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
ATK Atkins (W S) FTSE 250 09/07/2015 25.50 21/08/2015
CLDN Caledonia Investments FTSE 250 09/07/2015 36.80 06/08/2015
ETO Entertainment One Group FTSE 250 09/07/2015 1.10 10/09/2015
INFI Infinis Energy FTSE 250 09/07/2015 12.20 07/08/2015
MNKS Monks Investment Trust (The) FTSE 250 09/07/2015 3.45 07/08/2015
MYI Murray International Trust FTSE 250 09/07/2015 10.50 17/08/2015
NXT Next FTSE 100 09/07/2015 60.00 03/08/2015
TALK TalkTalk Telecom Group FTSE 250 09/07/2015 9.20 03/08/2015
VED Vedanta Resources FTSE 250 09/07/2015 40.00¢ 12/08/2015
WKP Workspace Group FTSE 250 09/07/2015 8.15 07/08/2015
HLMA Halma FTSE 250 16/07/2015 7.31 19/08/2015
SMWH WH Smith FTSE 250 16/07/2015 12.10 06/08/2015
BNKR Bankers Investment Trust FTSE 250 23/07/2015 3.90 28/08/2015
SSE SSE FTSE 100 23/07/2015 61.80 18/09/2015
TEP Telecom plus FTSE 250 23/07/2015 21.00 18/08/2015
INVP Investec FTSE 250 30/07/2015 11.50 14/08/2015
HFD Halfords Group FTSE 250 06/08/2015 11.00 28/08/2015
PNN Pennon Group FTSE 250 06/08/2015 21.82 02/10/2015
QQ. QinetiQ Group FTSE 250 06/08/2015 3.60 04/09/2015
RPC RPC Group FTSE 250 06/08/2015 11.00 04/09/2015
SAB SABMiller FTSE 100 06/08/2015 87.00¢ 14/08/2015
SMP St Modwen Properties FTSE 250 06/08/2015 1.90 03/09/2015
AHT Ashtead Group FTSE 100 13/08/2015 12.25 04/09/2015
BKG Berkeley Group Holdings (The) FTSE 250 13/08/2015 90.00 17/09/2015
BT.A BT Group FTSE 100 13/08/2015 8.50 07/09/2015
PETS Pets at Home Group FTSE 250 13/08/2015 3.60 14/09/2015
NTG Northgate FTSE 250 20/08/2015 10.20 22/09/2015
IMT Imperial Tobacco Group FTSE 100 27/08/2015 21.40 30/09/2015
SGC Stagecoach Group FTSE 250 27/08/2015 7.30 30/09/2015
PLND Poundland Group FTSE 250 17/09/2015 3.00 02/10/2015
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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.