The FTSE 100 Stock Market Index (referred to as the ‘footsie’), is an index made up of 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange with the highest market capitalization. Like the S&P 500 it is therefore a capitalization-weighted index.
The FTSE is one of the world’s most quoted indices as it measures the performance of the largest companies based in the UK – one of the world’s leading economies.
Companies that make up the FTSE 100 Stock Market Index
Below is a list of the largest companies on the FTSE 100 in descending weight*.