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  • investor952 investor952 Apr 4, 2011 4:10 PM Flag

    anyone know


    why Yahoo doesn't have yield for cwh? I've written their contact center about it for months.

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    • I notified them too a long time ago they started listing then stopped again --your guess ???

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      • okay my guess is that it is because, unlike most companies that really have more control over their declared dividend rate, which is usually a small percentage of earnings and is not anticipated to radically change over time, CWH is a REIT which is required to return a percentage of their distributable income (with some exceptions for mitigating circumstances like asset devaluations) and their dividend is therefore not considered to be predictable or necessarily consistent.

        Generally, a yield is based on a dividend that you can pretty much rely on to be consistent and usually expected. I think we can applaud CWH for their consistency in their dividend payouts (unlike lots of REITS which STOPPED paying for a while and are slow to bring them back) but keep in mind that in January 2009 CWH (at that time HRP) did severely cut their dividend rate from 84 cents a share to 48 sents a share (split adjusted), so it may not be considered reliable enough to state a dividend "yield".