| Bio-Rad Laboratories is a manufacturer and distributor of its own life science research and clinical diagnostics products. Co. operates in two industry segments : Life Science, which develops, manufactures, sells and services reagents, apparatus and instruments used for biological research; and Clinical Diagnostics, which develops, manufactures, sells and services automated test systems, informatics systems, test kits and quality controls for the healthcare market. Co. sells its products and services to a customer base comprised of scientific research, healthcare, education and government organizations. The BIO YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the BIO 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 BIO 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 BIO 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.