| NanoString Technologies develops, manufactures and sells products that unlock scientifically and clinically actionable information from minute amounts of biological material. Co.'s proprietary optical barcoding chemistry enables direct detection, identification and quantification of individual target molecules in a biological sample by attaching a color coded fluorescent reporter to each target molecule of interest. Co. uses its technology to develop tools for scientific clinical research, primarily in the fields of genomics and proteomics. Co. has two commercially available product platform, its nCounter Analysis System and its GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiling system. The NSTG YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the NSTG 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 NSTG 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 NSTG 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.