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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 Group444.00p5.00 % rise1.14 %2,044,313
ADNAberdeen Asset Management449.90p5.90 % fall1.29 %7,837,869
ADMAdmiral Group1,240.00p8.00 % fall0.64 %1,029,421
AGKAggreko1,533.00p38.00 % fall2.42 %782,377
AALAnglo American1,321.50p30.50 % fall2.26 %4,918,020
ANTOAntofagasta737.00p13.50 % fall1.80 %4,072,851
ARMARM Holdings914.50p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %3,020,828
AHTAshtead Group1,054.00p24.00 % fall2.23 %2,500,650
ABFAssociated British Foods3,203.00p35.00 % rise1.10 %632,071
AZNAstraZeneca4,780.00p59.50 % rise1.26 %1,851,670
AVAviva508.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %6,252,695
BABBabcock International Group1,137.00p8.00 % fall0.70 %1,203,027
BABAE Systems481.10p2.50 % rise0.52 %7,700,939
BARCBarclays245.15p1.35 % rise0.55 %33,525,052
BGBG Group900.20p86.50 % fall8.77 %24,250,236
BLTBHP Billiton1,517.00p50.00 % fall3.19 %13,731,119
BPBP420.20p6.00 % fall1.41 %61,059,819
BATSBritish American Tobacco3,794.50p53.50 % rise1.43 %2,529,802
BLNDBritish Land Co768.00p1.50 % rise0.20 %3,619,540
BT.ABT Group410.20p4.90 % rise1.21 %33,904,244
BNZLBunzl1,786.00p1.00 % rise0.06 %591,626
BRBYBurberry Group1,650.00p22.00 % rise1.35 %1,015,465
CPICapita1,070.00p3.00 % rise0.28 %1,525,598
CCLCarnival2,820.00p123.00 % rise4.56 %1,674,823
CNACentrica284.60p3.10 % fall1.08 %16,114,043
CCHCoca-Cola HBC AG (CDI)1,452.00p5.00 % rise0.35 %575,690
CPGCompass Group1,090.00p26.00 % rise2.44 %4,007,991
CRHCRH1,511.00p8.00 % rise0.53 %2,058,284
DGEDiageo1,981.00p47.00 % rise2.43 %5,197,551
DLGDirect Line Insurance Group294.50p2.00 % rise0.68 %3,272,102
DCDixons Carphone423.30p0.30 % rise0.07 %4,807,050
EZJeasyJet1,653.00p20.00 % rise1.22 %4,455,744
EXPNExperian1,013.00p5.00 % fall0.49 %1,455,649
FRESFresnillo712.00p19.00 % fall2.60 %1,626,696
FLGFriends Life Group Limited369.20p2.00 % rise0.54 %6,906,885
GFSG4S276.40p4.00 % rise1.47 %5,044,700
GKNGKN345.30p3.80 % rise1.11 %5,854,739
GSKGlaxoSmithKline1,485.00p6.50 % rise0.44 %7,976,186
GLENGlencore320.40p6.80 % fall2.08 %47,363,200
HMSOHammerson623.00p1.00 % fall0.16 %1,784,596
HLHargreaves Lansdown975.50p10.50 % fall1.06 %878,991
HSBAHSBC Holdings637.00p5.20 % rise0.82 %20,830,273
IMIIMI1,181.00p19.00 % fall1.58 %1,258,631
IMTImperial Tobacco Group2,960.00p71.00 % rise2.46 %2,379,883
IHGInterContinental Hotels Group2,710.00p26.00 % rise0.97 %837,962
IAGInternational Consolidated Airli..457.50p0.30 % fall0.07 %15,680,389
ITRKIntertek Group2,335.00p72.00 % fall2.99 %700,845
INTUIntu Properties356.90p0.70 % fall0.20 %2,036,970
ITVITV214.20p1.30 % rise0.61 %8,825,150
JMATJohnson Matthey3,326.00p1.00 % rise0.03 %387,943
