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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 Group391.40p1.80 % fall0.46 %764,976
ADNAberdeen Asset Management435.00p0.60 % rise0.14 %1,256,566
ADMAdmiral Group1,326.00p9.00 % fall0.67 %610,459
AGKAggreko1,700.00p2.00 % fall0.12 %298,351
AALAnglo American1,523.50p6.50 % fall0.42 %2,651,483
ANTOAntofagasta780.50p5.00 % fall0.64 %1,242,182
ARMARM Holdings976.00p5.00 % rise0.51 %1,276,607
AHTAshtead Group983.00p3.50 % rise0.36 %1,212,761
ABFAssociated British Foods2,868.00p5.00 % rise0.17 %279,367
AZNAstraZeneca4,577.50p10.50 % rise0.23 %1,490,477
AVAviva516.00p5.00 % fall0.96 %3,983,941
BABBabcock International Group1,124.00p3.00 % rise0.27 %710,283
BABAE Systems456.00p10.90 % rise2.45 %11,150,351
BARCBarclays224.10p0.35 % fall0.16 %24,223,696
BDEVBarratt Developments368.80p1.10 % fall0.30 %3,694,598
BGBG Group1,217.00p15.50 % rise1.29 %3,106,570
BLTBHP Billiton1,905.00p2.50 % fall0.13 %4,069,914
BPBP482.70p1.05 % rise0.22 %15,753,898
BATSBritish American Tobacco3,552.00p1.50 % fall0.04 %1,127,385
BLNDBritish Land Co729.50p1.00 % fall0.14 %1,048,003
BSYBritish Sky Broadcasting Group882.00p8.50 % rise0.97 %3,051,386
BT.ABT Group385.60p1.40 % fall0.36 %8,653,757
BNZLBunzl1,663.00p17.00 % rise1.03 %407,222
BRBYBurberry Group1,434.00p13.00 % rise0.91 %823,861
CPICapita1,224.00p3.00 % fall0.24 %571,011
CCLCarnival2,260.00p14.00 % rise0.62 %262,872
CNACentrica322.00p2.60 % rise0.81 %6,611,267
CCHCoca-Cola HBC AG (CDI)1,404.00p10.00 % fall0.71 %179,177
CPGCompass Group985.50p6.00 % rise0.61 %1,303,387
CRHCRH1,385.00p12.00 % fall0.86 %1,935,002
DGEDiageo1,775.00p0.50 % fall0.03 %1,610,125
EZJeasyJet1,342.00p7.00 % rise0.52 %921,021
EXPNExperian1,053.00p5.00 % rise0.48 %995,214
FRESFresnillo964.00p2.00 % rise0.21 %584,539
FLGFriends Life Group Limited308.60p1.90 % rise0.62 %2,816,010
GFSG4S264.60p0.40 % fall0.15 %2,041,781
GKNGKN354.00p3.10 % rise0.88 %5,024,033
GSKGlaxoSmithKline1,460.00p14.50 % fall0.98 %5,664,361
GLENGlencore361.85p0.55 % fall0.15 %11,110,897
HMSOHammerson612.50p5.00 % rise0.82 %944,408
HLHargreaves Lansdown1,117.00p5.00 % fall0.45 %722,908
HSBAHSBC Holdings647.50p4.50 % fall0.69 %16,795,748
IMIIMI1,354.00p2.00 % fall0.15 %398,816
IMTImperial Tobacco Group2,635.00p8.00 % rise0.30 %1,414,067
IHGInterContinental Hotels Group2,308.00p1.00 % fall0.04 %267,109
IAGInternational Consolidated Airli..360.60p0.60 % fall0.17 %3,671,814
ITRKIntertek Group2,812.00p11.00 % rise0.39 %140,405
INTUIntu Properties343.40p1.40 % rise0.41 %1,556,130
ITVITV218.70p7.50 % rise3.55 %18,821,135
JMATJohnson Matthey3,180.00p22.00 % rise0.70 %172,360
KGFKingfisher308.60p4.90 % rise1.61 %3,704,360
