Jim, The little triangle indicates a split on August 4, 1998, 2 for 1. The valuations on the chart prior to that date are adjusted to reflect such. Allows for accurate comparison. That is SOP, I believe.
Jim, I wouldn't blast you. Shucks, feller, I'm having too much fun to throw flames.
Hate to tell you, but you picked up a bad chart on the one that you posted. Not sure what the problem is, but if you'll double check the charting you'll find that the earlier prices posted are not even close to what a share of stock was selling.
The chart shows that the stock did not get over $10 a share until about mid 1995. This of course makes the statement about the dividends and returns wrong.
You might want to check some other web sites before you blast me. Not sure, but I believe that the stock symbol was changed and this might be part of the confusion.