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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 Group403.70p11.70 % rise2.98 %2,075,390
ADNAberdeen Asset Management226.00p0.50 % rise0.22 %6,932,776
ADMAdmiral Group1,723.00p43.00 % rise2.56 %732,434
AALAnglo American327.00p6.80 % fall2.04 %12,522,675
ANTOAntofagasta398.40p12.50 % fall3.04 %4,551,312
ARMARM Holdings899.00p41.00 % fall4.36 %9,725,725
AHTAshtead Group798.50p26.50 % fall3.21 %3,380,752
ABFAssociated British Foods3,041.00p2.00 % rise0.07 %562,574
AZNAstraZeneca4,009.00p94.50 % rise2.41 %4,441,121
AVAviva420.00p12.80 % rise3.14 %11,957,074
BABBabcock International Group869.50p7.00 % rise0.81 %1,279,346
BABAE Systems470.50p0.60 % rise0.13 %6,701,911
BARCBarclays159.00p2.75 % rise1.76 %82,269,718
BDEVBarratt Developments564.50p17.00 % rise3.10 %2,917,185
BKGBerkeley Group Holdings (The)3,182.00p92.00 % rise2.98 %1,166,361
BGBG Group1,026.00p2.00 % fall0.19 %13,611,382
BLTBHP Billiton653.80p12.30 % fall1.85 %15,567,095
BPBP330.10p4.35 % fall1.30 %39,246,160
BATSBritish American Tobacco3,692.50p44.00 % fall1.18 %3,309,139
BLNDBritish Land Company682.50p13.50 % rise2.02 %4,006,082
BT.ABT Group464.45p4.50 % rise0.98 %13,875,750
BNZLBunzl1,798.00p17.00 % rise0.95 %662,171
BRBYBurberry Group1,163.00p9.00 % fall0.77 %2,924,430
CPICapita1,081.00p18.00 % rise1.69 %1,642,246
CCLCarnival3,118.00p84.00 % rise2.77 %861,894
CNACentrica187.80p0.10 % fall0.05 %13,246,481
CCHCoca-Cola HBC AG (CDI)1,305.00p28.00 % rise2.19 %517,497
CPGCompass Group1,197.00p9.00 % fall0.75 %4,986,836
CRHCRH1,705.00p66.00 % rise4.03 %2,702,884
DCCDCC5,015.00p180.00 % rise3.72 %286,779
DGEDiageo1,782.00p1.00 % fall0.06 %4,486,434
DLGDirect Line Insurance Group355.80p6.60 % rise1.89 %3,876,375
DCDixons Carphone437.00p14.10 % rise3.33 %3,717,508
EZJeasyJet1,514.00p12.00 % rise0.80 %1,333,941
EXPNExperian1,107.00p13.00 % rise1.19 %2,109,085
FRESFresnillo830.00p23.00 % fall2.70 %1,924,022
GKNGKN257.70p3.40 % rise1.34 %5,434,884
GSKGlaxoSmithKline1,359.00p1.50 % fall0.11 %10,450,492
GLENGlencore93.50p0.94 % fall1.00 %82,227,940
HMSOHammerson545.50p5.50 % rise1.02 %2,839,938
HLHargreaves Lansdown1,163.00p35.00 % rise3.10 %1,147,635
HIKHikma Pharmaceuticals1,945.00p50.00 % fall2.51 %2,110,628
HSBAHSBC Holdings441.40p8.90 % rise2.06 %39,063,142
IMBImperial Brands3,518.50p5.50 % rise0.16 %2,548,291
ISATInmarsat969.50p21.50 % rise2.27 %2,160,659
IHGInterContinental Hotels Group2,281.00p47.00 % rise2.10 %995,041
IAGInternational Consolidated Airli..507.00p23.40 % rise4.84 %10,563,073
ITRKIntertek Group2,666.00p13.00 % fall0.49 %341,404
INTUIntu Properties279.50p5.10 % rise1.86 %1,907,447
ITVITV242.30p0.80 % rise0.33 %12,065,054
