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, FTSE 250, FTSE Small Cap, FTSE Fledgling and AIM
  • 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 250 28/06/2018 22.65 10/08/2018
BATS British American Tobacco FTSE 100 28/06/2018 48.80 08/08/2018
BLND British Land Co FTSE 100 28/06/2018 7.52 03/08/2018
BME B&M European Value Retail SA FTSE 250 28/06/2018 4.80 06/08/2018
BRBY Burberry Group FTSE 100 28/06/2018 30.30 03/08/2018
CCH Coca-Cola HBC AG FTSE 100 28/06/2018 54.00¢ 24/07/2018
CLDN Caledonia Investments FTSE 250 28/06/2018 41.50 09/08/2018
IAG International Consolidated Airlines Group SA FTSE 100 28/06/2018 14.50¢ 02/07/2018
JD. JD Sports Fashion FTSE 250 28/06/2018 1.37 06/08/2018
RWI Renewi FTSE 250 28/06/2018 2.10 27/07/2018
AVV Aveva Group FTSE 250 05/07/2018 27.00 03/08/2018
DCG Dairy Crest Group FTSE 250 05/07/2018 16.30 10/08/2018
ETO Entertainment One FTSE 250 05/07/2018 1.40 07/09/2018
FRCL Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust FTSE 250 05/07/2018 2.70 01/08/2018
HSV Homeserve FTSE 250 05/07/2018 14.40 02/08/2018
MYI Murray International Trust FTSE 250 05/07/2018 11.50 17/08/2018
NXG NEX Group FTSE 250 05/07/2018 7.65 27/07/2018
NXT Next FTSE 100 05/07/2018 105.00 01/08/2018
PAG Paragon Banking Group FTSE 250 05/07/2018 5.50 27/07/2018
PNN Pennon Group FTSE 250 05/07/2018 26.62 04/09/2018
SCIN Scottish Investment Trust FTSE 250 05/07/2018 5.00 03/08/2018
TALK TalkTalk Telecom Group FTSE 250 05/07/2018 1.50 03/08/2018
WKP Workspace Group FTSE 250 05/07/2018 18.55 03/08/2018
HLMA Halma FTSE 100 12/07/2018 8.97 15/08/2018
SAFE Safestore Holdings FTSE 250 12/07/2018 5.10 17/08/2018
SMWH WH Smith FTSE 250 12/07/2018 16.00 02/08/2018
TEP Telecom plus FTSE 250 12/07/2018 26.00 03/08/2018
CWK Cranswick FTSE 250 19/07/2018 38.60 07/09/2018
VED Vedanta Resources FTSE 250 19/07/2018 41.00¢ 22/08/2018
HFD Halfords Group FTSE 250 26/07/2018 12.03 31/08/2018
INVP Investec FTSE 250 26/07/2018 13.50 13/08/2018
RMG Royal Mail Group FTSE 100 26/07/2018 16.30 31/08/2018
SSE SSE FTSE 100 26/07/2018 66.30 21/09/2018
MNKS Monks Investment Trust FTSE 250 02/08/2018 1.40 07/09/2018
QQ. QinetiQ Group FTSE 250 02/08/2018 4.20 31/08/2018
RPC RPC Group FTSE 250 09/08/2018 20.20 31/08/2018
IMB Imperial Brands FTSE 100 23/08/2018 28.43 28/09/2018
AUTO Auto Trader Group FTSE 250 30/08/2018 4.00 28/09/2018
GNC Greencore Group FTSE 250 30/08/2018 2.20 04/10/2018
GLEN Glencore FTSE 100 06/09/2018 10.00¢ 27/09/2018
CRST Crest Nicholson Holdings FTSE 250 20/09/2018 11.20 05/10/2018
SOPH Sophos Group FTSE 250 20/09/2018 3.50¢ 12/10/2018
SMDS DS Smith FTSE 100 04/10/2018 9.80 01/11/2018
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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.