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Subject:  Re: Dividend yield Date:  10/27/2011  12:58 PM
Author:  CABob Number:  2175 of 2238

I believe that there can be a difference in the figure used for dividend. For example, one source might use the most recent quarterly dividend and multiply it by four. Another might use the actual dividends over the past 12 months. The way that special dividends are handled can make a significant difference also.

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