The FTSE 100 Share Index

The FTSE 100 is the index, or list, of the leading UK companies based on share value. Although it started out as the Financial Times – Stock Exchange list the FTSE is now an entity in its own right and not a part of either the Financial Times or the London Stock Exchange.

The FTSE 100 companies represent around 81% of all UK share market. The index is updated in real time now with updates every 15 seconds.

In addition to the FTSE100 is the FTSE250 which lists companies that are ranked from 101 to 350, and also the FTSE350 which is the FTSE100 and FTSE250 combined.

The companies that are included in the FTSE100 are chosen every quarter. For a company to move from the FTSE250 up into the FTSE100 it needs to show that its market capitalisation puts it in the top 90 UK companies – if it is ranked 95th in the UK for that quarter it remains in the FTSE250.

All companies in the FTSE100 must be Plc (public limited companies). Limited companies are not allowed to enter the FTSE100.

100 Companies in the FTSE100

Currently there are 102 listings in the FTSE100 as both Royal Dutch Shell and Schroders have 2 listings each (for ADR shares).

Here is the current (April 2013) FTSE100:

  • Compass Group
  • CRH
  • Croda International
  • Diageo
  • easyJet
  • Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation
  • Evraz
  • Experian
  • Fresnillo
  • G4S
  • GKN
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Glencore International
  • Hammerson
  • Hargreaves Lansdown
  • HSBC
  • IMI
  • Imperial Tobacco
  • International Consolidated Airlines Group
  • InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Intertek Group
  • ITV
  • Johnson Matthey
  • Kingfisher
  • Land Securities Group
  • SABMiller
  • Sage Group
  • J Sainsbury
  • Schroders
  • Scottish and Southern Energy
  • Serco Group
  • Severn Trent
  • Shire
  • Smith & Nephew
  • Smiths Group
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Standard Life
  • Tate & Lyle
  • Tesco
  • TUI Travel
  • Tullow Oil
  • Unilever
  • United Utilities
  • Vedanta Resources
  • Vodafone
  • Weir Group
  • Whitbread
  • Wolseley
  • Wood Group
  • WPP Group
  • Xstrata

Previous FTSE 100 Stocks

We only list the past FTSE 100 companies which we have an information page for:


Popular UK Stocks

  1. BHP Billiton  – Mining stocks
  2. Royal Dutch Shell – Oil and gas stock
  3. HSBC – Financial services
  4. Vodafone Group – Telecommunications / Tech Stock
  5. BP – Oil and gas stock
  6. Rio Tinto Group – Mining stocks
  7. GlaxoSmithKline – Pharmaceuticals
  8. Unilever – Consumer goods
  9. British American Tobacco – Tobacco shares
  10. BG Group – Oil and gas stocks

Half of the UK’s top 10 stocks are mining / oil and gas. Considering that many people feel that the UK mining industry has been dead since the mining closures of the 1980’s we have a lot of capital in these industries still.

We shall be keeping a close eye on these 100 companies and also watching to see which ones move up from the FTSE250. This will form the main focus for Shareholders Portal, although we will also be commentating on global shares with an emphasis on the exciting but volatile tech stocks.


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  7 comments for “The FTSE 100 Share Index

  1. SHP
    June 2, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Tesco stores in Scotland caused a stampede as a pricing error led to 3 crates of beer being offered for just £11, working out at 55p for a can of beer. Apparently there were stampedes and even fights in the car parks at stores in Greenock, Bellshill and Glasgow’s Silverburn centre. All problems were very quickly resolved by Tesco on Wednesday evening shortly after the error was spotted. It is thought that the “Twittershere” spread the news quickly created a flash mob effect of thirsty customers.

  2. SHP
    June 1, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    #Tesco introduce Flash Sales on is Clubcard which give Clubcarb members 3 times more cash for their accumulated points. The special sales will have a time limit applied to encourage shopping to make the most of the new bargains as soon as possible.

  3. SHP
    May 27, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Over 1500 banking jobs lost

    Another bad week for British banks and banking jobs. This week over 1500 banking jobs have been lost. The biggest losers are:

    Royal Bank of Scotland is cutting 700 jobs
    Barclays is cutting 500 jobs in corporate banking
    Lloyds is cutting 360 as continued cost saving measures

  4. SHP
    May 24, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    FTSE100 up a quarter of one percent today. Cairn Energy, Aggreko and Fresnillo having a good day. Cairn’s Greenland exploration is looking promising.

    However, more bad news for the banks as Moodys reducing rating for UK lending.

  5. SHP
    May 24, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Winners and losers today:

    Cairn Energy up to 437.50p, +4.37%

    Marks & Spencer Group down to 386.10p, -2.75%

  6. SHP
    May 23, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    The UK banking sector to a hit today with significant drops for HSBC, Lloyds, Barclays and RBS. Changes for each bank are as follows:

    Lloyds Banking Group PLC (Public, LON:LLOY): 50.87 -0.74 (-1.43%)
    HSBC Holdings plc (Public, LON:HSBA): 626.70 -8.40 (-1.32%)
    Barclays PLC (Public, LON:BARC): 268.25 -5.35 (-1.96%)
    Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (Public, LON:RBS): 40.88 -0.62 (-1.49%)

  7. CityAnalyst
    May 23, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    The FTSE is down today. The Eurozone issues, the Spanish, Italian and Greek debt problems is causing doubt amongst investors.

    Travel sectors also down on the back of the new Icelandic volcano.

    Also the small business lending issue (banks still not lending as agreed) to small businesses. Austerity measures and uncertainly regarding demand is stunting growth potential.

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