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Don’t trust, verify

FromĀ http://screen.yahoo.com/b?mc=100000000/&z=mc&db=stocks&vw=1&b=1 we see an example of incorrect financial numbers from a prominent financial site.

As of Saturday, February 21, 2009, it incorrectly reports the following three publicly traded stocks as having the highest market capitalization (T represents trillions of U.S. dollars):

CEO 3.83T
NTT 2.97T
BCH 2.77T

Google Finance and Reuters reports the correct values (B represents billions of U.S. dollars):

CEO 38.32B
NTT 59.46B
BCH 4.62B

Yahoo’s numbers are off by a factor of 99.9 times, 49.9 times, and 599.6 times, respectively.

These discrepancies (for as long as they exist) can be independently verified by going to the following individual links (modify the stock symbol as appropriate):
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=ceo
http://finance.google.com/finance?q=ceo
http://www.reuters.com/finance/stocks/overview?symbol=CEO.N

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