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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 Management440.00p4.60 % rise1.06 %2,664,086
ADMAdmiral Group1,416.00p8.00 % rise0.57 %836,071
AGKAggreko1,559.00p20.00 % rise1.30 %531,638
AALAnglo American1,566.50p19.50 % rise1.26 %4,202,897
ANTOAntofagasta800.00p3.50 % rise0.44 %2,293,565
ARMARM Holdings960.00p4.00 % rise0.42 %5,503,604
AHTAshtead Group848.50p28.50 % fall3.25 %2,164,685
ABFAssociated British Foods2,865.00p97.00 % fall3.27 %1,264,442
AZNAstraZeneca4,175.00p132.50 % rise3.28 %5,219,049
AVAviva509.50p3.50 % rise0.69 %4,893,077
BABBabcock International Group1,195.00p2.00 % fall0.17 %2,662,511
BABAE Systems396.40p1.00 % rise0.25 %5,156,629
BARCBarclays252.00p3.10 % rise1.25 %45,180,978
BDEVBarratt Developments368.60p2.60 % fall0.70 %4,396,777
BGBG Group1,150.00p16.00 % rise1.41 %4,689,286
BLTBHP Billiton1,929.00p9.00 % rise0.47 %3,847,899
BPBP489.35p3.50 % rise0.72 %32,968,766
BATSBritish American Tobacco3,424.50p7.50 % rise0.22 %2,036,282
BLNDBritish Land Co682.00p5.50 % fall0.80 %2,556,378
BSYBritish Sky Broadcasting Group893.50p5.50 % rise0.62 %1,938,908
BT.ABT Group372.10p0.10 % rise0.03 %10,485,685
BNZLBunzl1,650.00p4.00 % fall0.24 %516,986
BRBYBurberry Group1,454.00p25.00 % rise1.75 %1,501,750
CPICapita1,083.00p2.00 % rise0.18 %936,556
CCLCarnival2,305.00p12.00 % rise0.52 %707,613
CNACentrica331.80p1.20 % rise0.36 %9,498,495
CCHCoca-Cola HBC AG (CDI)1,472.00p6.00 % rise0.41 %271,603
CPGCompass Group932.50p2.00 % fall0.21 %2,621,282
CRHCRH1,722.00p7.00 % fall0.40 %1,600,614
DGEDiageo1,805.50p11.00 % fall0.61 %4,340,521
EZJeasyJet1,699.00p13.00 % rise0.77 %1,178,320
EXPNExperian1,133.00p6.00 % rise0.53 %1,632,487
FRESFresnillo846.00p7.00 % fall0.82 %1,356,013
GFSG4S240.10p0.50 % fall0.21 %6,012,943
GKNGKN388.10p0.70 % fall0.18 %3,832,946
GSKGlaxoSmithKline1,651.00p8.50 % rise0.52 %6,741,580
GLENGlencore Xstrata316.00p0.95 % rise0.30 %18,143,555
HMSOHammerson573.50p7.00 % fall1.21 %1,911,698
HLHargreaves Lansdown1,212.00p15.00 % rise1.25 %746,484
HSBAHSBC Holdings613.00p0.80 % rise0.13 %18,584,330
IMIIMI1,495.00p5.00 % rise0.34 %470,825
IMTImperial Tobacco Group2,550.00p6.00 % rise0.24 %1,141,249
IHGInterContinental Hotels Group1,992.00p43.00 % rise2.21 %996,835
IAGInternational Consolidated Airli..413.30p6.00 % rise1.47 %6,651,722
ITRKIntertek Group2,926.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %289,202
ITVITV187.10p0.70 % fall0.37 %9,852,801
JMATJohnson Matthey3,281.00p23.00 % rise0.71 %301,553
KGFKingfisher416.70p3.30 % fall0.79 %3,842,889
LANDLand Securities Group1,063.00p3.00 % rise0.28 %1,087,614
LGENLegal & General Group205.10p2.00 % fall0.97 %13,577,993
