| Casella Waste Systems is a solid waste services company. Co. provides resource management personnel and services primarily in the areas of solid waste collection and disposal, transfer, recycling and organics services. Co. manages its solid waste operations on a geographic basis through two operating segments, Eastern and Western regions. Within each geographic region, Co. organizes its solid waste services around smaller areas that it refers to as wastesheds. A wasteshed is an area that comprises the activities in the solid waste services process, from collection to transfer operations and recycling to disposal in landfills, some of which may be owned and/or operated by third parties. The CWST YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the CWST 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 CWST 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 CWST 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.