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
ACA Acacia Mining FTSE 250 05/05/2016 2.80¢ 27/05/2016
CARD Card Factory FTSE 250 05/05/2016 6.00 10/06/2016
EDIN Edinburgh Investment Trust (The) FTSE 250 05/05/2016 5.20 31/05/2016
HGG Henderson Group FTSE 250 05/05/2016 7.20 27/05/2016
IBST Ibstock FTSE 250 05/05/2016 4.40 03/06/2016
JRG Just Retirement Group FTSE 250 05/05/2016 1.10 20/05/2016
JRP JRP Group FTSE 250 05/05/2016 1.10 20/05/2016
KGF Kingfisher FTSE 100 05/05/2016 6.92 20/06/2016
LOOK Lookers FTSE 250 05/05/2016 2.05 03/06/2016
LSE London Stock Exchange Group FTSE 100 05/05/2016 25.20 01/06/2016
MGAM Morgan Advanced Materials FTSE 250 05/05/2016 7.00 27/05/2016
POLY Polymetal International FTSE 250 05/05/2016 13.00¢ 27/05/2016
PTEC Playtech FTSE 250 05/05/2016 18.90¢ 03/06/2016
RMV Rightmove FTSE 250 05/05/2016 27.00 03/06/2016
AA. AA FTSE 250 12/05/2016 5.50 13/06/2016
ADM Admiral Group FTSE 100 12/05/2016 63.40 03/06/2016
BAG Barr (A G) FTSE 250 12/05/2016 9.97 10/06/2016
CLLN Carillion FTSE 250 12/05/2016 12.55 10/06/2016
CNA Centrica FTSE 100 12/05/2016 8.43 23/06/2016
FDSA Fidessa Group FTSE 250 12/05/2016 70.40 10/06/2016
GSK GlaxoSmithKline FTSE 100 12/05/2016 19.00 14/07/2016
ISAT Inmarsat FTSE 100 12/05/2016 31.78¢ 27/05/2016
MRW Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets FTSE 100 12/05/2016 3.50 15/06/2016
SAGA Saga FTSE 250 12/05/2016 5.00 30/06/2016
UKCM UK Commercial Property Trust FTSE 250 12/05/2016 0.92 31/05/2016
BNZL Bunzl FTSE 100 19/05/2016 26.25 01/07/2016
BWY Bellway FTSE 250 19/05/2016 34.00 01/07/2016
CKN Clarkson FTSE 250 19/05/2016 40.00 03/06/2016
DTY Dignity FTSE 250 19/05/2016 14.31 24/06/2016
HWDN Howden Joinery Group FTSE 250 19/05/2016 7.10 17/06/2016
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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.