| Ashland Global Holdings is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is engaged in providing chemical solutions to customers in a range of consumer and industrial markets. Co.'s reportable segments are: Specialty Ingredients, which is a provider in cellulose ethers, vinyl pyrrolidones and biofunctionals and uses natural, synthetic and semisynthetic polymers derived from cellulose ethers, vinyl pyrrolidones, acrylic polymers, polyester and polyurethane-based adhesives, and plant and seed extract; and Intermediates and Solvents, which is a producer of 1,4 butanediol and related derivatives, including n-methylpyrrolidone. The ASH YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the ASH 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 ASH 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 ASH 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.