| Big Lots, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, is a discount retailer. Co. manages its business on the basis of one segment: discount retailing. Co.'s seven merchandise categories are: The Food category includes Co.'s beverage and grocery; specialty foods; and pet departments. The Consumables category includes Co.'s health, beauty and cosmetics; plastics; paper; and chemical departments. The Soft Home category includes Co.'s home decor; frames; fashion bedding; utility bedding; bath; window; decorative textile; and area rugs departments and The Apparel, Electronics, and Other department includes Co.'s apparel; electronics; jewelry; hosiery; and candy and snacks departments. The BIG YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the BIG 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 BIG 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 BIG 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.