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Sorry I hide my true identity but I'm a physicist/engineer, native contrarian and idea generator. I am an eclectic dividend investor with motto "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash" applied to companies I invest in. I like to read /and read a lot - did you look on my SA photo 8-)? /... More
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  • A Short Note About Data Quality 2 comments
    May 13, 2013 9:25 PM

    Well, an investor should do homework and needs data for it. Recently I analyzed CRRC. Company attracts my attention as publisher which expands to cloud computing. Fortunately I have free access to different data sources due to ...., so I took data from them.

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    As you can see from the picture data from different sources are not consistent. IMO it is quite bad, especially for investors who pay for these numbers.

    It seems that Morningstar and Mergent have more clear data then other sources. So double check numbers......

    13 May 2013

    Disclosure: I am long CRRC.

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  • Eric Landis
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    I've noticed that when doing research for articles as well. Schwab, Yahoo, Morningstar data doesn't match up very well sometimes.
    13 May 2013, 10:40 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » As far as I understand Schwab and Yahoo uses third part data, while sources I mentioned maintain their own databases to the best of my knowledge.
    SDS
    13 May 2013, 11:06 PM Reply Like
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