| Cisco Systems designs and sells a range of technologies that power the Internet. Co.'s products and technologies are grouped into the following categories: Infrastructure Platforms, which consists of its main networking technologies of switching, routing, wireless, and data center products; Applications, which consists primarily of software-related offerings that utilize the main networking and data center platforms to provide their functions; Security, which includes its network security, cloud and email security, identity and access management, threat protection, and unified threat management products; and Other Products, which consists of its technologies products. The CSCO YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the CSCO 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 CSCO 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 CSCO 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.