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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 Group547.50p43.00 % rise8.52 %5,465,865
ADMAdmiral Group2,030.00p67.00 % rise3.41 %1,139,851
AALAnglo American726.90p30.00 % rise4.30 %10,565,458
ANTOAntofagasta465.60p22.60 % rise5.10 %5,415,572
ARMARM Holdings1,131.00p43.00 % rise3.95 %4,789,732
AHTAshtead Group1,064.00p14.00 % rise1.33 %3,087,406
ABFAssociated British Foods2,719.00p54.00 % rise2.03 %1,364,984
AZNAstraZeneca4,467.00p86.50 % rise1.97 %4,326,238
AVAviva393.90p2.30 % rise0.59 %16,890,272
BABBabcock International Group904.50p13.00 % fall1.42 %2,066,691
BABAE Systems524.00p18.50 % rise3.66 %12,594,551
BARCBarclays138.60p0.65 % rise0.47 %100,950,677
BDEVBarratt Developments405.40p3.30 % fall0.81 %7,712,805
BKGBerkeley Group Holdings (The)2,523.00p27.00 % fall1.06 %1,283,714
BLTBHP Billiton942.80p32.40 % rise3.56 %13,493,627
BPBP438.15p13.35 % rise3.14 %55,619,872
BATSBritish American Tobacco4,843.00p149.00 % rise3.17 %4,825,590
BLNDBritish Land Company607.00p3.00 % rise0.50 %7,834,350
BT.ABT Group410.00p1.55 % fall0.38 %26,864,703
BNZLBunzl2,302.00p72.00 % rise3.23 %1,399,974
BRBYBurberry Group1,160.00p7.00 % fall0.60 %4,237,768
CPICapita962.00p22.00 % rise2.34 %2,858,350
CCLCarnival3,310.00p10.00 % fall0.30 %924,086
CNACentrica225.50p9.10 % rise4.21 %26,597,035
CCHCoca-Cola HBC AG (CDI)1,510.00p27.00 % rise1.82 %1,068,611
CPGCompass Group1,422.00p10.00 % rise0.71 %8,241,458
CRHCRH2,185.00p63.00 % rise2.97 %2,460,603
DCCDCC6,585.00p180.00 % rise2.81 %349,881
DGEDiageo2,086.50p91.00 % rise4.56 %10,251,695
DLGDirect Line Insurance Group344.80p0.90 % rise0.26 %7,235,631
DCDixons Carphone320.00p15.40 % fall4.59 %10,429,651
EZJeasyJet1,086.00p1.00 % fall0.09 %3,364,998
EXPNExperian1,412.00p53.00 % rise3.90 %3,204,782
FRESFresnillo1,644.00p57.00 % rise3.59 %2,055,481
GKNGKN269.70p6.10 % rise2.31 %10,642,470
GSKGlaxoSmithKline1,604.50p45.00 % rise2.89 %14,768,312
GLENGlencore152.85p6.15 % rise4.19 %85,379,167
HMSOHammerson538.00p20.00 % rise3.86 %6,532,240
HLHargreaves Lansdown1,243.00p20.00 % rise1.64 %937,690
HIKHikma Pharmaceuticals2,465.00p45.00 % rise1.86 %794,212
HSBAHSBC Holdings465.90p13.15 % rise2.90 %56,326,174
IMBImperial Brands4,053.50p145.50 % rise3.72 %4,188,288
INFInforma728.50p36.50 % rise5.27 %3,112,340
IHGInterContinental Hotels Group2,753.00p30.00 % rise1.10 %1,248,523
IAGInternational Consolidated Airli..370.00p10.70 % rise2.98 %19,062,722
ITRKIntertek Group3,479.00p143.00 % rise4.29 %654,406
INTUIntu Properties290.10p14.00 % rise5.07 %8,130,015
ITVITV179.70p2.00 % rise1.13 %34,387,789
JMATJohnson Matthey2,801.00p15.00 % fall0.53 %1,137,403
KGFKingfisher322.50p3.50 % fall1.07 %20,407,081
LANDLand Securities Group1,039.00p17.00 % rise1.66 %4,700,775
