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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 Group545.00p1.00 % fall0.18 %1,484,621
ADNAberdeen Asset Management363.30p4.70 % fall1.28 %5,676,586
ADMAdmiral Group1,468.00p23.00 % fall1.54 %589,662
AALAnglo American805.70p7.90 % fall0.97 %6,884,972
ANTOAntofagasta580.50p4.50 % fall0.77 %2,158,255
ARMARM Holdings1,011.00p21.00 % rise2.12 %5,370,127
AHTAshtead Group964.00p1.50 % fall0.16 %2,725,781
ABFAssociated British Foods3,159.00p8.00 % rise0.25 %480,703
AZNAstraZeneca4,319.50p130.00 % rise3.07 %3,228,685
AVAviva518.50p1.00 % rise0.19 %6,909,626
BABBabcock International Group985.50p54.00 % fall5.15 %3,475,994
BABAE Systems473.10p3.50 % rise0.75 %9,652,178
BARCBarclays287.05p2.50 % rise0.86 %42,573,711
BDEVBarratt Developments625.50p3.00 % rise0.48 %2,645,678
BGBG Group1,079.50p40.00 % rise3.80 %19,393,970
BLTBHP Billiton1,170.00p2.00 % rise0.17 %8,082,647
BPBP401.00p2.40 % rise0.60 %35,395,714
BATSBritish American Tobacco3,740.00p60.00 % rise1.62 %4,317,575
BLNDBritish Land Company829.50p6.00 % fall0.72 %2,022,967
BT.ABT Group467.95p5.50 % fall1.17 %24,641,673
BNZLBunzl1,820.00p16.00 % rise0.89 %647,356
BRBYBurberry Group1,564.00p4.00 % rise0.26 %1,055,152
CPICapita1,279.00p8.00 % rise0.63 %1,595,188
CCLCarnival3,376.00p57.00 % fall1.66 %659,086
CNACentrica266.60p8.60 % fall3.12 %27,035,677
CCHCoca-Cola HBC AG (CDI)1,307.00p2.00 % rise0.15 %327,487
CPGCompass Group1,031.00p3.00 % rise0.29 %5,333,096
CRHCRH1,879.00p9.00 % fall0.48 %1,280,624
DGEDiageo1,811.00p28.00 % fall1.55 %6,043,887
DLGDirect Line Insurance Group364.60p3.10 % fall0.84 %3,690,102
DCDixons Carphone448.90p6.60 % fall1.45 %2,223,849
EZJeasyJet1,644.00p39.00 % fall2.32 %1,683,827
EXPNExperian1,176.00p4.00 % fall0.34 %1,827,770
FRESFresnillo645.00p1.00 % fall0.15 %1,067,732
GFSG4S273.00p0.90 % rise0.33 %2,438,408
GKNGKN315.90p5.70 % fall1.77 %9,499,653
GSKGlaxoSmithKline1,389.00p14.00 % rise1.05 %15,713,444
GLENGlencore211.00p2.00 % fall0.94 %38,535,562
HMSOHammerson655.00p5.50 % fall0.83 %1,727,658
HLHargreaves Lansdown1,182.00p8.00 % rise0.68 %626,097
HIKHikma Pharmaceuticals2,405.00p2.00 % fall0.08 %1,311,908
HSBAHSBC Holdings577.10p0.60 % rise0.10 %22,112,791
IMTImperial Tobacco Group3,349.00p16.00 % fall0.48 %2,168,433
ISATInmarsat885.00p15.00 % fall1.67 %729,429
IHGInterContinental Hotels Group2,743.00p120.00 % rise4.57 %2,552,163
IAGInternational Consolidated Airli..542.00p9.00 % fall1.63 %8,832,703
ITRKIntertek Group2,438.00p19.00 % rise0.79 %392,100
INTUIntu Properties326.50p6.20 % fall1.86 %2,766,991
ITVITV271.60p4.60 % fall1.67 %10,003,175
JMATJohnson Matthey2,891.00p6.00 % fall0.21 %608,427
KGFKingfisher359.30p3.20 % fall0.88 %8,916,058