LANDLand Securities Group1,079.00p3.00 % fall0.28 %734,233
LGENLegal & General Group241.20p0.50 % fall0.21 %5,377,109
LLOYLloyds Banking Group75.85p0.42 % fall0.55 %55,831,151
LSELondon Stock Exchange Group2,058.00p15.00 % rise0.73 %373,097
MKSMarks & Spencer Group441.00p11.10 % rise2.58 %4,277,813
MGGTMeggitt477.60p6.00 % rise1.27 %1,443,496
MNDIMondi1,012.00p21.00 % fall2.03 %886,117
MRWMorrison (Wm) Supermarkets173.50p4.00 % fall2.25 %12,385,839
NGNational Grid902.50p3.50 % rise0.39 %3,038,669
NXTNext7,185.00p90.00 % rise1.27 %209,086
OMLOld Mutual198.90p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %6,614,525
PSONPearson1,105.00p6.00 % fall0.54 %1,155,516
PSNPersimmon1,333.00p9.00 % rise0.68 %634,313
PFCPetrofac Ltd.1,126.00p3.00 % fall0.27 %456,960
PRUPrudential1,449.00p1.00 % fall0.07 %2,981,958
RRSRandgold Resources Ltd.5,085.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %153,041
RBReckitt Benckiser Group5,315.00p65.00 % rise1.24 %608,016
RELReed Elsevier990.00p7.50 % rise0.76 %2,100,286
REXRexam504.00p3.00 % fall0.59 %1,343,367
RIORio Tinto3,231.00p17.50 % rise0.54 %2,143,772
RRRolls-Royce Holdings1,030.00p9.00 % rise0.88 %2,055,851
RBSRoyal Bank of Scotland Group360.30p2.50 % fall0.69 %4,680,081
RDSARoyal Dutch Shell 'A'2,453.00p15.00 % rise0.62 %2,316,009
RDSBRoyal Dutch Shell 'B'2,554.00p8.50 % rise0.33 %2,056,291
RMGRoyal Mail447.80p1.40 % rise0.31 %1,217,166
RSARSA Insurance Group459.10p0.90 % rise0.20 %1,523,657
SABSABMiller3,328.00p5.00 % rise0.15 %917,762
SGESage Group396.10p2.40 % rise0.61 %1,312,230
SBRYSainsbury (J)289.50p0.80 % fall0.28 %9,105,490
SDRSchroders2,426.00p10.00 % fall0.41 %219,166
SVTSevern Trent1,942.00p3.00 % fall0.15 %277,430
SHPShire Plc4,864.00p59.00 % fall1.20 %712,881
SNSmith & Nephew1,053.00p10.00 % rise0.96 %1,523,140
SMINSmiths Group1,324.00p8.00 % rise0.61 %339,686
SPDSports Direct International732.00p6.50 % rise0.90 %396,137
SSESSE1,519.00p1.00 % rise0.07 %920,219
STJSt James's Place722.00p5.00 % rise0.70 %807,388
STANStandard Chartered1,214.00p1.00 % rise0.08 %4,202,573
SLStandard Life383.90p0.50 % fall0.13 %3,063,065
TSCOTesco225.55p4.40 % fall1.91 %32,282,130
TPKTravis Perkins1,748.00p5.00 % rise0.29 %276,463
TTTUI Travel368.90p3.60 % fall0.97 %979,250
TLWTullow Oil730.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %1,074,694
ULVRUnilever2,660.00p1.00 % rise0.04 %1,161,690
UUUnited Utilities Group873.00p4.00 % fall0.46 %1,638,558
VODVodafone Group206.70p0.05 % fall0.02 %40,644,075
WEIRWeir Group2,639.00p6.00 % fall0.23 %203,163
WTBWhitbread4,392.00p3.00 % rise0.07 %280,805
WOSWolseley3,251.00p13.00 % rise0.40 %409,064
WPPWPP1,268.00p5.00 % rise0.40 %1,799,888

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