Upcoming dividend information will be shown for ordinary share dividends for companies listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). These dividends will be grouped into the following categories:
FTSE 100 - The largest 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange.
FTSE 250 - The largest 250 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange that are outside of the FTSE 100.
FTSE SmallCap - Companies that are within the FTSE All-Share index but are outside of the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250.
FTSE Fledgling - Companies that are too small to be included in the FTSE All-Share index.
Main Market - Companies listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange but are not part of any FTSE index.
AIM - A sub market of the London Stock Exchange with less stringent rules than the Main Market.
Upcoming dividends from companies in the above categories will be shown on this site if the company provides the following information:
All dividend data shown on this site has been manually extracted from the official company RNS announcements. No automated feeds are used. All data is manually checked before it is uploaded on to this site.
This site is updated several times a week. Dividend information for a company will appear on this site about 24 hours after the dividend is declared.
The dividend history pages show historic dividend data for FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies. The following historic dividend information is shown for these companies:
Dividend history data is available for FTSE 350 companies from the year 2000.
Yes. All historic dividends have been adjusted for corporate actions such as:
Full details of all adjustments made is provided on each individual company dividend history page. Unadjusted dividend data is also provided.
The majority of dividend paying companies listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) pay dividends two times per year. Some companies pay a dividend every month, some four times a year, and some once a year. The table below shows a breakdown of the dividend frequency for companies in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250.
|Dividend Frequency||FTSE 100||FTSE 250|
|Every Month||0 companies||1 company|
|4 times per year||11 companies||17 companies|
|2 times per year||81 companies||180 companies|
|Once per year||4 companies||19 companies|
|No dividends||5 companies||33 companies|
To check the dividend frequency of a specific company check the dividend yield pages.
A dividend is a payment made by a company to individuals who own shares in the company. The details of the dividend, such as the dividend amount and payment date, are usually outlined when a company releases it financial results. Dividends are usually declared as an amount per share.
Example: A company may declare a dividend payment of 4.2p per share. Therefore, if you owned 600 shares in that company you will would receive a dividend payment of 600 * £0.042 = £25.20.
In order to qualify for a dividend payment you must own shares in the company before the market opens on the ex-dividend date. Any shares bought on or after the ex-dividend date will not qualify for the dividend.
Example: Company declares a dividend payment of 5p per share. It declares an ex-dividend date of 14th March, a record date of 16th March, and a dividend payment date of 10 April.
Scenario 1: You buy 1000 shares on 13th March, and sell the 1000 shares on 14th March. You will receive a dividend payment of (1000 * £0.05) = £50 on 10th April.
Scenario 2: You own 0 shares on 13th March, and buy 1000 shares on 14th March. You will not receive any dividend payment on the 10th April.
Scenario 3: You buy 2000 share on the 10th March, and you sell 500 of these of the 15th March. You will receive a dividend payment of (2000 * £0.05) = £100 on 10th April.
To see all upcoming ex-dividend dates check the ex dividend date pages.
The dividend record date is an administrative date and it is usually a single business day after the ex-dividend date. The record date is the date a company will check its shareholder list to see who owns shares in the company. Your name must be on this list on the record date in order to receive the declared dividend. In order to make sure your name is on the company's shareholder list on the record date, you must own shares in the company before the ex-dividend date. This is because when you purchase shares in a company it usually takes two business days for your name to appear on the company's shareholder list. This process is known as T+2 settlement.
Note: Before October 2014 the dividend settlement process was a T+3 settlement. This meant that the dividend record date was two business days after the ex-dividend date.
Dividend yield is simply the dividend amount divided by the current share price (and is usually expressed as a percentage).
Example: Company declares a dividend payment of 6p per share. If the company's current share price is 124p, the dividend yield is 6/124 = 0.04838. As a percentage the dividend yield would be 4.84%.