After market close on 28 February 2018 FTSE Russell confirmed the following changes to the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 indices. The changes will be implemented at the close Friday, 16 March 2018 and take effect from the start of trading on Monday, 19 March 2018.
Joining: Royal Mail [RMG]
Leaving: Hammerson [HMSO]
Baillie Gifford Japan Trust [BGFD]
Bakkavor Group [BAKK]
Charter Court Financial Services Group [CCFS]
Games Workshop Group [GAW]
On The Beach Group [OTB]
Pantheon International [PIN]
Acacia Mining [ACA]
Brown (N.) Group [BWNG]
Hansteen Holdings [HSTN]
MITIE Group [MTO]
Vectura Group [VEC]
The FTSE 100 Index was launched on 3 January 1984. The market capitalisation weighted FTSE 100 index replaced the price-weighted FT30 Index as the performance benchmark for most investors.
The following chart shows the price performance of the FTSE 100 Index 1984-2013. A simple linear trendline has been added.
The index was launched in 1984 with a value of 1000 and closed 2013 at 6749. This is an increase of 575% over the 30 years, giving an annual growth of 6.57%.
The trendline calculates a value of 6695 for the end of 2013, which is just 54 points away from the actual value (less than 1% difference). As can be seen in the chart, the FTSE 100 Index is pretty much bang on its long-term (since 1984) trend.
Fascinating Footsie Facts
Number of companies in index
Market capitalisation, average (£m)
Market capitalisation, standard deviation
Share price, average (£)
Number of companies paying a dividend
Dividend yield, average (%)
Dividend yield, standard deviation
PE ratio, average
PE ratio, standard deviation
Turnover, average (£m)
Turnover growth last five years, average (%)
Turnover to capitalisation ratio, average
Number of companies making a profit
Profit, average (£m)
Profit growth last five years, average (%)
Profit / turnover, average (%)
Current ratio, average
Net cash, average (£m)
Net cash, sum total (£m)
Price to net cash ratio, average
Net borrowings, average (£m)
Net borrowings, sum total (£m)
Net gearing, average
Interest cover, average
ROCE, average (%)
ROCE, standard deviation
The following table shows the 30 original companies that are still in the Index today. (The 19 italicised companies have been in the index continuously since launch.)
The following chart plots the average monthly out-performance of the shares over the FTSE 100 Index since 1988. For example, on average Hammerson has out-performed the FTSE 100 by 0.6 percentage points in May.
The strongest month for Hammerson shares relative to the market has been May (the shares have out-performed the market in this month in 16 of the last 24 years).
The weakest month for Hammerson relative to the market has been September (the shares have only out-performed the market in this month in 10 of the past 25 years).
The 2013 edition of the Almanac looks at the historic monthly performance of the FTSE 350 sectors. Here we look at the Real Estate Investment Trusts sector.
The following chart plots the average out-performance of the FTSE 350 Real Estate Investment Trusts sector over the FTSE 100 Index by month since 2006. For example, since 2006 on average the sector has out-performed the FTSE 100 Index by 2.1 percentage points in July.
The strongest month has been July – the sector has under-performed the market only twice in July in the last 7 years.
The weakest months have been September and November – the sector has out-performed the market only once in November in the last seven years.
The 12 stocks in the FTSE 350 Real Estate Investment Trusts sector [NMX8670] are-