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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 Group383.30p4.50 % fall1.16 %632,519
ADNAberdeen Asset Management420.30p1.20 % fall0.28 %2,376,732
ADMAdmiral Group1,317.00p6.00 % rise0.46 %184,421
AGKAggreko1,491.00p25.00 % fall1.65 %482,305
AALAnglo American1,313.50p39.00 % fall2.88 %2,403,461
ANTOAntofagasta687.50p16.50 % fall2.34 %921,624
ARMARM Holdings833.00p5.50 % rise0.66 %1,871,150
AHTAshtead Group1,014.00p11.00 % rise1.10 %981,021
ABFAssociated British Foods2,726.00p14.00 % fall0.51 %412,351
AZNAstraZeneca4,485.00p41.00 % rise0.92 %1,065,920
AVAviva516.00p1.00 % fall0.19 %3,064,068
BABBabcock International Group1,072.00p10.00 % fall0.92 %486,479
BABAE Systems449.30p3.20 % rise0.72 %2,083,099
BARCBarclays223.10p2.60 % rise1.18 %44,176,556
BGBG Group1,025.00p19.50 % fall1.87 %2,927,454
BLTBHP Billiton1,604.50p25.50 % fall1.56 %4,907,196
BPBP442.65p2.65 % fall0.60 %14,989,648
BATSBritish American Tobacco3,440.00p10.00 % fall0.29 %928,191
BLNDBritish Land Co709.00p7.00 % fall0.98 %1,105,847
BSYBritish Sky Broadcasting Group873.00p1.00 % rise0.11 %1,026,689
BT.ABT Group364.30p11.20 % fall2.98 %13,102,230
BNZLBunzl1,669.00p1.00 % fall0.06 %143,695
BRBYBurberry Group1,499.00p1.00 % fall0.07 %388,016
CPICapita1,072.00p10.00 % fall0.92 %1,283,481
CCLCarnival2,420.00p3.00 % fall0.12 %213,890
CNACentrica297.20p1.80 % fall0.60 %3,612,107
CCHCoca-Cola HBC AG (CDI)1,340.00p5.00 % fall0.37 %120,530
CPGCompass Group988.00p1.50 % rise0.15 %896,032
CRHCRH1,356.00p6.00 % fall0.44 %804,605
DGEDiageo1,798.50p10.50 % fall0.58 %1,512,791
DLGDirect Line Insurance Group279.70p0.80 % rise0.29 %1,419,516
DCDixons Carphone389.50p0.90 % fall0.23 %1,162,688
EZJeasyJet1,450.00p6.00 % fall0.41 %769,775
EXPNExperian933.00p13.50 % fall1.43 %764,406
FRESFresnillo721.00p28.00 % fall3.74 %917,439
FLGFriends Life Group Limited306.00p0.20 % rise0.07 %1,538,515
GFSG4S249.90p0.20 % fall0.08 %775,638
GKNGKN314.70p2.10 % rise0.67 %3,655,411
GSKGlaxoSmithKline1,391.50p7.00 % fall0.50 %2,916,107
GLENGlencore315.40p8.30 % fall2.56 %20,035,979
HMSOHammerson599.00p2.00 % fall0.33 %1,207,431
HLHargreaves Lansdown970.50p2.50 % rise0.26 %596,787
HSBAHSBC Holdings625.30p2.70 % fall0.43 %17,323,637
IMIIMI1,205.00p1.00 % rise0.08 %513,918
IMTImperial Tobacco Group2,648.00p3.00 % rise0.11 %491,293
IHGInterContinental Hotels Group2,313.00p17.00 % rise0.74 %274,063
IAGInternational Consolidated Airli..378.40p6.80 % fall1.77 %7,359,867
ITRKIntertek Group2,700.00p9.00 % fall0.33 %225,646
INTUIntu Properties334.70p1.10 % fall0.33 %652,767
ITVITV200.60p3.60 % fall1.76 %10,203,795
JMATJohnson Matthey2,864.00p19.00 % fall0.66 %229,861
