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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 Group383.50p0.30 % fall0.08 %466,660
ADNAberdeen Asset Management397.80p1.20 % fall0.30 %2,857,484
ADMAdmiral Group1,280.00p1.00 % fall0.08 %454,532
AGKAggreko1,566.00p10.00 % fall0.63 %187,792
AALAnglo American1,376.00p8.00 % fall0.58 %1,978,259
ANTOAntofagasta720.00p1.50 % rise0.21 %1,247,081
ARMARM Holdings906.50p18.00 % fall1.95 %2,105,899
AHTAshtead Group1,041.00p2.00 % fall0.19 %896,192
ABFAssociated British Foods2,659.00p96.00 % rise3.75 %709,932
AZNAstraZeneca4,437.50p8.50 % fall0.19 %690,523
AVAviva525.00p8.00 % fall1.50 %2,811,321
BABBabcock International Group1,089.00p8.00 % rise0.74 %461,924
BABAE Systems467.70p2.50 % fall0.53 %1,970,897
BARCBarclays228.30p2.30 % rise1.02 %18,516,893
BGBG Group1,138.50p7.00 % fall0.61 %1,931,055
BLTBHP Billiton1,711.00p9.50 % fall0.55 %4,225,103
BPBP452.90p3.45 % fall0.76 %11,212,154
BATSBritish American Tobacco3,481.00p21.00 % fall0.60 %1,073,580
BLNDBritish Land Co695.50p6.50 % fall0.93 %1,061,837
BSYBritish Sky Broadcasting Group882.00p2.00 % fall0.23 %1,037,972
BT.ABT Group380.00p2.00 % fall0.52 %7,251,576
BNZLBunzl1,610.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %176,962
BRBYBurberry Group1,507.00p6.00 % fall0.40 %875,703
CPICapita1,168.00p1.00 % fall0.09 %653,142
CCLCarnival2,469.00p8.00 % fall0.32 %190,647
CNACentrica306.70p0.10 % fall0.03 %4,474,581
CCHCoca-Cola HBC AG (CDI)1,334.00p8.00 % fall0.60 %257,875
CPGCompass Group1,002.00p18.00 % rise1.83 %2,515,910
CRHCRH1,409.00p16.00 % rise1.15 %1,501,103
DGEDiageo1,776.50p14.00 % rise0.79 %2,289,594
DLGDirect Line Insurance Group293.40p5.70 % fall1.91 %2,238,768
DCDixons Carphone366.30p0.30 % rise0.08 %1,167,580
EZJeasyJet1,436.00p55.00 % rise3.98 %1,415,085
EXPNExperian986.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %705,944
FRESFresnillo752.50p8.00 % fall1.05 %528,243
FLGFriends Life Group Limited309.90p1.80 % fall0.58 %1,208,698
GFSG4S250.90p0.90 % rise0.36 %1,530,417
GKNGKN319.60p6.50 % fall1.99 %2,630,932
GSKGlaxoSmithKline1,417.50p3.00 % fall0.21 %3,567,597
GLENGlencore342.15p2.65 % rise0.78 %23,529,764
HMSOHammerson575.00p0.50 % rise0.09 %1,237,003
HLHargreaves Lansdown932.00p5.50 % fall0.59 %766,194
HSBAHSBC Holdings627.30p7.70 % fall1.21 %10,479,072
IMIIMI1,235.00p18.00 % fall1.44 %390,835
IMTImperial Tobacco Group2,659.00p19.00 % rise0.72 %631,546
IHGInterContinental Hotels Group2,369.00p7.00 % rise0.30 %357,505
IAGInternational Consolidated Airli..367.90p0.90 % fall0.24 %3,137,339
ITRKIntertek Group2,615.00p48.00 % rise1.87 %309,797
INTUIntu Properties321.90p8.10 % fall2.45 %1,370,129
ITVITV207.70p3.40 % fall1.61 %3,184,066