LGENLegal & General Group190.70p2.00 % rise1.06 %41,546,822
LLOYLloyds Banking Group54.06p1.46 % fall2.63 %383,279,366
LSELondon Stock Exchange Group2,531.00p39.00 % rise1.56 %674,969
MKSMarks & Spencer Group318.70p2.30 % rise0.73 %14,205,735
MDCMediclinic International1,095.00p11.00 % rise1.01 %1,319,349
MERLMerlin Entertainments440.30p8.50 % rise1.97 %3,180,681
MNDIMondi1,395.00p54.00 % rise4.03 %2,386,358
MRWMorrison (Wm) Supermarkets187.40p4.60 % rise2.52 %16,414,355
NGNational Grid1,096.00p35.00 % rise3.30 %14,844,727
NXTNext4,930.00p37.00 % rise0.76 %1,146,605
OMLOld Mutual200.30p8.10 % rise4.21 %15,210,926
PPBPaddy Power Betfair7,895.00p55.00 % fall0.69 %161,440
PSONPearson967.00p12.50 % rise1.31 %6,398,528
PSNPersimmon1,447.00p3.00 % rise0.21 %3,299,895
PFGProvident Financial2,300.00p10.00 % fall0.43 %499,402
PRUPrudential1,257.00p1.00 % rise0.08 %9,500,021
RRSRandgold Resources Ltd.8,410.00p345.00 % rise4.28 %874,521
RBReckitt Benckiser Group7,490.00p214.00 % rise2.94 %2,111,459
RELRelx plc1,376.00p25.00 % rise1.85 %5,497,839
REXRexam645.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %0
RIORio Tinto2,294.00p77.50 % rise3.50 %6,188,505
RRRolls-Royce Holdings711.50p7.00 % rise0.99 %9,077,317
RBSRoyal Bank of Scotland Group171.60p8.60 % fall4.77 %48,524,344
RDSARoyal Dutch Shell 'A'2,047.50p47.50 % rise2.38 %9,898,799
RDSBRoyal Dutch Shell 'B'2,062.00p43.50 % rise2.16 %9,324,471
RMGRoyal Mail501.00p6.00 % fall1.18 %4,415,862
RSARSA Insurance Group499.50p23.50 % rise4.94 %5,209,198
SABSABMiller4,370.00p30.00 % rise0.69 %3,886,880
SGESage Group645.50p15.50 % rise2.46 %3,487,980
SBRYSainsbury (J)232.30p2.50 % rise1.09 %12,746,989
SDRSchroders2,356.00p102.00 % rise4.53 %825,915
SVTSevern Trent2,435.00p59.00 % rise2.48 %1,138,887
SHPShire Plc4,641.00p169.00 % rise3.78 %5,227,672
SKYSky848.00p5.00 % fall0.59 %7,309,273
SNSmith & Nephew1,267.00p32.00 % rise2.59 %3,787,451
SSESSE1,554.00p82.00 % rise5.57 %6,773,824
STJSt James's Place785.00p0.50 % fall0.06 %2,187,893
STANStandard Chartered564.60p7.30 % rise1.31 %15,213,424
SLStandard Life293.60p5.60 % rise1.94 %10,134,313
TWTaylor Wimpey132.30p0.60 % fall0.45 %40,342,460
TSCOTesco174.90p4.20 % rise2.46 %49,647,190
TPKTravis Perkins1,474.00p23.00 % fall1.54 %2,156,540
TUITUI AG Reg Shs (DI)851.50p7.00 % rise0.83 %3,800,321
ULVRUnilever3,579.00p129.50 % rise3.75 %4,431,149
UUUnited Utilities Group1,035.00p20.00 % rise1.97 %3,453,385
VODVodafone Group227.65p5.05 % rise2.27 %103,587,714
WTBWhitbread3,492.00p75.00 % fall2.10 %1,588,007
WOSWolseley3,870.00p55.00 % rise1.44 %791,428
WPGWorldpay Group (WI)271.70p3.40 % rise1.27 %8,218,976
WPPWPP1,552.00p1.00 % fall0.06 %7,977,763

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