FTSE - FINANCIAL TIMES STOCK EXCHANGE

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The FTSE 100 Index (pronounced footsie) is a share index of the 100 largest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange, begun on January 3, 1984. Component companies must meet a number of requirements set out by the FTSE Group, including having a full listing on the London Stock Exchange with a Sterling or Euro dominated price on SETS, and meeting certain tests on nationality, free float, and liquidity. Trading lasts from 0800-1629 hours (when the closing auction starts), and closing values are taken at 1635. The highest value of the index to date was 6950.6, set on December 30, 1999. After falling during the financial crisis of 2007-2010 to below 3500 in March 2009, the index recovered to a peak of 6091.33 on 8 February 2011, fell under the 5000 mark on the morning of 23 September 2011, but reached 6625 (its highest since October 2007) on 10 May 2013.

 

 

 

 

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, a now independent company which originated as a joint venture between the Financial Times and the London Stock Exchange (hence the abbreviation Financial Times 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 SmallCap, FTSE Fledgling, the FTSE 350 Index (which is the aggregation of the FTSE 100 and 250), and the FTSE All-Share Index (which aggregates the FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and FTSE SmallCap).

 

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 2006, the threshold for inclusion is about 2 billion pounds. As of 31 December 2005 the 6 largest constituents of the index were BP, Royal Dutch Shell, HSBC Holdings, the Vodafone Group, the Royal Bank of Scotland Group and GlaxoSmithKline, which were all valued at more than £50 billion.

 

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.

 

 

MARCH 2013 LISTINGS

 

The following table lists the FTSE 100 companies measured by market capitalisation as of 5 March 2013. The numbers of employees are taken from company reports, mostly dated between 2011 and 2012. The index consists of 100 companies, but there are 101 listings, as Royal Dutch Shell has both A and B class shares listed. Schroders Non Voting shares were also listed until 1 June 2012 when the FTSE's stricter rules came into force.

 

 

Company Sector Market cap (£bn) Employees
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Royal Dutch Shell Oil and gas 135 90,000
HSBC Banking 129 267,000
BP Oil and gas 85 97,700
Vodafone Group Telecomms 83 86,373
GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals 73 97,389
British American Tobacco Tobacco 69 87,813
SABMiller Beverages 53 70,000
Diageo Beverages 50 25,000
Rio Tinto Group Mining 48 67,930
BHP Billiton Mining 44 46,370
Standard Chartered Banking 43 86,865
BG Group Oil and gas 49 6,625
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals 38 57,200
Barclays Banking 37 150,000
Lloyds Banking Group Banking 36 120,449
Xstrata Mining 35 38,561
Unilever Consumer goods 34 171,000
Reckitt Benckiser Consumer goods 32 32,000
Tesco Supermarket 29 519,671
Glencore International Mining 27 57,656
National Grid plc Energy 26 27,000
Anglo American plc Mining 26 100,000
Prudential plc Finance 25 25,414
Imperial Tobacco Group Tobacco 24 38,200
BT Group Telecomms 20 89,000
Rolls-Royce Group Manufacturing 19 40,000
Centrica Energy 18 40,000
Royal Bank of Scotland Group Banking 18 150,000
Compass Group Food 15 471,108
Associated British Foods Food 14 102,000
BSkyB Media 14 22,800
SSE plc Energy 13 20,000
WPP plc Media 13 162,000
ARM Holdings IT 13 2,000
BAE Systems Military 11.8 107,000
Shire plc Pharmaceuticals 11.7 4,200
Experian Information 11.7 17,000
Tullow Oil Oil and gas 11.2 890
CRH plc Building materials 10.9 76,433
Fresnillo plc Mining 10.8 2,449
Antofagasta Mining 10.7 4,005
Aviva Insurance 10.4 40,800
Old Mutual Insurance 10.2 54,368
Pearson plc Publishing 9.6 37,000
Legal & General Insurance 9.5 9,324
Wolseley plc Building materials 9.1 44,000
Reed Elsevier Publishing 8.9 30,200
Standard Life Fund management 8.8 10,500
Next plc Retail clothing 6.9 58,706
Kingfisher plc Retail homeware 6.7 80,000
Land Securities Group Property 6.6 700
Morrison Supermarkets Supermarket 6.5 132,000
J Sainsbury plc Supermarket 6.5 150,000
Smith & Nephew Medical 6.4 11,000
Burberry Group Fashion 6.1 9,000
Marks & Spencer Group Supermarket 5.9 81,223
Capita Group Support Services 5.9 46,500
InterContinental Hotels Group Hotels 5.7 345,000
Intertek Group Product testing 5.5 33,000
Schroders Fund management 5.5 3,012
British Land Co Property 5.1 177
Petrofac Oil and gas 5.1 18,200
United Utilities Water 5.0 5,096
Smiths Group Engineering 5.0 23,550
Weir Group Engineering 5.0 14,000
Aberdeen Asset Management Fund management 4.9 1,800
Randgold Resources Mining 4.9 6,954
Johnson Matthey Chemicals 4.9 9,700
ITV Media 4.8 4,059
Aggreko Generator hire 4.6 4,262
Carnival plc Leisure 4.6 86,800
Whitbread Retail hospitality 4.5 86,800
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA Transport air 4.5 58,476
GKN Manufacturing 4.4 40,000
Eurasian Natural Resources Mining 4.3 72,000
Bunzl Industrial products 4.3 12,368
Sage Group IT 4.3 12,300
RSA Insurance Group Insurance 4.2 21,000
G4S Security 4.1 657,125
Hargreaves Lansdown Finance 4.1 650
Rexam Packaging 4.1 19,000
IMI plc Engineering 3.9 14,700
Babcock International Consulting 3.9 25,000
Tate & Lyle Food 3.9 5,616
Severn Trent Water 3.8 8,051
Polymetal International Mining 3.7 8,051
Hammerson Property 3.7 277
Resolution plc Investment 3.7 40
Meggitt Engineering 3.6 7,370
Croda International Chemicals 3.5 3,200
TUI Travel Leisure 3.5 53,000
Evraz Mining 3.5 110,000
Admiral Group Insurance 3.4 2,500
AMEC Consulting 3.3 29,000
Melrose plc Finance 3.2 10,000
Serco Group Outsourced services 3.1 100,000
Vedanta Resources Mining 1.2 32,000
Wood Group Oil and gas 0.8 41,000
Kazakhmys Oil and gas 0.5 61,000
Intu Properties Property services 0.3 600

