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
CARD Card Factory FTSE 250 04/05/2017 6.30 09/06/2017
CRDA Croda International FTSE 100 04/05/2017 41.25 01/06/2017
HGG Henderson Group FTSE 250 04/05/2017 7.30 19/05/2017
HSTG Hastings Group Holdings FTSE 250 04/05/2017 6.60 31/05/2017
KGF Kingfisher FTSE 100 04/05/2017 7.15 19/06/2017
LSE London Stock Exchange Group FTSE 100 04/05/2017 31.20 31/05/2017
MGAM Morgan Advanced Materials FTSE 250 04/05/2017 7.00 26/05/2017
RMV Rightmove FTSE 250 04/05/2017 32.00 02/06/2017
BAG Barr (A G) FTSE 250 11/05/2017 10.87 09/06/2017
CCC Computacenter FTSE 250 11/05/2017 15.00 09/06/2017
CLLN Carillion FTSE 250 11/05/2017 12.65 09/06/2017
CNA Centrica FTSE 100 11/05/2017 8.40 29/06/2017
HSX Hiscox FTSE 250 11/05/2017 19.00 20/06/2017
IBST Ibstock FTSE 250 11/05/2017 5.30 09/06/2017
MERL Merlin Entertainments FTSE 100 11/05/2017 4.90 19/06/2017
NMC NMC Health FTSE 250 11/05/2017 10.60 02/06/2017
SAGA Saga FTSE 250 11/05/2017 5.80 30/06/2017
BWY Bellway FTSE 250 18/05/2017 37.50 03/07/2017
CKN Clarkson FTSE 250 18/05/2017 43.00 02/06/2017
INCH Inchcape FTSE 250 18/05/2017 16.80 23/06/2017
ITRK Intertek Group FTSE 100 18/05/2017 43.00 02/06/2017
KLR Keller Group FTSE 250 18/05/2017 19.25 09/06/2017
PAGE PageGroup FTSE 250 18/05/2017 8.23 19/06/2017
PFG Provident Financial FTSE 100 18/05/2017 91.40 23/06/2017
TED Ted Baker FTSE 250 18/05/2017 38.80 23/06/2017
BNZL Bunzl FTSE 100 25/05/2017 29.00 03/07/2017
CINE Cineworld Group FTSE 250 25/05/2017 13.80 22/06/2017
CPI Capita FTSE 250 25/05/2017 20.60 03/07/2017
HILS Hill & Smith Holdings FTSE 250 25/05/2017 17.90 03/07/2017
SXS Spectris FTSE 250 25/05/2017 34.00 30/06/2017
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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.