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FTSE 100 Index

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The Financial Times Stock Exchange Index of 100 Leading Shares, or FTSE 100 Index (pronounced footsie), is a share index of the 100 largest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. The index is seen as a barometer of success of the British economy and is the leading share index in Europe. It is maintained by the FTSE Group, which originated as a joint venture between the Financial Times and the London Stock Exchange. According to the FTSE Group's website the FTSE 100 companies represent about 80% of the UK share market.

Related indices are the FTSE 250 Index (which lists the next largest 250 companies), FTSE Small cap, the FTSE 350 Index (which combines the FTSE 100 and 250), and the FT All Share Index (which incorporates all listed companies).

The constituents of the index are determined quarterly; the largest companies in the FTSE 250 Index are promoted if their market capitalisation would place them in the top 90 firms of the FTSE 100 Index. As of 2005, the threshold for inclusion is about 2 billion pounds. The largest 5 constituents of the index are BP, HSBC Holdings, the Vodafone Group, the Royal Bank of Scotland Group and GlaxoSmithKline (but note that the Royal Dutch/Shell group would be in the top 5 if the whole of it was listed on the LSE, rather than just the 40% represented by Shell Transport and Trading).

Most of the companies listed on this index usually include the abbreviation plc at the end of their name, indicating their status of public limited company.

List of FTSE 100 Index Companies

(updated 20 June 2005)
  1. 3i
  2. Alliance & Leicester
  3. Alliance Unichem
  4. Allied Domecq
  5. Amvescap
  6. Anglo American plc
  7. Antofagasta
  8. Associated British Foods
  9. AstraZeneca plc
  10. Aviva
  11. BAA plc
  12. BAE Systems
  13. Barclays Bank
  14. BG Group
  15. BHP Billiton
  16. The BOC Group
  17. Boots Group
  18. BP
  19. BPB
  20. British Airways
  21. British American Tobacco
  22. British Land Company
  23. British Sky Broadcasting
  24. BT Group
  25. Cable & Wireless
  26. Cadbury Schweppes
  27. Capita Group
  28. Carnival
  29. Centrica
  30. Compass Group
  31. Daily Mail & General Trust
  32. Diageo
  33. Dixons Group
  34. Emap
  35. Enterprise Inns
  36. Exel
  37. Friends Provident
  38. Gallaher Group
  39. GlaxoSmithKline
  40. GUS
  41. Hammerson
  42. Hanson
  43. Hays
  44. HBOS
  45. Hilton Group
  46. HSBC Holdings
  47. Imperial Chemical Industries
  48. Imperial Tobacco Group
  49. InterContinental Hotels Group
  50. International Power
  51. ITV
  52. J Sainsbury
  53. Johnson Matthey
  54. Kingfisher
  55. Land Securities Group
  56. Legal & General
  57. Liberty International
  58. Lloyds TSB Bank
  59. Man Group
  60. Marks and Spencer
  61. Wm Morrison Supermarkets
  62. National Grid Transco
  63. Next
  64. Northern Rock
  65. O2
  66. Old Mutual
  67. Pearson
  68. Prudential
  69. Reckitt Benckiser
  70. Reed Elsevier
  71. Rentokil Initial
  72. Reuters Group
  73. Rexam
  74. Rio Tinto
  75. Rolls-Royce Group
  76. Royal Bank of Scotland Group
  77. Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance
  78. SABMiller
  79. Sage Group
  80. Schroders
  81. Scottish & Newcastle
  82. Scottish & Southern Energy
  83. Scottish Power
  84. Severn Trent
  85. Shell Transport & Trading Co
  86. Shire Pharmaceuticals Group
  87. Smith & Nephew
  88. Smiths Group
  89. Standard Chartered
  90. Tesco
  91. Tate and Lyle
  92. Unilever
  93. United Utilities
  94. Vodafone Group
  95. Whitbread
  96. William Hill
  97. Wolseley
  98. WPP Group
  99. Xstrata
  100. Yell Group

See also

External link

fr:Financial Times Stock Exchange

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