JMATJohnson Matthey2,305.00p51.00 % rise2.26 %1,009,971
KGFKingfisher323.10p2.50 % rise0.78 %5,971,648
LANDLand Securities Group1,022.00p18.00 % rise1.79 %2,756,690
LGENLegal & General Group209.70p7.30 % rise3.61 %31,048,804
LLOYLloyds Banking Group58.40p0.27 % rise0.46 %190,492,315
LSELondon Stock Exchange Group2,179.00p56.00 % rise2.64 %1,579,972
MKSMarks & Spencer Group413.00p1.80 % rise0.44 %7,168,670
MERLMerlin Entertainments393.90p7.40 % rise1.91 %1,312,962
MNDIMondi1,197.00p54.00 % rise4.72 %2,318,594
NGNational Grid941.80p1.90 % fall0.20 %10,329,857
NXTNext6,710.00p45.00 % rise0.68 %574,710
OMLOld Mutual157.50p3.50 % rise2.27 %12,427,740
PSONPearson749.00p3.00 % fall0.40 %2,682,332
PSNPersimmon1,912.00p34.00 % rise1.81 %1,042,798
PFGProvident Financial2,855.00p62.00 % rise2.22 %318,751
PRUPrudential1,175.50p49.50 % rise4.40 %7,688,792
RRSRandgold Resources Ltd.5,700.00p205.00 % fall3.47 %901,343
RBReckitt Benckiser Group5,967.00p13.00 % rise0.22 %1,519,621
RELRelx plc1,151.00p2.00 % rise0.17 %2,700,418
RIORio Tinto1,765.00p14.00 % rise0.80 %5,005,338
RRRolls-Royce Holdings528.00p15.50 % rise3.02 %9,853,974
RBSRoyal Bank of Scotland Group233.00p7.40 % rise3.28 %22,173,128
RDSARoyal Dutch Shell 'A'1,454.50p6.50 % fall0.44 %11,520,022
RDSBRoyal Dutch Shell 'B'1,457.50p3.50 % fall0.24 %13,543,857
RMGRoyal Mail422.10p0.30 % fall0.07 %2,917,957
RSARSA Insurance Group383.20p10.00 % rise2.68 %3,086,135
SABSABMiller4,150.00p28.00 % rise0.68 %3,512,375
SGESage Group577.00p2.50 % fall0.43 %4,292,324
SBRYSainsbury (J)240.30p2.20 % fall0.91 %5,017,339
SDRSchroders2,441.00p75.00 % rise3.17 %340,038
SVTSevern Trent2,079.00p9.00 % rise0.43 %463,064
SHPShire Plc3,568.00p88.00 % rise2.53 %2,285,190
SKYSky976.50p3.50 % fall0.36 %3,149,405
SNSmith & Nephew1,081.00p14.00 % rise1.31 %2,795,166
SMINSmiths Group914.50p16.00 % rise1.78 %1,058,240
SPDSports Direct International375.80p8.50 % rise2.31 %1,479,355
SSESSE1,350.00p3.00 % rise0.22 %2,785,036
STJSt James's Place844.00p32.50 % rise4.00 %2,331,359
STANStandard Chartered407.40p4.10 % rise1.02 %12,483,080
SLStandard Life344.80p7.40 % rise2.19 %4,836,736
TWTaylor Wimpey175.60p5.80 % rise3.42 %12,640,613
TSCOTesco181.30p7.50 % rise4.32 %48,711,288
TPKTravis Perkins1,715.00p16.00 % rise0.94 %802,832
TUITUI AG Reg Shs (DI)1,052.00p31.00 % fall2.86 %1,552,147
ULVRUnilever2,940.50p9.00 % rise0.31 %3,141,172
UUUnited Utilities Group903.50p1.50 % rise0.17 %1,461,426
VODVodafone Group202.10p0.95 % rise0.47 %54,145,053
WTBWhitbread3,829.00p129.00 % rise3.49 %844,269
WOSWolseley3,307.00p4.00 % rise0.12 %770,323
WPGWorldpay Group (WI)279.10p15.30 % rise5.80 %7,390,248
WPPWPP1,385.00p2.00 % rise0.14 %4,433,468

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