| Align Technology is a medical device company engaged in the design, manufacture and marketing of Invisalign® clear aligners and iTero® intraoral scanners and services for dentistry, and exocad® computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software for dental laboratories and dental practitioners. Co.'s Clear Aligner segment includes the Invisalign System, a method for treating malocclusion based on a proprietary computer-simulated virtual treatment plan. Co.'s Imaging Systems and CAD/CAM Services segment includes the iTero Element scanner, a single hardware platform with software options for restorative or orthodontic procedures, and restorative software for iTero. The ALGN YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the ALGN 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 ALGN 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 ALGN 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.