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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 Group650.50p0.50 % rise0.08 %2,262,248
ADMAdmiral Group2,049.00p35.00 % fall1.68 %781,529
AALAnglo American967.60p12.50 % fall1.28 %9,412,089
ANTOAntofagasta524.00p1.50 % rise0.29 %2,803,141
AHTAshtead Group1,271.00p22.00 % rise1.76 %2,776,421
ABFAssociated British Foods2,600.00p5.00 % fall0.19 %1,271,545
AZNAstraZeneca5,004.00p22.00 % fall0.44 %2,836,601
AVAviva440.50p3.20 % fall0.72 %15,146,937
BABBabcock International Group1,035.00p11.00 % fall1.05 %2,244,192
BABAE Systems524.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %8,112,489
BARCBarclays167.80p0.50 % rise0.30 %117,264,694
BDEVBarratt Developments494.30p21.40 % rise4.53 %8,554,084
BLTBHP Billiton1,162.50p5.50 % fall0.47 %13,251,348
BPBP450.00p1.00 % fall0.22 %33,867,137
BATSBritish American Tobacco4,930.00p16.50 % fall0.33 %2,498,977
BLNDBritish Land Company632.50p3.00 % rise0.48 %3,040,057
BT.ABT Group389.05p2.25 % fall0.58 %19,419,271
BNZLBunzl2,280.00p3.00 % rise0.13 %793,101
BRBYBurberry Group1,379.00p26.00 % rise1.92 %3,534,624
CPICapita670.00p28.00 % fall4.01 %8,682,263
CCLCarnival3,768.00p25.00 % rise0.67 %740,694
CNACentrica228.20p3.60 % fall1.55 %24,782,233
CCHCoca-Cola HBC AG (CDI)1,792.00p17.00 % rise0.96 %806,784
CPGCompass Group1,495.00p1.00 % fall0.07 %3,634,614
CRHCRH2,562.00p2.00 % rise0.08 %1,826,071
DCCDCC7,025.00p95.00 % rise1.37 %274,333
DGEDiageo2,210.50p13.00 % fall0.58 %3,956,309
DLGDirect Line Insurance Group364.80p4.70 % fall1.27 %7,684,444
DCDixons Carphone368.50p3.50 % rise0.96 %5,017,111
EZJeasyJet1,007.00p14.00 % fall1.37 %3,760,909
EXPNExperian1,544.00p8.00 % fall0.52 %2,106,531
FRESFresnillo1,814.00p4.00 % rise0.22 %1,437,428
GKNGKN320.30p1.10 % fall0.34 %6,246,007
GSKGlaxoSmithKline1,643.00p4.50 % fall0.27 %9,331,494
GLENGlencore212.15p3.70 % fall1.71 %72,907,829
HMSOHammerson587.00p2.50 % rise0.43 %3,780,900
HLHargreaves Lansdown1,273.00p3.00 % rise0.24 %801,106
HIKHikma Pharmaceuticals2,018.00p31.00 % fall1.51 %603,372
HSBAHSBC Holdings578.70p0.40 % rise0.07 %48,871,952
IMBImperial Brands3,973.50p13.00 % rise0.33 %2,603,663
INFInforma712.00p4.50 % fall0.63 %3,780,145
IHGInterContinental Hotels Group3,180.00p54.00 % rise1.73 %729,657
IAGInternational Consolidated Airli..398.80p4.30 % rise1.09 %15,483,472
ITRKIntertek Group3,489.00p11.00 % fall0.31 %350,593
INTUIntu Properties296.40p3.30 % rise1.13 %2,948,623
ITVITV187.20p2.60 % rise1.41 %16,174,205
JMATJohnson Matthey3,294.00p13.00 % rise0.40 %1,242,429
KGFKingfisher376.90p3.40 % rise0.91 %18,255,076
LANDLand Securities Group1,058.00p13.00 % rise1.24 %2,719,137
LGENLegal & General Group218.70p0.10 % fall0.05 %26,444,791
LLOYLloyds Banking Group54.55p0.94 % fall1.69 %284,154,079
