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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 Group462.60p4.80 % rise1.05 %1,677,583
ADNAberdeen Asset Management443.50p2.00 % rise0.45 %2,448,873
ADMAdmiral Group1,443.00p2.00 % fall0.14 %898,648
AGKAggreko1,543.00p4.00 % fall0.26 %656,578
AALAnglo American1,103.50p41.50 % fall3.62 %7,109,136
ANTOAntofagasta684.50p34.50 % fall4.80 %4,866,857
ARMARM Holdings1,054.00p4.00 % fall0.38 %3,559,885
AHTAshtead Group1,093.00p5.00 % rise0.46 %3,114,228
ABFAssociated British Foods3,080.00p95.00 % rise3.18 %842,356
AZNAstraZeneca4,733.50p44.00 % rise0.94 %2,355,710
AVAviva536.50p2.00 % fall0.37 %10,876,151
BABBabcock International Group1,053.00p12.00 % rise1.15 %1,119,318
BABAE Systems519.00p1.00 % rise0.19 %9,350,822
BARCBarclays243.15p0.25 % fall0.10 %43,954,371
BDEVBarratt Developments450.10p3.80 % rise0.85 %3,544,572
BGBG Group891.70p19.20 % fall2.11 %11,760,945
BLTBHP Billiton1,425.00p27.00 % fall1.86 %10,452,958
BPBP432.40p4.00 % rise0.93 %32,130,256
BATSBritish American Tobacco3,791.00p56.50 % rise1.51 %4,347,970
BLNDBritish Land Co833.50p7.50 % rise0.91 %3,731,470
BT.ABT Group431.10p9.90 % rise2.35 %21,755,000
BNZLBunzl1,913.00p33.00 % rise1.76 %655,538
BRBYBurberry Group1,775.00p32.00 % rise1.84 %1,143,268
CPICapita1,082.00p24.00 % fall2.17 %1,965,806
CCLCarnival3,126.00p38.00 % rise1.23 %666,009
CNACentrica270.00p1.20 % fall0.44 %15,559,358
CCHCoca-Cola HBC AG (CDI)1,107.00p13.00 % rise1.19 %600,950
CPGCompass Group1,132.00p2.00 % rise0.18 %4,540,240
CRHCRH1,680.00p41.00 % rise2.50 %5,831,521
DGEDiageo1,969.50p31.50 % rise1.63 %5,958,007
DLGDirect Line Insurance Group311.50p4.30 % rise1.40 %2,189,039
DCDixons Carphone424.90p5.80 % fall1.35 %7,022,651
EZJeasyJet1,735.00p25.00 % rise1.46 %1,922,791
EXPNExperian1,161.00p2.00 % fall0.17 %1,639,230
FRESFresnillo894.00p21.00 % fall2.30 %892,408
FLGFriends Life Group Limited405.70p1.10 % fall0.27 %4,604,765
GFSG4S287.10p4.20 % rise1.48 %3,947,066
GKNGKN375.30p3.30 % fall0.87 %6,225,798
GSKGlaxoSmithKline1,500.00p11.50 % rise0.77 %10,586,274
GLENGlencore248.70p16.10 % fall6.08 %45,285,740
HMSOHammerson690.00p11.50 % rise1.69 %3,386,543
HLHargreaves Lansdown1,020.00p16.00 % rise1.59 %1,487,077
HSBAHSBC Holdings624.80p4.50 % rise0.73 %24,472,298
IMTImperial Tobacco Group3,091.00p71.00 % rise2.35 %3,277,974
IHGInterContinental Hotels Group2,754.00p46.00 % rise1.70 %505,563
IAGInternational Consolidated Airli..536.00p11.00 % rise2.10 %10,378,599
ITRKIntertek Group2,328.00p28.00 % fall1.19 %395,206
INTUIntu Properties367.50p4.50 % rise1.24 %2,765,731
ITVITV229.60p1.10 % fall0.48 %13,628,958
JMATJohnson Matthey3,532.00p19.00 % fall0.54 %473,873
KGFKingfisher344.00p1.20 % fall0.35 %14,279,610