KGFKingfisher312.00p10.30 % rise3.41 %13,174,675
LANDLand Securities Group1,188.00p7.00 % fall0.59 %2,139,875
LGENLegal & General Group246.70p1.50 % rise0.61 %9,594,632
LLOYLloyds Banking Group80.35p0.40 % rise0.50 %105,643,490
LSELondon Stock Exchange Group2,255.00p24.00 % rise1.08 %658,226
MKSMarks & Spencer Group488.50p6.50 % rise1.35 %5,968,634
MGGTMeggitt503.00p6.20 % rise1.25 %1,991,800
MNDIMondi1,095.00p7.00 % rise0.64 %1,191,396
MRWMorrison (Wm) Supermarkets178.50p0.50 % rise0.28 %8,705,438
NGNational Grid930.00p7.00 % fall0.75 %13,086,884
NXTNext6,775.00p85.00 % fall1.24 %723,347
OMLOld Mutual200.30p0.10 % fall0.05 %9,140,368
PSONPearson1,231.00p7.00 % rise0.57 %2,013,517
PSNPersimmon1,533.00p13.00 % rise0.86 %819,504
PFCPetrofac Ltd.825.00p18.50 % fall2.19 %4,108,802
PRUPrudential1,548.00p9.50 % rise0.62 %3,365,712
RRSRandgold Resources Ltd.4,253.00p92.00 % fall2.12 %677,098
RBReckitt Benckiser Group5,255.00p65.00 % rise1.25 %1,496,631
RELReed Elsevier1,113.00p9.00 % rise0.82 %2,567,073
RIORio Tinto2,992.50p19.50 % fall0.65 %4,973,681
RRRolls-Royce Holdings842.50p17.50 % fall2.03 %5,724,374
RBSRoyal Bank of Scotland Group395.30p4.70 % rise1.20 %13,248,865
RDSARoyal Dutch Shell 'A'2,132.50p46.50 % fall2.13 %6,845,586
RDSBRoyal Dutch Shell 'B'2,223.00p42.50 % fall1.88 %7,636,236
RMGRoyal Mail417.80p2.80 % fall0.67 %2,126,260
RSARSA Insurance Group468.20p3.90 % fall0.83 %2,282,012
SABSABMiller3,564.00p19.00 % rise0.54 %1,886,928
SGESage Group407.10p6.20 % rise1.55 %2,688,439
SBRYSainsbury (J)233.40p0.50 % fall0.21 %10,826,681
SDRSchroders2,695.00p7.00 % rise0.26 %271,868
SVTSevern Trent2,043.00p9.00 % rise0.44 %736,689
SHPShire Plc4,557.00p21.00 % fall0.46 %1,155,730
SKYSky932.00p9.50 % rise1.03 %2,344,081
SNSmith & Nephew1,110.00p23.00 % fall2.03 %4,425,084
SMINSmiths Group1,157.00p25.00 % fall2.12 %1,599,763
SPDSports Direct International660.50p16.50 % rise2.56 %2,065,948
SSESSE1,640.00p6.00 % rise0.37 %1,929,935
STJSt James's Place794.00p24.00 % rise3.12 %1,588,906
STANStandard Chartered937.10p3.00 % fall0.32 %5,321,892
SLStandard Life424.00p1.90 % rise0.45 %4,955,748
TSCOTesco186.45p0.80 % rise0.43 %26,262,402
TPKTravis Perkins1,807.00p25.00 % rise1.40 %695,756
TTTUI Travel444.70p11.40 % rise2.63 %3,895,764
TLWTullow Oil426.00p38.90 % fall8.37 %12,002,736
ULVRUnilever2,706.00p29.00 % rise1.08 %2,105,768
UUUnited Utilities Group905.50p1.50 % fall0.17 %3,110,086
VODVodafone Group233.95p6.60 % rise2.90 %119,591,207
WEIRWeir Group1,876.00p84.00 % fall4.29 %2,370,748
WTBWhitbread4,587.00p66.00 % rise1.46 %536,226
WOSWolseley3,590.00p26.00 % rise0.73 %761,050
WPPWPP1,340.00p7.00 % rise0.53 %2,646,770

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