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
BARC Barclays FTSE 100 10/03/2015 3.50 02/04/2015
BLT BHP Billiton FTSE 100 12/03/2015 62.00¢ 31/03/2015
CRST Crest Nicholson Holdings FTSE 250 12/03/2015 10.20 08/04/2015
DLG Direct Line Insurance Group FTSE 100 12/03/2015 12.80 17/04/2015
DNLM Dunelm Group FTSE 250 12/03/2015 5.50 10/04/2015
DPH Dechra Pharmaceuticals FTSE 250 12/03/2015 5.12 07/04/2015
HL. Hargreaves Lansdown FTSE 100 12/03/2015 7.30 10/04/2015
HMSO Hammerson FTSE 100 12/03/2015 11.60 24/04/2015
KLR Keller Group FTSE 250 12/03/2015 16.80 08/06/2015
LAND Land Securities Group FTSE 100 12/03/2015 7.90 10/04/2015
PLI Perpetual Income & Growth Investment Trust FTSE 250 12/03/2015 2.80 27/03/2015
RRS Randgold Resources FTSE 100 12/03/2015 60.00¢ 29/05/2015
SHP Shire FTSE 100 12/03/2015 19.09¢ 14/04/2015
TMPL Temple Bar Investment Trust FTSE 250 12/03/2015 23.33 31/03/2015
BATS British American Tobacco FTSE 100 19/03/2015 100.60 07/05/2015
BRIT Brit FTSE 250 19/03/2015 12.50 30/04/2015
GFRD Galliford Try FTSE 250 19/03/2015 22.00 08/04/2015
HTY HellermannTyton Group FTSE 250 19/03/2015 5.63¢ 06/05/2015
JUP Jupiter Fund Management FTSE 250 19/03/2015 21.00 21/04/2015
LRE Lancashire Holdings FTSE 250 19/03/2015 60.00¢ 15/04/2015
LWDB Law Debenture Corporation (The) FTSE 250 19/03/2015 11.00 23/04/2015
MGGT Meggitt FTSE 100 19/03/2015 9.50 08/05/2015
MLC Millennium & Copthorne Hotels FTSE 250 19/03/2015 11.51 15/05/2015
TCY Telecity Group FTSE 250 19/03/2015 9.00 24/04/2015
BLND British Land Co FTSE 100 26/03/2015 6.92 06/05/2015
BOY Bodycote FTSE 250 26/03/2015 29.80 01/05/2015
BVS Bovis Homes Group FTSE 250 26/03/2015 23.00 22/05/2015
CWD Countrywide FTSE 250 26/03/2015 19.00 07/05/2015
ESNT Essentra FTSE 250 26/03/2015 12.60 01/05/2015
FRCL Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust FTSE 250 26/03/2015 2.70 01/05/2015
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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.