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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 Group613.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %1,385,084
ADMAdmiral Group2,044.00p18.00 % fall0.87 %715,855
AALAnglo American858.50p18.90 % rise2.25 %7,062,415
ANTOAntofagasta541.50p14.50 % rise2.75 %3,165,580
ARMARM Holdings1,687.00p1.00 % fall0.06 %9,094,592
AHTAshtead Group1,255.00p2.00 % fall0.16 %1,116,092
ABFAssociated British Foods2,950.00p2.00 % fall0.07 %382,714
AZNAstraZeneca4,955.00p56.00 % fall1.12 %2,184,581
AVAviva418.70p1.00 % rise0.24 %7,571,338
BABBabcock International Group1,033.00p4.00 % rise0.39 %303,982
BABAE Systems540.50p12.00 % rise2.27 %8,069,042
BARCBarclays166.00p1.65 % rise1.00 %27,054,906
BDEVBarratt Developments499.10p3.80 % rise0.77 %2,995,372
BKGBerkeley Group Holdings (The)2,660.00p20.00 % fall0.75 %514,182
BLTBHP Billiton1,080.00p33.00 % rise3.15 %6,737,153
BPBP434.85p2.85 % rise0.66 %23,911,417
BATSBritish American Tobacco4,810.00p6.00 % fall0.12 %1,427,960
BLNDBritish Land Company660.00p0.50 % fall0.08 %2,124,375
BT.ABT Group394.80p0.60 % rise0.15 %8,667,763
BNZLBunzl2,420.00p35.00 % rise1.47 %471,684
BRBYBurberry Group1,320.00p13.00 % fall0.98 %1,318,676
CPICapita1,051.00p9.00 % rise0.86 %725,995
CCLCarnival3,637.00p15.00 % rise0.41 %262,721
CNACentrica235.80p0.70 % fall0.30 %13,125,755
CCHCoca-Cola HBC AG (CDI)1,692.00p2.00 % rise0.12 %255,973
CPGCompass Group1,459.00p1.00 % fall0.07 %2,479,923
CRHCRH2,540.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %2,331,115
DCCDCC7,005.00p15.00 % rise0.21 %82,980
DGEDiageo2,151.50p2.00 % rise0.09 %2,020,993
DLGDirect Line Insurance Group366.80p0.40 % rise0.11 %2,369,409
DCDixons Carphone371.40p2.90 % fall0.77 %1,818,818
EZJeasyJet1,101.00p3.00 % fall0.27 %1,378,990
EXPNExperian1,521.00p11.00 % rise0.73 %1,328,759
FRESFresnillo1,790.00p34.00 % rise1.94 %985,171
GKNGKN309.30p0.50 % rise0.16 %3,950,429
GSKGlaxoSmithKline1,649.50p3.50 % fall0.21 %6,650,673
GLENGlencore185.00p5.75 % rise3.21 %48,861,076
HMSOHammerson572.50p1.50 % fall0.26 %1,641,344
HLHargreaves Lansdown1,334.00p4.00 % rise0.30 %322,795
HIKHikma Pharmaceuticals2,182.00p32.00 % rise1.49 %800,913
HSBAHSBC Holdings546.90p4.40 % rise0.81 %17,986,341
IMBImperial Brands3,997.00p39.00 % fall0.97 %1,908,762
INFInforma711.00p4.00 % fall0.56 %1,025,760
IHGInterContinental Hotels Group3,300.00p5.00 % rise0.15 %753,497
IAGInternational Consolidated Airli..392.00p2.30 % fall0.58 %3,445,295
ITRKIntertek Group3,551.00p17.00 % fall0.48 %197,033
INTUIntu Properties314.20p2.00 % fall0.63 %990,585
ITVITV201.80p1.00 % fall0.49 %10,781,715
JMATJohnson Matthey3,305.00p12.00 % rise0.36 %350,859
KGFKingfisher370.20p1.20 % fall0.32 %3,833,204
LANDLand Securities Group1,093.00p2.00 % fall0.18 %1,881,876
