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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 Group386.70p5.80 % fall1.48 %1,086,705
ADNAberdeen Asset Management407.60p9.50 % fall2.28 %5,354,753
ADMAdmiral Group1,230.00p20.00 % fall1.60 %776,773
AGKAggreko1,569.00p26.00 % fall1.63 %408,478
AALAnglo American1,428.50p2.00 % rise0.14 %7,616,501
ANTOAntofagasta729.00p5.50 % fall0.75 %3,212,823
ARMARM Holdings916.50p18.50 % fall1.98 %4,187,626
AHTAshtead Group1,035.00p16.00 % fall1.52 %1,244,944
ABFAssociated British Foods2,619.00p75.00 % fall2.78 %960,196
AZNAstraZeneca4,414.00p163.50 % fall3.57 %6,560,455
AVAviva529.50p4.50 % fall0.84 %6,149,509
BABBabcock International Group1,058.00p23.00 % fall2.13 %1,297,636
BABAE Systems466.70p8.40 % fall1.77 %10,558,608
BARCBarclays229.25p2.40 % fall1.04 %49,126,628
BGBG Group1,144.50p24.50 % fall2.10 %4,879,859
BLTBHP Billiton1,741.50p11.00 % rise0.64 %13,299,091
BPBP466.05p3.90 % fall0.83 %23,248,229
BATSBritish American Tobacco3,543.50p74.00 % fall2.05 %2,537,045
BLNDBritish Land Co694.50p18.50 % fall2.59 %2,598,364
BSYBritish Sky Broadcasting Group877.00p11.00 % fall1.24 %3,788,626
BT.ABT Group387.60p4.10 % fall1.05 %11,391,283
BNZLBunzl1,617.00p26.00 % fall1.58 %499,661
BRBYBurberry Group1,499.00p12.00 % fall0.79 %1,424,062
CPICapita1,148.00p23.00 % fall1.96 %1,219,134
CCLCarnival2,443.00p6.00 % rise0.25 %2,434,727
CNACentrica314.40p5.60 % fall1.75 %10,728,479
CCHCoca-Cola HBC AG (CDI)1,339.00p34.00 % fall2.48 %467,814
CPGCompass Group967.50p20.50 % fall2.07 %3,065,691
CRHCRH1,419.00p26.00 % fall1.80 %2,042,772
DGEDiageo1,778.00p39.00 % fall2.15 %5,099,660
DLGDirect Line Insurance Group297.00p3.10 % fall1.03 %5,870,391
DCDixons Carphone368.70p5.80 % fall1.55 %3,199,403
EZJeasyJet1,296.00p8.00 % fall0.61 %2,184,200
EXPNExperian1,018.00p19.00 % fall1.83 %1,834,735
FRESFresnillo759.00p1.00 % fall0.13 %2,206,945
FLGFriends Life Group Limited306.50p2.80 % fall0.91 %2,975,656
GFSG4S253.10p5.90 % fall2.28 %3,163,193
GKNGKN330.30p11.80 % fall3.45 %5,729,995
GSKGlaxoSmithKline1,422.00p21.50 % fall1.49 %8,883,877
GLENGlencore344.25p2.35 % rise0.69 %32,458,502
HMSOHammerson588.00p11.00 % fall1.84 %967,869
HLHargreaves Lansdown965.50p26.50 % fall2.67 %551,400
HSBAHSBC Holdings651.70p6.00 % fall0.91 %23,404,822
IMIIMI1,278.00p45.00 % fall3.40 %966,814
IMTImperial Tobacco Group2,685.00p66.00 % fall2.40 %2,836,730
IHGInterContinental Hotels Group2,406.00p27.00 % fall1.11 %976,673
IAGInternational Consolidated Airli..365.80p9.20 % fall2.45 %7,546,837
ITRKIntertek Group2,588.00p57.00 % fall2.16 %424,695
INTUIntu Properties334.80p7.80 % fall2.28 %3,206,377
ITVITV209.20p3.10 % fall1.46 %11,052,844
JMATJohnson Matthey3,045.00p76.00 % fall2.44 %424,319
