| Archer Daniels Midland is a producer of food and beverage ingredients, and other products made from a variety of agricultural products. Co.'s segments are: Origination, which buys, stores, cleans, and transports agricultural commodities and resells these commodities as food and feed ingredients and as raw materials for the agricultural processing industry; Oilseeds, which is engaged in the origination, merchandising, crushing, and further processing of oilseeds into vegetable oils and protein meals; Carbohydrate Solutions, which is engaged in corn and wheat wet and dry milling and other activities; and Nutrition, which manufactures, sells, and distributes specialty products. The ADM YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the ADM 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 ADM 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 ADM 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.