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at 16:35:29
Change:   36.41 % rise 0.53 %
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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 Group490.30p4.90 % rise1.01 %1,564,256
ADNAberdeen Asset Management470.00p5.00 % rise1.08 %4,765,741
ADMAdmiral Group1,540.00p12.00 % rise0.79 %835,517
AGKAggreko1,530.00p13.00 % fall0.84 %642,693
AALAnglo American1,060.00p16.00 % rise1.53 %7,512,869
ANTOAntofagasta739.50p24.50 % rise3.43 %2,965,245
ARMARM Holdings1,106.00p27.00 % rise2.50 %5,488,435
AHTAshtead Group1,101.00p31.00 % rise2.90 %2,966,326
ABFAssociated British Foods2,855.00p10.00 % rise0.35 %509,744
AZNAstraZeneca4,726.50p40.50 % rise0.86 %2,120,513
AVAviva549.50p1.00 % fall0.18 %8,022,368
BABBabcock International Group963.00p10.50 % fall1.08 %1,335,012
BABAE Systems526.50p3.50 % fall0.66 %11,004,908
BARCBarclays247.80p3.55 % rise1.45 %34,823,856
BDEVBarratt Developments526.00p10.00 % fall1.87 %4,437,535
BGBG Group852.00p21.30 % fall2.44 %14,172,978
BLTBHP Billiton1,512.00p4.50 % rise0.30 %7,040,005
BPBP446.10p2.50 % rise0.56 %28,630,921
BATSBritish American Tobacco3,594.50p42.50 % rise1.20 %2,865,651
BLNDBritish Land Company845.00p4.50 % fall0.53 %5,759,023
BT.ABT Group448.25p5.75 % fall1.27 %22,164,610
BNZLBunzl1,835.00p9.00 % rise0.49 %1,103,995
BRBYBurberry Group1,772.00p5.00 % rise0.28 %1,378,890
CPICapita1,123.00p18.00 % fall1.58 %2,212,635
CCLCarnival3,274.00p33.00 % rise1.02 %1,284,881
CNACentrica257.00p2.30 % fall0.89 %16,887,417
CCHCoca-Cola HBC AG (CDI)1,220.00p24.00 % rise2.01 %610,194
CPGCompass Group1,186.00p12.00 % rise1.02 %3,779,993
CRHCRH1,787.00p1.00 % fall0.06 %3,049,124
DGEDiageo1,902.00p7.00 % rise0.37 %3,937,913
DLGDirect Line Insurance Group323.30p3.10 % rise0.97 %3,337,079
DCDixons Carphone411.10p1.60 % rise0.39 %2,582,039
EZJeasyJet1,867.00p9.00 % rise0.48 %1,636,507
EXPNExperian1,121.00p4.00 % fall0.36 %2,898,511
FRESFresnillo700.50p0.50 % rise0.07 %2,322,542
FLGFriends Life Group Limited421.90p0.20 % rise0.05 %3,459,469
GFSG4S294.10p1.70 % rise0.58 %4,769,583
GKNGKN364.40p4.30 % rise1.19 %3,129,145
GSKGlaxoSmithKline1,584.50p15.00 % rise0.96 %6,280,387
GLENGlencore291.85p3.70 % rise1.28 %27,648,361
HMSOHammerson671.50p1.50 % fall0.22 %1,348,909
HLHargreaves Lansdown1,161.00p6.00 % rise0.52 %649,865
HIKHikma Pharmaceuticals2,171.00p23.00 % rise1.07 %454,350
HSBAHSBC Holdings583.30p4.80 % rise0.83 %17,211,597
IMTImperial Tobacco Group3,068.00p34.00 % fall1.10 %3,234,258
IHGInterContinental Hotels Group2,670.00p30.00 % rise1.14 %1,189,034
IAGInternational Consolidated Airli..603.00p9.00 % rise1.52 %5,148,672
ITRKIntertek Group2,480.00p24.00 % rise0.98 %398,391
INTUIntu Properties352.80p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %4,244,733
