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 2.61%
FTSE 100 3.1%
FTSE 350 2.9%
FTSE All-Share 2.9%
Index: Ex Div Date: Payment Date:
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EPIC Company Index Ex Div Date Amount Payment Date
ASL Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust FTSE 250 06/08/2014 7.75 28/08/2014
BARC Barclays FTSE 100 06/08/2014 1.00 19/09/2014
GSK GlaxoSmithKline FTSE 100 06/08/2014 19.00 02/10/2014
HSX Hiscox FTSE 250 06/08/2014 7.50 17/09/2014
JUP Jupiter Fund Management FTSE 250 06/08/2014 3.70 29/08/2014
PNN Pennon Group FTSE 250 06/08/2014 20.92 03/10/2014
QQ. QinetiQ Group FTSE 250 06/08/2014 3.20 05/09/2014
RB. Reckitt Benckiser Group FTSE 100 06/08/2014 60.00 25/09/2014
REL Reed Elsevier FTSE 100 06/08/2014 7.00 28/08/2014
RPC RPC Group FTSE 250 06/08/2014 11.00 05/09/2014
SAB SABMiller FTSE 100 06/08/2014 80.00¢ 15/08/2014
SMP St Modwen Properties FTSE 250 06/08/2014 1.46 03/09/2014
SYR Synergy Health FTSE 250 06/08/2014 14.20 04/09/2014
UKCM UK Commercial Property Trust FTSE 250 06/08/2014 0.92 29/08/2014
ULVR Unilever FTSE 100 06/08/2014 22.53 10/09/2014
AHT Ashtead Group FTSE 100 13/08/2014 9.25 05/09/2014
BT.A BT Group FTSE 100 13/08/2014 7.50 08/09/2014
CSR CSR FTSE 250 13/08/2014 5.20¢ 05/09/2014
CWD Countrywide FTSE 250 13/08/2014 9.00 15/09/2014
GKN GKN FTSE 100 13/08/2014 2.80 22/09/2014
GNK Greene King FTSE 250 13/08/2014 20.80 15/09/2014
INF Informa FTSE 250 13/08/2014 6.40 11/09/2014
LWDB Law Debenture Corporation (The) FTSE 250 13/08/2014 4.70 12/09/2014
MONY Moneysupermarket.com Group FTSE 250 13/08/2014 2.31 12/09/2014
NTG Northgate FTSE 250 13/08/2014 6.80 23/09/2014
PSON Pearson FTSE 100 13/08/2014 17.00 12/09/2014
PZC PZ Cussons FTSE 250 13/08/2014 5.23 01/10/2014
BATS British American Tobacco FTSE 100 20/08/2014 47.50 30/09/2014
BKG Berkeley Group Holdings (The) FTSE 250 20/08/2014 90.00 26/09/2014
CCL Carnival FTSE 100 20/08/2014 25.00¢ 12/09/2014
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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.