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 2.02%
FTSE 100 3.2%
FTSE 350 3%
FTSE All-Share 3%
Index: Ex Div Date: Payment Date:
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EPIC Company Index Ex Div Date Amount Payment Date
BRBY Burberry Group FTSE 100 29/12/2014 9.70 23/01/2015
BT.A BT Group FTSE 100 29/12/2014 3.90 09/02/2015
GRI Grainger FTSE 250 29/12/2014 1.89 06/02/2015
HLMA Halma FTSE 250 29/12/2014 4.65 04/02/2015
MRC Mercantile Investment Trust (The) FTSE 250 29/12/2014 8.00 02/02/2015
AVV Aveva Group FTSE 250 02/01/2015 5.50 02/02/2015
FRCL Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust FTSE 250 02/01/2015 2.20 02/02/2015
SCIN Scottish Investment Trust FTSE 250 02/01/2015 7.20 05/02/2015
BLND British Land Co FTSE 100 08/01/2015 6.92 13/02/2015
DCG Dairy Crest Group FTSE 250 08/01/2015 6.00 29/01/2015
IAP ICAP FTSE 250 08/01/2015 6.60 06/02/2015
MNKS Monks Investment Trust (The) FTSE 250 08/01/2015 0.50 30/01/2015
MYI Murray International Trust FTSE 250 08/01/2015 10.00 18/02/2015
PAG Paragon Group of Companies (The) FTSE 250 08/01/2015 6.00 16/02/2015
SMWH WH Smith FTSE 250 08/01/2015 24.20 29/01/2015
WKP Workspace Group FTSE 250 08/01/2015 3.89 03/02/2015
AHT Ashtead Group FTSE 100 15/01/2015 3.00 04/02/2015
IMT Imperial Tobacco Group FTSE 100 15/01/2015 89.30 17/02/2015
PLND Poundland Group FTSE 250 15/01/2015 1.50 30/01/2015
QQ. QinetiQ Group FTSE 250 15/01/2015 1.80 13/02/2015
CPG Compass Group FTSE 100 22/01/2015 17.70 23/02/2015
CTY City of London Investment Trust (The) FTSE 250 22/01/2015 3.75 27/02/2015
SHB Shaftesbury FTSE 250 22/01/2015 6.60 13/02/2015
SSE SSE FTSE 100 22/01/2015 26.60 20/03/2015
FENR Fenner FTSE 250 29/01/2015 8.00 09/03/2015
PNN Pennon Group FTSE 250 29/01/2015 9.98 02/04/2015
DJAN Daejan Holdings FTSE 250 05/02/2015 35.00 06/03/2015
SGC Stagecoach Group FTSE 250 05/02/2015 3.20 04/03/2015
SGE Sage Group (The) FTSE 100 12/02/2015 8.00 06/03/2015
EZJ easyJet FTSE 100 26/02/2015 45.40 20/03/2015
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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.