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:
EPIC Company Index Ex Div Date Amount Payment Date
DJAN Daejan Holdings FTSE 250 05/02/2015 35.00 06/03/2015
EDIN Edinburgh Investment Trust (The) FTSE 250 05/02/2015 5.10 26/02/2015
SGC Stagecoach Group FTSE 250 05/02/2015 3.20 04/03/2015
ULVR Unilever FTSE 100 05/02/2015 21.77 11/03/2015
VCT Victrex FTSE 250 05/02/2015 83.76 20/02/2015
SGE Sage Group (The) FTSE 100 12/02/2015 8.00 06/03/2015
CCL Carnival FTSE 100 19/02/2015 25.00¢ 13/03/2015
PZC PZ Cussons FTSE 250 19/02/2015 2.61 07/04/2015
EZJ easyJet FTSE 100 26/02/2015 45.40 20/03/2015
BRW Brewin Dolphin Holdings FTSE 250 05/03/2015 6.25 23/03/2015
DNO Domino Printing Sciences FTSE 250 05/03/2015 14.76 10/04/2015
OXIG Oxford Instruments FTSE 250 05/03/2015 3.70 09/04/2015
CRST Crest Nicholson Holdings FTSE 250 12/03/2015 10.20 08/04/2015
LAND Land Securities Group FTSE 100 12/03/2015 7.90 10/04/2015
SMDS Smith (DS) FTSE 250 02/04/2015 3.70 01/05/2015

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.