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 2.58%
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
ALNT Alent FTSE 250 24/09/2014 18.00 17/10/2014
BVS Bovis Homes Group FTSE 250 24/09/2014 12.00 21/11/2014
CNA Centrica FTSE 100 24/09/2014 5.10 12/11/2014
CRST Crest Nicholson Holdings FTSE 250 24/09/2014 4.10 09/10/2014
DRX Drax Group FTSE 250 24/09/2014 4.70 10/10/2014
DTY Dignity FTSE 250 24/09/2014 6.49 31/10/2014
ESNT Essentra FTSE 250 24/09/2014 5.70 30/10/2014
LAD Ladbrokes FTSE 250 24/09/2014 4.30 13/11/2014
OML Old Mutual FTSE 100 24/09/2014 2.45 31/10/2014
OXIG Oxford Instruments FTSE 250 24/09/2014 9.04 23/10/2014
PTEC Playtech FTSE 250 24/09/2014 8.90¢ 27/10/2014
RDW Redrow FTSE 250 24/09/2014 2.00 14/11/2014
FSJ Fisher (James) & Sons FTSE 250 01/10/2014 7.10 03/11/2014
ISAT Inmarsat FTSE 250 01/10/2014 18.68¢ 24/10/2014
ITRK Intertek Group FTSE 100 01/10/2014 16.00 14/10/2014
MRW Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets FTSE 100 01/10/2014 4.03 10/11/2014
RCP RIT Capital Partners FTSE 250 01/10/2014 14.70 24/10/2014
SMDS Smith (DS) FTSE 250 01/10/2014 6.80 03/11/2014
BOY Bodycote FTSE 250 02/10/2014 4.60 07/11/2014
AV. Aviva FTSE 100 09/10/2014 5.85 17/11/2014
BBY Balfour Beatty FTSE 250 09/10/2014 5.60 05/12/2014
COB Cobham FTSE 250 09/10/2014 2.90 07/11/2014
HAS Hays FTSE 250 09/10/2014 1.80 14/11/2014
KGF Kingfisher FTSE 100 09/10/2014 3.15 14/11/2014
MYI Murray International Trust FTSE 250 09/10/2014 10.00 17/11/2014
RMV Rightmove FTSE 250 09/10/2014 13.00 07/11/2014
SHI SIG FTSE 250 09/10/2014 1.42 07/11/2014
SPX Spirax-Sarco Engineering FTSE 250 09/10/2014 19.50 07/11/2014
SYNT Synthomer FTSE 250 09/10/2014 3.00 06/11/2014
TPK Travis Perkins FTSE 100 09/10/2014 12.25 11/11/2014
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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.