London Stock Exchange: number of companies 2019, by industry

As of December 2019, the number of companies trading on the London Stock Exchange stood at 2,055. These companies had a combined market capitalization of approximately 3.9 trillion British pounds and over 800 thousand daily average trades. Seen as the heart of the global financial community, it may not be surprising that the London Stock Exchange was home to a total of 633 financial companies at the end of 2019, the largest number of any category.

Market capitalization
  Market capitalization is the outstanding value of a company's shares and is often used to measure the size of a company and investors interest in a given enterprise. Market capital is calculated by multiplying the number of shares outstanding by the value of one share.

Finance sector
In terms of market capitalization, the largest financial company on the LSE was the UK headquartered bank HSBC Holdings Plc. The total market value of financial companies trading on the LSE totaled over 760 billion British pounds in November 2019.

Number of companies trading monthly on the London Stock Exchange in December 2019, by industry

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United Kingdom

Survey time period

December 2019

Supplementary notes

Figures taken from the last day of the month.
The source adds the following information: "As from February 2017, this file provides a list of companies that have 'Shares' admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange. The definition of ‘Shares’ is taken from the MiFIR Identifier ‘SHRS’ as defined under MiFID II."

includes companies trading on London's Main market,AIM and professional securities market,

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