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See also Investing in England.

As of 31 December 2007, the London Stock Exchange had 3,307 listed companies[1] with a combined market capitalization of $3.9 trillion.[2] It is the world's fifth largest stock exchange by market capitalization and third largest by value of shares traded.

Basic Information

Exchange Symbols

  • Google Finance: LON
  • Thomson Reuters: LN
  • Yahoo! Finance: .L

Market Information (as of 31 December 2007)

  • Trading Hours:
    • Normal Trading Session: 09:00 - 17:00[3]
2004[4] 2005[5] 2006[6] 2007[7]
Number of Listed Companies2,8373,0913,2563,307
Domestic Market Capitalization (in $ million)2,865,2433,058,1823,794,3103,851,706
Value of Shares Traded (in $ million)5,169,0245,677,7217,571,69910,333,686
Average Daily Turnover (in $ million)20,35122,53130,04640,684
Average Value of Trades (in $ thousand)96.585.779.964.2
New Capital Raised from Initial Public Offerings (in $ million)13,83131,16955,80750,026
New Capital Raised from Secondary Public Offerings (in $ million)18,64920,66938,56132,759
Number of Trading Days254252252254

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Benchmark Index

The FTSE 100 Index (UKX-LN), composed of the 100 companies with highest market capitalization on the exchange, is generally used as the primary benchmark index of the London Stock Exchange.

Constituent Indices

FTSE UK Index Series

  • FTSE 100 Index (UKX-LN)
  • FTSE 250 Index (MCX-LN)
  • FTSE MID 250 (ex IT) Index
  • FTSE 350 Index (NMX-LN)
  • FTSE 350 High Yield Index (HIX-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Low Yield Index (LIX-LN)
  • FTSE 350 (ex IT) Index
  • FTSE All-Share Index (ASX-LN)
  • FTSE All-Share (ex IT) Index
  • FTSE Eurotop 300 Index
  • FTSE Fledgling Index (NSX-LN)
  • FTSE Fledgling (ex IT) Index
  • FTSE SmallCap Index
  • FTSE SmallCap (ex IT) Index

FTSE AIM Index Series

  • FTSE AIM 100 Index (AIM1-LN)
  • FTSE AIM All-Share Index (AXX-LN)
  • FTSE AIM UK 50 Index (AIM5-LN)

Sector Indices

FTSE UK Index Series

  • FTSE 350 Aerospace and Defense Index (NMX2710-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Automobiles and Parts Index (NMX3350-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Banks Index (NMX8350-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Beverages Index (NMX3530-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Chemicals Index (NMX1350-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Construction and Building Materials Index (NMX2350-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Electricity Index (NMX7530-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Electronic and Electrical Equipment Index (NMX2730-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Equity Investment Instruments Index (NMX8980-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Fixed Line Telecommunications Index (NMX6530-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Food and Drug Retailers Index (NMX5330-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Food Producers Index (NMX3570-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Forestry and Paper Index (NMX1730-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Gas Water and Multiutilities Index (NMX7570-LN)
  • FTSE 350 General Financial Index (NMX8770-LN)
  • FTSE 350 General Industrials Index (NMX2720-LN)
  • FTSE 350 General Retailers Index (NMX5370-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Health Care Equipment and Services Index (NMX4530-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Household Goods Index (NMX3720-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Industrial Engineering Index (NMX2750-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Industrial Metals Index (NMX1750-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Industrial Transportation Index (NMX2770-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Leisure Goods Index (NMX3740-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Life Insurance/Assurance Index (NMX8570-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Media Index (NMX5550-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Mining Index (NMX1770-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Mobile Telecommunications Index (NMX6570-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Nonlife Insurance Index (NMX8530-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Oil and Gas Producers Index (NMX0530-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Oil Equipment Services and Distribution Index (NMX0570-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Personal Goods Index (NMX3760-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology Index (NMX4570-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Real Estate Index (NMX8730-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Software and Computer Services Index (NMX9530-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Support Services Index (NMX2790-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Technology Hardware and Equipment Index (NMX9570-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Tobacco Index (NMX3780-LN)
  • FTSE 350 Travel and Leisure Index (NMX5750-LN)

FTSE UK SuperSector Index Series

  • FTSE 350 SuperSector Automobiles and Parts Index (UB3300-LN)
  • FTSE 350 SuperSector Banks Index (UB8300-LN)
  • FTSE 350 SuperSector Basic Resources Index (UB1700-LN)
  • FTSE 350 SuperSector Chemicals Index (UB1300-LN)
  • FTSE 350 SuperSector Construction and Materials Index (UB2300-LN)
  • FTSE 350 SuperSector Financial Services Index (UB8700-LN)
  • FTSE 350 SuperSector Food and Beverage Index (UB3500-LN)
  • FTSE 350 SuperSector Health Care Index (UB4500-LN)
  • FTSE 350 SuperSector Industrial Goods and Services Index (UB2700-LN)
  • FTSE 350 SuperSector Insurance Index (UB8500-LN)
  • FTSE 350 SuperSector Media Index (UB5500-LN)
  • FTSE 350 SuperSector Oil and Gas Index (UB0500-LN)
  • FTSE 350 SuperSector Personal and Household Goods Index (UB3700-LN)
  • FTSE 350 SuperSector Retail Index (UB5300-LN)
  • FTSE 350 SuperSector Technology Index (UB9500-LN)
  • FTSE 350 SuperSector Telecommunications Index (UB6500-LN)
  • FTSE 350 SuperSector Travel and Leisure Index (UB5700-LN)
  • FTSE 350 SuperSector Utilities Index (UB7500-LN)

FTSE techMARK Index Series

  • FTSE techMARK 100 Index (T1X-LN)
  • FTSE techMARK All-Share Index (TASX-LN)
  • FTSE techMARK mediscience Index (TMS1-LN)

Stocks listed on the London Stock Exchange


  1. Number of Listed Companies (2006, 2007), World Federation of Exchanges
  2. Domestic Market Capitalization (2006, 2007), World Federation of Exchanges
  3. Market Hours, London Stock Exchange
  4. Annual Statistics 2004, Equity Markets, World Federation of Exchanges
  5. Annual Statistics 2005, Equity Markets, World Federation of Exchanges
  6. Annual Statistics 2006, Equity Markets, World Federation of Exchanges
  7. Annual Statistics 2007, Equity Markets, World Federation of Exchanges
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