LLOYLloyds Banking Group75.49p0.69 % rise0.92 %106,863,680
LSELondon Stock Exchange Group1,825.00p5.00 % fall0.27 %223,294
MKSMarks & Spencer Group437.50p2.70 % fall0.61 %3,018,176
MGGTMeggitt472.90p1.00 % fall0.21 %1,294,945
MROMelrose Industries285.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %2,040,985
MNDIMondi1,002.00p5.50 % rise0.55 %1,699,719
MRWMorrison (Wm) Supermarkets197.90p1.20 % rise0.61 %9,880,187
NGNational Grid817.00p6.00 % fall0.73 %7,235,491
NXTNext6,395.00p45.00 % fall0.70 %289,171
OMLOld Mutual195.50p0.50 % fall0.26 %10,760,738
PSONPearson1,050.00p6.00 % fall0.57 %1,694,010
PSNPersimmon1,320.00p1.00 % fall0.08 %2,400,714
PFCPetrofac Ltd.1,438.00p30.00 % rise2.13 %890,664
PRUPrudential1,343.00p9.50 % rise0.71 %3,026,966
RRSRandgold Resources Ltd.4,659.00p41.00 % fall0.87 %479,019
RBReckitt Benckiser Group4,951.00p5.00 % fall0.10 %628,495
RELReed Elsevier880.50p6.50 % rise0.74 %3,505,784
RSLResolution Ltd.295.90p0.10 % rise0.03 %4,544,237
REXRexam504.00p1.00 % fall0.20 %1,090,296
RIORio Tinto3,278.50p29.50 % rise0.91 %3,852,659
RRRolls-Royce Holdings1,031.00p1.00 % rise0.10 %4,911,107
RBSRoyal Bank of Scotland Group303.80p2.70 % rise0.90 %18,450,247
RDSARoyal Dutch Shell 'A'2,254.50p7.50 % rise0.33 %2,990,336
RDSBRoyal Dutch Shell 'B'2,408.50p8.50 % rise0.35 %2,460,087
RMGRoyal Mail529.00p3.00 % fall0.56 %1,434,975
RSARSA Insurance Group96.65p0.45 % rise0.47 %20,869,083
SABSABMiller3,110.00p56.00 % rise1.83 %2,446,407
SGESage Group415.80p4.10 % rise1.00 %1,751,001
SBRYSainsbury (J)323.70p3.90 % rise1.22 %6,770,945
SDRSchroders2,549.00p16.00 % rise0.63 %233,564
SVTSevern Trent1,800.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %406,007
SHPShire Plc3,248.00p59.00 % rise1.85 %3,184,991
SNSmith & Nephew909.00p29.50 % rise3.35 %10,081,368
SMINSmiths Group1,281.00p13.00 % rise1.03 %930,819
SPDSports Direct International789.50p7.50 % fall0.94 %1,153,229
SSESSE1,493.00p4.00 % fall0.27 %1,707,525
STJSt James's Place787.50p8.00 % rise1.03 %1,771,402
STANStandard Chartered1,301.00p9.50 % rise0.74 %4,378,654
SLStandard Life383.40p0.90 % rise0.24 %3,579,310
TSCOTesco300.40p3.05 % rise1.03 %17,332,416
TPKTravis Perkins1,763.00p69.00 % fall3.77 %1,257,607
TTTUI Travel428.20p0.30 % rise0.07 %1,045,832
TLWTullow Oil861.00p1.00 % fall0.12 %2,212,425
ULVRUnilever2,590.00p44.00 % fall1.67 %4,270,053
UUUnited Utilities Group779.50p4.00 % rise0.52 %895,928
VODVodafone Group216.40p1.55 % rise0.72 %55,696,423
WEIRWeir Group2,663.00p5.00 % rise0.19 %838,424
WTBWhitbread4,056.00p16.00 % fall0.39 %414,076
WMHWilliam Hill333.10p2.00 % fall0.60 %5,287,094
WOSWolseley3,404.00p13.00 % fall0.38 %591,537
WPPWPP1,274.00p2.00 % rise0.16 %3,179,571

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