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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 Group564.50p10.00 % rise1.80 %1,692,837
ADNAberdeen Asset Management451.80p0.50 % fall0.11 %4,902,369
ADMAdmiral Group1,493.00p13.00 % rise0.88 %712,365
AGKAggreko1,628.00p7.00 % rise0.43 %540,963
AALAnglo American1,035.00p5.50 % fall0.53 %5,944,555
ANTOAntofagasta756.00p5.50 % fall0.72 %1,674,216
ARMARM Holdings1,168.00p29.00 % rise2.55 %4,485,907
AHTAshtead Group1,161.00p56.00 % fall4.60 %3,778,948
ABFAssociated British Foods2,950.00p50.00 % rise1.72 %1,119,045
AZNAstraZeneca4,492.00p23.50 % rise0.53 %2,364,488
AVAviva528.00p1.00 % fall0.19 %6,569,362
BABBabcock International Group1,131.00p1.00 % fall0.09 %934,148
BABAE Systems521.50p1.50 % fall0.29 %5,402,154
BARCBarclays271.10p1.85 % rise0.69 %36,484,250
BDEVBarratt Developments600.50p2.00 % fall0.33 %5,470,283
BGBG Group1,151.50p7.00 % rise0.61 %5,859,951
BLTBHP Billiton1,376.50p2.50 % fall0.18 %6,019,550
BPBP453.30p1.10 % fall0.24 %19,784,324
BATSBritish American Tobacco3,691.50p27.00 % rise0.74 %2,917,391
BLNDBritish Land Company874.00p0.50 % fall0.06 %3,084,859
BT.ABT Group449.75p9.25 % fall2.02 %16,996,886
BNZLBunzl1,906.00p6.00 % fall0.31 %358,665
BRBYBurberry Group1,716.00p10.00 % fall0.58 %1,374,232
CPICapita1,262.00p18.00 % fall1.41 %2,749,266
CCLCarnival3,210.00p14.00 % fall0.43 %510,147
CNACentrica278.70p0.80 % fall0.29 %10,190,142
CCHCoca-Cola HBC AG (CDI)1,462.00p5.00 % fall0.34 %332,783
CPGCompass Group1,156.00p3.00 % fall0.26 %3,507,682
CRHCRH1,847.00p8.00 % rise0.44 %1,388,609
DGEDiageo1,841.50p4.00 % rise0.22 %4,100,387
DLGDirect Line Insurance Group337.00p6.00 % rise1.81 %6,920,708
DCDixons Carphone473.50p9.20 % rise1.98 %3,732,931
EZJeasyJet1,624.00p30.00 % fall1.81 %2,294,972
EXPNExperian1,255.00p16.00 % rise1.29 %2,705,907
FRESFresnillo740.50p3.00 % fall0.40 %1,098,500
GFSG4S301.50p2.60 % fall0.86 %3,387,942
GKNGKN368.70p0.70 % fall0.19 %5,965,065
GSKGlaxoSmithKline1,460.00p15.00 % rise1.04 %9,318,561
GLENGlencore285.75p1.00 % fall0.35 %35,868,119
HMSOHammerson676.50p0.50 % rise0.07 %1,355,489
HLHargreaves Lansdown1,293.00p2.00 % rise0.15 %569,594
HIKHikma Pharmaceuticals2,099.00p7.00 % rise0.33 %200,115
HSBAHSBC Holdings623.60p1.70 % fall0.27 %19,512,820
IMTImperial Tobacco Group3,372.00p21.00 % fall0.62 %2,121,158
IHGInterContinental Hotels Group2,798.00p27.00 % rise0.97 %728,099
IAGInternational Consolidated Airli..569.00p7.00 % rise1.25 %10,436,975
ITRKIntertek Group2,537.00p39.00 % fall1.51 %511,235
INTUIntu Properties336.90p1.20 % fall0.35 %2,274,273
ITVITV274.50p1.50 % rise0.55 %25,294,837
JMATJohnson Matthey3,571.00p36.00 % rise1.02 %309,002
