| Danaher designs, manufactures and markets medical, industrial and commercial products and services, Co. has four segments: Life Sciences, which provides research tools to study the basic building blocks of life, including genes and proteins; Diagnostics, which provides analytical instruments, reagents, consumables, software and services to hospitals, physicians' offices, and reference laboratories; Dental, which provides products that are used to diagnose, treat and prevent disease and ailments of the teeth, gums and supporting bone; and Environmental and Applied Solutions, which provides products and services that help protect resources and keep global food and water supplies safe. The Danaher YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the Danaher 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 Danaher 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 DHR 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.