KGFKingfisher311.40p3.60 % fall1.14 %9,154,016
LANDLand Securities Group1,056.00p19.00 % fall1.77 %1,316,795
LGENLegal & General Group235.50p2.90 % fall1.22 %12,101,194
LLOYLloyds Banking Group75.14p1.10 % fall1.44 %109,442,723
LSELondon Stock Exchange Group1,909.00p12.00 % rise0.63 %1,509,901
MKSMarks & Spencer Group420.80p12.80 % fall2.95 %4,481,172
MGGTMeggitt473.90p10.90 % fall2.25 %1,817,986
MNDIMondi1,046.00p26.00 % fall2.43 %1,316,000
MRWMorrison (Wm) Supermarkets174.60p4.40 % fall2.46 %14,311,572
NGNational Grid881.00p11.00 % fall1.23 %10,123,416
NXTNext6,900.00p25.00 % fall0.36 %338,903
OMLOld Mutual188.50p3.70 % fall1.93 %12,733,819
PSONPearson1,214.00p7.00 % fall0.57 %2,474,177
PSNPersimmon1,354.00p13.00 % fall0.95 %1,053,448
PFCPetrofac Ltd.1,040.00p18.00 % fall1.70 %1,430,327
PRUPrudential1,402.00p12.00 % fall0.85 %3,718,636
RRSRandgold Resources Ltd.4,312.00p47.00 % rise1.10 %571,262
RBReckitt Benckiser Group5,250.00p95.00 % fall1.78 %1,088,366
RELReed Elsevier989.50p11.50 % fall1.15 %2,438,621
RIORio Tinto3,108.00p49.50 % rise1.62 %5,741,316
RRRolls-Royce Holdings965.50p37.50 % fall3.74 %6,533,657
RBSRoyal Bank of Scotland Group357.90p1.70 % fall0.47 %8,578,520
RDSARoyal Dutch Shell 'A'2,377.50p23.00 % fall0.96 %3,967,760
RDSBRoyal Dutch Shell 'B'2,463.00p37.00 % fall1.48 %3,005,816
RMGRoyal Mail424.10p7.10 % fall1.65 %1,851,671
RSARSA Insurance Group476.30p4.10 % fall0.85 %2,616,316
SABSABMiller3,445.50p61.50 % fall1.75 %4,607,522
SGESage Group373.10p3.90 % fall1.03 %2,846,141
SBRYSainsbury (J)263.80p15.00 % fall5.38 %24,546,390
SDRSchroders2,363.00p96.00 % fall3.90 %493,256
SVTSevern Trent1,882.00p53.00 % fall2.74 %833,954
SHPShire Plc5,100.00p130.00 % fall2.49 %4,962,665
SNSmith & Nephew1,038.00p30.00 % fall2.81 %4,600,148
SMINSmiths Group1,260.00p43.00 % fall3.30 %1,191,607
SPDSports Direct International654.00p13.00 % fall1.95 %682,227
SSESSE1,509.00p21.00 % fall1.37 %2,306,529
STJSt James's Place714.00p8.00 % fall1.11 %1,246,492
STANStandard Chartered1,200.00p20.00 % fall1.64 %6,659,033
SLStandard Life413.60p6.70 % fall1.59 %4,472,886
TSCOTesco194.50p8.50 % fall4.19 %99,395,397
TPKTravis Perkins1,690.00p24.00 % fall1.40 %481,220
TTTUI Travel391.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %3,573,367
TLWTullow Oil658.50p9.50 % fall1.42 %5,316,631
ULVRUnilever2,575.00p26.00 % fall1.00 %2,467,314
UUUnited Utilities Group814.00p27.50 % fall3.27 %2,674,280
VODVodafone Group198.65p2.85 % fall1.41 %53,074,577
WEIRWeir Group2,515.00p78.00 % fall3.01 %632,111
WTBWhitbread4,155.00p93.00 % fall2.19 %518,761
WOSWolseley3,270.00p73.00 % fall2.18 %644,673
WPPWPP1,262.00p21.00 % fall1.64 %2,613,820

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