| Colgate-Palmolive manufactures and markets a variety of products in the U.S. and around the world. Co. has two product segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. Co.'s Oral, Personal and Home Care products include toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, pharmaceutical products, bar soaps and others. Through its Hill's Pet Nutrition segment (Hill's), Co. engages in specialty pet nutrition products for dogs and cats. Hill's markets pet foods under two brands: Hill's Science Diet, which is a range of products for everyday nutritional needs; and Hill's Prescription Diet, which is a range of therapeutic products to help nutritionally manage disease conditions in dogs and cats. The CL YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the CL 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 CL 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 CL 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.