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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
ADNAberdeen Asset Management436.80p12.20 % rise2.87 %2,107,531
ADMAdmiral Group1,350.00p8.00 % rise0.60 %1,080,409
AGKAggreko1,516.00p14.00 % rise0.93 %872,981
AALAnglo American1,547.00p8.50 % rise0.55 %3,209,244
ANTOAntofagasta828.50p17.50 % fall2.07 %3,394,031
ARMARM Holdings976.50p44.50 % rise4.77 %4,631,429
AHTAshtead Group907.50p19.50 % rise2.20 %2,127,179
ABFAssociated British Foods2,711.00p35.00 % rise1.31 %652,875
AZNAstraZeneca3,781.50p23.00 % rise0.61 %1,802,612
AVAviva509.00p10.00 % rise2.00 %5,544,105
BABBabcock International Group1,216.00p2.78 % rise0.23 %1,500,228
BABAE Systems389.10p13.10 % rise3.48 %16,092,479
BARCBarclays246.50p8.95 % rise3.77 %81,984,283
BDEVBarratt Developments374.80p9.80 % rise2.68 %5,354,934
BGBG Group1,134.00p6.00 % rise0.53 %3,429,484
BLTBHP Billiton1,913.00p3.50 % rise0.18 %4,328,481
BPBP482.05p3.55 % rise0.74 %16,169,766
BATSBritish American Tobacco3,407.00p8.50 % fall0.25 %3,881,408
BLNDBritish Land Co673.00p1.00 % rise0.15 %2,992,777
BSYBritish Sky Broadcasting Group890.00p1.50 % rise0.17 %2,104,827
BT.ABT Group369.50p7.50 % rise2.07 %18,615,925
BNZLBunzl1,608.00p6.00 % rise0.37 %436,506
BRBYBurberry Group1,440.00p26.00 % fall1.77 %2,291,932
CPICapita1,078.00p13.00 % rise1.22 %1,097,908
CCLCarnival2,235.00p30.00 % rise1.36 %590,484
CNACentrica345.00p1.70 % rise0.50 %10,432,554
CCHCoca-Cola HBC AG (CDI)1,519.00p19.00 % rise1.27 %313,983
CPGCompass Group919.50p12.00 % rise1.32 %1,931,803
CRHCRH1,717.00p9.00 % fall0.52 %1,463,996
DGEDiageo1,829.00p71.00 % fall3.74 %8,625,717
EZJeasyJet1,683.00p30.00 % rise1.81 %867,696
EXPNExperian1,081.00p8.00 % rise0.75 %1,261,493
FRESFresnillo868.00p16.00 % fall1.81 %1,161,338
GFSG4S242.10p1.70 % fall0.70 %3,495,482
GKNGKN391.00p4.80 % rise1.24 %3,977,538
GSKGlaxoSmithKline1,559.00p4.50 % fall0.29 %9,692,879
GLENGlencore Xstrata314.15p0.20 % rise0.06 %21,223,792
HMSOHammerson568.50p8.50 % rise1.52 %1,866,853
HLHargreaves Lansdown1,203.00p4.00 % rise0.33 %881,958
HSBAHSBC Holdings617.40p1.10 % rise0.18 %18,301,777
IMIIMI1,493.00p5.00 % rise0.34 %659,584
IMTImperial Tobacco Group2,511.00p16.00 % rise0.64 %2,298,276
IHGInterContinental Hotels Group1,922.00p17.00 % rise0.89 %524,213
IAGInternational Consolidated Airli..407.70p12.50 % rise3.16 %8,908,242
ITRKIntertek Group2,923.00p10.00 % rise0.34 %353,538
ITVITV186.20p6.20 % rise3.44 %21,762,625
JMATJohnson Matthey3,191.00p73.00 % rise2.34 %324,859
KGFKingfisher417.00p2.80 % fall0.67 %7,188,318
LANDLand Securities Group1,047.00p7.00 % rise0.67 %1,632,386
LGENLegal & General Group210.70p2.90 % rise1.40 %13,528,176