LANDLand Securities Group1,283.00p10.00 % fall0.77 %1,401,272
LGENLegal & General Group260.10p1.20 % rise0.46 %11,630,214
LLOYLloyds Banking Group86.02p0.42 % rise0.49 %163,613,619
LSELondon Stock Exchange Group2,592.00p19.00 % rise0.74 %824,639
MKSMarks & Spencer Group533.00p2.00 % rise0.38 %3,362,546
MGGTMeggitt455.80p0.30 % rise0.07 %1,597,319
MERLMerlin Entertainments414.00p3.60 % fall0.86 %2,196,743
MNDIMondi1,529.00p14.00 % fall0.91 %1,402,130
MRWMorrison (Wm) Supermarkets181.10p0.60 % rise0.33 %5,334,464
NGNational Grid842.70p3.50 % rise0.42 %5,711,961
NXTNext7,885.00p75.00 % rise0.96 %506,753
OMLOld Mutual212.80p1.50 % rise0.71 %7,953,279
PSONPearson1,193.00p3.00 % fall0.25 %3,339,033
PSNPersimmon1,986.00p12.00 % rise0.61 %865,553
PRUPrudential1,520.00p18.00 % rise1.23 %4,268,510
RRSRandgold Resources Ltd.3,813.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %590,371
RBReckitt Benckiser Group6,104.00p11.00 % rise0.18 %1,181,665
RELRelx plc1,097.00p4.00 % fall0.36 %3,398,366
RIORio Tinto2,456.50p2.50 % rise0.10 %4,402,093
RRRolls-Royce Holdings749.50p19.00 % rise2.60 %8,720,981
RBSRoyal Bank of Scotland Group342.40p11.00 % fall3.06 %38,194,617
RDSARoyal Dutch Shell 'A'1,839.00p74.00 % rise4.22 %9,144,289
RDSBRoyal Dutch Shell 'B'1,861.00p84.00 % rise4.73 %9,076,109
RMGRoyal Mail492.80p0.40 % rise0.08 %1,190,943
RSARSA Insurance Group517.00p1.00 % fall0.19 %4,129,775
SABSABMiller3,390.50p7.50 % rise0.22 %2,863,042
SGESage Group515.00p0.50 % rise0.10 %2,069,571
SBRYSainsbury (J)260.80p0.80 % fall0.31 %5,344,601
SDRSchroders3,110.00p18.00 % rise0.58 %610,764
SVTSevern Trent2,196.00p2.00 % fall0.09 %750,354
SHPShire Plc5,590.00p110.00 % fall1.93 %1,769,624
SKYSky1,119.00p13.00 % fall1.15 %2,971,852
SNSmith & Nephew1,167.00p32.00 % rise2.82 %3,805,300
SMINSmiths Group1,135.00p12.00 % rise1.07 %1,005,683
SPDSports Direct International779.50p2.50 % fall0.32 %1,130,865
SSESSE1,510.00p4.00 % rise0.27 %2,587,916
STJSt James's Place971.50p1.50 % fall0.15 %1,619,620
STANStandard Chartered983.10p0.90 % rise0.09 %3,785,055
SLStandard Life451.90p5.90 % rise1.32 %3,481,126
TWTaylor Wimpey190.40p5.00 % rise2.70 %24,464,577
TSCOTesco214.65p1.60 % rise0.77 %16,010,999
TPKTravis Perkins2,194.00p1.00 % fall0.05 %496,208
TUITUI AG Reg Shs (DI)1,071.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %756,119
ULVRUnilever2,889.00p20.00 % rise0.70 %2,582,516
UUUnited Utilities Group883.00p0.50 % fall0.06 %1,623,736
VODVodafone Group241.05p0.10 % rise0.04 %51,819,588
WEIRWeir Group1,555.00p24.00 % rise1.57 %1,405,737
WTBWhitbread5,145.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %321,054
WOSWolseley4,210.00p8.00 % fall0.19 %561,091
WPPWPP1,461.00p5.00 % fall0.34 %3,160,379

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