| Applied Materials is engaged in providing manufacturing equipment, services and software to the semiconductor, display and related industries. Co. operates in three segments: Semiconductor Systems, develops, manufactures and sells a range of manufacturing equipment used to fabricate semiconductor chips, also referred to as integrated circuits; Applied Global Services, which provides integrated solutions to optimize equipment and fab performance; and Display and Adjacent Markets, which comprised of products for manufacturing liquid crystal displays, organic light-emitting diode, and other display technologies for TVs, monitors, laptops, personal computers, and electronic tablets. The AMAT YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the AMAT 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 AMAT 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 AMAT 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.