| FLIR Systems designs, develops, markets, and distributes solutions that detect people, objects and substances that may not be perceived by human senses. Co.'s segments include: Industrial Technologies, which develops and manufactures thermal and visible-spectrum imaging camera cores and components that are utilized by third parties and other types of imaging systems; and Defense Technologies, which develops and manufactures imaging and recognition solutions for a variety of military, law enforcement, public safety, and other government customers for the protection of borders, troops, and public welfare. The FLIR YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the FLIR 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 FLIR 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 FLIR 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.