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About the London Stock Exchange

The leading stock exchange in the UK is the London Stock Exchange. Currently overseen by CEO David Schwimmer, the London Stock Exchange has a rich history that began in 1973. The most prominent index of the London Stock Exchange is the Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE), and this is usually regarded as the benchmark index for tracking the UK economy.

Located in the City of London, the London Stock Exchange offers cost-efficient and easy access to some of the biggest and most liquid pools of capital in the world. The London Stock Exchange is known to be the most international of all the stock exchanges, with thousands of companies listed from more than sixty countries worldwide.

This page will take you through key information about the London Stock Exchange, including a summary of its history, companies listed on the exchange, and information about the stocks traded.

About the London Stock Exchange

A brief history
What are the main indices that track the performance of the London Stock Exchange?
How many stocks are listed on the London Stock Exchange?

Top 20 companies by volume

Name & symbol Prev Close Volume Change
0.31 255.56M +0.01 (+3.23%)
1.35 66.32M +0 (+0%)
0.01 63.85M +0 (+0%)
1.21 63.04M -0.01 (-0.83%)
0.38 57.31M +0.01 (+2.63%)
0.11 56.92M +0.01 (+9.09%)
3.11 47.89M +0.18 (+5.79%)
1.57 33.61M +0.05 (+3.19%)
0.08 32.48M -0.01 (-12.5%)
1.19 32.42M -0.01 (-0.84%)
0.07 30.90M +0 (+0%)
0.24 30.76M +0.01 (+4.17%)
0.01 29.37M +0 (+0%)
0.01 28.01M +0 (+0%)
3.8 27.27M +0.05 (+1.32%)
1.15 26.37M +0.06 (+5.22%)
0.54 24.43M +0.05 (+9.26%)
0.03 23.09M +0 (+0%)
1 22.95M -0.01 (-1%)
2.32 21M -0.03 (-1.29%)

Latest London Stock Exchange news

2nd June
Card Factory prints a threefold increase in digital sales during the Coronavirus lockdown
2nd June
Tesco says its CFO Alan Stewart will retire next year in April
2nd June
Mediclinic’s full-year loss widens as the hospital operator records write-downs
1st June
FTSE 100 climbs 1.5% on Monday as the UK continues to ease COVID-19 restrictions
1st June
Capco invests £436 million to purchase Hong Kong tycoon’s 20.9% stake in Shaftesbury
1st June
Ted Baker to raise £95 million via stock issue as full-year loss expands to £80 million

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