| Agilent Technologies is engaged in the life sciences, diagnostics and chemical markets. Co. has three business segments: Life Sciences and Applied Markets, which provides solutions including instruments and software to identify, quantify and analyze the physical and biological properties of substances and products, and to interrogate samples at the molecular and celullar level; Diagnostics and Genomics, which includes the genomics, nucleic acid contract manufacturing and research and development, pathology, companion diagnostics, reagent partnership and biomolecular analysis businesses; and Agilent CrossLab, which spans the entire lab with its consumables and services portfolio. The A YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the A YTD return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the total return for a given investment year-to-date for the current calendar year
(up to the end of prior trading session). Arguably, choosing the current calendar year for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand a year-to-date look can be extremely
useful in the context of our country's tax system which taxes gains and income on a calendar year basis.
Thus, researching Year-To-Date Returns is good practice for investors — whether A YTD return or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's YTD return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the A YTD return calculation (with any dividends reinvested as applicable), and to provide a
coverage universe of many stocks and ETFs to be able to compare YTD returns.