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
BYG Big Yellow Group FTSE 250 08/12/2016 13.50 06/01/2017
DEB Debenhams FTSE 250 08/12/2016 2.40 24/01/2017
DFS DFS Furniture FTSE 250 08/12/2016 7.50 28/12/2016
FCPT F&C Commercial Property Trust FTSE 250 08/12/2016 0.50 30/12/2016
HSV Homeserve FTSE 250 08/12/2016 4.10 06/01/2017
IAP ICAP FTSE 250 08/12/2016 6.60 25/01/2017
III 3i Group FTSE 100 08/12/2016 8.00 04/01/2017
INVP Investec FTSE 250 08/12/2016 10.00 21/12/2016
RMG Royal Mail Group FTSE 100 08/12/2016 7.40 11/01/2017
BWNG Brown (N) Group FTSE 250 15/12/2016 5.67 13/01/2017
HFD Halfords Group FTSE 250 15/12/2016 5.83 20/01/2017
MARS Marston's FTSE 250 15/12/2016 4.70 30/01/2017
MTO Mitie Group FTSE 250 15/12/2016 4.00 01/02/2017
UU. United Utilities Group FTSE 100 15/12/2016 12.95 01/02/2017
BRBY Burberry Group FTSE 100 22/12/2016 10.50 27/01/2017
BT.A BT Group FTSE 100 29/12/2016 4.85 06/02/2017
HLMA Halma FTSE 250 29/12/2016 5.33 08/02/2017
AUTO Auto Trader Group FTSE 250 05/01/2017 1.70 27/01/2017
AVV Aveva Group FTSE 250 05/01/2017 13.00 03/02/2017
BLND British Land Co FTSE 100 05/01/2017 7.30 10/02/2017
DCG Dairy Crest Group FTSE 250 05/01/2017 6.20 26/01/2017
MCS McCarthy & Stone FTSE 250 05/01/2017 3.50 01/02/2017
PAG Paragon Group of Companies (The) FTSE 250 05/01/2017 9.20 13/02/2017
QQ. QinetiQ Group FTSE 250 12/01/2017 2.00 10/02/2017
SMWH WH Smith FTSE 250 12/01/2017 30.50 02/02/2017
CPG Compass Group FTSE 100 19/01/2017 21.10 20/02/2017
SSE SSE FTSE 100 19/01/2017 27.40 17/03/2017
PNN Pennon Group FTSE 250 02/02/2017 11.09 04/04/2017
IMB Imperial Brands FTSE 100 16/02/2017 54.10 31/03/2017
EZJ easyJet FTSE 100 23/02/2017 53.80 17/03/2017
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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.