ITVITV255.20p3.80 % rise1.51 %11,119,711
JMATJohnson Matthey3,409.00p49.00 % rise1.46 %505,509
KGFKingfisher364.80p7.00 % rise1.96 %8,741,740
LANDLand Securities Group1,264.00p4.00 % fall0.32 %1,695,662
LGENLegal & General Group283.00p2.10 % rise0.75 %10,612,440
LLOYLloyds Banking Group79.39p0.34 % rise0.43 %99,369,547
LSELondon Stock Exchange Group2,476.00p63.00 % rise2.61 %5,042,028
MKSMarks & Spencer Group538.00p8.00 % rise1.51 %6,051,139
MGGTMeggitt563.00p3.00 % rise0.54 %1,422,652
MNDIMondi1,301.00p2.00 % fall0.15 %1,456,076
MRWMorrison (Wm) Supermarkets196.40p2.10 % fall1.06 %13,585,606
NGNational Grid884.40p2.90 % rise0.33 %6,235,830
NXTNext7,100.00p50.00 % rise0.71 %405,528
OMLOld Mutual227.00p2.30 % rise1.02 %8,621,116
PSONPearson1,480.00p15.00 % rise1.02 %2,343,686
PSNPersimmon1,647.00p20.00 % fall1.20 %1,277,444
PRUPrudential1,697.00p14.00 % rise0.83 %11,939,506
RRSRandgold Resources Ltd.4,814.00p58.00 % rise1.22 %571,439
RBReckitt Benckiser Group5,902.00p42.00 % rise0.72 %1,436,248
RELReed Elsevier1,181.00p19.00 % rise1.64 %3,878,684
RIORio Tinto2,816.50p7.00 % rise0.25 %3,561,108
RRRolls-Royce Holdings961.50p14.00 % rise1.48 %4,519,089
RBSRoyal Bank of Scotland Group347.10p4.00 % rise1.17 %8,866,822
RDSARoyal Dutch Shell 'A'2,052.00p17.50 % rise0.86 %4,514,264
RDSBRoyal Dutch Shell 'B'2,150.00p18.50 % rise0.87 %3,719,015
RMGRoyal Mail442.80p0.80 % rise0.18 %2,237,627
RSARSA Insurance Group430.50p7.30 % rise1.72 %2,797,445
SABSABMiller3,605.50p7.50 % fall0.21 %2,239,634
SGESage Group469.00p7.10 % rise1.54 %3,224,397
SBRYSainsbury (J)261.80p0.70 % fall0.27 %5,224,026
SDRSchroders3,225.00p21.00 % rise0.66 %277,084
SVTSevern Trent2,085.00p3.00 % fall0.14 %972,778
SHPShire Plc5,430.00p5.00 % rise0.09 %1,218,005
SKYSky1,005.00p2.00 % rise0.20 %4,204,851
SNSmith & Nephew1,145.00p3.00 % rise0.26 %3,520,800
SMINSmiths Group1,129.00p33.00 % fall2.84 %2,950,168
SPDSports Direct International615.00p6.50 % fall1.05 %2,018,322
SSESSE1,532.00p16.00 % fall1.03 %2,845,099
STJSt James's Place934.00p2.00 % rise0.21 %1,041,637
STANStandard Chartered1,120.00p17.00 % rise1.54 %7,481,457
SLStandard Life480.90p3.90 % rise0.82 %4,058,415
TWTaylor Wimpey154.70p0.10 % rise0.06 %17,000,263
TSCOTesco240.95p2.70 % rise1.13 %19,951,926
TPKTravis Perkins1,940.00p13.00 % rise0.67 %696,068
TUITUI AG Reg Shs (DI)1,201.00p1.00 % rise0.08 %675,073
ULVRUnilever2,887.00p36.00 % rise1.26 %2,917,942
UUUnited Utilities Group944.50p2.00 % rise0.21 %2,337,912
VODVodafone Group224.35p0.35 % fall0.16 %41,262,504
WEIRWeir Group1,712.00p2.00 % fall0.12 %1,038,030
WTBWhitbread5,240.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %450,804
WOSWolseley4,014.00p9.00 % rise0.22 %663,508
WPPWPP1,558.00p18.00 % rise1.17 %2,670,327

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