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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 Group388.70p0.10 % rise0.03 %1,142,949
ADNAberdeen Asset Management459.70p0.50 % rise0.11 %3,585,753
ADMAdmiral Group1,540.00p8.00 % fall0.52 %602,912
AGKAggreko1,746.00p13.00 % rise0.75 %572,566
AALAnglo American1,597.00p3.50 % fall0.22 %4,764,355
ANTOAntofagasta834.00p3.00 % rise0.36 %1,086,423
ARMARM Holdings880.50p0.50 % fall0.06 %4,654,369
AHTAshtead Group946.00p8.50 % rise0.91 %2,552,576
ABFAssociated British Foods2,874.00p43.00 % rise1.52 %895,858
AZNAstraZeneca4,421.00p5.00 % fall0.11 %1,611,961
AVAviva500.50p4.90 % rise0.99 %4,763,998
BABBabcock International Group1,133.00p8.00 % rise0.71 %1,216,376
BABAE Systems425.10p1.40 % rise0.33 %4,816,497
BARCBarclays210.95p0.35 % rise0.17 %55,086,839
BDEVBarratt Developments369.10p0.60 % rise0.16 %3,391,400
BGBG Group1,205.00p2.50 % rise0.21 %4,043,888
BLTBHP Billiton2,066.50p12.00 % rise0.58 %6,832,357
BPBP500.80p2.30 % rise0.46 %16,655,277
BATSBritish American Tobacco3,550.00p21.50 % rise0.61 %1,864,040
BLNDBritish Land Co728.50p4.00 % fall0.55 %2,830,525
BSYBritish Sky Broadcasting Group914.00p4.00 % rise0.44 %2,344,517
BT.ABT Group389.20p0.10 % rise0.03 %6,333,196
BNZLBunzl1,624.00p17.00 % rise1.06 %541,624
BRBYBurberry Group1,446.00p2.00 % rise0.14 %690,462
CPICapita1,210.00p55.00 % rise4.76 %2,898,450
CCLCarnival2,133.00p1.00 % rise0.05 %436,587
CNACentrica310.90p1.00 % fall0.32 %8,249,402
CCHCoca-Cola HBC AG (CDI)1,388.00p5.00 % fall0.36 %332,825
CPGCompass Group1,009.00p1.00 % fall0.10 %3,256,222
CRHCRH1,459.00p1.00 % fall0.07 %3,247,930
DGEDiageo1,824.00p4.00 % rise0.22 %3,297,123
EZJeasyJet1,403.00p6.00 % rise0.43 %3,634,826
EXPNExperian1,029.00p9.00 % fall0.87 %1,370,319
FRESFresnillo940.50p3.00 % rise0.32 %642,834
FLGFriends Life Group Limited 334.60p0.90 % fall0.27 %1,740,847
GFSG4S260.00p1.30 % rise0.50 %1,937,428
GKNGKN351.80p4.40 % rise1.27 %4,111,696
GSKGlaxoSmithKline1,481.50p73.50 % fall4.73 %22,930,954
GLENGlencore 373.00p3.50 % rise0.95 %32,947,392
HMSOHammerson615.00p1.50 % rise0.24 %1,231,645
HLHargreaves Lansdown1,072.00p20.00 % fall1.83 %802,301
HSBAHSBC Holdings607.30p2.40 % rise0.40 %11,720,783
IMIIMI1,444.00p17.00 % rise1.19 %491,128
IMTImperial Tobacco Group2,622.00p6.00 % fall0.23 %1,213,587
IHGInterContinental Hotels Group2,471.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %619,634
IAGInternational Consolidated Airli..335.30p2.00 % rise0.60 %9,566,971
ITRKIntertek Group2,619.00p4.00 % fall0.15 %274,633
INTUIntu Properties321.70p0.90 % fall0.28 %1,800,673
ITVITV207.00p0.40 % fall0.19 %13,944,692
JMATJohnson Matthey3,022.00p37.00 % fall1.21 %515,845
