I was looking at a mutual fund data on Yahoo Finance and I found some problems. I'll bring Fidelity's FBMPX as the first example to show what I found [Link to Fidelity site].
On Fidelity's site, it shows the following for Apr 6, 2011
- Capital Gain 0.25 per share
- Dividend 0.01 per share
I would assume that the total payout is then 0.26 per share However, on Yahoo finance the dividend amount on the same date is 0.25. It seems that Yahoo didnt include the dividend amount here and only shows capital gain
I'll use Fidelity's FSAGX as the second example [Link to Fidelity site]
On Fidelity's site, it shows the following for April 9, 2010
- Capital Gain 0.397 per share
- No dividend
Here I would assume the total payout to be 0.397 per share. However, on Yahoo finance the dividend amount on the same date is 0 (there isnt an entry for it). In this case then, Yahoo is ignoring the capital gain part.
Does anyone have any ideas about why Yahoo is ignoring certain payouts at times?