LANDLand Securities Group1,284.00p9.00 % rise0.71 %2,040,295
LGENLegal & General Group265.90p4.90 % rise1.88 %18,899,886
LLOYLloyds Banking Group75.53p0.12 % fall0.16 %135,616,839
LSELondon Stock Exchange Group2,374.00p6.00 % fall0.25 %525,684
MKSMarks & Spencer Group475.50p5.90 % rise1.26 %4,281,629
MGGTMeggitt541.00p11.00 % rise2.08 %1,531,562
MNDIMondi1,152.00p14.00 % rise1.23 %1,177,392
MRWMorrison (Wm) Supermarkets199.10p1.60 % rise0.81 %13,015,045
NGNational Grid936.90p1.90 % rise0.20 %8,523,800
NXTNext7,150.00p140.00 % rise2.00 %393,137
OMLOld Mutual204.60p2.10 % rise1.04 %7,625,634
PSONPearson1,349.00p31.00 % rise2.35 %3,299,239
PSNPersimmon1,527.00p7.00 % rise0.46 %919,644
PRUPrudential1,627.50p33.50 % rise2.10 %5,402,926
RRSRandgold Resources Ltd.5,420.00p135.00 % fall2.43 %640,007
RBReckitt Benckiser Group5,560.00p160.00 % rise2.96 %1,492,798
RELReed Elsevier1,160.00p26.00 % rise2.29 %3,664,150
RIORio Tinto2,883.00p83.50 % fall2.81 %5,445,307
RRRolls-Royce Holdings902.00p3.00 % rise0.33 %5,054,832
RBSRoyal Bank of Scotland Group380.10p5.90 % fall1.53 %8,299,632
RDSARoyal Dutch Shell 'A'2,175.50p1.00 % fall0.05 %6,382,720
RDSBRoyal Dutch Shell 'B'2,271.00p21.00 % rise0.93 %4,714,347
RMGRoyal Mail440.90p4.90 % fall1.10 %1,955,390
RSARSA Insurance Group464.70p2.10 % fall0.45 %4,648,857
SABSABMiller3,436.50p28.50 % rise0.84 %3,114,498
SGESage Group478.70p1.10 % rise0.23 %3,492,877
SBRYSainsbury (J)267.90p1.70 % fall0.63 %7,274,542
SDRSchroders2,855.00p23.00 % rise0.81 %383,594
SVTSevern Trent2,147.00p2.00 % rise0.09 %486,620
SHPShire Plc4,816.00p102.00 % rise2.16 %1,711,510
SKYSky940.00p3.50 % rise0.37 %4,399,754
SNSmith & Nephew1,190.00p3.00 % rise0.25 %3,074,323
SMINSmiths Group1,120.00p16.00 % fall1.41 %1,642,710
SPDSports Direct International718.50p7.00 % fall0.96 %982,628
SSESSE1,492.00p2.00 % rise0.13 %3,329,778
STJSt James's Place861.50p17.00 % rise2.01 %1,603,702
STANStandard Chartered951.10p1.70 % fall0.18 %7,412,774
SLStandard Life403.60p1.60 % rise0.40 %2,681,918
TWTaylor Wimpey133.10p0.30 % rise0.23 %11,634,262
TSCOTesco235.30p0.55 % fall0.23 %51,008,830
TPKTravis Perkins1,933.00p26.00 % rise1.36 %546,413
TUIJTUI AG Reg Shs (Post- 16/12/14)(..1,164.00p16.00 % rise1.39 %1,758,828
TLWTullow Oil371.30p17.00 % fall4.38 %7,781,548
ULVRUnilever2,854.00p69.00 % rise2.48 %3,872,042
UUUnited Utilities Group995.50p7.50 % rise0.76 %1,804,130
VODVodafone Group239.90p1.20 % rise0.50 %91,351,406
WEIRWeir Group1,675.00p25.00 % fall1.47 %840,527
WTBWhitbread5,090.00p65.00 % rise1.29 %487,185
WOSWolseley3,999.00p54.00 % rise1.37 %831,320
WPPWPP1,479.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %4,326,372

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