I've been looking at investing in another dividend stock, and I have been using dividata.com to do some research.
I have found several stocks that I am interested in that have a roughly 9% or 10% dividend yield. I also found The China Fund (NYSE: CHN) that has a 20% dividend. A 20% dividend is attractive, of course, but I'd rather not make a poor investment if that stock is not reliable.
I am confused about the information I am receiving about this specific stock. When looking at the data on dividata.com, it looks good in many respects:
The stock price has grown from ~$5 to ~$17 per share in that time period, and quite steadily. dividata.com also says that they have a 22-year history of paying out dividends. The payout for the past 5 years has been fairly steady, although there have been some incontinuities in the recent past:
This data does not match what I see on Google Finance, however:
The stock price data on Google Finance is completely different that what I see on dividata.com. Also, Google Finance says that the dividend yield is 1.68% with a 0.30/share payout.
Can anyone tell me why there is inconsistencies in the data between the two sites? Why doesn't it match up?