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
AV. Aviva FTSE 100 06/10/2016 7.42 17/11/2016
BLND British Land Co FTSE 100 06/10/2016 7.30 11/11/2016
BOY Bodycote FTSE 250 06/10/2016 5.00 04/11/2016
COB Cobham FTSE 250 06/10/2016 2.03 04/11/2016
FSJ Fisher (James) & Sons FTSE 250 06/10/2016 8.55 04/11/2016
HSTG Hastings Group Holdings FTSE 250 06/10/2016 3.30 04/11/2016
KGF Kingfisher FTSE 100 06/10/2016 3.25 11/11/2016
MRC Mercantile Investment Trust (The) FTSE 250 06/10/2016 10.25 01/11/2016
MYI Murray International Trust FTSE 250 06/10/2016 10.50 17/11/2016
RCP RIT Capital Partners FTSE 250 06/10/2016 15.50 28/10/2016
RMV Rightmove FTSE 250 06/10/2016 19.00 04/11/2016
SAGA Saga FTSE 250 06/10/2016 2.70 18/11/2016
SHI SIG FTSE 250 06/10/2016 1.83 04/11/2016
SKY Sky FTSE 100 06/10/2016 20.95 28/10/2016
SYNT Synthomer FTSE 250 06/10/2016 3.50 04/11/2016
TPK Travis Perkins FTSE 100 06/10/2016 15.25 08/11/2016
UTG UNITE Group FTSE 250 06/10/2016 6.00 04/11/2016
WPP WPP Group FTSE 100 06/10/2016 19.55 07/11/2016
CNA Centrica FTSE 100 13/10/2016 3.60 24/11/2016
DJAN Daejan Holdings FTSE 250 13/10/2016 58.00 11/11/2016
HAS Hays FTSE 250 13/10/2016 1.99 11/11/2016
OSB OneSavings Bank FTSE 250 13/10/2016 2.90 04/11/2016
SPX Spirax-Sarco Engineering FTSE 250 13/10/2016 22.50 11/11/2016
SXS Spectris FTSE 250 13/10/2016 18.00 11/11/2016
BA. BAE Systems FTSE 100 20/10/2016 8.60 30/11/2016
CPI Capita FTSE 100 20/10/2016 11.10 30/11/2016
CTY City of London Investment Trust (The) FTSE 250 20/10/2016 4.05 30/11/2016
HSTN Hansteen Holdings FTSE 250 20/10/2016 2.20 18/11/2016
HWDN Howden Joinery Group FTSE 250 20/10/2016 3.30 18/11/2016
INTU Intu Properties FTSE 100 20/10/2016 4.60 22/11/2016
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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.