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
AMFW Amec Foster Wheeler FTSE 250 26/05/2016 14.20 04/07/2016
BVIC Britvic FTSE 250 26/05/2016 7.00 08/07/2016
CAPC Capital & Counties Properties FTSE 250 26/05/2016 1.00 21/06/2016
CCL Carnival FTSE 100 26/05/2016 35.00¢ 17/06/2016
DCC DCC FTSE 100 26/05/2016 64.18 21/07/2016
DPLM Diploma FTSE 250 26/05/2016 6.20 15/06/2016
ERM Euromoney Institutional Investor FTSE 250 26/05/2016 7.00 23/06/2016
HICL HICL Infrastructure Company FTSE 250 26/05/2016 1.87 30/06/2016
INCH Inchcape FTSE 250 26/05/2016 14.10 24/06/2016
MAB Mitchells & Butlers FTSE 250 26/05/2016 2.50 04/07/2016
MARS Marston's FTSE 250 26/05/2016 2.60 05/07/2016
SXS Spectris FTSE 250 26/05/2016 32.20 24/06/2016
TRIG The Renewables Infrastructure Group FTSE 250 26/05/2016 1.56 30/06/2016
UDG UDG Healthcare FTSE 250 26/05/2016 3.05¢ 20/06/2016
WTB Whitbread FTSE 100 26/05/2016 61.85 01/07/2016
ABF Associated British Foods FTSE 100 02/06/2016 10.30 01/07/2016
DEB Debenhams FTSE 250 02/06/2016 1.02 01/07/2016
DFS DFS Furniture FTSE 250 02/06/2016 3.50 22/06/2016
GNC Greencore Group FTSE 250 02/06/2016 2.55 04/10/2016
GRI Grainger FTSE 250 02/06/2016 1.45 01/07/2016
LRD Laird FTSE 250 02/06/2016 8.60 06/07/2016
MSLH Marshalls FTSE 250 02/06/2016 6.75 08/07/2016
NG. National Grid FTSE 100 02/06/2016 28.34 10/08/2016
SPI Spire Healthcare Group FTSE 250 02/06/2016 2.40 28/06/2016
SSPG SSP Group FTSE 250 02/06/2016 2.50 01/07/2016
SYNT Synthomer FTSE 250 02/06/2016 5.40 04/07/2016
BOK Booker Group FTSE 250 09/06/2016 4.03 08/07/2016
CINE Cineworld Group FTSE 250 09/06/2016 12.50 07/07/2016
SMT Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust FTSE 250 09/06/2016 1.58 04/07/2016
VCT Victrex FTSE 250 09/06/2016 11.73 01/07/2016
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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.