JMATJohnson Matthey2,919.00p15.00 % fall0.51 %137,107
KGFKingfisher324.50p3.80 % rise1.18 %4,602,210
LANDLand Securities Group1,037.00p10.00 % fall0.96 %640,834
LGENLegal & General Group229.40p4.50 % fall1.92 %6,720,086
LLOYLloyds Banking Group77.01p0.51 % rise0.67 %136,997,814
LSELondon Stock Exchange Group1,859.00p33.00 % fall1.74 %301,112
MKSMarks & Spencer Group403.60p11.80 % fall2.84 %6,030,412
MGGTMeggitt451.60p3.40 % fall0.75 %605,315
MNDIMondi1,005.00p19.00 % fall1.86 %312,865
MRWMorrison (Wm) Supermarkets168.00p1.70 % fall1.00 %3,850,585
NGNational Grid889.50p3.00 % rise0.34 %2,919,345
NXTNext6,570.00p295.00 % fall4.30 %915,682
OMLOld Mutual180.80p1.70 % fall0.93 %7,190,025
PSONPearson1,237.00p12.00 % rise0.98 %1,086,692
PSNPersimmon1,325.00p18.00 % fall1.34 %421,585
PFCPetrofac Ltd.1,037.00p2.00 % fall0.19 %492,579
PRUPrudential1,386.50p28.00 % fall1.98 %1,994,517
RRSRandgold Resources Ltd.4,175.00p74.00 % fall1.74 %243,076
RBReckitt Benckiser Group5,350.00p15.00 % fall0.28 %463,616
RELReed Elsevier987.00p7.50 % fall0.75 %1,203,551
RIORio Tinto3,037.00p14.00 % fall0.46 %3,153,157
RRRolls-Royce Holdings962.00p5.50 % fall0.57 %1,612,360
RBSRoyal Bank of Scotland Group367.40p6.00 % rise1.66 %16,047,422
RDSARoyal Dutch Shell 'A'2,360.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %1,910,123
RDSBRoyal Dutch Shell 'B'2,443.00p6.00 % fall0.24 %2,202,841
RMGRoyal Mail391.40p7.00 % fall1.76 %1,018,996
RSARSA Insurance Group485.10p0.40 % rise0.08 %1,341,556
SABSABMiller3,421.00p1.00 % fall0.03 %988,914
SGESage Group367.60p2.20 % fall0.59 %1,283,257
SBRYSainsbury (J)248.90p1.60 % rise0.65 %5,212,039
SDRSchroders2,383.00p20.00 % fall0.83 %100,880
SVTSevern Trent1,878.00p1.00 % rise0.05 %993,907
SHPShire Plc5,350.00p15.00 % fall0.28 %424,262
SNSmith & Nephew1,041.00p8.00 % rise0.77 %497,267
SMINSmiths Group1,258.00p8.00 % rise0.64 %454,414
SPDSports Direct International620.50p13.50 % fall2.13 %781,175
SSESSE1,546.00p7.00 % rise0.45 %986,620
STJSt James's Place732.50p11.50 % fall1.55 %1,016,607
STANStandard Chartered1,143.00p12.50 % fall1.08 %2,352,168
SLStandard Life413.70p2.10 % fall0.51 %1,487,337
TSCOTesco186.45p1.35 % fall0.72 %20,623,036
TPKTravis Perkins1,655.00p32.00 % fall1.90 %320,681
TTTUI Travel387.90p0.30 % fall0.08 %863,076
TLWTullow Oil648.00p8.00 % fall1.22 %1,539,743
ULVRUnilever2,571.00p10.00 % rise0.39 %1,259,806
UUUnited Utilities Group809.50p1.50 % fall0.18 %3,566,526
VODVodafone Group205.80p0.95 % fall0.46 %21,177,325
WEIRWeir Group2,475.00p66.00 % fall2.60 %453,607
WTBWhitbread4,158.00p21.00 % fall0.50 %168,505
WOSWolseley3,240.00p17.00 % fall0.52 %806,766
WPPWPP1,253.00p6.00 % fall0.48 %1,693,203

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