LSELondon Stock Exchange Group2,800.00p33.00 % fall1.16 %524,054
MKSMarks & Spencer Group331.10p10.00 % rise3.11 %17,041,294
MDCMediclinic International926.50p8.00 % fall0.86 %1,437,451
MERLMerlin Entertainments439.60p2.50 % fall0.57 %4,239,865
MCROMicro Focus International2,198.00p18.00 % rise0.83 %1,175,221
MNDIMondi1,623.00p2.00 % fall0.12 %2,017,883
MRWMorrison (Wm) Supermarkets217.90p0.10 % fall0.05 %14,017,517
NGNational Grid1,092.00p14.00 % fall1.27 %9,503,357
NXTNext4,776.00p25.00 % fall0.52 %681,610
OMLOld Mutual202.40p0.40 % fall0.20 %13,446,816
PPBPaddy Power Betfair8,700.00p5.00 % fall0.06 %149,558
PSONPearson753.00p3.50 % rise0.47 %4,451,329
PSNPersimmon1,815.00p74.00 % rise4.25 %2,111,819
POLYPolymetal International968.50p7.50 % fall0.77 %1,837,491
PFGProvident Financial3,033.00p43.00 % rise1.44 %518,183
PRUPrudential1,366.50p24.00 % fall1.73 %7,302,318
RRSRandgold Resources Ltd.7,785.00p100.00 % fall1.27 %763,249
RBReckitt Benckiser Group7,265.00p60.00 % rise0.83 %1,619,528
RELRelx plc1,463.00p2.00 % fall0.14 %2,632,413
RIORio Tinto2,574.50p59.50 % fall2.26 %5,190,327
RRRolls-Royce Holdings720.00p7.50 % rise1.05 %4,806,597
RBSRoyal Bank of Scotland Group178.80p1.70 % rise0.96 %32,638,348
RDSARoyal Dutch Shell 'A'1,914.00p10.50 % fall0.55 %5,744,959
RDSBRoyal Dutch Shell 'B'1,997.00p25.00 % fall1.24 %6,699,084
RMGRoyal Mail489.50p6.70 % rise1.39 %3,702,691
RSARSA Insurance Group546.00p3.50 % fall0.64 %4,614,070
SABSABMiller4,495.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %19,895,305
SGESage Group738.00p4.00 % rise0.54 %3,446,584
SBRYSainsbury (J)245.80p3.40 % rise1.40 %9,726,005
SDRSchroders2,696.00p4.00 % fall0.15 %419,959
SVTSevern Trent2,505.00p4.00 % fall0.16 %762,512
SHPShire Plc4,998.00p63.00 % fall1.24 %2,529,165
SKYSky894.00p16.50 % fall1.81 %7,837,217
SNSmith & Nephew1,244.00p6.00 % rise0.48 %3,282,883
SMINSmiths Group1,464.00p4.00 % rise0.27 %2,605,896
SSESSE1,568.00p9.00 % fall0.57 %3,294,116
STJSt James's Place948.00p17.00 % fall1.76 %2,609,476
STANStandard Chartered628.30p2.50 % fall0.40 %8,909,782
SLStandard Life343.90p1.20 % fall0.35 %4,213,416
TWTaylor Wimpey154.10p4.10 % rise2.73 %24,468,795
TSCOTesco182.95p3.00 % rise1.67 %24,798,219
TPKTravis Perkins1,544.00p28.00 % rise1.85 %2,445,427
TUITUI AG Reg Shs (DI)1,097.00p1.00 % fall0.09 %1,448,303
ULVRUnilever3,654.50p3.00 % rise0.08 %2,204,408
UUUnited Utilities Group1,003.00p1.00 % rise0.10 %2,739,628
VODVodafone Group221.75p0.75 % fall0.34 %59,898,062
WTBWhitbread3,916.00p42.00 % rise1.08 %675,373
WOSWolseley4,355.00p47.00 % rise1.09 %945,652
WPGWorldpay Group (WI)296.20p3.90 % rise1.33 %10,048,480
WPPWPP1,814.00p9.00 % fall0.49 %4,060,971

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