| Mastercard is a technology company in the global payments industry. Co.'s solutions enabling consumers to use electronic forms of payment instead of cash and checks. Co. provides a range of payment solutions and services using its brands, including Mastercard®, Maestro® and Cirrus®. Co. is a multi-rail network that provides customers one partner to turn to for their domestic and cross-border payment needs. Co. has additional payment capabilities that include automated clearing house transactions. Co. also provides offerings such as cyber and intelligence products, information and analytics services, consulting, loyalty and reward programs and processing. The MA YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the MA 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 MA 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 MA 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.