| Andersons is engaged in the grain, ethanol, plant nutrient and rail sectors, the provision of turf and cob products, and in consumer retailing. Co. has four segments: Grain, which operates grain elevators; Ethanol, which has ownership interests in limited liability companies that own ethanol plants; Plant Nutrient, which is a manufacturer, distributor and retailer of agricultural and related plant nutrients, corncob-based products, and pelleted lime and gypsum products; and Rail, which leases, repairs, and sells various types of railcars, locomotives and barges. The ANDE YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the ANDE 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 ANDE 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 ANDE 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.