Ex Dividend Date

Welcome to Ex Dividend Date

When buying shares, to be eligible to receive the dividend you must have purchased your shareholding before, and held the shares up to and including, the ex-dividend date. You can then sell the shares at any point after the market opens on the ex-dividend date and still receive the dividend payment. If you are new to dividend investing, we have a guide to dividends and dividend definitions. If you have any questions, notice any errors in the data displayed or have any other feedback please don't hesitate to contact us.

Over the long term, and especially when reinvested, the most impressive returns in the stockmarket come from income in the form of dividend payments. Before buying shares for income investing, use our website to filter ex-dividend dates and find dividend paying shares according to:

  • Index: FTSE 100 or 250
  • Ex-Div Date: when the share is going ex-dividend
  • Payment Date: when the dividend is due to be paid
Benchmark Yields
10 year gilt 2.38%
FTSE 100 3.1%
FTSE 350 2.9%
FTSE All-Share 2.9%
Index: Ex Div Date: Payment Date:
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EPIC Company Index Ex Div Date Amount Payment Date
AGK Aggreko FTSE 100 03/09/2014 9.38 03/10/2014
AML Amlin FTSE 250 03/09/2014 8.10 02/10/2014
ARM ARM Holdings FTSE 100 03/09/2014 2.52 03/10/2014
BET Betfair Group FTSE 250 03/09/2014 14.00 03/10/2014
BLT BHP Billiton FTSE 100 03/09/2014 62.00¢ 23/09/2014
CAPC Capital & Counties Properties FTSE 250 03/09/2014 0.50 26/09/2014
CEY Centamin FTSE 250 03/09/2014 0.87¢ 03/10/2014
CINE Cineworld Group FTSE 250 03/09/2014 3.80 03/10/2014
CLLN Carillion FTSE 250 03/09/2014 5.60 05/11/2014
ESUR esure Group FTSE 250 03/09/2014 1.50 17/10/2014
FOXT Foxtons Group FTSE 250 03/09/2014 2.77 26/09/2014
GFTU Grafton Group FTSE 250 03/09/2014 3.75 03/10/2014
GLEN Glencore Xstrata FTSE 100 03/09/2014 6.00¢ 19/09/2014
HTY HellermannTyton Group FTSE 250 03/09/2014 2.82¢ 15/10/2014
IPF International Personal Finance FTSE 250 03/09/2014 4.20 03/10/2014
JAM JPMorgan American Investment Trust FTSE 250 03/09/2014 1.00 08/10/2014
JLT Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group FTSE 250 03/09/2014 10.60 01/10/2014
MCRO Micro Focus International FTSE 250 03/09/2014 30.00¢ 03/10/2014
MPI Michael Page International FTSE 250 03/09/2014 3.42 03/10/2014
NEX National Express Group FTSE 250 03/09/2014 3.35 19/09/2014
PHNX Phoenix Group Holdings FTSE 250 03/09/2014 26.70 02/10/2014
PLI Perpetual Income & Growth Investment Trust FTSE 250 03/09/2014 2.80 30/09/2014
PNL Personal Assets Trust FTSE 250 03/09/2014 140.00 16/10/2014
RGU Regus FTSE 250 03/09/2014 1.25 03/10/2014
SHP Shire FTSE 100 03/09/2014 3.83¢ 03/10/2014
SRP Serco Group FTSE 250 03/09/2014 3.10 17/10/2014
TT. TUI Travel FTSE 100 03/09/2014 4.05 03/10/2014
ADM Admiral Group FTSE 100 10/09/2014 25.70 10/10/2014
ANH Al Noor Hospitals Group FTSE 250 10/09/2014 3.70 10/10/2014
ELM Elementis FTSE 250 10/09/2014 2.70¢ 03/10/2014
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If you'd like to check the latest share prices of the companies listed, you have the option of displaying the EPIC as a link to Yahoo Finance. This will allow you to see the share price of the company concerned, delayed by 15 minutes. You can then divide the value of the Amount column (note: if it's in cents (¢), you'll need to convert it at a website such as www.xe.com first) in the table above by the share price and multiply by 100 to see what the next dividend payment would yield were you to purchase shares at the current share price.

When considering whether to invest in a company for income on the stockmarket, investors will often look towards benchmark yields before deciding whether to buy shares. One such benchmark is the yield of the 10 year gilt. Most investors will demand a premium to the 10 year gilt yield, which, as a government-backed asset, is seen as a far less risky investment compared to equities. As a result, you will most likely be looking for a premium to this. However, a caveat is that anything more than around 1.5 times this may be too good to be true and prove to be shortlived. Other benchmarks include the FTSE dividend yield, with investors keen to confirm a dividend is competitive with the wider market.