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 1.92%
FTSE 100 3.2%
FTSE 350 3%
FTSE All-Share 3%
Index: Ex Div Date: Payment Date:
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EPIC Company Index Ex Div Date Amount Payment Date
ATK Atkins (W S) FTSE 250 04/12/2014 11.00 09/01/2015
BTEM British Empire Securities & General Trust FTSE 250 04/12/2014 8.50 06/01/2015
BVIC Britvic FTSE 250 04/12/2014 14.80 06/02/2015
CWK Cranswick FTSE 250 04/12/2014 10.60 23/01/2015
DEB Debenhams FTSE 250 04/12/2014 2.40 09/01/2015
DLAR De La Rue FTSE 250 04/12/2014 8.30 07/01/2015
ECM Electrocomponents FTSE 250 04/12/2014 5.00 09/01/2015
GNC Greencore Group FTSE 250 04/12/2014 3.25 02/04/2015
HSV Homeserve FTSE 250 04/12/2014 3.63 02/01/2015
JD. JD Sports Fashion FTSE 250 04/12/2014 1.15 09/01/2015
LAND Land Securities Group FTSE 100 04/12/2014 7.90 08/01/2015
LMP Londonmetric Property FTSE 250 04/12/2014 3.50 19/12/2014
LSE London Stock Exchange Group FTSE 100 04/12/2014 9.70 06/01/2015
NXT Next FTSE 100 04/12/2014 50.00 02/01/2015
PLI Perpetual Income & Growth Investment Trust FTSE 250 04/12/2014 2.80 29/12/2014
SVT Severn Trent FTSE 100 04/12/2014 33.96 09/01/2015
TRY TR Property Investment Trust FTSE 250 04/12/2014 2.95 06/01/2015
WTB Whitbread FTSE 100 04/12/2014 25.20 09/01/2015
WWH Worldwide Healthcare Trust FTSE 250 04/12/2014 6.00 09/01/2015
ZPLA Zoopla Property Group FTSE 250 04/12/2014 1.10 23/02/2015
ABF Associated British Foods FTSE 100 11/12/2014 24.30 09/01/2015
BAB Babcock International Group FTSE 100 11/12/2014 5.50 14/01/2015
BWNG Brown (N) Group FTSE 250 11/12/2014 5.67 09/01/2015
BWY Bellway FTSE 250 11/12/2014 36.00 14/01/2015
BYG Big Yellow Group FTSE 250 11/12/2014 10.40 08/01/2015
CLDN Caledonia Investments FTSE 250 11/12/2014 13.80 08/01/2015
FCPT F&C Commercial Property Trust FTSE 250 11/12/2014 0.50 30/12/2014
III 3i Group FTSE 100 11/12/2014 6.00 07/01/2015
INVP Investec FTSE 250 11/12/2014 8.50 29/12/2014
HFD Halfords Group FTSE 250 18/12/2014 5.50 23/01/2015
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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.