Ex-dividend dates can be some of the most important on an ASX share's calendar. An ex-dividend date is the date that an ASX dividend share cuts off investor eligibility to receive the company's next dividend payment.
Put simply, if you own a company's shares before an ex-dividend date passes, you get paid. If you buy them after the ex-div date has passed, you miss out.
It so happens that the current trading week has three of these ex-dividend dates. So let's check out which shares are about to cut off investors from their latest dividend payments.
3 ASX shares going ex-dividend this week
CVC Limited (ASX: CVC)
Investment company CVC is first up today. This company is a provider of investment products, including managed funds ad property trusts. CVC is scheduled to pay out its next dividend on 20 February next month. This interim dividend will be worth 4 cents per share and will come fully franked.
This 4 cents per share dividend is steady from the same interim payment that investors enjoyed last year. But investors will need to be quick if they are desperate to receive this dividend. That's because CVC is scheduled to trade ex-dividend for this payment tomorrow, 31 January.
So today is effectively the last day investors can buy CVC shares and get the dividend thrown in. At current pricing, CVC shares have a trailing dividend yield of 4.5%.
Euroz Hartleys Group Ltd (ASX: EZL)
ASX financial services company Euroz Hartleys is next up today. Investors are no doubt looking forward to the company's next interim dividend, which is scheduled to hit bank accounts next month on 17 February.
Shareholders can look forward to receiving a payment worth 2.5 cents per share, fully franked, which again is flat on last year's interim dividend.
Investors have a little more time to get in before this dividend shuts off to new investors, but not by much. Euroz shares will go ex-div on 1 February, this Wednesday.
So if you want to nab this dividend, there's your cutoff date. Euroz Hartleys currently has a trailing dividend yield of 10.78%.
Australian Foundation Investment Co Ltd (ASX: AFI)
Listed investment company (LIC) AFIC is our last share worth a look at today. AFIC is an ASX veteran, having been around for close to 100 years.
This well-loved income share is also coming up to a new interim dividend payment. Investors will receive the company's fully franked interim dividend of 11 cents per share on 24 February next month.
This interim dividend is a pleasing 10% hike over last year's interim dividend of 10 cents per share.
But would-be shareholders have until 2 February, the ex-dividend date, to buy shares if they want to receive it. At the last AFIC share price, this LIC had a dividend yield of 3.26%.