| Acacia Research invests in intellectual property, and related absolute return assets and engages in the licensing and enforcement of patented technologies. Co. partners with inventors and patent owners, from small entities to large corporations, applying its legal and technology capabilities to patent assets to unlock the financial value in their patented inventions. Co. is an intermediary in the patent marketplace. Co.'s subsidiaries own or control the rights to patent portfolios covering technologies used in industries, including: transportation and automotive, telecommunications, semiconductor, consumer electronics, energy efficiency, wireless, video/imaging and medical devices. The ACTG YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the ACTG 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 ACTG 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 ACTG 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.