KGFKingfisher336.00p1.30 % fall0.39 %7,049,677
LANDLand Securities Group1,058.00p7.00 % rise0.67 %2,047,132
LGENLegal & General Group236.00p1.10 % rise0.47 %8,491,832
LLOYLloyds Banking Group73.63p0.33 % rise0.45 %112,351,893
LSELondon Stock Exchange Group1,920.00p26.00 % fall1.34 %432,944
MKSMarks & Spencer Group449.30p6.70 % rise1.51 %4,289,654
MGGTMeggitt534.50p2.00 % fall0.37 %2,694,252
MNDIMondi1,034.00p17.00 % fall1.62 %2,338,865
MRWMorrison (Wm) Supermarkets173.10p1.60 % rise0.93 %7,924,743
NGNational Grid873.00p4.00 % rise0.46 %3,581,841
NXTNext6,555.00p50.00 % rise0.77 %246,814
OMLOld Mutual200.10p0.60 % rise0.30 %6,173,398
PSONPearson1,112.00p9.00 % rise0.82 %1,603,956
PSNPersimmon1,294.00p8.00 % fall0.61 %980,508
PFCPetrofac Ltd.1,197.00p13.00 % fall1.07 %667,473
PRUPrudential1,381.50p4.00 % rise0.29 %3,132,667
RRSRandgold Resources Ltd.5,110.00p25.00 % fall0.49 %213,576
RBReckitt Benckiser Group5,125.00p35.00 % rise0.69 %706,624
RELReed Elsevier939.00p6.00 % rise0.64 %2,438,252
REXRexam529.00p0.50 % fall0.09 %896,353
RIORio Tinto3,391.00p54.00 % rise1.62 %4,399,288
RRRolls-Royce Holdings1,043.00p1.00 % fall0.10 %2,301,463
RBSRoyal Bank of Scotland Group323.60p1.30 % rise0.40 %6,993,944
RDSARoyal Dutch Shell 'A'2,424.00p5.50 % rise0.23 %2,107,380
RDSBRoyal Dutch Shell 'B'2,547.50p9.50 % rise0.37 %1,639,186
RMGRoyal Mail450.40p0.40 % rise0.09 %1,616,983
RSARSA Insurance Group457.10p1.40 % fall0.31 %1,814,657
SABSABMiller3,365.50p45.50 % fall1.33 %2,457,838
SGESage Group377.00p4.00 % fall1.05 %3,576,055
SBRYSainsbury (J)313.00p0.80 % fall0.25 %6,854,420
SDRSchroders2,491.00p5.00 % fall0.20 %351,499
SVTSevern Trent1,950.00p2.00 % fall0.10 %470,503
SHPShire Plc4,977.00p22.00 % rise0.44 %5,534,936
SNSmith & Nephew1,059.00p11.00 % rise1.05 %1,285,423
SMINSmiths Group1,255.00p6.00 % rise0.48 %737,931
SPDSports Direct International708.50p4.00 % fall0.56 %855,277
SSESSE1,498.00p43.00 % fall2.79 %3,153,939
STJSt James's Place782.50p8.00 % rise1.03 %979,400
STANStandard Chartered1,221.50p5.50 % rise0.45 %3,184,749
SLStandard Life381.50p1.30 % fall0.34 %2,284,129
TSCOTesco276.00p1.35 % fall0.49 %24,405,807
TPKTravis Perkins1,628.00p8.00 % rise0.49 %958,222
TTTUI Travel367.40p4.60 % fall1.24 %2,746,802
TLWTullow Oil761.00p9.00 % fall1.17 %2,702,381
ULVRUnilever2,683.00p5.00 % fall0.19 %2,846,865
UUUnited Utilities Group901.50p0.50 % rise0.06 %1,306,030
VODVodafone Group197.00p1.35 % rise0.69 %62,021,385
WEIRWeir Group2,704.00p44.00 % fall1.60 %1,028,929
WTBWhitbread4,330.00p15.00 % rise0.35 %237,238
WOSWolseley3,199.00p2.00 % fall0.06 %518,095
WPPWPP1,243.00p3.00 % rise0.24 %3,222,923

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