FTSE100

What is UK100?

The UK 100 is derived from FTSE 100. Informally called “footsie”, it is UK’s major stock index and is traded on London Stock Exchange. It represents the performance of the 100 top companies, which represents 81% of the entire market capitalisation of the London Stock Exchange.

This index belongs to FTSE, a company that specializes in index calculation. Although not part of a stock exchange, co-owners include the London Stock Exchange and the Financial Times. The FTSE is similar to Standard & Poor’s in the United States. They have many other indexes, but are best known for the FTSE 100.

Trading hours for FTSE 100 on London Stock Exchange are 08:00 am to 4:30 pm (GMT) Monday to Friday. However, UK 100 can be traded on our platform on the following extended hours:
11:05 pm to 11:00 pm (Central European Summer Time) Sunday to Friday.
09:05 pm to 09:00 pm (Greenwich Mean Time) Sunday to Friday.

Contract Specifications for UK 100

Contract Parameters
Class Equity Index (stock market index)
Symbol UK100
Description Index representing 100 largest UK stocks
Standard Tradable Quantity (also called a LOT) 10 UK 100 contracts
Minimum Tradable Quantity (the fraction of lot available to trade) 1 UK 100 contract
Base Currency (Currency used for margin, P&L and other calculations) United States Dollars
Tick Size (The least incremental change in the price of the index) 0.1 (example: 6862.6 changes to 6862.7 at least)

List of stocks

Company Sector Market cap (£bn)
Royal Dutch Shell Oil and gas 135
HSBC Banking 129
BP Oil and gas 85
Vodafone Group Telecomms 83
GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals 73
British American Tobacco Tobacco 69
SABMiller Beverages 53
Diageo Beverages 50
Rio Tinto Group Mining 48
BHP Billiton Mining 44
Standard Chartered Banking 43
BG Group Oil and gas 49
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals 38
Barclays Banking 37
Lloyds Banking Group Banking 36
Xstrata Mining 35
Unilever Consumer goods 34
Reckitt Benckiser Consumer goods 32
Tesco Supermarket 29
Glencore International Mining 27
National Grid plc Energy 26
Anglo American plc Mining 26
Prudential plc Finance 25
Imperial Tobacco Group Tobacco 24
BT Group Telecomms 20
Rolls-Royce Group Manufacturing 19
Centrica Energy 18
Royal Bank of Scotland Group Banking 18
Compass Group Food 15
Associated British Foods Food 14
BSkyB Media 14
SSE plc Energy 13
WPP plc Media 13
ARM Holdings IT 13
BAE Systems Military 11.8
Shire plc Pharmaceuticals 11.7
Experian Information 11.7
Tullow Oil Oil and gas 11.2
CRH plc Building materials 10.9
Fresnillo plc Mining 10.8
Antofagasta Mining 10.7
Aviva Insurance 10.4
Old Mutual Insurance 10.2
Pearson plc Publishing 9.6
Legal & General Insurance 9.5
Wolseley plc Building materials 9.1
Reed Elsevier Publishing 8.9
Standard Life Fund management 8.8
Next plc Retail clothing 6.9
Kingfisher plc Retail homeware 6.7
Land Securities Group Property 6.6
Morrison Supermarkets Supermarket 6.5
J Sainsbury plc Supermarket 6.5
Smith & Nephew Medical 6.4
Burberry Group Fashion 6.1
Marks & Spencer Group Supermarket 5.9
Capita Group Support Services 5.9
InterContinental Hotels Group Hotels 5.7
Intertek Group Product testing 5.5
Schroders Fund management 5.5
British Land Co Property 5.1
Petrofac Oil and gas 5.1
United Utilities Water 5
Smiths Group Engineering 5
Weir Group Engineering 5
Aberdeen Asset Management Fund management 4.9
Randgold Resources Mining 4.9
Johnson Matthey Chemicals 4.9
ITV Media 4.8
Aggreko Generator hire 4.6
Carnival plc Leisure 4.6
Whitbread Retail hospitality 4.5
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA Transport air 4.5
GKN Manufacturing 4.4
Eurasian Natural Resources Mining 4.3
Bunzl Industrial products 4.3
Sage Group IT 4.3
RSA Insurance Group Insurance 4.2
G4S Security 4.1
Hargreaves Lansdown Finance 4.1
Rexam Packaging 4.1
IMI plc Engineering 3.9
Babcock International Consulting 3.9
Tate & Lyle Food 3.9
Severn Trent Water 3.8
Polymetal International Mining 3.7
Hammerson Property 3.7
Resolution plc Investment 3.7
Meggitt Engineering 3.6
Croda International Chemicals 3.5
TUI Travel Leisure 3.5
Evraz Mining 3.5
Admiral Group Insurance 3.4
AMEC Consulting 3.3
Melrose plc Finance 3.2
Serco Group Outsourced services 3.1
Vedanta Resources Mining 1.2
Wood Group Oil and gas 0.8
Kazakhmys Oil and gas 0.5
Intu Properties Property services 0.3

 

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