| American Campus Communities is a real estate investment trust focusing on the acquisition, design, financing, development, construction management, leasing, and management of student housing properties. Co. has four reportable segments: Owned Properties, which includes off-campus properties that are located in close proximity to the school campus; On-Campus Participating Properties, which includes on-campus properties that are operated under long-term ground/facility leases; Development Services, which consists of development and construction management services; and Property Management Services, which includes third-party management contracts in which Co. is responsible for operations. The ACC YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the ACC 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 ACC 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 ACC 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.