LGENLegal & General Group207.30p0.10 % rise0.05 %10,176,544
LLOYLloyds Banking Group58.01p0.36 % fall0.62 %104,221,781
LSELondon Stock Exchange Group2,780.00p21.00 % fall0.75 %127,274
MKSMarks & Spencer Group345.00p1.90 % fall0.55 %6,041,492
MDCMediclinic International1,040.00p11.00 % rise1.07 %758,349
MERLMerlin Entertainments481.70p4.30 % rise0.90 %592,865
MNDIMondi1,597.00p12.00 % rise0.76 %1,121,170
MRWMorrison (Wm) Supermarkets198.20p0.50 % fall0.25 %7,403,321
NGNational Grid1,074.50p0.50 % fall0.05 %3,776,011
NXTNext5,520.00p15.00 % fall0.27 %264,652
OMLOld Mutual197.60p0.10 % fall0.05 %9,991,036
PPBPaddy Power Betfair9,635.00p70.00 % rise0.73 %62,779
PSONPearson865.50p3.50 % rise0.41 %2,075,319
PSNPersimmon1,883.00p2.00 % rise0.11 %1,085,871
PFGProvident Financial3,007.00p26.00 % rise0.87 %296,422
PRUPrudential1,353.50p7.00 % fall0.51 %4,444,923
RRSRandgold Resources Ltd.7,675.00p55.00 % rise0.72 %487,474
RBReckitt Benckiser Group7,435.00p11.00 % fall0.15 %538,668
RELRelx plc1,445.00p2.00 % rise0.14 %1,739,575
RIORio Tinto2,467.50p78.50 % rise3.29 %4,769,190
RRRolls-Royce Holdings784.50p10.50 % rise1.36 %2,138,453
RBSRoyal Bank of Scotland Group196.70p1.20 % rise0.61 %9,738,304
RDSARoyal Dutch Shell 'A'1,895.50p18.50 % rise0.99 %4,712,186
RDSBRoyal Dutch Shell 'B'1,972.50p24.50 % rise1.26 %5,225,555
RMGRoyal Mail520.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %971,055
RSARSA Insurance Group500.00p1.00 % fall0.20 %3,015,757
SABSABMiller4,382.00p12.00 % rise0.27 %1,969,095
SGESage Group729.00p7.50 % rise1.04 %1,124,405
SBRYSainsbury (J)241.50p0.90 % fall0.37 %5,192,077
SDRSchroders2,755.00p10.00 % rise0.36 %162,565
SVTSevern Trent2,415.00p5.00 % rise0.21 %431,300
SHPShire Plc4,850.00p52.00 % fall1.06 %1,205,933
SKYSky868.50p4.50 % fall0.52 %1,976,519
SNSmith & Nephew1,224.00p4.00 % fall0.33 %3,798,058
SMINSmiths Group1,340.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %930,615
SSESSE1,520.00p2.00 % rise0.13 %1,686,744
STJSt James's Place961.00p1.50 % fall0.16 %673,123
STANStandard Chartered622.90p5.70 % rise0.92 %4,128,914
SLStandard Life353.70p0.30 % fall0.08 %3,690,315
TWTaylor Wimpey164.20p0.10 % rise0.06 %11,977,098
TSCOTesco163.50p0.55 % fall0.34 %13,774,460
TPKTravis Perkins1,700.00p18.00 % rise1.07 %966,873
TUITUI AG Reg Shs (DI)1,044.00p11.00 % rise1.06 %660,067
ULVRUnilever3,569.00p9.50 % rise0.27 %1,270,841
UUUnited Utilities Group981.50p4.50 % rise0.46 %962,614
VODVodafone Group233.05p0.90 % rise0.39 %32,093,555
WTBWhitbread4,197.00p36.00 % rise0.87 %382,365
WOSWolseley4,330.00p36.00 % rise0.84 %278,397
WPGWorldpay Group (WI)299.60p1.90 % rise0.64 %3,047,004
WPPWPP1,796.00p7.00 % fall0.39 %3,528,728

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