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
BNKR Bankers Investment Trust FTSE 250 30/04/2015 3.90 29/05/2015
CNA Centrica FTSE 100 30/04/2015 8.40 25/06/2015
COB Cobham FTSE 250 30/04/2015 7.75 29/05/2015
CRDA Croda International FTSE 250 30/04/2015 36.00 28/05/2015
CTY City of London Investment Trust (The) FTSE 250 30/04/2015 3.90 29/05/2015
FRES Fresnillo FTSE 100 30/04/2015 3.00¢ 22/05/2015
HTG Hunting FTSE 250 30/04/2015 22.90¢ 26/05/2015
INF Informa FTSE 250 30/04/2015 12.90 28/05/2015
ITV ITV FTSE 100 30/04/2015 9.55 29/05/2015
JDW Wetherspoon (J D) FTSE 250 30/04/2015 4.00 28/05/2015
MERL Merlin Entertainments FTSE 100 30/04/2015 4.20 05/06/2015
NEX National Express Group FTSE 250 30/04/2015 6.95 22/05/2015
REL Reed Elsevier FTSE 100 30/04/2015 19.00 22/05/2015
REX Rexam FTSE 250 30/04/2015 11.90 27/05/2015
RGU Regus FTSE 250 30/04/2015 2.75 29/05/2015
SHI SIG FTSE 250 30/04/2015 2.98 29/05/2015
SNR Senior FTSE 250 30/04/2015 3.96 29/05/2015
TPK Travis Perkins FTSE 100 30/04/2015 25.75 01/06/2015
WEIR Weir Group FTSE 100 30/04/2015 29.00 29/05/2015
WMH William Hill FTSE 250 30/04/2015 8.20 05/06/2015
ACA Acacia Mining FTSE 250 07/05/2015 2.80¢ 29/05/2015
ADM Admiral Group FTSE 100 07/05/2015 49.00 29/05/2015
BAG Barr (A G) FTSE 250 07/05/2015 9.01 05/06/2015
DLN Derwent London FTSE 250 07/05/2015 28.00 12/06/2015
GFS G4S FTSE 100 07/05/2015 5.82 12/06/2015
HGG Henderson Group FTSE 250 07/05/2015 6.40 29/05/2015
MGAM Morgan Advanced Materials FTSE 250 07/05/2015 7.00 29/05/2015
MRW Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets FTSE 100 07/05/2015 9.62 10/06/2015
PTEC Playtech FTSE 250 07/05/2015 17.50¢ 05/06/2015
RMV Rightmove FTSE 250 07/05/2015 22.00 05/06/2015
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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.