| Nordson is a technology company that engages in engineering, manufacturing and marketing of products and systems used for precision dispensing, applying and controlling of adhesives, coatings, polymers, sealants, biomaterials, and other fluids, to test and inspect for quality, and to treat and cure surfaces and various medical products. Co. has three segments: Industrial Precision Solutions, which delivers proprietary dispensing and material processing technology; Medical and Fluid Solutions, which includes fluid management solutions; and Advanced Technology Solutions, which integrates Co.'s proprietary product technologies into the progressive stages of a customer's production processes. The NDSN YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the NDSN 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 NDSN 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 NDSN 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.