| Arch Coal is a coal producer. Co.'s main business is the production of thermal and metallurgical coal from surface and underground mines located throughout the United Staets, for sale to utility, industrial and steel producers both in the United States and around the world. Co.'s segments are based on two lines of business, metallurgical coal and thermal coal, and may include a number of mine complexes. Co.'s segments are: the Powder River Basin, containing primary thermal operations in Wyoming; the Metallurgical, containing metallurgical operations in West Virginia; and the Other Thermal, containing supplementary thermal operations in Colorado and Illinois. The ARCH YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the ARCH 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 ARCH 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 ARCH 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.