WI)290.90p2.70 % rise0.94 %3,465,778
WPPWPP1,695.00p4.00 % rise0.24 %1,914,298

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