LLOYLloyds Banking Group74.28p1.42 % rise1.95 %174,485,606
LSELondon Stock Exchange Group1,839.00p30.00 % rise1.66 %332,947
MKSMarks & Spencer Group434.50p6.80 % rise1.59 %6,203,504
MGGTMeggitt473.00p6.80 % rise1.46 %8,780,645
MROMelrose Industries281.80p0.80 % rise0.28 %2,186,792
MNDIMondi1,004.00p19.00 % rise1.93 %1,425,921
MRWMorrison (Wm) Supermarkets201.40p0.60 % fall0.30 %7,935,942
NGNational Grid824.00p5.00 % fall0.60 %5,028,550
NXTNext6,490.00p130.00 % rise2.04 %398,369
OMLOld Mutual201.20p3.90 % rise1.98 %7,639,892
PSONPearson1,062.00p8.00 % rise0.76 %1,739,470
PSNPersimmon1,292.00p17.00 % rise1.33 %1,511,233
PFCPetrofac Ltd.1,404.00p9.00 % rise0.65 %596,694
PRUPrudential1,324.00p32.00 % rise2.48 %3,723,699
RRSRandgold Resources Ltd.4,718.00p17.00 % rise0.36 %350,224
RBReckitt Benckiser Group4,915.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %896,233
RELReed Elsevier884.50p15.00 % rise1.73 %3,585,413
RSLResolution Ltd.289.30p7.50 % rise2.66 %4,492,983
REXRexam502.00p6.20 % rise1.25 %1,401,245
RIORio Tinto3,288.50p17.00 % fall0.51 %3,099,233
RRRolls-Royce Holdings1,046.00p24.00 % rise2.35 %3,378,711
RBSRoyal Bank of Scotland Group302.90p2.70 % rise0.90 %18,243,624
RDSARoyal Dutch Shell 'A'2,244.00p19.00 % rise0.85 %3,845,157
RDSBRoyal Dutch Shell 'B'2,393.00p8.50 % rise0.36 %3,047,727
RMGRoyal Mail509.00p0.50 % fall0.10 %1,420,584
RSARSA Insurance Group94.70p2.10 % rise2.27 %27,389,460
SABSABMiller3,068.50p26.50 % rise0.87 %1,848,037
SGESage Group403.00p4.30 % rise1.08 %2,017,762
SBRYSainsbury (J)314.00p6.60 % fall2.06 %7,775,366
SDRSchroders2,559.00p104.00 % rise4.24 %272,083
SVTSevern Trent1,782.00p18.00 % fall1.00 %695,517
SHPShire Plc2,925.00p25.00 % rise0.86 %1,459,819
SNSmith & Nephew866.00p5.50 % rise0.64 %1,793,652
SMINSmiths Group1,254.00p14.00 % rise1.13 %564,848
SPDSports Direct International799.00p11.50 % rise1.46 %1,610,957
SSESSE1,502.00p3.00 % fall0.20 %1,244,488
STJSt James's Place781.00p23.00 % rise3.03 %1,673,054
STANStandard Chartered1,325.50p0.50 % rise0.04 %4,485,700
SLStandard Life378.00p6.50 % rise1.75 %2,333,396
TSCOTesco289.70p4.10 % fall1.40 %29,758,412
TPKTravis Perkins1,803.00p28.00 % rise1.58 %756,977
TTTUI Travel422.00p7.70 % rise1.86 %3,832,707
TLWTullow Oil867.50p8.00 % fall0.91 %2,314,995
ULVRUnilever2,617.00p5.00 % fall0.19 %4,098,534
UUUnited Utilities Group769.50p5.50 % fall0.71 %1,773,107
VODVodafone Group214.15p2.15 % rise1.01 %45,891,188
WEIRWeir Group2,563.00p28.00 % rise1.10 %314,979
WTBWhitbread4,055.00p155.00 % rise3.97 %508,671
WMHWilliam Hill322.10p1.40 % rise0.44 %4,968,755
WOSWolseley3,295.00p35.00 % rise1.07 %660,227
WPPWPP1,262.00p17.00 % rise1.37 %3,618,108

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