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:
EPIC Company Index Ex Div Date Amount Payment Date
QQ. QinetiQ Group FTSE 250 04/08/2016 3.80 02/09/2016
SAB SABMiller FTSE 100 04/08/2016 93.75¢ 12/08/2016
ULVR Unilever FTSE 100 04/08/2016 26.89 07/09/2016
AHT Ashtead Group FTSE 100 11/08/2016 18.50 09/09/2016
BKG Berkeley Group Holdings (The) FTSE 100 11/08/2016 100.00 15/09/2016
BT.A BT Group FTSE 100 11/08/2016 9.60 05/09/2016
GNK Greene King FTSE 250 11/08/2016 23.60 12/09/2016
RPC RPC Group FTSE 250 11/08/2016 12.30 02/09/2016
IMB Imperial Brands FTSE 100 18/08/2016 23.50 30/09/2016
PETS Pets at Home Group FTSE 250 18/08/2016 5.50 19/09/2016
CCL Carnival FTSE 100 25/08/2016 35.00¢ 16/09/2016
DC. Dixons Carphone FTSE 100 25/08/2016 6.50 23/09/2016
HICL HICL Infrastructure Company FTSE 250 25/08/2016 1.91 30/09/2016
AUTO Auto Trader Group FTSE 250 01/09/2016 1.00 30/09/2016
MCRO Micro Focus International FTSE 250 01/09/2016 49.74¢ 07/10/2016
NCC NCC Group FTSE 250 01/09/2016 3.15 30/09/2016
PNL Personal Assets Trust FTSE 250 01/09/2016 140.00 13/10/2016
SGC Stagecoach Group FTSE 250 01/09/2016 7.90 05/10/2016
CMCX CMC Markets FTSE 250 08/09/2016 5.36 29/09/2016
SOPH Sophos Group FTSE 250 15/09/2016 1.10¢ 14/10/2016
CRST Crest Nicholson Holdings FTSE 250 22/09/2016 9.10 06/10/2016
RDW Redrow FTSE 250 22/09/2016 6.00 11/11/2016
IGG IG Group Holdings FTSE 250 29/09/2016 22.95 28/10/2016
SMDS DS Smith FTSE 250 29/09/2016 8.80 01/11/2016
DJAN Daejan Holdings FTSE 250 13/10/2016 58.00 11/11/2016
HWDN Howden Joinery Group FTSE 250 20/10/2016 3.30 18/11/2016

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.