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
BAB Babcock International Group FTSE 100 29/06/2017 21.65 11/08/2017
BLND British Land Co FTSE 100 29/06/2017 7.30 04/08/2017
CWK Cranswick FTSE 250 29/06/2017 31.00 01/09/2017
FCSS Fidelity China Special Situation FTSE 250 29/06/2017 2.50 31/07/2017
IAG International Consolidated Airlines Group SA FTSE 100 29/06/2017 12.50¢ 03/07/2017
RMG Royal Mail Group FTSE 100 29/06/2017 15.60 28/07/2017
TATE Tate & Lyle FTSE 250 29/06/2017 19.80 01/08/2017
AVV Aveva Group FTSE 250 06/07/2017 27.00 04/08/2017
BRBY Burberry Group FTSE 100 06/07/2017 28.40 04/08/2017
CLDN Caledonia Investments FTSE 250 06/07/2017 39.90 03/08/2017
DCG Dairy Crest Group FTSE 250 06/07/2017 16.30 11/08/2017
ETO Entertainment One FTSE 250 06/07/2017 1.30 08/09/2017
HSV Homeserve FTSE 250 06/07/2017 11.20 03/08/2017
MYI Murray International Trust FTSE 250 06/07/2017 11.00 17/08/2017
NXT Next FTSE 100 06/07/2017 150.00 01/08/2017
PAG Paragon Group of Companies (The) FTSE 250 06/07/2017 4.70 28/07/2017
PNN Pennon Group FTSE 250 06/07/2017 24.87 01/09/2017
TALK TalkTalk Telecom Group FTSE 250 06/07/2017 5.00 04/08/2017
TEP Telecom plus FTSE 250 06/07/2017 25.00 28/07/2017
WKP Workspace Group FTSE 250 06/07/2017 14.27 07/08/2017
HLMA Halma FTSE 250 13/07/2017 8.38 16/08/2017
SMWH WH Smith FTSE 250 13/07/2017 14.60 03/08/2017
INVP Investec FTSE 250 27/07/2017 13.00 14/08/2017
SSE SSE FTSE 100 27/07/2017 63.90 22/09/2017
QQ. QinetiQ Group FTSE 250 03/08/2017 4.00 01/09/2017
RPC RPC Group FTSE 250 10/08/2017 17.90 01/09/2017
AHT Ashtead Group FTSE 100 17/08/2017 22.75 15/09/2017
IMB Imperial Brands FTSE 100 17/08/2017 25.85 29/09/2017
AUTO Auto Trader Group FTSE 250 31/08/2017 3.50 29/09/2017
CRST Crest Nicholson Holdings FTSE 250 21/09/2017 11.20 06/10/2017
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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.