| Packaging Corp of America is a producer of containerboard products and a producer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America. Co. has the following reportable segments: Packaging and Paper. In its Packaging segment, Co.'s containerboard mills produce linerboard and corrugating medium that are papers primarily used in the production of corrugated products, as well as its corrugated products manufacturing plants produce a variety of corrugated packaging products. In its Paper segment, Co. manufactures and sells papers, including both commodity and specialty papers, which may have custom or specialized features such as colors, coatings, high brightness, and recycled content. The PKG YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the PKG 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 PKG 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 PKG 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.