| Arch Coal is a coal producer and a producer of metallurgical coal. Co. sells substantially all of its coal to steel mills, power plants and industrial facilities. Co. operates several active mines. Co.'s reportable business segments are based on two lines of business, metallurgical coal and thermal coal, and may include a number of mine complexes. Co. reports its results of operations primarily through the following reportable segments: Metallurgical segment, containing its metallurgical operations in West Virginia, and the Thermal segment containing its thermal operations in Wyoming and Colorado. 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.