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
ANTO Antofagasta FTSE 100 26/04/2018 40.60¢ 25/05/2018
BNKR Bankers Investment Trust FTSE 250 26/04/2018 4.86 31/05/2018
CTY City of London Investment Trust (The) FTSE 250 26/04/2018 4.55 31/05/2018
EMG Man Group FTSE 250 26/04/2018 5.80¢ 18/05/2018
FOXT Foxtons Group 26/04/2018 0.27 25/05/2018
FRES Fresnillo FTSE 100 26/04/2018 29.80¢ 04/06/2018
INPP International Public Partnership FTSE 250 26/04/2018 3.41 15/06/2018
IWG IWG FTSE 250 26/04/2018 3.95 25/05/2018
LGEN Legal & General Group FTSE 100 26/04/2018 11.05 07/06/2018
NEX National Express Group FTSE 250 26/04/2018 9.25 21/05/2018
PFC Petrofac FTSE 250 26/04/2018 25.30¢ 25/05/2018
REL RELX FTSE 100 26/04/2018 27.70 22/05/2018
SPX Spirax-Sarco Engineering FTSE 250 26/04/2018 62.00 25/05/2018
TIFS TI Fluid Systems FTSE 250 26/04/2018 1.31¢ 01/06/2018
WEIR Weir Group FTSE 250 26/04/2018 29.00 04/06/2018
WMH William Hill FTSE 250 26/04/2018 8.94 07/06/2018
CARD Card Factory FTSE 250 03/05/2018 6.40 08/06/2018
COA Coats Group FTSE 250 03/05/2018 1.00¢ 29/05/2018
DLN Derwent London FTSE 250 03/05/2018 117.40 08/06/2018
ELM Elementis FTSE 250 03/05/2018 6.10¢ 01/06/2018
GFS G4S FTSE 100 03/05/2018 6.11 15/06/2018
HSTG Hastings Group Holdings FTSE 250 03/05/2018 8.50 31/05/2018
JDW Wetherspoon (J D) FTSE 250 03/05/2018 4.00 31/05/2018
JUST Just Group FTSE 250 03/05/2018 2.55 25/05/2018
KGF Kingfisher FTSE 100 03/05/2018 7.49 18/06/2018
LSE London Stock Exchange Group FTSE 100 03/05/2018 37.20 30/05/2018
MCS McCarthy & Stone FTSE 250 03/05/2018 1.90 08/06/2018
MGAM Morgan Advanced Materials FTSE 250 03/05/2018 7.00 25/05/2018
MNDI Mondi FTSE 100 03/05/2018 142.90¢ 25/05/2018
PTEC Playtech FTSE 250 03/05/2018 23.90¢ 01/06/2018
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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.