 

 

 

List of FTSE 100 Index Companies

 

The list below was up to date at 8 March 2006 and reflects the removal of P&O as it has been taken over. It was replaced by Corus Group. For the first time in 10 years there were no alterations in the March quarterly review - compare the situation with the March 2013 list above.

 

There are 100 companies in the index, but a total of 102 listings as two classes of shares are included for Royal Dutch Shell and Schroders.

 

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Alliance & Leicester
Alliance Unichem
AMVESCAP
Anglo American
Antofagasta
Associated British Foods
AstraZeneca
Aviva
BAA
BAE Systems
Barclays Bank
BG Group
BHP Billiton
The BOC Group
Boots Group
BP
Brambles Industries
British Airways
British American Tobacco
British Energy Group
British Land Company
British Sky Broadcasting Group
BT Group
Cable & Wireless
Cadbury Schweppes
Cairn Energy
Capita Group
Carnival
Centrica
Compass Group
Corus Group
Daily Mail & General Trust
Diageo
DSG International, formerly Dixons Group
Enterprise Inns
Friends Provident
Gallaher Group
GlaxoSmithKline
GUS
Hammerson
Hanson
HBOS
Hilton Group
HSBC
Imperial Chemical Industries
Imperial Tobacco
InterContinental Hotels Group
International Power
ITV
J Sainsbury
Johnson Matthey
Kazakhmys
Kelda Group
Kingfisher
Land Securities Group
Legal & General
Liberty International
Lloyds TSB
Man Group
Marks and Spencer
Wm Morrison Supermarkets
National Grid
Next
Northern Rock
Old Mutual
PartyGaming
Pearson
Persimmon
Prudential
Reckitt Benckiser
Reed Elsevier
Rentokil Initial
Reuters Group
Rexam
Rio Tinto Group
Rolls-Royce Group
Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance
Royal Bank of Scotland Group
Royal Dutch Shell
SABMiller
Sage Group
Schroders
Scottish & Newcastle
Scottish & Southern Energy
Scottish Power
Severn Trent
Shire Pharmaceuticals Group
Smith & Nephew
Smiths Group
Standard Chartered Bank
Tate & Lyle
Tesco
Unilever
United Utilities
Vodafone
Wolseley
WPP Group
Xstrata
Yell Group

 

 

 

LINKS:

 

FTSE Group website

FTSE100 Consituents Direct from FTSE Group website

https://www.share.com/find-investments/shares/our-view-on-each-ftse-100-share

http://www.ftse.co.uk/

http://www.londonstockexchange.com/home/homepage.htm

http://uk.reuters.com/business/markets/index?symbol=.FTSE

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/ftse

 

 

 

 

 

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INSURANCE

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IMF

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