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
Index: Ex Div Date: Payment Date:
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EPIC Company Index Ex Div Date Amount Payment Date
BRBY Burberry Group FTSE 100 21/12/2017 11.00 02/02/2018
CSP Countryside Properties FTSE 250 21/12/2017 5.00 09/02/2018
MTO Mitie Group FTSE 250 21/12/2017 1.33 07/02/2018
NXG NEX Group FTSE 250 21/12/2017 3.50 02/02/2018
STOB Stobart Group FTSE 250 21/12/2017 4.50 19/01/2018
UU. United Utilities Group FTSE 100 21/12/2017 13.24 01/02/2018
BATS British American Tobacco FTSE 100 28/12/2017 43.60 08/02/2018
BT.A BT Group FTSE 100 28/12/2017 4.85 05/02/2018
DC. Dixons Carphone FTSE 250 28/12/2017 3.50 26/01/2018
GRI Grainger FTSE 250 28/12/2017 3.26 09/02/2018
HLMA Halma FTSE 250 28/12/2017 5.71 07/02/2018
NRR NewRiver REIT FTSE 250 28/12/2017 5.25 09/02/2018
RPC RPC Group FTSE 250 28/12/2017 7.80 26/01/2018
AUTO Auto Trader Group FTSE 250 04/01/2018 1.90 26/01/2018
BLND British Land Co FTSE 100 04/01/2018 7.52 09/02/2018
DCG Dairy Crest Group FTSE 250 04/01/2018 6.30 25/01/2018
EXPN Experian FTSE 100 04/01/2018 13.50¢ 02/02/2018
FRCL Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust FTSE 250 04/01/2018 2.70 01/02/2018
MCS McCarthy & Stone FTSE 250 04/01/2018 3.60 01/02/2018
MYI Murray International Trust FTSE 250 04/01/2018 11.00 19/02/2018
PAG Paragon Banking Group FTSE 250 04/01/2018 11.00 19/02/2018
BRW Brewin Dolphin Holdings FTSE 250 11/01/2018 10.75 07/02/2018
QQ. QinetiQ Group FTSE 250 11/01/2018 2.10 09/02/2018
SCIN Scottish Investment Trust FTSE 250 11/01/2018 19.50 09/02/2018
SKY Sky FTSE 100 11/01/2018 10.00 09/02/2018
UDG UDG Healthcare FTSE 250 11/01/2018 9.72¢ 05/02/2018
WKP Workspace Group FTSE 250 11/01/2018 8.84 06/02/2018
AHT Ashtead Group FTSE 100 18/01/2018 5.50 07/02/2018
CPG Compass Group FTSE 100 18/01/2018 22.30 26/02/2018
CYBG CYBG FTSE 250 18/01/2018 1.00 16/02/2018
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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.