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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 Group472.30p10.30 % fall2.13 %1,653,804
ADNAberdeen Asset Management306.70p5.80 % fall1.86 %6,657,952
ADMAdmiral Group1,549.00p10.00 % fall0.64 %685,818
AALAnglo American668.50p56.50 % fall7.79 %11,193,731
ANTOAntofagasta564.50p32.00 % fall5.36 %3,620,915
ARMARM Holdings943.50p6.50 % fall0.68 %5,310,950
AHTAshtead Group977.50p35.50 % fall3.50 %4,314,125
ABFAssociated British Foods3,139.00p58.00 % fall1.81 %673,790
AZNAstraZeneca4,181.50p66.00 % fall1.55 %3,297,143
AVAviva459.20p12.30 % fall2.61 %9,822,678
BABBabcock International Group949.00p24.50 % fall2.52 %1,231,525
BABAE Systems442.90p9.90 % fall2.19 %5,327,654
BARCBarclays250.90p6.40 % fall2.49 %31,456,305
BDEVBarratt Developments631.00p10.00 % fall1.56 %3,137,030
BGBG Group957.80p28.80 % fall2.92 %8,193,938
BLTBHP Billiton1,052.00p58.00 % fall5.23 %10,517,866
BPBP337.90p17.95 % fall5.04 %48,708,946
BATSBritish American Tobacco3,384.50p66.00 % fall1.91 %2,640,968
BLNDBritish Land Company803.50p18.50 % fall2.25 %3,190,715
BT.ABT Group422.45p9.55 % fall2.21 %8,733,469
BNZLBunzl1,724.00p29.00 % fall1.65 %580,609
BRBYBurberry Group1,343.00p50.00 % fall3.59 %2,091,020
CPICapita1,196.00p40.00 % fall3.24 %1,300,357
CCLCarnival3,327.00p56.00 % fall1.66 %726,311
CNACentrica233.40p4.90 % fall2.06 %15,141,508
CCHCoca-Cola HBC AG (CDI)1,304.00p22.00 % fall1.66 %390,663
CPGCompass Group1,013.00p13.00 % fall1.27 %2,679,205
CRHCRH1,849.00p25.00 % fall1.33 %2,474,142
DGEDiageo1,697.50p16.00 % fall0.93 %4,116,655
DLGDirect Line Insurance Group351.10p2.90 % fall0.82 %3,666,931
DCDixons Carphone412.30p18.60 % fall4.32 %3,968,947
EZJeasyJet1,747.00p15.00 % fall0.85 %2,612,177
EXPNExperian1,052.00p44.00 % fall4.01 %3,989,130
FRESFresnillo596.00p26.00 % fall4.18 %1,380,400
GFSG4S242.20p6.30 % fall2.54 %4,754,831
GKNGKN270.20p11.10 % fall3.95 %7,224,270
GSKGlaxoSmithKline1,303.50p35.00 % fall2.61 %6,866,592
GLENGlencore123.15p7.80 % fall5.96 %95,394,497
HMSOHammerson612.50p11.50 % fall1.84 %2,326,283
HLHargreaves Lansdown1,085.00p20.00 % fall1.81 %490,163
HIKHikma Pharmaceuticals2,350.00p7.00 % rise0.30 %463,071
HSBAHSBC Holdings493.50p13.20 % fall2.61 %22,848,572
IMTImperial Tobacco Group3,133.00p52.00 % fall1.63 %1,427,211
ISATInmarsat996.50p18.50 % fall1.82 %1,148,486
IHGInterContinental Hotels Group2,385.00p62.00 % fall2.53 %611,580
IAGInternational Consolidated Airli..565.00p0.50 % rise0.09 %9,915,882
ITRKIntertek Group2,436.00p94.00 % fall3.72 %376,823
INTUIntu Properties317.40p7.60 % fall2.34 %4,300,452
ITVITV243.30p2.80 % fall1.14 %9,430,860
JMATJohnson Matthey2,597.00p85.00 % fall3.17 %409,182
KGFKingfisher349.60p4.90 % fall1.38 %5,591,146
