| Ball supplies metal packaging to the beverage, personal care and household products industries. Co. provides aerospace and other technologies and services. Co.'s main product line is aluminum beverage containers. Co. also produces aerosol containers, extruded aluminum aerosol containers and aluminum slugs. Co.'s segments are: beverage packaging, North and Central America, beverage packaging, South America, and beverage packaging, Europe, all of which are engaged in manufacturing and selling aluminum beverage containers; and aerospace, which manufactures and sells aerospace and other related products and provides services used in the defense, civil space and commercial space industries. The BLL YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the BLL 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 BLL 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 BLL 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.