KGFKingfisher375.00p8.20 % rise2.24 %13,923,767
LANDLand Securities Group1,331.00p4.00 % rise0.30 %1,529,003
LGENLegal & General Group268.60p1.00 % fall0.37 %9,924,037
LLOYLloyds Banking Group87.94p0.53 % rise0.61 %86,598,482
LSELondon Stock Exchange Group2,489.00p7.00 % rise0.28 %422,955
MKSMarks & Spencer Group587.00p9.50 % fall1.59 %3,963,165
MGGTMeggitt513.50p0.50 % fall0.10 %1,482,672
MNDIMondi1,493.00p11.00 % fall0.73 %2,281,483
MRWMorrison (Wm) Supermarkets177.00p0.80 % fall0.45 %5,789,552
NGNational Grid935.40p6.40 % rise0.69 %12,145,687
NXTNext7,545.00p55.00 % rise0.73 %288,322
OMLOld Mutual226.50p2.50 % fall1.09 %8,786,948
PSONPearson1,335.00p3.00 % fall0.22 %2,493,168
PSNPersimmon1,966.00p8.00 % rise0.41 %1,308,085
PRUPrudential1,632.00p7.00 % fall0.43 %3,560,006
RRSRandgold Resources Ltd.4,682.00p15.00 % rise0.32 %326,127
RBReckitt Benckiser Group5,911.00p6.00 % fall0.10 %782,556
RELReed Elsevier1,106.00p7.00 % rise0.64 %5,384,978
RIORio Tinto2,884.00p3.00 % rise0.10 %3,016,359
RRRolls-Royce Holdings1,015.00p3.00 % fall0.29 %2,767,084
RBSRoyal Bank of Scotland Group348.50p1.40 % rise0.40 %6,689,116
RDSARoyal Dutch Shell 'A'1,954.00p3.50 % fall0.18 %3,729,164
RDSBRoyal Dutch Shell 'B'1,985.00p5.50 % rise0.28 %3,158,560
RMGRoyal Mail526.00p1.00 % fall0.19 %3,722,823
RSARSA Insurance Group431.90p4.30 % fall0.99 %2,341,833
SABSABMiller3,574.00p35.00 % rise0.99 %2,100,818
SGESage Group577.50p7.50 % rise1.32 %3,550,719
SBRYSainsbury (J)257.20p1.50 % rise0.59 %7,797,855
SDRSchroders3,406.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %196,345
SVTSevern Trent2,215.00p25.00 % rise1.14 %910,149
SHPShire Plc5,650.00p15.00 % rise0.27 %1,149,010
SKYSky1,068.00p12.00 % fall1.11 %5,457,817
SNSmith & Nephew1,170.00p5.00 % rise0.43 %2,588,588
SMINSmiths Group1,201.00p18.00 % fall1.48 %914,152
SPDSports Direct International686.00p27.50 % rise4.18 %2,821,067
SSESSE1,673.00p12.00 % fall0.71 %2,283,483
STJSt James's Place930.00p3.50 % fall0.37 %1,141,866
STANStandard Chartered1,057.00p7.00 % fall0.66 %4,697,952
SLStandard Life493.00p3.20 % fall0.64 %2,410,117
TWTaylor Wimpey184.80p0.10 % rise0.05 %25,011,142
TSCOTesco216.40p0.60 % fall0.28 %13,568,402
TPKTravis Perkins2,238.00p12.00 % rise0.54 %476,031
TUITUI AG Reg Shs (DI)1,188.00p15.00 % rise1.28 %901,050
ULVRUnilever2,911.00p6.00 % rise0.21 %2,034,599
UUUnited Utilities Group1,004.00p9.50 % rise0.96 %1,799,456
VODVodafone Group253.70p2.20 % rise0.87 %50,786,675
WEIRWeir Group1,976.00p12.00 % fall0.60 %1,443,233
WTBWhitbread5,185.00p60.00 % fall1.14 %361,358
WOSWolseley4,080.00p10.00 % fall0.24 %643,859
WPPWPP1,577.00p7.00 % fall0.44 %5,733,140

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