| Apellis Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of therapeutic compounds to treat disease through the inhibition of the complement system at the level of C3. Co.'s primary product candidate, pegcetacoplan, is a conjugate of a compstatin analogue, formulated both for intravitreal administration by injections directly into the eye, and systemic administration by subcutaneous injection, which is an injection into the tissue under the skin. Co. is also developing APL-9 for the prevention of complement immune system activation coincident with adeno-associated virus vector administration for gene therapies and other indications. The APLS YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the APLS 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 APLS 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 APLS 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.