Today is the last day to buy this stock to get the .09 divy. 3 JAN 2014 is the last day to buy this stock to get the .20 divy. Maybe this has something to with the trading activity.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Today for the .09 divvy.
(CIM) declares a special common stock cash dividend of $0.20 per common share payable January 31, 2014, to common shareholders of record on January 8, 2014. The ex-dividend date is January 6, 2014.
Even though the ex date is 6 jan there is a weekend involved here so you need to buy on friday 3 jan.