| Air Products and Chemicals provides industrial gases, related equipment, and applications capability. Co. develops, engineers, builds, owns, and operates industrial gas and carbon-capture projects, supplying hydrogen that will support global transportation, industrial markets, and the broader energy transition away from fossil fuels. Co. engages in hydrogen, helium, and liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment, and provides turbomachinery, membrane systems, and cryogenic containers globally. Co.'s industrial gases business produces and sells atmospheric gases, such as oxygen, nitrogen, and argon; process gases, such as hydrogen, helium, and carbon dioxide; and specialty gases. The APD YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the APD 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 APD 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 APD 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.