FTSE Stocks

British American Tobacco Plc.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
By SHP

British American Tobacco Plc. (BAT) is the world’s second largest tobacco company. It’s HQ is in London and it operates globally with a very strong presence in more than 50 countries. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and also the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. BAT History, Mergers and Acquisitions BAT was formed in 1902 when... Stock market news »

Cairn Energy plc

Monday, June 6, 2011
By SHP

Cairn Energy plc. is a Scottish oil and gas exploration and production company with headquarters in Edinburgh. It produces around 33,000 barrels of oil a day. It has discovered many oil fields in India in recent years, especially in the Rajasthan region. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and also listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange.... Stock market news »

Barclays Plc.

Monday, June 6, 2011
By SHP

Barclays Plc. was founded in 1690 and is the 4th largest UK bank and the 10th largest bank in the world and trades on both the London and New York stock exchanges. Barclays is structured into several clusters, the High Street bank which most people are familiar with is just one part of the... Stock market news »

BT Group Plc.

Monday, June 6, 2011
By SHP

BT Group plc. is the original UK telecommunications company and the oldest telecommunications business in the world. Until 1984 it was a state run company which originally was a part of the telegraph service and then became a part of the General Post Office. In 1980 Post Office Telecommunications was renamed British Telecom. In 1984... Stock market news »

British Land Company Plc.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
By SHP

The British Land Company plc (LSE: BLND) is a major property developer in the UK. It was founded in 1856 as a part of the National Freehold Land Society. The society was set up to help people to become freeholders to allow them to vote. Over half of British Land’s property is tied up in... Stock market news »

ARM Holdings Plc.

Friday, May 27, 2011
By SHP

ARM Holdings Plc. describes itself as “The Architecture for the Digital World” and being at the heart of home networking. Arm designs semiconductor based digital products. Rather than building the hardware it licenses its designs to technology partners. Arm received royalties on its designs and has increased efficiencies so that it can research and... Stock market news »

Tesco Plc.

Thursday, May 26, 2011
By SHP

Tesco plc is the third largest retailer in the world (Wal-Mart and Carrefour being the biggest). It is now a multinational company with many products other than traditional food retailing. In 2009 Tesco has a 30.5% market share in grocery in the UK. Tesco’s Main Business Areas Tesco has embraced the Internet extremely well... Stock market news »

HSBC Holdings plc.

Thursday, May 26, 2011
By SHP

HSBC Holdings plc. is now an international bank with its HQ in Canary Wharf. In 2010 is was the 6th largest bank in the world. In June 2010 its total assets were $2,418 trillion. HSBC Holdings plc. was created in 1991 to allow the The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation to takeover Midland Bank... Stock market news »

Royal Dutch Shell Plc.

Thursday, May 26, 2011
By SHP

Royal Dutch Shell Plc. is the official name of Shell. It is a global oil and gas company. It is the largest oil company in the world. Global oil production is estimated at 3.1 million barrels per day. Royal Dutch Shell Plc. carries out all areas of oil and gas production from initial exploration through to... Stock market news »

Anglo American Plc.

Thursday, May 26, 2011
By SHP

Anglo American Plc. (AGL, ISIN GB0004901517) is an international mining business which manages a large production of commidities such as diamonds, copper, nickel and iron ore as well as coal. It is also mines more platinum than any other company and controls around 40% of the global platinum market. It started as the Anglo American Corporation (AAC)... Stock market news »