KGFKingfisher293.40p1.90 % fall0.64 %2,068,283
LANDLand Securities Group1,080.00p8.00 % fall0.74 %1,094,349
LGENLegal & General Group226.10p1.40 % rise0.62 %4,479,286
LLOYLloyds Banking Group74.63p0.15 % rise0.20 %74,301,463
LSELondon Stock Exchange Group1,950.00p10.00 % rise0.52 %1,088,647
MKSMarks & Spencer Group403.10p0.90 % fall0.22 %1,838,129
MGGTMeggitt443.70p1.40 % rise0.32 %811,051
MNDIMondi1,021.00p8.00 % rise0.79 %546,105
MRWMorrison (Wm) Supermarkets155.00p1.50 % fall0.96 %2,909,351
NGNational Grid905.00p2.00 % rise0.22 %1,830,085
NXTNext6,345.00p70.00 % fall1.09 %684,163
OMLOld Mutual189.70p0.30 % fall0.16 %5,710,761
PSONPearson1,152.00p3.00 % fall0.26 %631,696
PSNPersimmon1,431.00p11.00 % rise0.77 %499,487
PFCPetrofac Ltd.1,032.00p13.00 % fall1.24 %1,197,353
PRUPrudential1,412.50p3.50 % fall0.25 %1,710,570
RRSRandgold Resources Ltd.3,884.00p137.00 % fall3.41 %241,357
RBReckitt Benckiser Group5,135.00p30.00 % fall0.58 %453,041
RELReed Elsevier1,006.00p4.00 % rise0.40 %1,149,410
RIORio Tinto2,937.00p49.50 % fall1.66 %3,073,522
RRRolls-Royce Holdings805.00p3.00 % rise0.37 %3,940,516
RBSRoyal Bank of Scotland Group362.80p3.00 % rise0.83 %6,208,830
RDSARoyal Dutch Shell 'A'2,216.00p19.50 % fall0.87 %2,271,924
RDSBRoyal Dutch Shell 'B'2,295.50p18.00 % fall0.78 %2,263,881
RMGRoyal Mail433.40p4.30 % fall0.98 %1,336,550
RSARSA Insurance Group473.10p0.40 % fall0.08 %1,299,241
SABSABMiller3,475.50p5.50 % rise0.16 %840,218
SGESage Group372.60p1.60 % rise0.43 %870,590
SBRYSainsbury (J)246.20p4.40 % fall1.76 %4,943,680
SDRSchroders2,314.00p8.00 % fall0.34 %91,883
SVTSevern Trent1,992.00p2.00 % fall0.10 %321,846
SHPShire Plc4,095.00p20.00 % rise0.49 %1,077,593
SNSmith & Nephew1,043.00p25.00 % rise2.46 %1,723,380
SMINSmiths Group1,140.00p8.00 % rise0.71 %591,037
SPDSports Direct International640.00p8.00 % rise1.27 %2,118,322
SSESSE1,559.00p2.00 % fall0.13 %1,273,306
STJSt James's Place709.00p21.00 % rise3.05 %1,430,725
STANStandard Chartered953.20p38.90 % fall3.92 %8,453,278
SLStandard Life384.10p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %1,383,265
TSCOTesco172.50p0.85 % fall0.49 %14,288,063
TPKTravis Perkins1,615.00p9.00 % fall0.55 %222,085
TTTUI Travel394.80p0.60 % fall0.15 %2,246,532
TLWTullow Oil483.20p10.80 % fall2.19 %2,071,144
ULVRUnilever2,455.00p21.00 % fall0.85 %1,609,468
UUUnited Utilities Group843.50p3.50 % fall0.41 %574,708
VODVodafone Group204.55p0.75 % fall0.37 %22,182,809
WEIRWeir Group2,246.00p8.00 % fall0.35 %350,769
WTBWhitbread4,281.00p5.00 % fall0.12 %174,672
WOSWolseley3,230.00p22.00 % fall0.68 %629,955
WPPWPP1,205.00p6.00 % fall0.50 %1,351,730

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