| Mercantile Bank is a bank holding company. Through Co.'s subsidiary, Mercantile Bank of Michigan (Co.'s bank), Co. provides commercial banking services primarily to small- to medium-sized businesses and retail banking services. Co.'s operations are centered around the West and Central portions of Michigan. Co.'s bank makes secured and unsecured commercial, construction, mortgage and consumer loans, and accepts checking, savings and time deposits. Co.'s commercial lending group originates commercial loans primarily in its market areas. In addition, Co. originates single-family residential real estate loans in its market areas, generally according to secondary market underwriting standards. The MBWM YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the MBWM 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 MBWM 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 MBWM 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.