| CVS Health is a health services company. Co.'s segments include: Pharmacy Services, which provides pharmacy benefit management solutions, including plan design offerings and administration, formulary management, and retail pharmacy network management services; Retail/Long-Term Care (LTC), which sells prescription drugs and various health and wellness products and general merchandise, provides health care services through its MinuteClinic® walk-in medical clinics and conducts LTC pharmacy operations; and Health Care Benefits, which provides voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, and dental and behavioral health plans. The CVS YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the CVS 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 CVS 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 CVS 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.