Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 usually referred to as FTSE 100 or Footsie is a stock index that comprises the leading 100 companies on the London Stock Exchange. The index ranks the companies in terms of market cap and which pays the high dividends. Here are the top ten FTSE 100 companies.
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BP is a multinational is a British Multi-national oil and gas company based in London. It is among the largest oil and gas companies worldwide with a market capitalization of £100.39 billion. It has operations in over 70 countries. BP plc is traded with the stock ticker ‘BP’ on London Stock Exchange.
Royal Dutch Shell
Shell is a constituent of the FTSE 100 and it focuses on oil and gas exploration, refining as well as distribution. It has a market capitalization of around £207.03 billion.
Imperial Brands PLC
Imperial is a multinational company in the tobacco sector and one of the largest cigarette producers in the world. Some of its brands include West, Golden Virginia, Montecristo and Davidoff among others. It has a market cap of £17.59 billion.
British American Tobacco
BAT among the top ten FTSE 100 companies. It has operations in over 180 countries with its top brands being Dunhill, Pall Mall, and Lucky Strike. It’s market cap is around £60.91 billion.
GlaxoSmithKline is a pharmaceutical company usually known as GSK that produces drugs for diseases like cancer, asthma, and diabetes among others. It has a market cap of around £82.33 billion.
AstraZeneca is also another pharmaceutical company that is a constituent of the FTSE 100. It develops and sells biotechnology and pharmaceutical products. It’s market cap is approximately £88.79 billion.
HSBC Holdings Plc
HSBC Holdings is a banking and financial services firm listed on the Hong Kong and London Stock exchanges. It has operations in over 60 countries in investment banking, commercial and retail banking as well as wealth management. It’s market cap is around £123.16 billion.
Barclays is a financial service and investment banking company that mainly offers services in personal and corporate banking, as well as investment and wealth management. It’s market cap is around £28.51 billion.
BHP Group Plc
BHP is a company with operations involving exploration, processing of minerals and exploration and refining of hydrocarbons. It’s market cap is approximately £87.66 billion.
Glencore is a mining and commodity trading company that operates mining and metallurgical locations, agricultural facilities as well as oil production assets. It has a market cap of £31.19 billion.