LANDLand Securities Group1,221.00p26.00 % fall2.08 %1,965,085
LGENLegal & General Group247.20p5.60 % fall2.22 %18,944,391
LLOYLloyds Banking Group75.52p1.40 % fall1.82 %130,486,657
LSELondon Stock Exchange Group2,431.00p71.00 % fall2.84 %655,703
MKSMarks & Spencer Group502.50p11.00 % fall2.14 %4,013,821
MGGTMeggitt482.90p7.60 % fall1.55 %2,929,823
MERLMerlin Entertainments383.20p2.10 % fall0.54 %1,750,905
MNDIMondi1,465.00p28.00 % fall1.88 %1,674,041
MRWMorrison (Wm) Supermarkets167.00p3.80 % fall2.22 %7,282,351
NGNational Grid844.00p14.60 % fall1.70 %7,038,262
NXTNext7,595.00p245.00 % fall3.12 %816,177
OMLOld Mutual185.80p5.90 % fall3.08 %10,625,232
PSONPearson1,091.00p16.00 % fall1.45 %2,589,394
PSNPersimmon2,071.00p34.00 % fall1.62 %1,135,375
PRUPrudential1,348.00p48.00 % fall3.44 %5,332,358
RRSRandgold Resources Ltd.3,722.00p160.00 % fall4.12 %645,078
RBReckitt Benckiser Group5,697.00p99.00 % fall1.71 %1,081,893
RELRelx plc1,043.00p17.00 % fall1.60 %3,420,667
RIORio Tinto2,235.00p106.00 % fall4.53 %5,032,402
RRRolls-Royce Holdings721.00p16.00 % fall2.17 %10,157,250
RBSRoyal Bank of Scotland Group322.50p11.90 % fall3.56 %12,698,274
RDSARoyal Dutch Shell 'A'1,605.00p54.50 % fall3.28 %9,056,482
RDSBRoyal Dutch Shell 'B'1,611.50p56.00 % fall3.36 %5,627,195
RMGRoyal Mail462.90p1.20 % fall0.26 %2,230,201
RSARSA Insurance Group498.40p10.10 % fall1.99 %4,790,467
SABSABMiller2,945.50p93.50 % fall3.08 %3,024,025
SGESage Group499.10p4.90 % fall0.97 %2,253,608
SBRYSainsbury (J)237.40p5.90 % fall2.42 %7,720,577
SDRSchroders2,757.00p61.00 % fall2.16 %648,794
SVTSevern Trent2,052.00p21.00 % fall1.01 %641,805
SHPShire Plc4,852.00p47.00 % fall0.96 %1,186,050
SKYSky1,020.00p10.00 % fall0.97 %3,205,377
SNSmith & Nephew1,150.00p16.00 % fall1.37 %2,371,839
SMINSmiths Group1,080.00p34.00 % fall3.05 %1,318,119
SPDSports Direct International792.50p10.50 % fall1.31 %1,652,678
SSESSE1,441.00p34.00 % fall2.31 %2,165,601
STJSt James's Place856.50p23.50 % fall2.67 %2,362,423
STANStandard Chartered713.30p28.10 % fall3.79 %9,321,983
SLStandard Life402.10p9.00 % fall2.19 %4,967,989
TWTaylor Wimpey198.60p1.90 % fall0.95 %10,079,706
TSCOTesco185.95p3.60 % fall1.90 %20,878,875
TPKTravis Perkins1,980.00p49.00 % fall2.42 %598,183
TUITUI AG Reg Shs (DI)1,166.00p1.00 % fall0.09 %1,250,057
ULVRUnilever2,571.00p51.00 % fall1.95 %2,192,753
UUUnited Utilities Group835.00p8.00 % fall0.95 %2,303,803
VODVodafone Group223.05p3.85 % fall1.70 %38,902,685
WEIRWeir Group1,278.00p50.00 % fall3.77 %1,053,039
WTBWhitbread4,689.00p96.00 % fall2.01 %546,203
WOSWolseley4,168.00p57.00 % fall1.35 %485,058
WPPWPP1,324.00p21.00 % fall1.56 %3,978,818

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